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  1. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    I harvested my honey yesterday. I usually do so in my pole barn, but the humidity was so high, decided to do it in my sunroom with the dehumidifier running. I periodically checked the honey in my...
  2. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    After 2 days I rechecked. Uncapped and capped- a little under 18.5%. Humidity in the room was 40%. This seems to work, so I think I will pull all my top boxes that are a little wet and dry them for...
  3. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    Thanks guys, i have the 1 frame with the fan blowing on it and the dehumidifier running now to see how long it takes to bring it down 1% or so
  4. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    Went back thru a couple hives and did a larger sampling. Seems like only the honey in the top box is a little high in moisture. The box directly below is around 17%. I pulled a frame with capped and...
  5. looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    I spot checked a few frames of capped honey in my hivesand my capped honey is up around 19%-19.5%. I did a search and came up with a lot of different information. I thought of putting the supers in...
  6. Re: Empty queen cups, need swarm prevention?

    keep an eye on them, if you do see swarm cells, you could use a snelgrove board(double screen board) to prevent them from swarming. Google snelgrove board and you'll find lots of information. Bee...
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    Re: Best way to do this trap out... Help

    This may sound like a dumb question, but are you sure they are honey bees and not mason bees? doesn't really seem like a place where they would have access to a cavity. I don't see any activity at...
  8. Re: Empty queen cups, need swarm prevention?

    adding a super above an excluder wont give them the space they need because the queen can't go up to lay. I would try to remove a few frames from box 2 and add a few empty frames between brood frames...
  9. Re: making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    I bought the HDPE from MSC, I bought it thru work and got a little discount. MSC part#52421658-$136.70, I didn't seal the joints, thought about buying food grade sealant, but I'm not too worried...
  10. Re: making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    finally finished my uncapping tank, except for adding the drain.
    holds 20 frames
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  11. Re: making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    I'm gonna screw it together with stainless screws, much easier. my hdpe sheet should be here today
  12. Re: making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    never thought about the plastic welder. Will still use the screws , but the plastic welder would be a good idea to seal the inside corners.
  13. Re: making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    thanks for the replies. I had tried finding a plastic tank that would work, but couldn't find the size i wanted. Also, they were way more expensive than what i could make it for. I plan to screw...
  14. making a uncapping tank from HDPE, any thoughts?

    Planning on making an uncapping tank. Thought about using a stainless sink, but finding one just right for the right price is tough. I could make my own from stainless sheet, but it would be much...
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    Re: Should I wait to see drones before I split?

    I think you'll be ok, I made up 4 nucs on 4/13. I had plenty of drones out and dandelions were popping out. Unfortunately we had temps in the 30's last week overnight. I had a little chilled brood in...
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    Re: I have been selected as a winner!

    I recieved the same email today, All i had to do was send them my bank account numbers and my cash is on its way, WOOHOO.
    Just kidding of course. I get these types of emails all the time....
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    Re: foced abscond using fishers bee quick?

    I told the current homeowner the options. Cut a section out of the joist to remove the bees, then sister the joist, or forced abscond. I don't feel comfortable cutting a 12" x 8" section out of the...
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    foced abscond using fishers bee quick?

    Looked at a removal yesterday. Bees are behind the last joist, between joist and stone wall. Thinking a forced abscond using bee quick. Anyone ever used bee quick for a forced abscond? Bees have to...
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    Re: Battery operated narrow crown stapler

    I have the same stapler and love it. Also very nice if you need to go outside and make repairs. I also used it to staple wire on my chicken coop.
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    Re: Refractometer

    I bought the same one this year. Worked fine, seems like a good deal to me
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    Re: Battling beetles

    the Swiffer pads work well also
  22. Thread: PMS?

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    PMS?

    I was intending to make up nucs from my 2 strongest hives this past weekend that I just finished harvesting honey from. When I started to go thru them I noticed the faint smell of dead bees. I found...
  23. Re: Downside to leaving a laying worker hive?

    as their numbers decrease, they become susceptible to shb and wax moths. You could end up with a lot of ruined frames of comb if you don't keep a close eye on them
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    Re: Hive Swarmed...Now what?

    Why do you think they are still queen right? did you see eggs? I would wait it out and see if you end up with a mated queen. If they swarmed and you have open queen cells, then you can't split it,...
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    Re: How much time till they swarm?

    they usually swarm around the time the first of the swarm cells is capped, if the weather is bad then the next good day, you could make a split with the queen and make them think they swarmed if...
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