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    Re: Cherry Blossom Honey

    Mine are Montmorency, not wild.
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    I currently have about 8 trees near the hives. My...

    I currently have about 8 trees near the hives. My son is wanting to plant more of them so was curious just how many it would take to have something that I don’t see other local providers offering. ...
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    Re: Cherry Blossom Honey

    In that case, it will be quite some time before I can have anything close to cherry blossom honey. Thanks for all the quick replies..
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    Cherry Blossom Honey

    How many cherry trees would it take to get cherry blossom honey? 4, 5, a 1/4 an acre? several acres? Just trying to determine if it is worth pursuing.
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    Re: Best ratio of hives to nucs for mating

    I am planning on starting to raise queens for my own use to expand my hive count next year as well as cutting back on the number I have to buy. I had planned on added package hives to boost my odds...
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    Re: Todays Honey Prices!

    I have seen local orange blossom honey for sale in Ohio. Some sellers idea of local does stretch the term a lot.
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    Re: BeeCheck Opinion

    Saw quite a few in Ohio, a few were close by my place.
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    Re: BeeCheck Opinion

    In looking at the map I see big red shapes and when I click them I can't get any information on them. What do they represent?
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    Re: Overwintering a NUC

    Ok, will just make some shims to allow for winter patty or sugarcake feeding and add a vent hole for them.
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    Overwintering a NUC

    I have one 5 frame Deep NUC 40% brood, 60% honey/pollen mix with a 5 frame Medium on top about 80% filled with honey. Another one in a different yard about in a similar situation. For Winter should...
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    Getting bees to move into Deep

    I had a 2 hives that were either all mediums or only had 1 deep the rest mediums at the start of spring. I added an empty deep with plastic foundation on the bottom and placed the rest over top. ...
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    Re: Honey bottles in car

    That is what I thought..
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    Honey bottles in car

    I sell honey at work, but don't want to take a bunch of plastic bottles in with me in the morning. Would they be safe in the car in the parking lot in central Ohio this time of year? I don't want...
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    Africanized Bees

    How can I test a hive for Africanized Bees? We have 1 have that has always been quite protective and quite active when inspecting. The queen we know came from a place in Texas. Twice now that have...
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    Late Swarm in Ohio

    I have a late swam in Ohio still in the swarm trap on 5 Deep frames. Is it too late in the season to try and move them to a standard 10 frame deep and hope to get them filled out enough to make it...
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    Re: Feeding a queen castle

    Jim, how are those working was looking at that the other day. not for the queen castle but for the Coates NUCs I plan on building over winter for use next year.
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    I have had 5 traps out with LGO in them this year. Normally catch 1 or 2 but this year, zero. Doesn't help that someone keeps shutting the entrance on 2 of them, have the metal discs to be able to...
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    Feeding a queen castle

    I just got a new deep queen castle to start raising my own replacement queens and to grow the number of hives I have. My problem as I see it now is that I don't have enough honey frames in the deep...
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    Re: Queenless hive

    The hive is actually 4 mediums with 2 filled with honey on top, the bottom 2 had been brood chamber. The bottom one is completely empty some pollen filled cells and some nectar but no eggs, larva or...
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    Queenless hive

    How long can I hive go queenless before introducing a new queen is pointless? I have a hive that I hadn't made it to due to time constraints for a while. I saw no larva or capped brood and saw...
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    Top Feeder advice

    When constructing a Miller or FBM type, what is the best way to seal the wooden box to hold the syrup? Would it be safe to caulk the joints? or would using beeswax be the only way to go?
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    Re: Selling last Season's Honey

    In looking at the design, I am very impressed. I am concerned though since the old fashion 100 watt bulbs are being phased out, what other heating sources are available? or do the newer bulbs also...
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    by FrankBarbee
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    Re: Queenless

    As I had stated, this was a new NUC that I had installed. During my first inspection I had seen some empty queen cells and had assumed those were old that predated my installing the NUC into the new...
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    by FrankBarbee
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    Queenless

    How long can a hive go without an active laying queen? I got a NUC 3 weeks ago, my first inspection was after 2 weeks. At that time I did not find a queen or eggs or small larva but did see quite...
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    Re: New wooden ware bad for captures?

    I caught 3 swarms last year in new traps built right before being put out. Put out 5 last year, so far have 6 out this year and 2 more to place when I can find someone willing to let me put them...
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