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    Re: How early can I pull the supers?

    I never thought about hitch hikers Roland. 3 of my hives are CA spring packages so very possible. I continue to learn.
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    Re: How early can I pull the supers?

    No worries. My extractor arrived Thursday and the frames survived the week of storage in the bag. Spun them out on Friday. No slime. No moths. But a lot of good info here so thank you.
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    Re: How early can I pull the supers?

    Thanks. I've never had an issue with shb. Once I put a super from a hive that was getting too tall on a smaller hive for safe keeping. Safe guard it they did!, they ate it all up. Grrr.
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    Re: How early can I pull the supers?

    Trash bag was my thought as well. I could set them on my hot sunny deck prior to extraction to warm them up?
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    How early can I pull the supers?

    I have a hive that swarmed. There are 2 full supers on it. My new extractor won't arrive until a week from today. Can I pull the supers now, store them in my kitchen and extract them in a week when I...
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Thanks JW! That will be another new experience that I'm looking forward to!
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Just thought I'd let you know that the swarm stayed that moved in on 6/18. Today I popped the top and took a peek. They have filled both boxes and it's packed with bees. In the top of the two boxes I...
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Thanks JW. I recall, now, reading about slimming down in the past. Thanks for bring that up. I will follow yr instructions.
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Chips, my other hives are bringing in nectar and the supers are on. I'm thinking they should be good??
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    It's gonna kill me to wait but I will. Thankfully I can watch from the entrance. Tonight a few were out orienting the front of the hive. My grown son was over when I heard the buzzing, amazing how...
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    Thank you JW! Very informative!
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    A swarm moved in. Now what?

    I heard lots of bees buzzing today while I was standing in my yard. I went to my hives and a nice size swarm was just moving into one of my old empty hives. I've been keeping 9 yrs now. It was so...
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    Re: cooking with fermented honey?

    Thank you hops. That is the perfect answer. There are no bubbles. Just the alcohol odor.
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    Re: cooking with fermented honey?

    Thank you both!
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    Re: cooking with fermented honey?

    I tested it with my refractometer. 18%.
    Anyone?
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    cooking with fermented honey?

    hi all.
    I found a large jar of honey in my cupboard from....who knows when. It had quite the pungent smell when I opened it. Im not sure if its fermented or not. it tastes great. Is it edible if...
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    Re: Doctor was impressed

    I woke up this morning with very itchy swollen eyes. I made a honey eye wash and it has relieved the itching. The swelling has just slightly decreased. I have never had this before. Kinda scary but...
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    Re: How long can I leave mead in the primary

    Oops, started a batch in April and forgot about it until tonight. So I thought, what the heck, I'll have a snort and see how it tastes. Not sweet. Strong alcohol smell. orangy with a slightly bitter...
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    Re: Need extractor rental contract...

    Hand crank model. 3 frame.
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    Re: Need extractor rental contract...

    In addition, the small charge adds up so if something needs replacing those funds are available. That's why it shouldn't be free even if it is bee club money.
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    Re: Need extractor rental contract...

    10.00 rental fee plus 25.00 damage deposit.(usually in check form to be returned after inspection. ) Time frame is open unless there's a waiting list then usually 1or 2 days. Includes absolutely...
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    Re: Warming up a super for extraction

    I've never heard that. Makes sense!
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    Re: Warming up a super for extraction

    All good ideas! Thank you. I just assumed they had to warmed up to extract. Maybe not?
    Last year I transferred 2 full supers to another hive to "hold them" but the bees ate it or moved it. Either...
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    Warming up a super for extraction

    I have an order to fill for an out of state customer who is arriving in a few weeks. I normally like to extract only once but this order needs to be filled before my flow is over.
    A month ago I had...
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    Thank you! I don't recall seeing the cocoon but I could see white, which I assumed was larvae but my eyes are not 30 anymore. It was just the very tip of wax, smaller than a cell size. Should I check...
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