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    Re: Mead MISTAKE

    How long was it in primary? how long in secondary?
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    Re: Summer split queen quality... How poor?

    Never hurts to try. I am doing the same thing.... found two cells a few days ago...
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    Re: Acidic/sour mead

    Well, I bottled and tasted a few days ago and it was perfect..... And when you chill it, it gets a even more rounded out berry flavor.... I doubt I will be able to save too much for it to age!
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    Re: Acidic/sour mead

    I am going to bottle a carboy of it today. I will let everyone know how it is. When I went to back sweeten, it tasted fine. I think it was because I used store bought frozen berries for part of it,...
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    Re: yellow jackets

    i have killed about 30 this season that are around my hives. whenever I do an inspection a jacket always zips in and dives into a cell on the frame I am holding. The bees usually run it off.

    Not...
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    Re: Acidic/sour mead

    I will sulfite this batch and back sweeten to be sure.
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    Re: Acidic/sour mead

    I have also read that bruised fruits can make it bitter. Any ideas on removing the tart flavor?
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    Re: Acidic/sour mead

    3 gallon, 2 months in primary with strawberries and vanilla bean (then racked off), d-47 yeast (should be middle of the road in sweetness/dry). 3 weeks in a secondary with more strawberries, then...
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    Acidic/sour mead

    I racked the mead from secondary fermentation with strawberries and it was very sour tasting like sipping straight unsweetened cranberry juice. Major pucker factor. I did not add any acid or...
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    all you have to do is take a recipe you want and scale it down. If you want 1 gallon batches, take a 5 gallon recipe and divide by 5.... If it is a 3 gallon you want, take everything and divide by 5...
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    Re: watering method

    This is what I did:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UuDkaY5oG08/S7-kAddGlkI/AAAAAAAAARM/tI4MU7ZagyQ/s320/waterer+001.jpg

    but of course they are also going to the drain for the dehumidifyer in the...
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    Re: Anyone in NC tried Russians?

    :ot: come on guys and gals.....
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    Re: Bees under screen

    I had the same thing happen when I put my nucs into the hives. The straglers and flighty ones over the next few days ended up on the SBB. I sugar sprayed them and brushed them off and installed the...
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    Re: watering container

    bees tend to not like fresh water very much. I just posted a pic on my blog of my waterer. I have a earthen plant pot over the water jug and the waterer has rocks I dug up in the drinking area. The...
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    Re: find actual distance between apiaries

    I use google earth. Very simple. Type in the address, then click the ruler on the top, then click your two points.
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    Re: need titebond III experts advice

    I have found Gorilla Glue works wonders, but don't put too much as it bubbles up and fills all available space!
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    Nectar flow in NC

    I guess that it is holly and wisteria along with some hard wood or something, but the bees are definatly bringing in nectar and curing it down to honey. My back deck for the last few days has smelled...
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    Re: Bee Hive Botanicals Shut Down by Feds

    They did the same thing with Cheerios about a year ago. Their claims about lowering your cholesterol were stated in a way that made the FDA pissy.:no:

    They had to pull the boxes off the shelves...
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    Re: Made some Mead

    Thanks. The mead posts will be few and far between (for obvious mead aging times). As you can see I try to keep it up to date as much as possible.
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    Re: strong holly flow in NC

    The oaks are blooming too. http://www.pollen.com and put in your zip to see what is blooming.
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    Re: Hives in Shade - Am I screwed?

    +1 on all of the above. But, bees make their hives in trees in the forest naturally. Plenty of shade there. If they are a weak genetic strain, sun or shade won't matter. Stong genetics lead to...
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    Re: carpenter bees harrassing my hives

    I always used badmitton racketts.... They work really well. Move slowly to get close and swing. Knock them down and step on them.
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    Re: Bees Tried to Kill Queen??

    I would bet the paint is what caused it.
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    Re: Black Comb

    A good schedule that I am starting with is rotate out all of the foundation every 5 years (about when it turns nasty black). If you mark your frames with year dates or queen color dots as you change...
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    Re: Any know what this is.

    what about a type of shamrock? something like Oxalis regnellii
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