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Today 03:49 PM
 Feeding 3 year old stored honey comb to bees?
As long as the hive is strong, try scraping the cappings on a small central part of one of the combs and have this part of the comb at least, in contact with the bee cluster just to get them started.... (163 views, 3 replies)
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Today 03:44 PM
 How to tell if I have a laying worker or a new queen?
Definitely laying worker. Inspected some comb that I pulled out and found multiple eggs in many cells. I was considering pulling the frames with honey and putting them in the good hive but decided to... (302 views, 11 replies)
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Today 03:42 PM
 How many supers
3 mediums = 2 deeps. I am surprised a little you were not using 2 deeps. must be a nice spot. (100 views, 1 replies)
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Today 03:32 PM
 Treat or not to treat
According to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food the 2014 recommended treatment level for Varroa on Sticky Board is 9 mites/24 hr drop in May and 12 mites/24 hr drop in August; some people... (215 views, 8 replies)
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Today 03:04 PM
 Pulling supers for winter
I was only planning to take some goldenrod if they had extra. So far this year all the hives are running heavy, in fact I had a hive listing because gophers burrowed under it, and I had to use a car... (111 views, 2 replies)
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Today 02:54 PM
 New Bottler
Maxant Well i'm open to any scratch and dent items so if one of the guys happens to drop something in the shop sometime soon..well....i'd be interested. (30 views, 3 replies)
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Today 02:46 PM
 The Beekeeping Season 2014 Is Here
Thank you, hope you like the show and get some value from it....Gary (223 views, 2 replies)
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Today 02:40 PM
 Price of Pint Jar of Honey
The price depends on where you are. I am in northern VA near Washington DC. Wildflower honey at farmers markets near me goes for $9 or $10 a pound. Driving home through more rural Middlesex... (5,195 views, 19 replies)
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Today 02:40 PM
 What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?
OMG I bet that will make a world of difference. (7,650 views, 124 replies)
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Today 02:36 PM
 Human Made Feral Hives
I do not know those levels in my hives, but I can compare them to the nutritional value to HFCS and draw a fair conclusion :) I am by no means saying I'm correct and that's the end of the story.... (2,004 views, 86 replies)
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Today 02:32 PM
 It worked the way Warre said it could...
Bonnie, I'm trying to do this "experiment" as "intervention free" as possible. Yes, I've read about v-mites, tracheal mites, various foul broods ,etc,etc,etc. But I'm a pretty firm believer it... (168 views, 4 replies)
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Today 02:10 PM
 mini mating nuc frames
Sorry charlie, but I didn't think it was a discussion on what's the best but rather what to do?? The mini's are perfect for those with just a few hives, wanting a few queens, without needing to do... (307 views, 6 replies)
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Dan. NY
Today 02:09 PM
 Drone brood and season
I did hive check a week and a half ago and also saw good amounts of capped drone brood. Hopefully you saw capped worker brood or larva in worker brood comb. One of my hives I think was in trouble as... (142 views, 2 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 02:04 PM
 Combining hives question again
Shake all the bees out and put the box on whatever hive you like. No need for a combine and it's a risk if there are laying workers... (250 views, 3 replies)
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Dave Burrup
Today 02:03 PM
 US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids
Farmers do not have too plant GMOs. They plant them because they want to. If they wanted the old varieties they would be available. Do not tell me this is not so, I was involved directly in the... (3,386 views, 58 replies)
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Today 01:55 PM
 Beeweaver queen update
I tried a couple beeweavers this year too to see how they were and get a new round of genetics in my apiary. My experience has been one is really docile, the others are a touch less docile. But... (352 views, 3 replies)
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Today 01:54 PM
 My late summer mite counts
checking this way, anything over 2 per 100 bees should be treated, 1/2 cup is about 300 bees, for august, 1/2 that level is indicate treatment in the spring. the powder sugar method is not an... (142 views, 2 replies)
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Today 01:52 PM
 Varroa Mite Control Methods
Да, видел. Mine is similar, except my camera pushes warm air from the top to the bottom, to ensure that via convection the air never gets hotter than the temperature probe allows. The bottom is... (763 views, 21 replies)
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Today 01:49 PM
 Bees under screened Bottom board - swarm?
When this first occurred I did the same :) Since it happened again I thought I would see what other people had experience. Always good to get other peoples observations (including yours). Thanks (195 views, 7 replies)
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Today 01:42 PM
 Need advice on cleaing out honey supers after extracting
Trapper1, You could kick it around at the bee club meeting tonight in Troy ,MO. http://quadcountybeekeepers .com/ (180 views, 5 replies)