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    Re: Global Warming

    Robert, thanks for bringing theae words to my attention. Even still, you and I may be reading into them and coming away with different interpretations of what they mean. To me, Jeffereson is alluding...
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    From what I have seen, tulip poplar honey does not readily crystalize. It is my primary nectar source and I have yet to have any solidify. I also keep a jar from each year and the 2017 honey is just...
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    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    Thanks J. Not bad at all for a first attempt. Want to go a bit drier next time around too.
  4. Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    Nathaniel, I understood what you were doing but misunderstood the why. I thought you were making nucs, not just queens. The method you describe is the same as using a cell builder colony and a...
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    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    Well the bubbling stopped a few days later. I let the mead sit until today. It is a beautiful deep amber colored and quite clear. Did not bother with the hydrometer and just bottled it all up. All...
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    Re: Global Warming

    So very true. I am glad our system allows us the luxury of being able to nitpick it's minor flaws.

    If there one thing I could change about the politcal system, it would be term limits for...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Cranked up, nah. Maybe a bit cynical and cautious. If the SCOTUS was really an impartial interpreter of the law, why do so many of their decisions fall on party lines?
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA.

    Welcome to Beesource soundchasr. Like Deb says, "it's fun, fun, fun". (Until her daddy takes her hive tool away).
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    Re: Global Warming

    Say we decide it is time to get rid of the Electoral College. Who gets to decide what mechanism is to replace it? The Democrats? The Republicans? The politically illiterate American populace? We...
  10. Re: Is it important to heat frames before extraction?

    You mean those pesky bees keeping filling your supers with nectar? The horror of it all! I wish we had a fall flow so I did not have to feed so much.
    As far as heating though, my 9 frame extractor...
  11. Re: Lost hives - How to store honey over winter to restart in Spring?

    Welcome to Beesource JAR15. In addition to the screen in front, I would wrap a ratchet strap around each hive to prevent curious critters from opening things up. No need to worry about small hive...
  12. Re: Is it important to heat frames before extraction?

    I assume you are referring to allowing the neighborhood bees to clean up the frames? Probably not a good idea here in the States or anywhere else either. Wet supers should be put back on your hives...
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    Re: Winter in Dixie 2018-2019

    Rich, if you are running all medium nucs, you definitely want to be at least 2x5. I am running mostly single deep nucs and they do pretty well. I did have one starve in March last year using mason...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Many, many, years ago I read a sci-fi story wth the premise that the outcome of a national election could be determined by a single vote. The story followed the person who was selected to be that...
  15. Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    Nathaniel, for the same resources you can get more and better queens by removing the existing queen from the hive, along with a frame or two of bees, and allow the larger colony to build and finish...
  16. Re: What to do with laying workers in January?

    Stop feeding them and let the hive die. There is nothing worth salvaging and shaking them out now poses a potential risk to your other hives. Use the woodenware and resources to start a new hive in...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Ami, I am afraid you may have gone to a terrible school. We do not live in a democracy. We live in a democratic republic. There is a huge difference. We do vote, and our votes count, but states vote...
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    The space on top does not have to be large. I simply turn my inner covers over so the 3/8" inch space is to the inside. Lets me stick a piece of pollen patty in there too.
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    Chris, I would expect swarms here early too. Last year was also a bit early as several of my hives swarmed right around April 15th, typically the beginning of our normal swarm season. I think it...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    I can't seem to get the idea of a beewall out of my mind ever since gregv posted some links. Has anyone ever played with terra cotta chimney flue liners like this as a hive? Looks like it would hold...
  21. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    I wholeheartedly agree with the premise that beekeepers should engage in community wide efforts to propagate stock that demonstrates resistant behaviors, whether VSH or chewing, or whatever keeps the...
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    I am resisting the urge to do any in hive manipulations. As noted, we still have "winter" to get through. Cold nights and cool days projected now for the next few weeks at least. Not sure how that is...
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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    Holy moley! That is a lot of comb. Not so many bees though. You should have been able to put them in a single 10 frame box with comb cut from the upper sections of the hive, and harvested all the...
  24. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Russ, the video is easy enough to find if you look for it, but I agree that it should not have been posted without her express permission.
    I was unable to get past the first few minutes of the...
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    Re: Global Warming

    I came into beekeeping recently enough that ccd was no longer a "thing ". I do believe it was a catch all phrase invented by the media for any hive death that could not be easily explained and that...
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