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    Re: Freezing honey to stop crystallizing

    Thanks specialkayme for the super info.
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    Freezing honey to stop crystallizing

    Someone mentioned to me that if I freeze honey for a week it won't crystallize. Not sure of the chemistry or if this works and wonder about any changes in the honeys composition. Any thoughts on this?
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    How to keep mice out of swarm traps?

    I have been putting my traps at shoulder height for ease of removal and out of 10 traps I have had mice in 5 of them. Some noticed when checking and now as I am cleaning them up for next year I have...
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    Re: When do you pull your traps?

    Thanks redbarn, good article all in one place. The graph is a good help and I think for me from late May till end of June seems to be right but very weather dependent. I have taken my traps down now...
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    Re: what to do with now-pointless traps?

    Brad can you remember where you read that bees see foundation in a trap as unusable space. I think that I have had that problem with my traps this year as I put out all ten frame deeps with ten...
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    When do you pull your traps?

    I am in sw ontario probably similar to upper Michigan and New York State and wonder when you pull your traps. I am thinking the end of July as I have not seen any scouting around mine for quite a...
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    Re: Length of time before extracting

    I do not have she problem in my part of the world although I have heard it is pushing north, so if that is not a concern any other problems?
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    Length of time before extracting

    I am going to take off three supers full of honey and won't be able to extract it for a few days. I have to take them off as I need to put on new supers and it is getting too high so that is why I am...
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    Re: Ontario

    Woodstock southwestern Ontario
    July 4th, pretty well over July 9th
    Sumac blooming and tonnes of bees grabbing pollen
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    Re: Frames in trap

    Thanks for all the comments. I think I am going to put out a few traps yet with a combo of foundationless and with foundation and see if it improves my success.
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    Re: Frames in trap

    Eikel do you find the bees work the foundationless frames before working on the empty space or do you get a lot comb built there?
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    Frames in trap

    What do you put in your swarm trap for frames? Do you use frames with foundation or foundationless?
    Currently I am using 9 frames with foundation and one old one with down comb, I am wondering if...
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    Re: 3 legged stool of swarm traps

    Phil this post interests me. I have 9 traps out this spring and am new to this having only trapped one swarm last year with one trap. I have put out ten frame brood boxes with one down comb in the...
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    Re: Mis-matched frame sizes in a hive body

    Tenbears, in your traps do you fill the box with frames, say 10 in a normal deep box? If so does that give the scout bees enough space to think of moving in even with all the frames taking up that...
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    Re: Nuc growth time frame?

    Steve when you are splitting, do you take capped queen cells to your nuc or add a queen?
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    Re: Picked up Maxant 3100P

    I just got the 3100h and wondered how people hold it to the ground when extracting to stop it moving around when spinning? Looking for ideas!!
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