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    Hi. Sorry if this question is not in the right...

    Hi.

    Sorry if this question is not in the right place. I have an older stainless handcranked Kelly 2 frame (holds 2 deep frames each in a basket that have to be reversed) extractor. It's in...
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    Regarding my last post about my lightest honey I...

    Regarding my last post about my lightest honey I have ever had. I was just wondering if anyone knows why my bees made such a light colored honey this year compared to the last 2 years I've had bees...
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    Hi Denise, About 2 weeks ago I pulled about 12...

    Hi Denise,

    About 2 weeks ago I pulled about 12 supers to get ready for our annual "RiverBoat Days" celebration here in Yankton, SD. I just got done bottling about 330lbs of the lightest honey my...
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    Michael, I too am deeply grateful for your...

    Michael,

    I too am deeply grateful for your sharing of your insites into our fascination with honeybees (beekeeping). You are to be commended as with the other people who provide this forum. I...
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    Just curious as when is really the best time to...

    Just curious as when is really the best time to remove winter wraps, early Spring, mid Spring when temp. settles, the time of your first real inspection, etc.?

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  6. Thread: Honey-B-Healthy

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    I had just ordered some today for the first time....

    I had just ordered some today for the first time. It seems a bit pricy, but then again if it does what they claim then I believe it is worth it. (But I do know there is no 100% guarantee of...
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    Thanks to everyone so far who have replied to my...

    Thanks to everyone so far who have replied to my question regarding hive ventilation. I conclude that we all agree that hive ventilation is crucial to overwintered bee hives but how we beekeepers...
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    Hello, I am just wondering on what some people do...

    Hello, I am just wondering on what some people do to ventilate their hives for overwintering. This year I have 5 hives with an inner cover and a teleascoping outer cover. I have heard that there...
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    I am a hobbyist with 20 hives. Here in Yankton,...

    I am a hobbyist with 20 hives. Here in Yankton, SD I sell my honey at a farmer's market and also at several local craft shows during the Fall and one large festival (RiverBoat Days) in August. I...
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    Dee, Thanks for the information. I appreciate...

    Dee,

    Thanks for the information. I appreciate you responding. I had decided to have my queens ship one week later. On 4/15 we had a record high of 90 degrees and currently it is 39 degrees here...
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    I have 3 queens coming this Friday 4/19. Our...

    I have 3 queens coming this Friday 4/19. Our forcast here in SE South Dakota is for high 40's and cloudy for this coming weekend. I'm concerned about it being too cool to open the hives. Does...
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