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    Re: Moving Filled Frames

    OK... help me out, what is a honey box?

    Wayne
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    Moving Filled Frames

    What is the preferred method of moving honey filled frames from the hive to the crushing/extractor area? Two of my hives are 180 miles away and this past year ( my first year for honey production...
  3. Thread: Zombie Bees????

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    Zombie Bees????

    Another hazard to watch out for....

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ZOMBIE_BEES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-01-28-18-43-37

    Wayne
  4. Thread: Pollen Patty

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    Re: Pollen Patty

    Thanks for the info... guess I'll let the ladies have the final say.
  5. Thread: Pollen Patty

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    Pollen Patty

    About a year and a half ago I bought some pollen patties from one of the major distributors and to date have only used 2. I've kept them in the original packaging in the refrigerator ever since I...
  6. Thread: If they swarm...

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    If they swarm...

    I live in a suburban neighborhood and this past summer began seeing bees on some of the flowering plants in my yard. I have an old nuc box and decided to set it on the patio and see if I could...
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    Re: reusing hive after wax moths

    Including the boxes?? I don't have a freezer that large.
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    Re: Crush and Strain ?'s

    Thanks for the idea on separating the wax and honey in the oven. Are you saying that after it separates, you remove it from the oven, let the wax harden and then just lift it off?
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    Re: Crush and Strain ?'s

    ABSOLUTELY!!! I already have the biscuit making's out for breakfast in the morning. Thanks for the ideas. Maybe next time I'll have enough to use the club's extractor.
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    Crush and Strain ?'s

    Working on my first little (5 medium frames) harvest so I chose to use the C&S method. When honey quits coming thru the strainer but there is still some left in the crushed comb, is there a way to...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    I used one of the bucket feeders on top of the frames with a medium super. It worked fine until the bees decided to hang comb off of the side of the bucket and then connect it to the side of the...
  12. Thread: Absconded??

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    Absconded??

    I had a second year hive that was started from a package and seemed to be doing fine. Had plenty of room and had been inspected a couple of weeks ago. About a month ago, I caught a swarm and set...
  13. Thread: Pants

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    Re: Pants

    So far..... no problem with my summer ensemble.. I have been stung once thru this type glove though. Nice bees I guess.

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  14. Thread: Hot Hive???

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    Re: Hot Hive???

    OK... re-queen it is. Next question, do you wait until you have the new queen in hand before you dispose of the hot one or should you go ahead and remove her now?

    Another ?... approximately how...
  15. Thread: Hot Hive???

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    Hot Hive???

    If you squash the queen in a semi (not Africanized) hot hive and let the bees replace her, will the replacement be as hot as the original or would it be better to just purchase an new queen and go...
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    Re: Capture Techniques

    Thanks again... I'll feel a lot better trying to capture a swarm from a fixed object now.

    Wayne
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    Re: Capture Techniques

    Thanks for the replies.. Is the amount of bees you can push into the box important and how long would you wait for the straglers to accept their new home?
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    Capture Techniques

    If you have a swarm in a location (bees gathered on a tree trunk, or on a fence post, side of a old house) that can't be shaken into a box and can't be vacuumed, what technique would you use to try...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 7, 2013 Zip 78645 basketball sized swarm in a small oak tree in a lady's front yard. Sorry I'm late with this.... forgot to post at the time.
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    Re: show me pics of your'' swarms''

    This is a basketball sized swarm my son and I picked up from a small oak tree in a lady's front yard a couple of weeks ago. Took them home and 2 hours later they swarmed again. This time straight...
  21. Thread: Varroa ?

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    Re: Varroa ?

    Thanks.
  22. Thread: Varroa ?

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    Varroa ?

    I am uncertain whether or not my bees have mites. Is this photo close enough to be able to show mites?
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  23. Thread: Caught out!!

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    Re: Caught out!!

    I always wondered how bees could completely empty a baggie so I did a little experiment on my patio. There were 3 slits in the baggie and after it was nearly empty, they went inside to finish up. ...
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    Re: Fondant to Syrup?

    Thank you.
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    Fondant to Syrup?

    I made fondant using 1 part water to 4 parts sugar with 1/4 tsp. vinegar per pound of sugar. I haven't had to use all of it and would like to turn it into syrup. Is that possible and if so, how...
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