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    Re: comb honey supers

    Thanks so much! I have had a couple of bad over-winters where I lost my hives and several years when I didn't take off any honey, and there were filled supers still in place come spring. I think,...
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    comb honey supers

    Can anyone tell me if it is too late to put on a super for comb honey? It is almost August and here in PA we have had a dry, until the last couple of weeks, summer. I was hoping to try comb honey. ...
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    Just want to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!...

    Just want to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! May everyones bees be healthy and productive in the coming year.
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    Great information!

    Great information!
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    Poll: I have 4 hives, one looks like it is failing. ...

    I have 4 hives, one looks like it is failing. Not much activity in and around it. Will order more bees for 1 more hive for spring. I love the bees, feel dumber everytime I work them, but totally...
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    Thanks everybody!! Do you think that an imrie...

    Thanks everybody!! Do you think that an imrie board would help if I placed it between the top of the inner cover and hive top cover?

    Next question:
    Does anyone find that their honey crop is...
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    I tried sliding thin sticks between the inner...

    I tried sliding thin sticks between the inner cover and the top cover, but they kept sliding in. It was too cool to take off the inner cover. I have tar paper wrapped around the hive bodies and am...
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    What does one mix in with the beeswax to keep the...

    What does one mix in with the beeswax to keep the candle from burning or melting too fast? Mine seem to burn down quite rapidly, melting is intense. Does it matter how thick or thin the wick is?...
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    Goldenrod bloom 8/13/2005 17922-8721 barb...

    Goldenrod bloom 8/13/2005
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    barb porter auburn, pa
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    We made attics with screening on top and bottom...

    We made attics with screening on top and bottom so the bees cannot enter. We used 2" soffit vents (18 of them) all around the sides. The bees cannot get into the attic, and we have removed the...
  11. Just back from Argentina. Called Padiway but...

    Just back from Argentina. Called Padiway but found they did not sell equipment. They gave us another name "Parodi Apicultura" and we spent a long while trying to locate them by taxi. It was quite...
  12. Thanks for replying to my post for beesuppliers...

    Thanks for replying to my post for beesuppliers in Argentina. We found one!! It's called Padiway. Hope we can find it when we're there.
    Thanks again.
    Barbeebee
  13. Hi! If anyone knows of a bee supply store in or...

    Hi!
    If anyone knows of a bee supply store in or near Buenos Aires, could you please post for me. We are going next week and I'd love to find a store and see an apiary if that is possible.
    Thanks!...
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    Thanks for the insight. Will be giving it a try!...

    Thanks for the insight. Will be giving it a try!

    Barb
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    Dear Dick, I like your suggestion about the fan....

    Dear Dick,
    I like your suggestion about the fan. Will add that to the experiment!

    The picture in the kitchen gets even worse. Kitchen small, about 10'x 12', harvest table jotting out from a...
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    Thank you, Michael!! I will stack and air the...

    Thank you, Michael!!

    I will stack and air the supers with spacers! My husband will be starting up the coal stove pretty soon, and there will be no humidity left in the house, so they should dry...
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    I'm a hobbiest in central PA with three hives. ...

    I'm a hobbiest in central PA with three hives. When the state inspector was here in July, I had a low varroa mite count. But last week I discovered one hive had bees with distorted wings. I tested...
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    Thanks Clinton, I'm a novice beekeeper that...

    Thanks Clinton,

    I'm a novice beekeeper that has been keeping bees, learning less for about 30 years! We have aster and my husband likes to mow in the fall. I always want him to wait and leave...
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    Does anyone know if bees use asters for pollen or...

    Does anyone know if bees use asters for pollen or nectar or both? If for honey, how does it taste? I understand it crystalizes quickly. Is that true?
    Thanks!
    Barbeeq

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