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    Re: What to do with all this honey?

    Note when extracting from brood chambers I always run All the frames through the extractor uncapped, this removes any raw nectar, and condensation in the open cells. Then uncap and extract after...
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    Re: Mann Lake Testimonial

    with their free shipping program mann lake likes to ship orders complete to lower their cost, call and ask if something is on back-order if you are in a hurry.
  3. Re: New to beekeeping this year question on installation

    good point camero..I should have said dribble it on with a brush.
  4. Re: New to beekeeping this year question on installation

    it is best to not getting them wet when applying the syrup, a brush-on may be better than a fine mist... if you did decide on the place-in way, get the package out within 2 days, the bees would like...
  5. Re: Should I feed a new package if I gave it a frame of honey?

    if they need to build comb feed them otherwise I can not say. if you feed do it some way that does not encourage robbing..... lots of debate to follow.
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    Re: Years since I've seen a honeybee

    in many areas the feral, "wild" bee population is thinned out. they are having the same problems as the bees that live in the nice white town houses.
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    Re: Should I "bee" worried?

    unhappily you should start looking for a last minute nuc or package if you are not seeing any signs of life by now. I live just across the border from Kingston ont. it does not look to good for any...
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    Re: New Packages - Too Much Honey?

    [QUOTE=BeeButler;1085974]" with a division board feeder, I'm down 2 frames as it is." ...
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    Re: Wintering with honey (at north)

    capped honey does not ferment. uncapped may or may not ferment.. you have thousands of experts that inspect and monitor each cell. these experts are so diligent it is as if their families lives...
  10. Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.

    this is the least of your problems, do not worry.
  11. Re: Who can tell me which one to chose !

    private message sent.
  12. Re: Who can tell me which one to chose !

    if it is pure lemongrass oil it is all the same. figure how much you want, check for price plus shipping from a reliable seller.
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    Re: I think I have a laying worker...

    go back and look for any worker brood. if there is some includeing fresh small worker brood then bees will sort it out. if there is none you will need to find another good queen now. how to procede...
  14. Re: USDA Zones no longer 1-11 (since 2012)

    the big box home stores and farm and garden stores all have peach trees for sale locally. I am in zone 4-b, they will not survive here long, same thing with tea-roses. you have to do your research...
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    Re: Going from Medium Super to Deeps

    this time of year the bottom one is likely empty. if there is any brood at all put it on top over a queen excluder. put the deep on too bellow the excluder. as the bees move up repeat as required....
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    thank you Myron. I only live 10 miles from Canada customs and I think there was a breeder about 1/2 hour from there. unfortunately the us homeland security [formerly customs] is on a big power trip....
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    does anyone know of a source force for northern raised buckfast queens for summertime ??
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    Re: what color?

    [QUOTE=Phoebee;1083908] Who knows, maybe the Army knew what it was doing?

    not likely.
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    Re: what color?

    what ever color is in the discounted "opps" section... at least that is my bees favorite color
  20. Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    take the screws out. get the box as warm as you can without burning it, this will soften most glues. push it square or put a block on it and give her a couple of taps with a computer adjusting tool....
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    Re: Hello everyone

    unfortunately last fall had a bad goldenrod flow over much of the northern and eastern 1/2 of the country. you no doubt noticed the coldest winter in 20 or more years, wild feral swarms will be tough...
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    Re: Bee Yard Rental, and hives per yard

    traditionaly a 5 lb. jar of honey was called a rent jar. localy some large farms that let beekeepers use multiple yard sites would get a couple of 5 gallon buckets of honey. the landowner/farmer...
  23. Re: Trapping etiquette around commercial enterprise

    the trespassing laws can be a bit trickey for swarms. in the old days, in most areas you could go where you wanted if the swarm was in sight and it was off the landowner's land where the hive came...
  24. Re: USDA Zones no longer 1-11 (since 2012)

    the zip code feature seems to not work.. standard government feature.
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    Re: Ethanol problems

    if the engine is headed for storage for more than a month and a half, when you last use your small engine run it out of gas to empty the carburetor, run the tank dry or shut the gas off. drain the...
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