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    Re: honey fermenting

    What do yo mean I can, do you think it drew moisture from the air during extraction? It was capped and left in hives that died this winter.
    I left it set in a bucket a few days in the garage becuse...
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    honey fermenting

    I extracted some honey and it started fermenting, all I can figure is it drew moisture from the air when I was extracting. It is a little crystallized.
    It has a slight vinegar smell to it
    My...
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    Re: Stingless bees from Philippines

    Cute I saw them in Brazil. Only downside is they will only produce 500 g of Honey/year
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    dead colony - wax worms

    I was out of the country for quite a while and one of my colonies failed and now there are wax worms inside and a bunch of crumbly wax stuff on a couple frames.It was a nuc and never quite bult up...
  5. Re: using Spectracide Triazicide for SHB control

    I would think it would dissolve into the ground and not harm the bees. I have a bad problem with chiggers too and that is why I bought the stuff to begin with. My wife gits eaten up by them. They are...
  6. using Spectracide Triazicide for SHB control

    Is there any reason you cant put this on the ground under and around hives to control SHB??
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    Re: What to do?

    I meant larvae was falling out of the bridge comb. My wife has convinced me not to disrupt them and put some medium supers on so we can get some honey for a change. I can always stand in the bed of...
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    Re: What to do?

    Yes it is my only hive
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    Re: What to do?

    I could do that but it is overwhelming and I don't know if I can find the existing queen?
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    Re: What to do?

    I don't want to disturb them and finally get some honey. Can I split late in the summer
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    Re: What to do?

    I use all deeps so I may just leave it and put one super on at a time.
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    What to do?

    Last year I left a third deep super on because it had a bunch of uncapped honey and I just left it for the bees. Now all 3 boxes are full of brood pollen and honey. There was a bunch of bridge comb...
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    Re: Swarm cells

    It is raining and temps dropping tomorrow and I must go out of the country for 9 days. I will take pics when I return and inspect, but they were like 1/3 to 1/2 of a full queen cell based on the pics...
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    Re: Swarm cells

    You are right the dandelions are not even blooming, maybe I am paranoid because it is doing so well. I don't think there are eggs in them. I did not realize they made them all the time in case of...
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    Re: Swarm cells

    This is my 3rd year and I haven't gotten a whole lot of honey yet, would like to get some this year. Thinking about taking the queen some brood and food and making a nuc and leaving the rest where...
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    Re: Swarm cells

    They are under construction from what I see. so I would have to wait till the fill them and then pull out those frames and move them, or do a walk away split now? If I do a walk away split can I...
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    Swarm cells

    I am from central Ohio.
    I opened my hive for the first time this year yesterday. It is 2 deeps they overwintered very well.
    The top box has some swarm cells forming on the bottom bars. Is it too...
  18. Re: couple questions about uncapped honey and SHB, and bee escape

    Great thanks!
  19. Re: couple questions about uncapped honey and SHB, and bee escape

    Which kind?
  20. Re: couple questions about uncapped honey and SHB, and bee escape

    But how? I have to deeps full ready to go into winter, what is the best way?
  21. couple questions about uncapped honey and SHB, and bee escape

    I took a deep off last night and there were a couple of frames, 1 had about 25% uncapped and another about half. Is it ok to use this uncapped honey? I don't know how I would separate it from the...
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    Winterizing/feeding questions

    I was thinking of putting my miller type feed on top of my 2 deep hive and then putting pink styrofoam (3/4" board) insulation in each side of the feeder for insulation the putting fondant and pollen...
  23. Seeking opinion on latd season harvest and feed

    I am in central Ohio and I have a colony 3 seeps. Bottom 2 are full of bees top is 1/3-1/2. The center deep is full of honey and the top is about 1/2-1/3. How much honey should I take and is it too...
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    Free medium nuc boxs

    I ordered the wrong size nuc boxes (just the box that you put the frames in not the top bottom or anything else. They are medium size and all my stuff is deep. They are free to a good home. I have 2...
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    Re: Electric uncapping knife

    uncapping plane is awesome
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