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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    Ok, I see what you mean now. Yes, you can do that but you might have better luck if you put any boxes you don't need for your nucs on the edge of a field and woods up as far as you choose on a tree....
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    Re: LGO and new hive question

    What Astro said. Never heard of using LGO except for luring a swarm. I think you misunderstood as it could be a negative for an established nuc. J
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    There are threads on here about how to stack your supers over a light bulb which will warm them up nicely. If you don't want to mess around too much, you could try a "trouble light" under the supers....
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    Re: Hello from way south

    Sounds like you jumped right in. Congrats and best of luck. We enjoy hearing about beekeeping in different parts of the world. J
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    Re: Is backyard beehive feasible?

    I agree with JW and Ruthie, but would add that you should look up whether you have Africanized bees in your area. If you do, it is possible for your colony to re-queen itself with Africanized drones...
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    I believe 17.8 and under is what people shoot for to prevent fermentation. I would bottle the honey and be happy is was that low. The only drawback is that it may crystallize faster. But honey is...
  7. Thread: Hive Alive

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    Re: Hive Alive

    It was -16 this morning at my place. -33 in Island Pond, VT. If they don't survive the cold, its my fault. J
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    Re: How close to Row Crops can I be

    PSM. Realistically, you can only control what you can control. For example, honey that you make. As far as the small amount of chemicals something may contain before it harms you, we really do not...
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    Re: How close to Row Crops can I be

    Personally, I would be more concerned about the combs and honey. In other words, human health,not the bees. J
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    Re: Hello Beekeepers, from Central Vermont

    Welcome Eric. Better put an all-nighter in the woodstove tonight before bed. J
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    Re: Hive Configuration

    That is a "standard" configuration Eric. Matt is correct that you have better options when working with boxes all the same size; however most use mediums for supers because they are easier to handle...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    Good idea Oldtimer. Nothing worse than lifting a deep with another attached. An extra "hand" really helps when working alone. J
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    Re: Nice to meet you!

    Welcome to the site and beekeeping. Do you grow your own mushrooms? That's something I have been thinking about. J
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    Re: How to keep within your (newbee) limit

    No harm at all Matt. I started using OSBN last season and plan on it again. J
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    Re: How to keep within your (newbee) limit

    That's what I assumed too before mine swarmed in May in Vermont. In TN, Photini might very well have to confront the possibility of splitting. J
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    Re: Hello from Wales

    Welcome Roger. Nice introduction. J
  17. Thread: Hello from Dixie

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    Re: Hello from Dixie

    Welcome to the site and beekeeping. J
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    Respectfully, I do not believe your story. Now maybe had you not gone for the brass ring, it would be more believable. I could see myself believing it if your pal Robert (or even his Mom) had a...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    Wow. You might want to post this in the TF forum too. They will be interested and have some suggestions on what you might want to do with them. Make more of them I bet. As a treater, I would...
  20. Re: Topic: Expectations and Realities of Beekeeping (The First Two Years)

    The reality is do not expect any excess honey. If you think you have some, the reality is it is mostly sugar water if you have been feeding like you should to get them to build comb. The reality is...
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    Re: How to keep within your (newbee) limit

    If they look good, it doesn't matter who made the nuc. Just be sure you have the queen! There are plenty of good posts here on how to do a split/make a nuc. Your honey will also taste just like an...
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    Re: How to keep within your (newbee) limit

    Split and sell them as nucs. Kills two birds with one stone. J
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    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    I seriously doubt that the chemicals would do any harm;however, if you want to avoid chemicals when they are unnecessary,consider cement blocks. Last forever, you don't have to mow under them, they...
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    Re: Beekeeping at the equator

    Fabulous story. I am always curious about beekeeping around the world. Thanks for sharing it. J
  25. Re: Lost 1 of 2 hives. Should I add food to the remaining hive?

    It doesn't seem that lack of food is what killed them. Also, some bees will find their way in between the tar paper and the hive, but it would be highly doubtful that they all got trapped there. Like...
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