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    Excellent! Thanks.

    Excellent! Thanks.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks very much

    Thanks very much
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    Fermaid source online?

    I have had difficulty finding a source for Fermaid. Any help? Or how does Fermaid compare to Fermax from E.C. Kraus?

    Thanks,
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    Apimondia 2005 attendees???

    I am trying to find someone who may have attended: APIMONDIA WORKSHOP ON MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF BOTANICAL ORIGIN AND QUALITY CONTROL OF HONEY. 22 AUGUST 2005.

    If you attended or know someone who...
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    Yes, please continue smile.gif These are merely...

    Yes, please continue smile.gif These are merely observations, not any attempt to prove anything one way or another, but to me, observations are one of the most enjoyable and educational aspects of...
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    I agree and there was "reference objects in the...

    I agree and there was "reference objects in the area" but I wonder how long they would recall or recognize their previous surroundings after reorienting to a new location...
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    Yea! That's what I thought was curious. I figure...

    Yea! That's what I thought was curious. I figure they did reorient when moved, but still remembered where a prior hive had been when they moved back.
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    I thought this was somewhat interesting. I...

    I thought this was somewhat interesting. I loaned my observation hive out for 9 days. It was relocated about 15 miles away. It was opened and the bees were able to fly freely for a week, then the...
  10. This was just something I heard in passing, but...

    This was just something I heard in passing, but if I was having trouble breathing in my house, I might step out for some fresh air... smile.gif
  11. I have heard that this behavior can also be...

    I have heard that this behavior can also be indicative of tracheal mites...
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    I obtained a modified refrigerator from a...

    I obtained a modified refrigerator from a retiring beekeeper which has a 40W and a 15W bulb in it. This holds the temperature at 100F similar to Clintons. It took longer than 48hrs for my...
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    We drifted to the bee-o-pac in the Honey forum so...

    We drifted to the bee-o-pac in the Honey forum so I thought I would post this here too.

    My outside sections were never being filled so I went to move the outside frames to the center and just...
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    Well, I went to move the outside frames to the...

    Well, I went to move the outside frames to the center and just decided to harvest 4 of the frames. I moved the unfilled outside frames to the center and filled the remaining space with standard...
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    In general, I like them. My experience is...

    In general, I like them. My experience is limited. I have never used Ross rounds or other comb systems so I can't compare them. I think as you mentioned and as the bee 0 sphere folks posted, they...
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    This is my first season selling honey at the...

    This is my first season selling honey at the Lancaster, Ohio farmer's market and I have been selling as follows:
    8 oz bears $3.00
    12 Bears $4.00
    1 lb $5.00
    2 lb $8.50
    8 oz. Muth $4.75
    4" comb...
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    As in Mr. Bush's case, some people believe bees...

    As in Mr. Bush's case, some people believe bees will seek out injured areas and sting there, so maybe it wasn't an accident! I have also heard that bears, waking from a long hibernation, are not...
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    I use a Ryobi weed whip that has different...

    I use a Ryobi weed whip that has different attachments. The blower attachment was $35 and with a length of shop vac hose, a nozzle, and some clamps, it became a good bee blower. I use escape boards...
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    Ok. Thanks for the info. Our county fair has...

    Ok. Thanks for the info. Our county fair has classes for white, light amber, amber, and dark amber so I guess maybe it depends on the host of the show.
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    All I have been able to find is this:...

    All I have been able to find is this: http://www.ohiohomestead.com/images/honey_colors.jpg
    Does anyone know if these are the color classes in honey shows?


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    Here's a link to an online version of a book by...

    Here's a link to an online version of a book by S.E. McGregor of the USDA. It's "Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crop Plants" and is provided by BeeCulture. ...
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    Does anyone have a source for pictures and/or...

    Does anyone have a source for pictures and/or info on the color classes of honey used in shows?
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    Checked the hive with the bee-o-pac super today...

    Checked the hive with the bee-o-pac super today and they have progressed outward well. Now they are working earnestly on 5 of the frames and beginning to work on the outer ones.
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    No, I didn't receive any instructions with my...

    No, I didn't receive any instructions with my order. I did "smash the pegs" which worked ok, but not 100%. Do you think they will hold together with the weight of the honey in them in order to...
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    I hived a big swarm on a medium with foundation...

    I hived a big swarm on a medium with foundation as a brood chamber, queen excluder, and the bee-o-pac on top. The bees wouldn't touch the plastic for a while. I added a shallow super with...
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