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    Re: thin capped honey

    all great advice, thank you
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    thin capped honey

    I spun off a couple frames of capped honey and found it to be on the thin side. I don't have a refractometer so I can not tell the water content. If possible I would like to thicken it up. Is there a...
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    when to collect a swarm?

    I was asked to remove a swarm last year but it was to late in the season, so we decided to let it stay the winter. The bees survived the winter and we are now ready to remove the colony. The...
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    Re: Hello from Nantucket Island

    I think the cost of shipping is the most expensive aspect of this hobby. I have made every thing except frames, not worth the time.
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    Re: Hello from Nantucket Island

    Hello Gary Looks like we share another interest.. KB1KYN
  6. Re: colony lost to Nosema,what to do with the honey?

    I read that heating to 120 degrees for 24 hrs will kill the spores
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    I did not have them tested but they had defecated all over the top bars.
  8. colony lost to Nosema,what to do with the honey?

    I lost a colony to Nosema this winter but there is quite a bit of honey remaining in the frames. I was thinking of heat treating the frames and honey and feeding it to the a new colony of bees when...
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    Hello from Nantucket Island

    Coming up on my first year of beekeeping, never a dull moment. I am a carpenter on island and have been out here for twenty plus years. I have a couple of hives at present. I got interested in Bee...
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