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    I am an inspecter in central Ohio. I have seen...

    I am an inspecter in central Ohio. I have seen many beekeepers do this. However our cold season is only about 60 days long so it works here.
  2. Thread: feeding

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    Its pretty cold in Pa. to be feeding bees right...

    Its pretty cold in Pa. to be feeding bees right now. The bees wont come out of the cluster to collect the syrup that you give them. You will also increase the humidity in the hive to a potentialy...
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    Once I was extracting and really behind the clock...

    Once I was extracting and really behind the clock when my hot knife decided to quit. In the heat of the moment, I grabed my wifes' electric carving knife. It worked great. I have never gone back to...
  4. Thread: Loss of my Mentor

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    I went through the same thing a few years back....

    I went through the same thing a few years back. It is a tough road especially when you are having trouble with your bees and think how you wish you had him to further advise you. This is a good forum...
  5. Thread: honey buy

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    Try posting in the For Sale section of beesource....

    Try posting in the For Sale section of beesource. Someone else was trying to sell honey for $.96 a pound delivered to NY.

    Goodluck,


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    Tim Gifford
    www.happbeehoney.net
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    Moving the hives will break the life cycle of the...

    Moving the hives will break the life cycle of the SHB. The larvae enter the ground to morph into the adult. When you move the hive, the newly emerging adult doesnt have a place to lay new eggs.
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    Their is a queen breeder in Oh that still has...

    Their is a queen breeder in Oh that still has queens. Here is his e mail. tarheit@watchtv.net If they are truly queenless wait a few days before introducing the new one.

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    Well its complicated. Bees are attracted to the...

    Well its complicated. Bees are attracted to the pheromone of the queen and the pheromone will linger on whatever she was on for quite sometime. Here is my trick. Place the swarm in a hive body around...
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    If you look in the American Bee Journal they list...

    If you look in the American Bee Journal they list honey prices in regions throughout the US.
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    You dont need a commercial kitchen as long as you...

    You dont need a commercial kitchen as long as you place "HOME PRODUCED" somewhere on the lable. More importantly visit www.fda.gov Let me know if you have any questions.



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    www.localhoneyforsale.com...

    www.localhoneyforsale.com
  12. Thread: Okay, now what???

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    The fermented honey may be from SHB. They love to...

    The fermented honey may be from SHB. They love to infest weak hives.



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    Tim Gifford
    www.happbeehoney.net
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    Let me answer the second question first. Dadant...

    Let me answer the second question first. Dadant is a beekeeping supplier. Langstroth is the type of hive. Virtualy everyone uses a Langstroth hive, skeps were outlawed in the US in the early 1900s....
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    One of the easiest ways is by using a...

    One of the easiest ways is by using a refractometer. This will give you the % of water of the honey. You can send a sample off for a test called a spectrum. This is where it is analyzed in a gas...
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    Yes I have done this. The thought is that the...

    Yes I have done this. The thought is that the bees will remove the patty from the hive and become slightly slippery in the process. The sugar entices them to it. When the bees are a little greasy the...
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    Out in the western US, farmers will pay up to ...

    Out in the western US, farmers will pay up to $50.00 per hive for pollination services for various crops. Keep this in mind.

    Good Luck,
    Tim
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    The inner cover provides ventilation and in turn...

    The inner cover provides ventilation and in turn relieves the moisture from inside the hive. If the moisture isnt vented, the bees may freeze in the winter.

    Hope this helps,
    Tim
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    I have seen NWC working in 50 degree weather....

    I have seen NWC working in 50 degree weather. This alone has proven their worth. My Italians require much warmer temps and dont have the quick build up that the NWC's have demonstrated.
  19. Thread: swarm in a tree

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    The best way that I have found to keep the bees...

    The best way that I have found to keep the bees from the original swarm site is once the bees are shaken into something. Spray the area that the original cluster was on with a varnish. You must be...
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    Could be Russian or an enginered strain like the...

    Could be Russian or an enginered strain like the Midnight bee.

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    Tim Gifford
  21. Thread: Epipens

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    I would caution you on using epi-pens. These can...

    I would caution you on using epi-pens. These can be very dangerous if used improperly. They are to ONLY BE USED FOR SEVERE ANAPHYLAXIS!!! This means trouble breathing after a sting. The side effecs...
  22. Try breaking the life cycle of the SHB. Move the...

    Try breaking the life cycle of the SHB. Move the hive to a full sun location away from any downed trees and rotting wood. Kill the SHB larva that you see and soon you should be fine.
  23. Thread: AFB

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    What would AFB smell like? Since no one uses hide...

    What would AFB smell like? Since no one uses hide glue any more I cant seem to find a good comparison.
  24. Thread: Hive Beetles

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    Well Dave, Both. The larvae crawl around in the...

    Well Dave, Both. The larvae crawl around in the hive and eat brood. They must then leave and live in the ground in order to morph into the adult beetle. This is why you can move the hives to interupt...
  25. Thread: Hive Beetles

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    We have SHB in Ohio. They are quite destructive...

    We have SHB in Ohio. They are quite destructive to weak hives. So far I have found that the bees will dispose of them as long as it is a very strong hive. The only way I have had success in helping...
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