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    Freezing frames of honey

    I lost a hive this winter as did many this year. Brutal winter for many , including lots of animals. Ended up with 8 full frames of honey in the lost hive. The plan is putting these in my freezer...
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    Crystalized Honey

    I have a jar of honey that has some crystalization in the bottom. I usually soak the jar in a pan of hot water to "thaw it back out". Wife said, why don't you just nuke it. So what do you all think ?...
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    I hate to hear the crunch

    Was into my hives today just lookin around. Putting the top back on thought I had all the Bees out off the way. CRUNCH. Raised the lid back up and smashed one of the girls. Hate that sound. I know...
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    Cleaning between frames

    When cleaning wax between frames, some is a nice white/clean wax and some is dark. Should I be keeping this wax. And if so, do I keep it separate ?


    Thanks,

    Mike
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Hello Bill, I think I know you. I believe we work at the same facility down below Marietta along the river. See ya Tues. and be ready for questions :)


    Mike
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Had a chance tonight to check on the excluder. At the most a dozen or 2 in the top. Went ahead and removed the excluder for now to let them feel at home. How long should I let this go ? I'm planning...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    This sounds like really sound advice. I have read or it has been mentioned to me before. Seems like I didn't retain that very long . I'm 55 and I blame that for everything I forget. LOL. I will look...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    I was under the impression that the bottom two hives were for the Bees and everything above that was harvestable. But I have no problem leaving the third for them also. My question now is. With the...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    I've kinda understood there is a 50/50 split on that thought. Installed one today and will give it through the weekend and will check on Monday. I'll make sure to post back what I find. The few area...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Thanks for the help. I've added another hive body with queen excluder. What I have is a deep and medium for the brood. I'm using shallows for the honey boxes for a couple reasons. One is weight and...
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    Hello fromthe East

    Hello All. I am from rural WV and have started with 2 hives of Carnies this year. Very excited about my new hobby. Something I have always wanted to do and finally have the time. My wife and I live...
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    When to add supers ?

    Hello all. I am a new Beek living in very rural WV. Trying to do this with/by the book. So far pretty good I think. I have Carnies, 2 hives, and have already added the 2nd super. My question is, when...
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