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    Re: Feeding uncapped honey/nectar back to bees

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    My Phony hive is simply a bee-less hive; a screened bottom board but with the entrance ramp blocked off; the top covers are raised slightly to allow for more air flow. Storing uncapped...
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    Re: Honey not capped yet

    K9bees- You are in the peak of the golden rod stage. Don't rush things! In your part of the state the girls should be bringing in all sorts of nectar and pollen (it makes me jealous!) If you have...
  3. Re: Where can I purhase bt (bacillas thuringiensis) for wax moth control?

    Any garden store has it. BT comes under hundreds of labels; just ask someone in the garden store.
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    Re: Feeding uncapped honey/nectar back to bees

    Diluting will only add moisture (water) to the hive. It's not a wise choice. This early it seem to be a waste of time; taking it and feeding it back- what's the purpose? If you have a large number...
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    Re: Honey not capped yet

    I'm not very far from you and will most likely be doing my final extraction in early October. If the water content is too high at that time the uncapped frames will go into an empty hive without...
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    Re: dearth i guess...

    It may be contrary but I don't feed until the fall GR season is over and only then a very light feeding. A hive should already have enough stores for the winter by now unless we've over-extracted. ...
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    Re: Turn Combs Upside Down in Hive

    It sounds like a lesson that everything you read on the Internet is not necessarily true- or outright BS.
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    Re: Fall flow is on in KY

    We're buzzing here too in NJ. It's sheer madness as the bees land, dump their loads, and fly off more! Only a mile away is a 6 acre field of nothing but GR and another mile is another 8+ acres + of...
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    Re: Mated queen piping

    The queen is piping because she senses another queen in the hive and looking to challenge. Listen carefully and you might just hear the other queen piping at a slightly different frequency.
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    Re: Concerned Newbie

    +1
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    Re: What to do with moldy honey?

    Not knowing how much honey is involved, I would suggest several flat trays with UV florescent lights above. That would promote a reduction of water content and destroy fungus. It wouldn't be...
  12. Thread: odor in honey

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    Re: odor in honey

    +3 Good honey should never smell bad; even so, you should NEVER feed honey from a remote hive to you hives. You've bought someone's reject honey.
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    My first thought was mice that had opened several honey cells.
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    Re: Storing supers and frames between seasons

    After a spray of diluted BT my frames and boxes are stacked as high as I can in my walk-up attic. Some of the frames will have honey but not enough to extract so the bees will get these frames back...
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    Re: New bee keeper question

    You should stop feeding and take advantage of the plentiful NJ goldenrod.

    How long have you had the hive and have you been feeding with syrup from day one?
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    Re: Remove bees before painting?

    +1
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    Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    By any chance are the hive facing the neighbors? Bees will always be attracted to perfumes, colognes, shampoos, etc. so that's a consideration if your neighbors are using them to excess.
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    Re: Partially filled supers

    Pull the fully capped frames and replace them. Put them aside until you have enough to extract. They won't go bad.
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    Re: Overpopulated hive?

    If you haven't done it already, you should be removing the super frames that are fully capped. If you pull 10 frames, you can put back an empty super with foundation or starter strips or...
  20. Re: I need to brake down and get me a better microscope!!

    Nice used microscopes are found on Ebay and can be quite inexpensive. That's where I got mine.
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    Re: Storing drawn out frames?

    After spraying with diluted BT (from the local garden store), the supers with frames are stored vertically in my walk-up attic. Never had moths or SHB's.
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    Re: Extraction fail any tips

    As asked above, did you uncap the frames? Like with an uncapping knife?
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    Re: EMERGENCY queen cell help!!!

    Gotta agree with jwCarlson; twelve queen cells is extraordinary. I would suspect that these are false queen cells. Slice open these cells that you suspect as queen cells and confirm that the cells...
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    Re: Sugar syrup keep time

    I don't refrigerate my syrup and keep it outdoors year round. Never had a problem. Yesterday I finished using up some two year old syrup in a remote feeder.
  25. Thread: problem-hive

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    Re: problem-hive

    First I would remove the bidrottning list (queen excluder) and if still in the hive, the excape bräda (escape board). I suspect that you lost your queen. It is strange that a queen could get through...
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