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  1. Re: Using the word "Organics" on your honey label

    Hear hear!



    Whoa there! Went off the rails fast. Neither of those things are accurate. They are here to get politicians (re)elected. They (nor any other government agency) don't give the...
  2. Re: Using the word "Organics" on your honey label

    I see. Sorry about that. Little cranky after a long day I guess.

    To constructively address the thread's purpose:

    I'm no more annoyed by this than any other "organic" label. It's clearly a...
  3. Re: Using the word "Organics" on your honey label

    I could post a snarky rundown of the differences between the description and the image, but in the interests of politeness will content myself with assuring you that it is certainly not the honey...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Sweet

    To quote the label

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Solids% 76.5 - 77.5
    Moisture 22.5 - 23.5

    This translates to a little better than 3:1, but I'm not sure whether it's by weight or volume. If by volume...
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    Thanks mbear. That pretty much matches my adjusted expectations.

    Got into the hive this morning for the first time in 2 weeks. Did an inspection, took the feeder off to refill, and got the queen...
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    He said "Should have". Unfortunately we all know...

    He said "Should have". Unfortunately we all know how such stipulations work out in reality...
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    Thank you JW. I may be inexperienced in beekeeping but it is not my first rodeo in the internet argument department. And anyone who wants to coach (had a lot of that there already) is of course...
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    Hi Apis.

    I'm aware that a pail feeder works by vacuum. What that has to do with a drill vs a nail is beyond me since both serve simply to make holes in this application. I drilled six 3/64th...
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    Re: Feeding new install in cold weather

    I would cook a candy board ASAP. I also set up my first hive this morning, so take that with a grain of salt.
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    Once again, thanks to everyone for their input on this thread. It's really helpful. I can't promise to follow all of it to a T, but I've listened.

    Guess this will be a "2018 experience" thread,...
  11. Re: Re-queen with queen cells in a queen right hive?

    Both you and Michael mentioned virgins not returning, but I'm not exactly sure what impact you're concerned about. Is it that the hive could be left queenless? Or just that you would not have an...
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    Re: Alternatives to Autumn Olive

    Two questions:

    How big is your property?

    Have you ever dealt with privet?

    Been fighting an awful privet problem ever since buying our six acre place two years ago. Counted over 20 rings on...
  13. Re: Re-queen with queen cells in a queen right hive?

    So requeen during a flow without finding the queen, without disrupting the hive, and without the hassle and cost of cycling through a mating nuc? And without a break in egglaying?

    I guess the...
  14. Re: Lappe queens building up sooner than anything I have seen.

    Interesting. Now that I think about it, It's not clear how much of spring buildup timing is determined by the queen and how much is the behaviour of the workers. Here your queen is building up like...
  15. Re: Lappe queens building up sooner than anything I have seen.

    Really interesting. What race did you get? Did they handle the recent cold period well? Or did you even get the freezing temps we did in East TN?



    Drones are correlated to swarming, but...
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    Re: Queen Egg Laying Restrictions

    Yes it is. That series is actually the seed of the inquiry as I'm working my way through it (on part 12) right now. Part 4 illustrated that queen egglaying is absolutely critical from spring...
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    Queen Egg Laying Restrictions

    There are a lot of estimations and references floating around for egglaying rates during spring buildup, most between one and two thousand eggs per day when conditions are favorable. It seems that...
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    Re: Blackhat's First Year Plan

    Glad I could provide comic relief for your Sunday!

    But seriously, thanks to everyone for the advice.

    Those who highlighted the comb building issue and the tendency for comb drawing to hit a...
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    Blackhat's First Year Plan

    I might have a tendency to go overboard sometimes. Feel free to say this is nuts and try to talk some sense into me.

    So I receive my package on March 31st, and a VSH nuc on April 15th. Both...
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    new beek from east TN

    Hey guys. been lurking for about a month, so I guess it's time to introduce myself.

    I received a hive for Christmas, and have been reading everything I can find since. That's included Michael...
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    Mmm there is a small opening on screened bb for...

    Mmm there is a small opening on screened bb for drones to leave.

    Can you explain what you mean? Are you saying you're intentionally running a secondary entrance at the bottom? Or that the SBB...
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