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    Re: heating honey in plastic

    Have you ever tried setting the jars of honey out in the sun on a warm summer day? It works well.
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    Re: Apiguard Application

    Thanks to all that have provided a response, especially Rock1. That makes sense and is kinda what I was thinking.
  3. Re: Would you apply Apiguard to hives that look like this?

    Did you apply the apiguard above the hive body or above the super?
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    Apiguard Application

    I have 12 hives with supers on top of two hive bodies. I intend to leave these supers on for the winter because they have some honey for winter storage in them plus it is a “safe” place to store...
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    Dry Foundation

    Have you had much success by warming it up? Does that make it more plyable?
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    Dry Foundation

    I have a lot of brood frame foundation I bought only last year that is dry already. It tends to break when I put it in the frames and the wire will not embed into it. DOES ANYONE HAVE A...
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    I believe it is also too late to start the bees...

    I believe it is also too late to start the bees on new comb. If I can transfer them I would add them to a nuc or existing hive.
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    I have 2 hives full of wax worm and bees. How do...

    I have 2 hives full of wax worm and bees. How do I transfer the bees to a new, clean hive without getting any of the wax worms?
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    How does this work? What is the process here in...

    How does this work? What is the process here in preserving the queen and then how is she used as a lure?
  10. Thread: Liability

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    Thanks for the words carbide....and the advice.

    Thanks for the words carbide....and the advice.
  11. Thread: Liability

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    Does anyone have a form they use for property...

    Does anyone have a form they use for property owners to sign for release of liability by the beekeeper in removing bees from the property? I am interested in pursuing this area, but am concerned in...
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    How do you feed back the honey? I have some...

    How do you feed back the honey? I have some honey from the solar wax melter that I wanted to feed back. Is it ok for that and how do you go about it?
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    For Illinois, here is the tech bullentin from...

    For Illinois, here is the tech bullentin from Illinis Department of Public health requiring license for farmer's market....
  14. Thread: Drone Bee

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    I am a fairly newbee and need to clear up...

    I am a fairly newbee and need to clear up something confusing for me. How is it a drone has a grandfather, but no father? Is it simple he comes from a non-fertile egg?
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    What is the general rule, or feeling, about when...

    What is the general rule, or feeling, about when one buys an existing colony. Do the supers go with it? I am buying some existing colonies and there are two supers of comb for each colony. Should...
  16. Is it a good idea to replace a queen in a...

    Is it a good idea to replace a queen in a captured swarm? I have a captured swarm with the queen and they seem to be doing fine.
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    Is there such a thing as a 'SAFE' count on a...

    Is there such a thing as a 'SAFE' count on a stick board? if so, what might that be?
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    I have a colony with varroa mites. Last fall I...

    I have a colony with varroa mites. Last fall I treated with Apistan and this spring they are still there. I placed a sticky board under a SBB for 7 days and had, on an average, 3 mites per inch. I...
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    Thanks db_land. i will keep this info handy.. ...

    Thanks db_land. i will keep this info handy..

    Thanks also to M. Bush and all the others for all your advice and information. This has been a great learning experience for me and the feedback...
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    I have one strong colony now that was a #3...

    I have one strong colony now that was a #3 starter package last year and they have done great, except they still have mites. i treated them last fall with Apistan but still have mites on a drop...
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    I would suspect the eggs to be more than three...

    I would suspect the eggs to be more than three days old. The temps are unseasonably cold here now. I have a queen on order to be shipped 4/21 that I planned on using on a split. Would I be able to...
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    It is done. The removal of the bees from the...

    It is done. The removal of the bees from the wall of the building went pretty much as planned. When i removed the exterior sheeting on the wall I was amazed at the comb they had built. It hung from...
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    I plan on cutting the wall this Thursday, March...

    I plan on cutting the wall this Thursday, March 10. I am making some hinged frames to enclose any brood comb I can save. I am also taking a bee vac I made in case I can't brush them into a box.
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    I don't have a web address to post the picture. ...

    I don't have a web address to post the picture. Can anyone advised how I can post this picture? Sorry, guess I'm not up-to-speed on all the internet stuff yet.
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    By a caged queen do you mean a queen in a cage...

    By a caged queen do you mean a queen in a cage like they ship in a package? Problem is I do not have an extra queen right now.
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