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    A few weeks ago there were frames that were about...

    A few weeks ago there were frames that were about 50% capped. Every weeks since I was surprised to not see them capped? Same thing happened last year. Could humid weather be the culprit or are the...
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    What the heck is this? Perhaps a few bees found...

    What the heck is this? Perhaps a few bees found some blue Gatorade?

    How many bees does it take to fill a cell half full? Meaning there had to be a bunch of bees drinking from the same foreign...
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    I was thinking of storing comb in my garage and...

    I was thinking of storing comb in my garage and laying a piece of window screen on the bottom and top to prevent anything from getting in. That would work right?
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    I extracted a few weeks ago but since then...

    I extracted a few weeks ago but since then they’ve been slow to cap the remaining frames. I pulled a few half capped frames off to measure their water percentage and dry them at home. Then this...
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    I start feeding 2:1 soon after i treat them for...

    I start feeding 2:1 soon after i treat them for mites. I’ll feed them until November to ensure they backfill with syrup as the queen slows down her laying. I don’t have a QE on top of the brood box...
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    I overwintered for the first time in a single...

    I overwintered for the first time in a single deep last winter. Above the deep I had a shin with a top entrance hole, an eek with 10lbs of sugar in it (directions below) and above that another eek...
  7. Thread: Honey labels

    by BeeDuto
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    I used www.stickeryou.com. Probably costlier...

    I used www.stickeryou.com. Probably costlier than other companies but the great thing is they can make any size you want so its completely custom. Their water proof labels are awesome and durable...
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    I agree. If you are selling locally then just the...

    I agree. If you are selling locally then just the novelty of someone buying honey from literally their own backyard seems like it would warrant a higher price. Some folks might say “why so high, it’s...
  9. No idea. This is the first time doing it. I did...

    No idea. This is the first time doing it. I did it on the advise of the famous NYPD beekeeper, Tony Bees. His reasoning makes sense in that it saves the bees time. Not sure how much my bees are...
  10. I have medium three supers on my hive. The most...

    I have medium three supers on my hive. The most recent one I put on a few weeks is right above the brood nest and queen excluder and to my surprise I see the bees are storing pollen on every frame....
  11. Thread: Runny Honey

    by BeeDuto
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    I recently pulled some frames that I thought were...

    I recently pulled some frames that I thought were going to be fully capped after seeing them 50% capped the week before. When they weren’t I took them anyway an ordered a refractometer. The uncapped...
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    Makes total sense. Thanks. Also glad to hear the...

    Makes total sense. Thanks. Also glad to hear the eggs aren’t imbedded in the honey.

    So then would it be a good idea to put my extracted frames in the freezer before putting them back in the hives?...
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    Apologies for my confusion but are you guys...

    Apologies for my confusion but are you guys saying that his capped honey supers have smb eggs in them? Where? In the honey? Otherwise I don’t understand where smb larvae will slime these up if...
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    I’m confused. You’re saying his super is filled...

    I’m confused. You’re saying his super is filled with smb larvae?
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    I echo everyone’s thoughts. Like a garden the...

    I echo everyone’s thoughts. Like a garden the bees need tending. I’m only a year in and hooked beyond belief. When I first looked into I remember hearing from someone that if you didn’t have the urge...
  16. Thread: Adding Super

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    I’m pretty sure my hive is ready for a honey...

    I’m pretty sure my hive is ready for a honey super. Does it matter if it’s a deep or medium? Meaning is it better for a medium since it’s gives them a better chance at filling and capping all the...
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    Forgive me for my na´veness but I just assumed I...

    Forgive me for my na´veness but I just assumed I wouldn’t be effecting anyone else given how rural it is there. I my no means want to send mite bombs into the wild.

    Couldn’t i treat them before I...
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    Bears are not prevalent in that area. Been going...

    Bears are not prevalent in that area. Been going up there my whole life and have never seen one.
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    Delaware County

    so what county is it in, might make a difference.[/QUOTE]

    Delaware County
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    It’s a vacation house. No one will be there. I...

    It’s a vacation house. No one will be there. I would most likely overwinter in a single deep the way I did at home.
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    Judging by the remoteness of the area I doubt I’d...

    Judging by the remoteness of the area I doubt I’d be infringing on other beeks.

    I also may disagree with regard to the spreading of mites since I wouldn’t be treating till mid summer anyway. Moot...
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    The issue I had last year was they were filing my...

    The issue I had last year was they were filing my second super but perhaps due to the extreme humidity we were having it wasn’t curing quickly. By the time it was getting cured in early Sept they...
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    Set It and Forget It?

    My brother has a house in central NY. His property seems like an amazing place for a hive. There are lush fields all around with dandelions, clover, buttercups, wild geraniums and dames rocket. He...
  24. Thread: Honey Fakery

    by BeeDuto
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    Search for the documentary series on Netflix...

    Search for the documentary series on Netflix called Rotten. One episode is about the fake honey issue. It’s called Lawyers, Guns, and Honey. It’s pretty good.
  25. Mine definitely swarmed on me. Population is down...

    Mine definitely swarmed on me. Population is down and I found 4-5 capped swarm cells. Question, can I buy a queen and place her in there and just remove the swarm cells? The reason why is because I...
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