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    Re: How to filter honey before placing into jars

    I have pressed honey in my home made press. If you want I can post pictures.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Great!!!!
  3. Re: Will bees beard heavily around an entrance to prevent robbing?

    Firstly your queen should be fine. Breading is common when it's hot, but also when there is little room inside the hive.
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    Re: Goldenrod and whats it worth.

    I too have a ton of golden rod and iron weed, I believe we have time to let the bees fill in stores. How much honey is in the hives now?
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    Re: Hello from Northeast Ohio!

    Welcome NEO, welcome anytime to visit us in Ashtabula County. Kingsville Ohio
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    Re: Honey harvesting question

    Gohoney cut the comb you can sell it in no time. People are always asking me for cut comb. I sell out fast.
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    Re: Cost of doing business

    You forgot YOUR TIME OR LABOR. One factor I have found with my students is they want to be big and profitable. One or two hives does not consume a lot of time. Where as 100 take time. You also need...
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    Re: Split for an observation hive?

    While I am not an expert I humbly disagree with the first post. I have raise many queens using basically a hand full of BEES and eggs and larva.

    45 plus years beekeeper.
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    Re: Cut-out tomorrow

    Nice, good luck.
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    Re: Help, aggressive bees

    Joe I'm in NEO too, Ashtabula County friend me on Facebook Tom Fitzpatrack I found a breeder in Ohio. He may have some queens yet.
  11. Re: what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    Well I used saltiness crackers and sold all my first batch of CREAMED HONEY.
    Thanks for the comments, and I have orders for more.
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    Re: Pic of one of this years queens

    Very nice, I watched my queen lay an egg the other evening. So excited I didn't get a picture. She looks like your, her name is Carmel.
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    add a box, if you have a flow going they will store for winter. Also again if you have the queen keep inspections every week.
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    Take what you have captured and continue the trap out. If by chance you see brood you have a hive. Count your blessing not bees.
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    Re: So long hive beetles!!!!!

    Stupid and what a waste!
  16. Thread: First Harvest.

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    Re: First Harvest.

    Nice. Hope to harvest next week end
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    If queen Ann lace is blooming put the flower head in the top of the hive, I understand ants dislike it too.
  18. what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    I want to offer my CREAMED HONEY as a free sample on something, but what?? I thought of saltine crackers but everyone said NO. So any other ideas?:scratch:
  19. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    Please email me I love the design you made for me
    Foxroadburristom@hotmail.com
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    Re: Is this the queen?

    I think the one you refer to as having her backside is not a queen, her wings are to long.
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    Re: Processing and Packing

    just my opinion
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    Re: Processing and Packing

    A three bowl stainless steel sink. Plenty of storage for glass wear and other product.
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    Re: City Council Question

    One of our inspectors had his hives in the city, while it is not Cleveland it is a busy city.he had two lots which basically was half a city block right near the hospital. He o my had about a hundred...
  24. Re: Is it a bad idea to inspect a hive while the bees are bearding?

    Speed is not a good thing when working your bees. Make sure your smoker is ready before you open the hives.
  25. Thread: Hi fom SW Ohio

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    Re: Hi fom SW Ohio

    Welcome from north east Ohio the sharpest corner of the State and largest county.
    Do you have sourwood down there?
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