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    Brood Supers for new packages

    I have two brood supers that my colony died in early late winter/early spring. The frames are in pretty good shape drawn out and some honey from over winter and early spring feeding. I will be...
  2. Thread: Possible CCD?

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    Re: Possible CCD?

    The next question is what do i do with the hive till I receive my new package in early May? There is existing honey.
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    Re: Possible CCD?

    It was normal when i first started to feed. There seems to be much less in there now.
  4. Thread: Possible CCD?

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    Possible CCD?

    About 3 weeks ago we had about a week of warmer than usual weather for this time of year in Southeastern PA. The bees we active as expected so I quickly made a batch of sugar water figuring they...
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    Re: How should I clean crushed wax?

    Once you've separated the wax and capping honey, and have a disc of wax, bee parts, and stuff, how do you filter is again for candles,.......?
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    Re: What to do with 30 year old honey

    My wife’s grandfather was a beek which added to my decision to make it my favorite hobby. Some of his honey has been on a shelf in a dark room in the basement for over 30 years. It is dark and...
  7. Thread: Wax Moth Worms

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    Wax Moth Worms

    Checking one of my hives I found a pile of wax moth worms (alive) on the bottom board. I took the supers off and cleaned off. I dug into the frames a little closer but didnt find any moths but could...
  8. Thread: Moth Balls

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    Re: Moth Balls

    I'll stack a few frames at time in the freezer and get that process started. With the moth balls, is there some kind of residue left behind that when you put the frames back into a hive after...
  9. Re: Bees at water, interesting observation/question

    I can't figure it out. I have a pool about 200 ft from the hive. My kids laugh at me cause evertime I at the pool i'm scooping bees out. ALL THE TIME. But, I have two bird baths set withing 15 feet...
  10. Thread: Moth Balls

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    Moth Balls

    Is it ok to use moth balls instead of the crystals? I have a real bad case of the moths in my stored frames. I'm going to need them real soon. I set out about 30 frames in the sun which drew out...
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    Re: dearth

    I have 4 pretty healthy hives going. The whole northeast is very dry. From the beginning as a beek 8 years ago, I've used the gallon glass jar with the lid punch holes. Inverting this on top of two...
  12. Thread: Queen Question

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    Re: Queen Question

    Just another opinion. I have never lost a queen or the package. It may be better safe than sorry. I too expose the candy, take one frame out and thumb tack the queen box in its place. Two or so days...
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    Re: Early Super to prevent swarming??

    Another question, did you place mite strips? If so, I don't think you'll want to start a honey super till you remove them.
  14. Thread: Dark honey

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    Re: Dark honey

    Can anyone explain why capping honey is always darker?
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    Re: Any other PA beeks having good luck?

    I live in N. Coventry, the hives are in my yard. We have mostly clover close by. The bees share it with the horses.
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    Re: Any other PA beeks having good luck?

    Lots of luck in Pottstown PA. All four of mine made it through the winter. Three winters in a row w/o a loss. Either its luck or the tar paper I wrap the hives in...? All are 1/2 through a gallon of...
  17. Re: How Warm Does It Have to Be to Start Feed Sugar Syrup?

    I started syrup a few days ago. The temps are in the mid 50's during the day and the low to mid 30's at night. I checked the syrup yesterday and I'm about 1/3 down. If it is still too cold in your...
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    Moldy Honey Supers

    I noticed that my honey supers are covered with mold. Every year I do the same thing after extracting. Leave the wet supers out for a feeding frenzy, then stack them 4 or 5 high, cover/wrap them in...
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