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    Re: What Price Should I Sell A Pint of Honey For

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    Re: What Price Should I Sell A Pint of Honey For

    Pricing is dependent on your location and outlet, I sell one pound squeeze bottles for $6.00, I know that this is the top price for my location because when I raised my pricing from $5.00 to $6.00...
  3. Thread: Yearly Hive Loss

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    Re: Yearly Hive Loss

    enjambres,
    If I remember correctly you run three deep hives, Could you elaborate on your prep management and methods to wintering your hives to achieve no losses each year?

    I run three deeps and...
  4. Thread: Cats and Bees

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    Re: Cats and Bees

    I have a number of outside cats and they don't bother the bees, these cats are vary cautious around the hives and don't get near them, one cat gets jumpy now when any insect gets near him so I think...
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    Re: Banner spring for nectar

    Just checked my hives and no weight gain, the supers are still empty. Our black locust didn't amount to much either and if things don't change soon this years harvest will be a bust, way too much...
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    Re: Banner spring for nectar

    Thanks for the reminder, I will be looking into it today. Congrats on your flow :thumbsup:.
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    Re: Do stings hurt less over time?

    I think the key to reducing after effects of the sting is to remove the stinger immediately after being stung and the pain will be short lived, it always hurts but you do get to the point where you...
  8. Thread: In the pants dance

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    Re: In the pants dance

    All funny stories, just last week I had a fast moving bee slip past my knee and was heading for Johnson city, it's amazing how fast a person can drop their drawers when motivated :applause:.
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    Re: What would you sell a 10-frame deep hive for?

    I just advertised a single 10 frame deep hive with a two week old prime swarm for $200.00 and several people are interested, one fellow was telling my wife that he could get a package for $99.00...
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    Re: Two swarms combined themselves?

    What you described is possible and could happen, I have seen two swarms alight about 12'' apart on the same tree branch and combine, one appeared to be a prime swarm while the other an after swarm, I...
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    Re: Best swarm control method w/o splitting?

    Dude you really need to read over the thread linked below, Roland who is a commercial beekeeper and several others from this site have very good insights into swarm prevention....
  12. Thread: bottling honey

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    Re: bottling honey

    At 70 to 80 degrees I will let a double screened 5 gallon bucket of honey set at least 24 hours which seems to do just fine.
  13. Thread: Girls getting busy

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    Re: Girls getting busy

    Excellent, one of my hives put on 20 pounds of weight last week and most of the others gained 10, we are definitely in the flow of things :).
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    Re: oav and moisture quilt

    Truer words were never spoken :D.
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    Re: oav and moisture quilt

    Good information Axtmann, thank you.

    What I know about OA and how long it lingers in the hive is limited to what I have read but you know how accurate info can be sometimes so I hope I qualified...
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    Re: oav and moisture quilt

    Don't worry about the moisture board and sugar bricks while using OAV, on of off it doesn't matter. And OA won't diffuse it actually turns into a crystal and remains in the hive until cleaned out by...
  17. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    Hi William,
    I hope you enjoy your new hobby, it can be addicting and frustrating at times :rolleyes:.
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    Re: What the heck have I got myself into??

    Hello Craig and welcome to BeeSource, it appears you have learned quite a bit about beekeeping so far already, what you have gotten yourself into is an addictive habit with no known cure :lpf:.
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  19. Re: How long does it take a hive to realize it's queenless?

    I agree, it only takes a few minuets. Split a hive and you will quickly hear the queenless half start a loud humming while the other half with the queen is quiet.
  20. Thread: Three Deeps

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    Re: Three Deeps

    I do run three deep hives year around and where I live here in southern Ohio bees don't need the three deeps through the winter, two would do just fine however the third deep holds extra stores for...
  21. Re: time to checkerboard/open brood nest in southern Ohio?

    Seems kind of early yet to be opening a brood nest in southern Ohio, this is just my opinion but I would think that sometime in early March would be soon enough if checkerboarding is your aim. I live...
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    HA, that's so cool, I figure a bee with a blade of grass trailing behind it would be really easy to follow.
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    Re: feeding sugar blocks - too much at one time?

    Extra bricks won't hurt a thing, I often add two and if there is any left over when the first nectar flows I will take the left over pieces place them in a gallon zip lock bag and refrigerate them...
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    Re: Roofing felt wrapped vs. unwrapped.

    mgolden,
    Thanks for the positive kudos, I also use a shim on top filled with wood shavings however I use a 7/8" hole in the front, I found this hole size dissipated just enough moisture without...
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    Re: Roofing felt wrapped vs. unwrapped.

    From the view angle you cannot see the insulation, there is four layers of sheet Styrofoam on the other side.

    A small amount of condensation still forms on the inner cover of these hives while...
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