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    Tar paper for hive wrap/insulation?

    Just wondering if anyone has used tar paper for winterizing hives? If you have...was hoping you would let me know the pros & cons.
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    Re: why no rapid feeders for sale in US?

    Rossman apiaries has the same rapid feeder as the beeworks model. I just purchased half a dozen myself. I put them in an empty super with the inner cover on top so they sit on the top bars. When...
  3. Are queens still available in Pennsylvania?

    I found one of my hives queen less this weekend. Is it too late in the season to purchase and introduce a new queen? Does anyone in PA still have queens available?
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    How to clean one piece plastic frames?

    Just looking for suggestions on how everyone else cleans their plastic frames. Right now I scrape clean and power wash them but the power washer causes some damage. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Is carbolinuem iv safe for hives?

    Recently purchased a can of carbolineum iv at a beekeeping supply store. This is the first time I had ever seen this coating for sale at a beek supply store. The company claims they have removed...
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    How can I keep my honey from crystalizing?

    The majority of my honey is from Japanese knotweed and is collected heavy in the late summer and early fall. It is a dark reddish colored honey. I would like to start selling from my home but it...
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    Re: Small patches of brood but no queen

    Both hives are similar but in different locations about 2 miles apart. Both hives have a brood box nearly full of honey from the fall. I didn't see any queen cells. I' pretty sure i saw bees...
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    Small patches of brood but no queen

    Need help with diagnosis. Have 2 hives that have 4 or 5 small patches of capped brood but no queen and no eggs. By small patches i mean baseball size. Looks like bees are working the hive. Don't...
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