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    Re: Last year's crystallized honey - now what?

    learn to make creamed honey, sell it for 2X
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    Re: Scouting Behavior

    this how they look.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10_gUyeoa8U
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    Re: Is having only 1 hive manageable?

    1 hive is fine.. only if you have a local friends or a group you join and have resources to pull from.. Gotta have a backup plan
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    Re: Using 2X lumber for boxes?

    after multiple splits getting chilled brood this year I am going to build a 2x nuc with a heating pad. this will be my nurse hive for making queens as early as i can in the PNW area.
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    Re: Should I give my hive more sun?

    yet, you dont provide any.
  6. Re: DON'T Smoke 'um if you got 'um OR How I Ditched My Smoker

    same a huge bail of straw is what $3? and you just re light it everytime you pick it up. which is about once per hive
  7. Re: DON'T Smoke 'um if you got 'um OR How I Ditched My Smoker

    Only when welding
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    Re: Should I give my hive more sun?

    nope. no problems with shade. old wives tale
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    Re: One Angry Bee With Skills

    ya i had just one mad bee too. i was out painting with a power wanger and it makes a loud buzz sound. really pissed this bee off. he was after me.
    2 things i learned - queenless hives dont like...
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    Re: How many splits from 1 hive?

    1 capped queen cell only needs a cup of bees and a feeder. it will be a bit slower build up, but that's a minimum.
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    Re: Whole Sale Price for Brood Frames

    people do this? sounds like a great way to spread disease and mites
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    Re: which swarm cells to destroy?

    time to make like 8 splits and sell them for like a $1000
  13. Thread: city ordinace

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    Re: city ordinace

    sir that is not a beehive, its a very large birdhouse and the bees "just " appeared. i am currently checking current regulations and ordinances on the correct way to remove them .. with lab testing...
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    Re: Should I try one more year?

    catch swarms.. put up a few boxes around town and check them. gives you a nice little drive, easy to do. makes good money selling them.
  15. Re: Hive died what to do with three honey supers full

    usually the dead hive has mold and other unsanitary things going on.
    IF the bees didn't die of disease, I would put 1 super on other hives and allow the bees to clean them up. then extract in a...
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    Re: Has anyone used these for mason jar feeding?

    I bought those feeders. they NEVER stopped dripping. Even jammed toothpicks into the tube.. still dripped. I would love if they worked, would be perfect for my mini nucs. Threw them in the garbage.
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    Re: Comb Honey Needed for cancer patient

    you might want to rethink honey or any sweeteners. i believe breast cancer lives off "sugar". And if thats true, a zero sweetener diet would be more helpful. (no sugar no grain diet)
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    Re: Bees not touching Golden Rod

    why does it matter? they are bees they have there own plan
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    Re: Question about plastic honey bottles

    food safe plastic is a myth. All plastic sheds particles.. we are eating plastic in our foods and we are all getting cancer.
    Yes wash the containers, it helps a little.
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    Re: Pull honey......dump out the bees....call it good

    ya if it bothers you. buy his bees, then sell them back to him in the spring
  21. Re: How to eliminate unwanted honey in brood frames?

    Why do you think they plan to die?
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    Re: How quickly does open honey ferment?

    Honey doesnt ferment.. if its nectar then it will
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    Re: Mite Load Question

    more pupa = more mites
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    Re: Combine or roll the dice?

    they WHY do you want to combine.. leave them alone
  25. Re: How to eliminate unwanted honey in brood frames?

    bees have a plan, stop micomanaging them. leave them alone
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