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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    First, Swirling the must without removing the airlock is a total waste of time. The purpose of swirling in the early stages of fermentation is to infuse oxygen to grow a healthy yeast. Yeast...
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    Re: Bee Attack in France Makes News

    They don't like it when their stores are being robbed.
  3. Thread: Cold summer

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    Re: Cold summer

    The Humidity will prevent the bees from evaporation the nectar down to cap it. Seems like it is just a no win situation this year.
  4. Thread: lost swarm

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    Re: lost swarm

    The scouts probably scouted right from the cluster in the hive where you placed them. When they agreed on a new place they left. What you could have done depends on resources. Adding drawn comb or a...
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    Re: Moonshine jugs?

    Any wine maker will also tell you the reason Wine bottles are laid on their side is to keep the cork wet thus causing swelling and minimizing air infiltration. The air allowed in a wine or mead...
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    Re: Moonshine jugs?

    Air causing Crystallization? Thats a new one.
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    Strang weather Affect Honey

    I normally pull my supers around the first of July. An average year here in Pennsylvania has most of the bloom gone by then. This year we have Sweet clover coming on like gang busters. Probably...
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    Re: Too many queen cells

    If they are Supersedure cells there is a reason the bees desire to supersede the queen. Supersedure Unless the new queen fails rarely have a negative impact on the hive and are a natural part of hive...
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    Re: Drone laying queen

    It is not an all that uncommon for a newly bred queen to lay drone brood for a wile. However when a Queen that has been laying a good worker pattern goes to laying drone brood exclusively, and...
  10. Re: Laying worker and queen in the same hive

    As a rule, Without going into the there are always laying workers in a hive discussion. If there is brood in the hive Even if a queen is not present there will not be a exuberant laying worker....
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    Re: need help choosing a yeast

    place the must in a primary and add 1/4 tsp K-met (potassium metabisulphite) per 5 gallons or less. Kmet Binds O2 so it will be gone in 24 hours in a unlocked primary. then stir well and pitch...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    trottet1, You sir are really a piece of work! ! = exclamation not yelling, THIS IS YELLING.

    No we do not have to wait until we are 25. Someone like you would never understand about taking youth...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    When you input your profile you input your Birthdate. Then you choose your settings hide birthdate, show age only, show birthdate etc. if you choose show age only it automatically updates your age...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    Ahudd. Just because you think you are being funny does not mean the entire world does. When dealing with the written word which lacks the personal expression we must be careful. That is why when in...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    trottel!

    First, 15 is still a child In fact d lot of intellectual maturity and adult development continues until age 25.

    Secondly. I never said you attacked the OP. so you can stop fixating...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    I really wish I could quote you all to be sure you read this post. But C'est la vie. I can not say enough how proud I am of you guys!!!

    trottet1 I went to the kids profile page as did you, I...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    JW. I guess I need to check My scales Because I have hives that produce very close that much per year. I have hives that spend their entire lives on a trailer. They leave Pa. in November and head to...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    Is your implication That my response was untruthful???
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    Re: How Much honey?

    I leave my bees with about 90 Pounds of honey to overwinter. And take about 110 to 130 pounds annually per hive. My average would be 210 pounds per year, Mixed breed Russian, Italian and some...
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    Re: When is the northeast PA nectar flow?

    They probably stop taking syrup because the hive is full and they get enough for maintenance from clover.
    In order to get spring honey you have to set the bees up early in the year. February is...
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    Re: When & how to harvest honey.

    I always harvest the honey in the spring on the cusp of the dearth Regardless of how many supers are on a hive. Bees do not get lazy they are genetically programed to work them selves to death. ...
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    Re: what say you?

    [QUOTE=texanbelchers;1730281]The only absolutes in beekeeping (and many other things) is that the are no absolutes. It's been so warm (my guess) that my queens are emerging 2 days early. That is...
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    Re: what say you?

    And Of course there is absolutely no chance that could have been an after swarm also. Those conditions existing for 9 days would be pretty rare. I have witnessed hives swarm in a downpour. Plump...
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    Re: what say you?

    Yes You are correct. Poor choice of terminology. Should have been Mated queens rarely Pipe. I have had them pipe before too. But they were newly mated queens prepared for shipment.
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    Re: what say you?

    A mated queen does not pipe. Once mated they have little chance against a nimble virgin queen. Piping is a challenge. Why would a bred queen offer a challenge she knows she could not win. The...
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