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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Thanks..I have the oil and Queen pheromone but pleased to say bees have left the room and are happily cleaning up extracted supers outside:)

    Thanks for all the advice...I love this forum!
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    Re: Article about benefits of raw honey

    For aid in wound healing any heating destroys the benefit. It is also best unaltered for controlling bacterial growth yet pure crystalline sugar backs off bacteria in a wound very well but has not...
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    A dark tarp was put up and within a few minutes the bees started the grand exodus...worked great.

    Yes it gets dark here around 8:30 now but last night even with the flood lights on the patio...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    My understanding is that creamed honey is not whipped. Seed crystals are gently stirred in. You then use some of that creamed honey to cream the next batch. Creamed honey is simply a means of...
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Still lots of bees...likely several thousand. If some poor sucker comes to visit I will try and coerce them into help tarp the sunroom roof. It is not a small room but I do have a 12x20 tarp that...
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    Urgent...advice required ASAP

    My daughter extracted frames and didn't get the task completed. The honey room contains the extractor, several supers of honey, 4 x 5 gallon buckets of honey and about 10 deeps with uncapped nectar....
  7. Thread: Goldenrod Flow

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    Re: Goldenrod Flow

    I don't think we have any Golden Rod in this area..at least I have sen none...but I I just noticed some cream coloured pollen drifting into the hives. The bes have put nothing back in wet supers that...
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    Re: Experience with the Buckfast Bee?

    I got some Ferguson Buckfast Queens...they came late in the summer..but they came:) They are still small Nucs and I am hoping they over winter. The folks at the apiary were lovely to deal with...just...
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    Re: What to do with uncapped super frames

    Hoping for advice on these 2 topics.

    Most of the supers had either capped honey or we're dry so will extract, freeze wet supers and use next spring.

    I took the tape of the Queen cage and it has...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    Thanks...that reinforces what I thought. I use a kilo to a litre for 1:1 and a kilo to 500 ml for 2:1. The later takes some heat, mixing and time to dissolve so am thinking about using 5 kilos to 3...
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    What to do with uncapped super frames

    I think it is coming time to remove full honey super frames for extraction.

    I also know there will be frames that are only partly capped or or not capped at all.

    What is done with those frames?...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    Is that 5 kilos of sugar to 3 litres of water?
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    Re: Adding room to NUCs

    I stacked as I can actually lift a nuc:)
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    Re: NUC'S AND LATE SEASON SWARMS.

    This is my first year with Nucs and the answer is yes. Some are 4 boxes high. I expect they will shrink back over winter. Not all of the Nucs became Queen right but those that did grew well. They may...
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    Re: Bees held for ransom

    The guy comes across as a jerk by the sounds of that post. To leave a horse tied,or even on a small paddock, adjacent to bee hives is asking for trouble. He doesn't doesn't sound as upset about a...
  16. Thread: MAQS Question?

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    Re: MAQS Question?

    I used 2 strips...one package...between the bottom and top brood box of established 10 frame deep hives.
  17. Thread: fall feeding ?

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    Re: fall feeding ?

    What is the difference between HFCs and the corn syrup one buys for baking? What is HFCs marketed as and it what size containers.
  18. Thread: Freezers?

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    Re: Freezers?

    How does the side bar as work? You ask about freezers in your post and for the first time I have noticed freezer ads in the side bar!
  19. Re: Overwinter in a doublestack Nuc or 10 Frame deep?

    I did this with a small hive but just used foam board insulation and a frame feeder...no follower board. It worked fine with the bees having access to the insulation.
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    Re: Slow year for honey

    I have had less honey than hoped for this year. Cold wet spring and dry summer. Also had issues with hives remaining Queenright.
  21. Re: What are the signs that tell you when to stop taking honey in fall

    If supers are full and boxes are empty foes one leave the supers on or pull them and feed? Will bees take honey from the supers and take it below later on?
    If you pull supers and put wet supers back...
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    Re: Observation Hive experiments?

    How does one deal with observation hives coming into and through winter?
    An observation hive is on my wish list:)
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    Re: Wasps, what's the threat and what to do

    We have a lot of wasps. I don't see them in the hives but surprisingly some of the hive top feeders are loaded with dead wasps...very few dead bees in them. They must be sneaking under the lid and...
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    Re: 3 out of 4 queens dead

    I ordered Queens that came in July. One of 4 arrived dead...another of those was dead before the bees released her. Another disappeared from view within a couple of days and the final went on to lay...
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    Re: Mann Lake's Pro Winter Patties

    Why don't you call Mann Lake and ask. There are likely several on the list wondering about the answer.
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