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    Re: Central Ohio Nucs for sale

    Still have Nucs available in June. Will have some with Carniolan Queens. Most nucs left are new queens this spring but I still have a few with over wintered Italians.
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    Re: Central Ohio Nucs for sale

    Just have queens with the nucs. We do graft and may have some in mid to late June.
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    Re: Central Ohio Nucs for sale

    These all have over wintered queens less than one year old.

    I also will have spring splits available with Koehnen queens but they would be at the same price. They could be Italian Cordovan or...
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    Central Ohio Nucs for sale

    2016 Spring Nucs Central Ohio

    Nucs that will be ready for pickup in Mid May through June, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. All are 5 deep frames with 3 frames of brood and full of bees. Queens are mostly...
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    2016 Spring Nucs Central Ohio

    I have nucs that will be ready for pickup in Mid May through June, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. All are 5 deep frames with 3 frames of brood and full of bees. Queens are mostly Cordovan Italians,...
  6. OHIO Beginner Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers Association)

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is having their annul beekeeping classes.

    Beginner Class February 13, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm

    Advanced Class March 19, 2016 9 am to 3 pm This class is an...
  7. Re: Honey that burns your throat and tongue for over an hour after trying it?

    I have had two experiences similar to this. One 6 years ago and one this year. With mine it is what I call hot honey and produced here in Ohio. It tastes sweet but when it hits the back of your...
  8. Re: Ohio Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers)

    We still have room available for the Advanced Class March 14th, 2015

    Here is the agenda:
    9:00 to 9:05 Introduction Jeff Gabric
    Beekeeping: “Know the Rules and Learn the Art”
    9:05 to...
  9. Ohio Beekeeping Classes (Knox County Beekeepers)

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is having their annul beekeeping classes.

    Beginner Class February 7, 2015 9am to 3 pm

    Advanced Class March 14, 2015 9am to 3 pm This class is an...
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    Re: Feeding 2:1 Sugar Mix

    There are 3 main reasons to feed. One is to keep your bees alive. One is to draw comb. One is to increase their stores for winter. At this time of the year, if their brood chamber comb in all...
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    Re: Leaving enough honey

    Back to your original question. Only leave your 3 medium brood boxes for winter. There is adequate space in 3 - 8 frame medium boxes to over winter a cluster of bees and their stores. Do Not leave...
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    Re: Cold Installation

    Thanks for all the advice. We received over 1300 packages last night at our local bees supply and the high today is going to be 46 degrees. Below is the advice I gave our local bee club members.
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    Cold Installation

    Has anyone had experience with package installation in the cold weather. Looks like weather in the mid 30's today and 22 degrees tonight and not warming above 50 until tomorrow afternoon. If...
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    Re: Who is Capping the Brood?

    Thanks guys, all good information and good reading links. Michael, I had not heard that they use the cocoons before but it makes sense.
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    Central Ohio Begginer and Advanced Classes

    Knox County Beekeepers Association is holding it annual Beginner and Advanced Classes.

    We have scheduled the Beginner Class for February 8th, and the Advanced Class for March 8th. Don’t be afraid...
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    Who is Capping the Brood?

    Simple question: Are the workers capping the brood or are the lava spinning their own cap?
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    Mega Bee Patties

    I have a few nucs that seem ok on honey/sugar water stores but light on pollen. If Mega bee patties are fed know will they store them in their cells?
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    Question and Definition of Propolis

    I am having a debate with another bee dork about propolis and its definition. I think that propolis is made by the bees by combining tree resin, pollen, wax and enzymes. The other dork thinks that...
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    Re: Moisture level in honey

    Adamant, I beleive in my reading that the rules are: honey is hygroscopic meaning it can give off moisture and can gain moisture. At a humidity level above 40% it gains moisture and below 40% it...
  20. Re: Any way to head off a swarm (might be too late!)

    Mike,

    If finding the queen was not an issue, would it be better or make a difference if the old queen was placed at the old location with just the foragers going back to her?
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    Re: Replacing two laying worker hives

    yes place the nucs at night or anytime really. Just don't open the nucs and then move the nucs. Do it all at once, move the hive and place the nuc.
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    Re: Replacing two laying worker hives

    Place the new nucs on the stands of the laying worker hive and move the laying worker hive a couple of feet away and face it in a different direction. The foragers will fly into your new nuc and...
  23. Knox County Beekeepers Assn. WORKSHOP June 18 OHIO

    Beekeepers Workshop
    Come Join the Learning and Fun
    June 18th 2012, 5 pm to 7 pm to 9 pm

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring an educational workshop for beekeepers and anyone...
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    Re: Inner cover glued to outer cover

    Keth, I have one hive set up just like that and I have one piece of 1/4 inch plywood that goes over the inner cover and then the telescoping top goes on. So when I take the lid off I can then pry...
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    Re: Inner cover glued to outer cover

    I use what I call and inner cover inner cover. I put a flat piece of plywood on top of my inner cover and then the telescoping top. It keeps the top from being glued downd and is easier to manage...
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