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    Re: DYI Bee equip help

    Go to the main home page. Up at the top of this forum page, click on "Beesource" to get there. On that page you will find links for building. Not sure all of what you are looking for is there, but I...
  2. Re: Bee questions (Deadheading and Lbs of sugar per hive a year)

    Regarding deadheading, even if the type of flower would regrow, its not worth it. I have a lot of clover and dandys in my yard and a 20 acre hay field loaded with dandelions in the spring, as well as...
  3. Thread: Runny Honey

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    Re: Runny Honey

    Keep in mind that even if your honey is capped, it can pick up a lot of moisture before it is bottled. I had some runny honey this spring, but it came in at 17% when I extracted it. It sat in a...
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    Re: Formic Pro Treatment

    If your count was 23/300, that is more than double the treatment threshold. I am sorry to say, but you may have treated too late. On the hopeful side, formic treatment is 14 days so it is still...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I re-read it and stand corrected. I was thinking a kitchen pressure cooker, not a lab. Too much trouble for nothing as far as I am concerned. J
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I did read it. I have a pressure cooker and it requires water and heat to pressurize. Is this something different? J
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    Water Your Grounding Rods

    Just a reminder for those who have an electric fence where it has been dry. We are in a semi-drought here and my fence was not working until I poured 10 gallons of water on all 3 grounding rods. ...
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    Anyone Else Get A Whiff Yet?

    Very faint, but I smell Goldenrod in my apiary. It is very abundant around my place but have not seen many bees on it. Anyone else? J
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    How hot do you have to heat it?
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    I am by no means a great swarm catcher, but if you read the swarm forum you will see that it is hard to keep them from leaving without brood and a queen. J
  11. Re: Not sure how to manage these hives, photos included

    Did you start these hives, or did you "inherit" them? It looks bad, bit certainly not hopeless. It will take some time and work fully suited to straighten them out. They look healthy from what can be...
  12. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    Good result! J
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    You want to go through the hassle of rubber banding the brood comb. As has been said, it will lock them into the hive and also keep a supply of new bees until the queen (if you caught her or buy one)...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    Honey does not need to be vacuumed sealed. You will be wasting time and money for nothing. Just twist the lid on any canning jar hand tight and you are all set. J
  15. Re: Taking off supers. Were do all those bees go?

    I have never found all that many bees in the supers to make me worry about that, although I run 2 or 3 deeps. I doubt that it will be a problem, especially if you plan on returning the super after...
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    Re: Cleaning Up Burr Comb

    See Rick, Fieldsofnaturalhoney doesn't remove his and he may have a good point about leaving it going into winter. The reason I remove mine is from an experience where several frames were glued...
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    Re: Oxylic acid schedule

    Not familiar with that brand. What do the instructions say as far as time? You should def see a "plume" no matter what type of delivery system you are using. When applying it to the hives, you should...
  18. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    I have gentle bees but they get more defensive around harvest time in the fall. It's a little early for my bees to act that way, but I am expecting it in another month. You are further north, so it...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    I am not smart enough to figure this out, but it sure is intriguing. J
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    Re: Oxylic acid schedule

    Mike: I assume you are using a wand. What brand? 4.5 minutes seems like a long time. My Varrox takes 2.30 minutes, sometimes up to 3 . Might want to be sure your OA is dry. As for the timing, I will...
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    My Betterbee Experience

    Just a small hobbyist who has somehow wound up purchasing thousands of dollars worth of equipment and most of it was from Betterbee. The people are great to deal with and their wooden ware is really...
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    Re: Cleaning Up Burr Comb

    Hey Rick. Some clean it off, some don't and there is no right or wrong. For what its worth, I do essentially the same thing. Maybe move the bucket further away if you are in a dearth to be on the...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    What a tease, yet I am listening. J
  24. Re: Video! harvesting honey Wisconsin 2019 enjoy :D

    Hard work no matter how you do it. Thanks for posting. J
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    Re: Not building on plastic frames, what to do?

    Most bee supply stores also sell wax. As you get going, have a big coffee can at your apiary and save any wax you scrape off of your frames. After you harvest honey, the capping will supply a lot of...
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