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    Re: Getting my first batch

    From what I understand, Apis Cerana are the very Asian honeybees that we got the Varroa Destructor mites from. But, the Asian bees have developed the ability to deal with the mites and are not...
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    Re: A Changing Landscape

    You have most definitely seen, and consumed, fake honey.
  3. Thread: Tulsi forage

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    Re: Tulsi forage

    Never heard of it before, I guess it's a basil....Now I know how Tulsi Gabbard got her name, since she's part Indian...

    Honey, Tulsi & the Sweetness of Summer...
  4. Re: I've Installed Motion Detector Lights, Now My Bees Come Out at Night

    I read somewhere that often, bees sleep on flowers at night, like they were working late and just camp out. And they go home in the morning......
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    Re: Re-orientation if moved in the winter?

    You might not want to move them on a cold day. No matter how careful you think you are going to be, if you move them you will wreak havoc on their cluster and probably lose a bunch of bees to the...
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    Re: Baltimore City Bee Keeping

    You aren't far from D.C and they have an urban bee club:
    https://www.dcbeekeepers.org/
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    Re: Free Golden Rain trees

    Drought resistant, tolerant of urban air pollution, blooms in as little as three years, nectar and pollen. In my area, it comes on after wild blackberry finishes and not much else is blooming..The...
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    Re: Evodia Finally Blooms This Year

    Yeah, really, if the precious "native" trees were something that my bees could work in July, I'd be all for them. I hope Evodias take over.
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    Re: Evodia Finally Blooms This Year

    The Indians can look out for themselves.
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    Evodia Finally Blooms This Year

    I planted two of them 7 years ago and they were one year old seedlings when I got them....Now I wish I had bought 100 of them. This year the famous Bee Bee Tree bloomed and I get to see for myself...
  11. Thread: Moonshine jugs?

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    Re: Moonshine jugs?

    Yeah, "Moonshine Honey" might go gangbusters.......Not sure what you meant by the first sentence....
  12. Thread: Moonshine jugs?

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    Re: Moonshine jugs?

    I was thinking of putting in the stopper, then dipping it in wax, like they do with wine bottles.......but regular beeswax, not the red stuff......Not sure, but I think that shuts down airflow.....
  13. Thread: Moonshine jugs?

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    Moonshine jugs?

    I happened to find a crazy deal on clear glass moonshine jugs, with cork stoppers, brand new in cases. Two sizes, 750ml and 375ml. I picked them up locally from a guy who has thousands of them. They...
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    Cool data, I had never seen any of that before.......
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    So if you had a two frame nuc, say, and plenty of returning foragers and a good flow is on, how many nurse bees can make a well fed QC, in your opinion/experience?
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    Absolutely not. I hope I didn't create the impression that I had. That's why I said, "I don't know, but..." and linked to a video by the beekeeper that was the subject of the OP's question. Whether...
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    I don't know, but dude at Barnyard Bees absolutely says that he does that. I know he grafts and stuff as well, but there is a video where he says one good frame with bees and resources can make a...
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    Re: need help choosing a yeast

    I've been researching mead recently for my first go at it......Can't decide whether to go down the rabbit hole of exact instructions, or do the Viking thing and go basic basics. Do I want to age...
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    Queen cell being re-used....

    I didn't have a camera today, but I saw something I'd never seen before.

    I was inspecting some nucs and different splits done a few weeks ago.
    One nuc I had marked as having a queen cell.
    I...
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    Re: need help choosing a yeast

    "Use a good grade of yeast, one with a “killer” factor to overwhelm other wild yeasts. Some yeasts are known as “killer” yeasts because they suppress the growth of other yeasts. I suggest Lalvin...
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    Re: Adding Supers, which is better

    I use top entrances as well as bottom, so the bees don't have to travel far if I add new supers on top.
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    Re: Supers top or bottom?

    I think that's called "under supering."

    They usually like to have honey directly above the brood nest. So if you use a queen excluder you know where the brood nest is. And if you keep putting...
  23. Re: seeking opinions about returning wet supers to hives after extracting

    I've done both (put wets on colonies to clean and just leave out to be robbed/cleaned.)

    I don't care for feeding strange bees so I like to put wets on colonies. If you are worried about robbing,...
  24. Thread: Super Size?

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    Re: Super Size?

    Old boy here in Arkansas used to only run double deeps....as frames were capped, he'd pull them out, spin them, and put them back same day....never picked up a whole box when it was full......When he...
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    Re: Hive Entrance Side?

    I believe the entrance on the long side is called "warm way," and the traditional (short side) entrance is called "cold way." My nucs are cold way, my langstroths are all warm way.

    Cold way, you...
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