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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    I think its cool that the guy has a business providing this service to people and I think the show should have reflected that instead of going through the charade that she is actualluly contributing...
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    To cg3,
    I think it depends how you market it. I have some friends who sell for the same price and I believe they are sitting on some but I think it will sell by spring because stores really...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    The most disturbing thing to me is that the home owner did not install her own bees, she was a spectator. If you can't install a package yourself your not ready to have bees, period.
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    It totally depends on your market. It's a matter of supply and demand. I sell of $11 for 8oz to stores who sell 8oz for $18.

    I would not feel good about selling crystalized honey. It can be...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    It just seems like you hear people all the time saying that they sell out. They don't have enough supply to meet demand. You also hear about people worrying about their price point for labels and...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Yes, I have heard this before, people don't want their labels to look too commercial, but that is part of your branding too.

    Burt's Bees is a good example of successful branding. That logo was...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Talking labels means talking about branding. What sort of identity are you creating around your product? Should your label include a logo? Paul Rand, the created of the apple logo, said that the...
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    Re: Your Bee recommendations

    White Oak Apiary is about an hour and a half north of NYC. He makes his own queens. I like the queens I got and others say the same. The draw back is it is impossible to get them on the phone or...
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    Re: Where should the cluster be in my nucs?

    Thanks Jim, This is my first attempt at over wintering nucs so I don't really know what to expect. I was hoping to avoid dry feed this winter but it looks like I will be baking up some bricks. I...
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    Where should the cluster be in my nucs?

    I have two five over five medium nucs that I just moved on top of a hive. When putting on the quilt boxes today I noticed that they were clustered on the center frame in each nuc, against the inside...
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    Re: Overwintering Based on Hive Size

    I have been having the same concerns with my five over five medium nucs. Do they have enough food? I have been feeding them for about a month. I moved them this week on top of another hive and...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    I keep bees uncomfortably close to many many people in NYC. My advice is stay on top of your hive. Inspect once or twice a week in the spring. If you are afraid to open your hive you have a...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Sorry Sqrcrk, my comment was not intended to you even though I quoted you. I regret commenting, I didn't mean to bring up this sort of conversation about Jim. He has done a lot for a lot of people...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Jim Fischer is not on Beesource for the very reason this thread was created. I am one of the many people who has gotten hours of free support and training from him. Why anyone would bring his name...
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    Listen to JWChesnut his advice is sound. This was a gift horse you should have looked in the mouth.
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Without being too obvious, the benefit of a nuc is that it's smaller, five or four frames. It functions more like a real hive because you can stack more boxes on top instead of adding frames to the...
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I had similar looking comb a few weeks ago. I bought the antibiotic and just sat and stared at it for a while and then put it in the freezer. I took my mentor's advice and fed the hive syrup and...
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    1. Secure a second location to keep hives.
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    2. Create a mentor program for my 6-8 inner city students focusing on at risk boys.
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    3. Raise queens on purpose.
    Nope, except swarm queens,...
  19. Thread: Fall Feeding

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    Re: Fall Feeding

    "First, what time of year should fall feeding stop?"

    They won't take syrup when the day time temp gets in the 50's. Some folks feed heavy till they won't take it anymore. Some folk have an ideal...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Last inspection the nucs looked better, I have been feeding heavy and I will treat with TM this week. Thank you Tim B, your explanation of how the bacteria works is very helpful. You speak of a...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Thanks for all the comments. These nucs came from frames with low mite counts. I have not tested them, they have only been in existence a month. I am pretty certain it is EFB and not mites but I...
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Like I said I am interested in hearing from people who have experienced EFB European Foul Brood. Not to be confused with AFB American Foul Brood. Thanks!
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    EFB Can they be saved?

    I started two nucs in a new yard with bought queens at the beginning of August. They were joined by a queen from a failing hive that I put in a nuc to use in an observation hive. I say this because...
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    Re: Bees held for ransom

    Don't negotiate with terrorists.
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    Like I said they are being fed. I am not feeding them scalding water........I am just pouring it on myself. I guess I was looking for European foul brood because Flower planter got me worried about...
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