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    Re: Cloudy honey - first time I've seen this

    I let it settle for a couple of days. I used the same strainer that I always use. Doesn't look like bubbles. Doesn't look like it is crystalizing. I did not consider over crushing...I will strain...
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    Cloudy honey - first time I've seen this

    In my fifth year of beekeeping and this year's first batch of honey is cloudy. I used crush and strain method. Last year I did the same thing but the honey was clear, just like when I use the...
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    Re: Strong hives but no honey????

    They must be eating it as fast as it comes in! :{??????
  4. Set me straight - is pulling queen good idea to stimulate workers to make honey

    Sounds bizarre to me, but maybe plausible??? I read somewhere that once a hive is well established and a flow is on, one can pull the queen and the remaining hive workers will no longer have to tend...
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    Strong hives but no honey????

    I have 7 healthy hives...lots of activity (one is a captured swarm doing very well). I went into four of them this morning to see what my honey crop was like and am so confused at this point. It is...
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    Top Bar Hives???

    I've been thinking about adding some top bar hives to my bee yard...it seems every time I work the hives I end up pulling a back muscle. I am just turning 70 years old and have no one helping me, so...
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    Re: The Joy of lighting your new smoker

    I started to replace my smoker of 5 years mainly because the lid hinge broke. But then I found some old wire that I cut with tin snips and fixed it. Now it is good as new, but I still have a hard...
  8. Re: Ready to add honey supers but have no frames with comb

    Thanks for the reply and advice, Warmbees. When you say to put nectar into the hives so they will start making comb, how exactly do you do that?
  9. Ready to add honey supers but have no frames with comb

    I have six hives full and strong, some in 1 deep with 1 medium box and some in 2 medium boxes. They are close to full and I am ready to add queen excluders and honey supers to expand the hive and...
  10. Thread: Honey prices

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    Re: Honey prices

    Bevy - I am in Madison County in the area near both the Jefferson County and Taylor County lines. For the past two years I have just sold word of mouth...my pickup truck has a sign on it identifying...
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    Honey prices

    The last few years I have been selling our honey for $8 per pound. No problem with sales. We only have a few hives in production right now so I only anticipate an inventory of about 130 - 150 lbs. ...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    As an update...I purchased a dehumidifier and it worked great. Brought the moisture content down from between 18 - 19 per cent to a low of 16 - 17 percent. I let the dehumidifier run for about 24...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    Thanks for the advice, EastsideBuzz...I will do that when I next pull supers...but right now the suspect honey is already in gallon jars. At 18.7 percent moisture should I still try to dry it and if...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    I checked the comb honey that I have in plastic boxes, and the moisture content for it is at 16.8 percent, so it is fine. But, the liquid honey that I have now stored in 4 plastic gallon jars,...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    rweakley - I had read that anything over 18 percent would cause fermentation. Is less than one percent over 18 still acceptable or am I pushing the risk?
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    Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    It has been a rainy and humid season, no doubt, here in North Florida. I just checked the moisture content of my honey and was sad to see it register at 18.7 per cent on my refractometer. I have...
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    Ashwinco - not really. If I do find something useful, though, I will be sure to post it.
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    I had not thought about live bees for venom therapy (thanks, Bees In Miami). Did those approaching you offer to pay...and how much? Would it have been legal for you to do it without some kind of...
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    Yes, (thanks Michael C) I had assumed there would have to be some type of license but as yet have not found anything online. I will take a look at the bee venom therapy site as suggested (thanks,...
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    Does anyone collect bee venom?

    My daughter approached me recently asking why I didn't collect bee venom and sell it. I had heard about it somewhere but never researched it. So I tried looking it up on the internet but did not...
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    Re: caught swarm, now what?

    The swarm was a little bigger than a football. Is that big enough for them to make it?
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    caught swarm, now what?

    I just caught a swarm on a low branch near my bee yard. I have them in an empty deep and have the entrance blocked...til I know what to do next. There are a couple of empty frames with old wax...
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    Russians for North Florida

    I am thinking of buying some Russian bees. I know they winter well in colder states than North Florida but wonder if they will do well in erratically mild winters like we have here in Lamont, FL. ...
  24. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Thanks, Charlie B - good to know!
  25. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Thanks, BeeGhost. A picture is worth, etc. : )
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