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    Re: Dangerous Honey

    I didn't do the testing so all I can do is make a hypothesis.....

    The group that conducted the research did hundreds of samples because there are something like 1,100 honey brands in the US. To...
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    Re: Dangerous Honey

    Gents:

    As I mentioned in my posting regarding this article, there aren't good reasons to ultra filter honey. When honey is ultra-filtered, it's suspicious. It does not mean that ALL...
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    Dangerous Honey

    A study by food safety news shows that more than 75% of honey sold in traditional grocery stores may be adulterated or contaminated.

    My quick summary is located at:...
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    Re: Honey Grading

    I'm a hobbyist. I really just want to see what grade it would fall into. USDA has created 7 grades based on color (water white to dark amber) and I wanted to see where my honey comes in against...
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    Honey Grading

    Hi All:

    I wanted to learn about other's experience grading honey --

    1) Are you currently grading the honey based on color? (Pfund or USDA scales)
    2) What can you tell me about your experience...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    One of my hive swarmed today - 4/24. I live in Palo Alto California.
  7. Native Plants for Pollinators by Zip Code

    Hi All:

    I found a web site that provides a list of native plants that are good for pollinators such as honey bees and bats. You can find information about the web site at my blog,...
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    Re: Feeding New Bee Package ???

    Yes, the latter is my goal -- give the new colony something to eat as they establish themselves. Do you think 1 frame will be enough?
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    Feeding New Bee Package ???

    Hi All:

    I'm installing 2 new hives this year. Generally, bee keepers use a mixture of sugar and water to feed new bees. However, I have full frames of honey from my other hives that are excess...
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    Inexpensive Do-It-Yourself Honey Extractor

    Earlier this season, I posted to this forum about a hand drill powered honey extractor I built out of a paint stirrer and wire mesh when I found myself with uncapped frames and no working extractor....
  11. Re: Free Templates To Create Customized Honey Labels

    Brac:

    It should be an illustrator file. I believe the extension is eps. My e-mail address is HMDelman@yahoo.com. Send me an e-mail and I'll reply by attaching the files.

    -Mark
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    Re: Excess frames with nectar and pollen

    If you have other hives, you could just leave the open boxes in your yard and let the other bees steal the honey out of the vacant boxes.
  13. Re: Free Templates To Create Customized Honey Labels

    Hi Astro Bee & Others:

    I don't sell honey, I give it as gifts. As a result, I don't list weight or other information on the front. Of course, you can add this if you like.

    If you sell honey,...
  14. Free Templates To Create Customized Honey Labels

    Hi Fellow Beekeepers:

    This year, I wanted to add some labels to my honey jars to make them look nicer. But I couldn't find a service that would allow me to design a completely custom label and...
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    New Hive Designs Ideas

    Hi Folks:

    I recently saw a web site that showed illustrations of hive designs -- most from the 1800 and early 1900's. The "advantages" of the various design were not described, so it's hard to...
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    Re: How to Build A Honey Extractor for $28

    It's really amazing how well these quick solutions can work. I think it's because they are fundamentally very simple. My original plan was to build a 9 frame extractor using the plans I found on...
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    How to Build A Honey Extractor for $28

    Hi All:

    I found myself in a pinch and needed to cobble together a honey extractor quickly. So I went to the hardware store and with a few simple components made a 2 frame honey extractor for just...
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    Re: Best Tomatoes Objective Reviews

    Hi Country Boy:

    You are correct, Tomatoes are self pollinating; they don't specifically need bees or other insects to form fruit. Having said that, this section of the forum was designed for...
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    Re: Best Tomatoes Objective Reviews

    Hi Ken:

    Posting to this section of the Beekeeping forum seems OK to me. The banner for Coffee Klatch states that the forum is to: "Share and seek information on hobbies and interests other than...
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    Best Tomatoes Objective Reviews

    Hi All:

    If you're a bee keeper, you probably also have a vegetable garden.

    I believe we need an objective source of information on tomato varieties that reflects our actual experience and...
  21. Pooped On By A Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion

    Hi All:

    I recently got pooped on by a ton of bees that were swarming from a feral hive in a neighbors tree. I couldn't resist the opportunity to calculate the odds of this happening and created a...
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    Rate of Swarming

    Does anyone have a statistic on the number percentage of hives that will swarm in any given year? And how many of these may swarm multiple times?

    If anyone knows the statistic or has an educated...
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