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    Adding bees to weak hives

    Hi,

    I have several weaker hives and want to add bees and brood. What is the best way to do this? I was thinking adding a couple frames of brood might solve the issue, but then there maynot be...
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    Re: Queen takes flight

    My question wasn't if queens could fly, rather why. I suppose it's genetic and/or how she's released. I had always assumed well mated queens didn't fly that much unless they have to (swarming etc...)...
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    Queen takes flight

    Hi,

    When doing queen introductions with cages that don't allow the bees to dig out the queen through the candy, i manually release her.

    On a couple of occasions, I've noticed that the queen...
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    Re: Pollen Trap Info

    Mr. Bush Many of my bottom boards are attached to my brood chambers so I would have to modify the boxes i want to use...

    After researching, I think I will try both. Correct me if I'm wrong. I feel...
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    Pollen Trap Info

    I would like to collect pollen this year but can't use the sundance that goes between brood and bottom board. What is my next best option? I saw there was one that goes above the brood chamber. There...
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    Warming Creamed Honey

    When bottling honey after it's been creamed, what is the maximum temperature it can be warmed to without re-liquifying it? I want to bottle after it has set and want it to flow nicely. Around 82 F?
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    Manual Uncapping Table

    I am thinking of building my own uncapping table complete with a frame holder and chain belt that will move the frames to the extractor. The chain belt could be controlled with a foot switch. It...
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    Re: To use or not to use an Uncapper

    I've heard of commercial guys that run thousands and still manually uncap.

    Anyone want to share...
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    Re: To use or not to use an Uncapper

    How many hives have you got Roland?
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    To use or not to use an Uncapper

    Hi,

    I would like to hear from people who use and don't use an uncapper. Many businesses running thousands of hives still manually uncap their frames. Why is this and what are pros and cons of...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Design questions

    Daniel, I think I will probably make my own version of a mini nuc.

    I will take regular deep frames and cut them in half so that the top bar is 9 1/4 inches in length. These can be put into a...
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    Incubator recommendation

    Hey... I'm looking for a incubator and thought the eto terra looks pretty good with the glass door. Is anyone using it and would you recommend this?

    I like the idea of a glass door to monitor...
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    Re: Mini nuc done-slideshow

    Lauri, I'm making something similar to this. Did you make your own frames or can you purchase them somewhere? I noticed that you cut this one in half and notched it.
    Also how are these mating nucs...
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    Mating Nuc Design questions

    Hi,

    I am currently working on making pine mating nucs. I would like to fit in 5 deep frames approximately 8 1/8 inches in length into the nuc. I purchased 1X10inch pine boards, (which is actually...
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    Re: Grafting into nicot

    If you graft into nicot cell cups, are they reusable like jzbz? I've read that the acceptance is a lot lower second time around. Can someone elaborate on this?
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    Making splits

    What is your process for making splits or making nucs?

    Do you move half the split to another physical location or is the fact that both hives have nurse bees enough to keep the bees separated...
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    Re: Grafting into nicot

    What would be nice is a hair roller type cage that fits over the jzbz cups. But I'll try this and see what happens. I assume a regular deep frame can only hold two bars if cages are used.
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    Grafting into nicot

    Can I graft into nicot cups? For the sake of using hair roller cages to capture emerging queens and or using them in incubator?
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    Re: Making Creamed honey

    The creamer is simply the bottling tank with a stirring attachment on top right?
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    Re: Cleaning Beeswax Question

    So what can you do with a block of brown beeswax? It's chocolate in color and I have about 18 pounds of it. Can this be used for candles? I usually don't see candles with that color...
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    Making Creamed honey

    What is the overall benefit for using a Maxant Creamer with a stirrer? I have heard that keeping the honey in a creamer for 2 weeks and stirring intermittently makes the honey nice and soft. Is there...
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    Cleaning Beeswax Question

    Two questions:

    1) I did ten batches of processing combs into beeswax using a double boiler at 170 degrees. Two of my batches had old dirty combs from a source I am not sure of. All my batches...
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    Creamed honey air pockets

    I made my first batch of creamed honey and filled into 500 g glass jars on day 2. I noticed today, 10 days after mixing, that the top 1inch of the glass jars have a band of space between the glass...
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    Re: when to bottle creamed honey?

    If you turn the jar upside down and let it set, when do you turn it the right side up? There will be a empty bottom if you wait too long.?
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    Creamed honey Heating

    Hi,

    I believe that I have committed the ultimate sin in creamed honey processing.

    I read somewhere that heating the creamed honey seed a little before adding it to the batch is a good idea...
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