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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    For those of you that have been treatment free, do you feel that allowing the bees to build their own comb and not using foundation is a key to the success?
  2. Thread: Earwigs....

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    Re: Earwigs....

    Mine have always had them. I've never noticed any issues.
  3. Re: Not seeing much discussion on harvests- how's everyone doing?

    The honey flow here appears to have ended. Do you guys just simply pull the super or do you replace it so your bees are not crammed in there?
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    I've read that they pipe when they are about to emerge as well. I thought that one of my cells was piping but it looks like it was more a case of an emerged queen getting ready to tear down the...
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    If you are referring to piping, not sure what tooting is, but piping is often made by a virgin queen. The problem here is that the virgin queen is not much different than a typical bee so she is...
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    Re: Carniolan Bees

    I usually add when i have about 7 to 8 frames drawn. BTW, I love my carnis, they seem to never have a mite problem.
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    Love2Brew.com is out of Jersey so you will get your goods very fast. I'm out of Mass and I usually can order Monday and get my supplies on Tuesday. Shipping is free for orders over $75.
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    ****, I couldn't imagine having so much honey that I'd need that much equipment. As it is, I don't know how to sell all the honey i get from just a few hives.
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    Empty Queen Cups

    What happens if you put queen cups in a hive without grafting eggs into them?
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    Re: Question about Extracted Honey

    Just let it sit, it will go away naturally. Any wax in there will also rise to the surface and you can just scoop it out if you choose.
  11. Re: Not seeing much discussion on harvests- how's everyone doing?

    The flow seems to be constant here in western mass. This is my second year and so far it seems that they just keep producing more honey. My problem is that the honey doesn't seem to sell fast...
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    Re: Question on Extracting

    hmm, all mine is bright white. How long do you have to wait for it to harden in order to extract it. I'm assuming that i can pull it from the hive and chill it and it'll harden, am i right? ...
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    Re: Question on Extracting

    Thanks all for the feedback. I will be extracting in about a week or so. When i looked at the frames they were not 100% capped yet. Hopefully in a week or so there will be more than 6 frames to...
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    Question on Extracting

    Hi everyone. I recently through a deep hive body on top of two already existing hive bodies. I (probably stupidly) was thinking that if i put them on there that the bees would build out the frames...
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    Re: Mold in airlock any worries?

    +1 to using cheap vodka or star san in the airlock. Why risk losing a batch because you used water in the airlock?
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    Without trashing a particular retailer, which company are most people finding the most competive?
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    Re: Fall prep question

    Newb here, is a candy board frame just a small frame that just leaves room for winter dry feeding? Also for ventilation, can you just drill a top entrance in this or should you just do something to...
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    Re: How is the fall flow in your area?

    Apparantly the flow has been pretty good. My hive had been basically empty despite me feeding to keep them building (first year). I though all was lost because two weeks ago there was no honey and...
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    Re: Reaction to Bee Stings

    Thanks everyone for the inputs. I has suspected this as being minor but was a bit confused by the hot feeling and pain that occured hours after being stung. I have been stung probably 30 times from...
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    Reaction to Bee Stings

    So today I got stung. This was my second time. The first time was through gloves and i didn't get much venom. This time I got hit pretty good and it swelled up a little bit, but within an hour or...
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    Ha! I hear ya there, I live in Mass and to most in the state western Mass doesn't seem to include the actual western half of the state (Berkshire County).
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    Re: Thousands of bees, not an ounce of honey

    Ok glad to see it isn't just me. Mine would have absolutely no stores at all if i wasn't feeding them. I was hoping for some honey to show up so that they didn't have sugar water for reserves. I...
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    Re: Hive construction

    If you glue and screw your joints on the box I don't know why you would have any gap issues. Unless of you can operate a tape measure. I made my boxes with the simplest joint you can do and i have...
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    Re: What Flower is This?

    I'm thinking it is wild thyme, but when i google it i get mixed pics. If it is, anyone know how good of a source it is for nectar and pollen?
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    Re: Hive Growth Question

    I have a mannlake hivetop feeder and i can load it with about 3/4 of a gallon of 1:1 and they consume it in about three days.
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