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  1. Thread: fermented honey?

    by GregV
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    Re: fermented honey?

    They could have visited a vine yard - sure.
    Eating the "odd" honey should be fine I think, as long as you like it.
  2. Thread: fermented honey?

    by GregV
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    Re: fermented honey?

    I had exact same issue - few jars leaked as if expanded.
    No fermentation whatsoever.
    After warming in a car and liquefying, we are eating this last season honey - good stuff.
  3. Re: How long a brood break is sufficient to break mite cycle

    Well, yes - to the mites swarming the new brood.
    Well, not really to the mite count (as the overall estimates don't really change); the measured #'s maybe higher for obvious reasons - more phoretic...
  4. Thread: fermented honey?

    by GregV
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    Re: fermented honey?

    Fresh honey can not be really fermenting.
    Fermenting == gas production == bubbles.
    In your case, this is just an odd "honey" - could be coming directly from a nearby gas station trash can (who...
  5. Re: A couple of honey harvesting questions- NOOB

    This was a bad idea:

    By doing so you lock too much honey in the residue and also make the draining slower.
    This is where the slow draining comes in.

    Instead, do the dicing of the comb with a...
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    Re: Equalizing hives, when and why?

    Of course keep in mind - moving brood around also means moving mites around.
    Doing this blindly may result in a reverse effect.
  7. Thread: Idiots Apiary

    by GregV
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    Re: Idiots Apiary

    I'd ban anymore talks of lazy/easy beekeeping.
    LOL

    Those are nothing but book/lecture selling attempts.
  8. Thread: fermented honey?

    by GregV
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    Re: fermented honey?

    Just feed it back to the bees and be done worrying about it.
    Don't wait until cold, however.
    Best do it now.
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    Re: Foundationless 'Gold Dust' - well, almost.

    My case is easily explained.
    I do cut-and-strain harvest a lot.
    In the picture above, I harvested areas of the upper comb and left empty combs below for reuse.

    Upon reinsertion of this butchered...
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    Re: Foundationless 'Gold Dust' - well, almost.

    It depends.
    Here is ~1.25 spacing with the drone brood embedded.
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    For 1.25 to work - EVERYTHING must be perfect.
    The bigger the frame, the more chances for the imperfections.
    On a smaller...
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    Re: Is anybody else having a hard season?

    For every beekeeper having a hard season, there is also a beekeeper having a great season.
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    Re: Preserve Genetics

    Ideally you want to start "preserving the genetics" a bit earlier (July would be perfect).
    This gives you better chances to make daughter queens from the desired mother queen.
    Still can do it, but...
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    Re: Found a queen and some bees on the grass

    Pretty normal timeline for a freshly mated queen.
    Of course, it is possible she did NOT mate also.
    Too early to tell.
    Within 1-2 weeks I'd expect fresh brood.
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    Re: The state of United States

    Why, all the information is public.
    For example, the Russians are loving it in Finland (the only hassle - need to learn the Finish, not the easiest language; but knowing English you can get by).
    ...
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    Re: Bee watering station

    Exactly.
    See my pictures above.
  16. Thread: Missing queens

    by GregV
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    Re: Missing queens

    It this the website?
    https://www.lloydstbees.com/

    I may know the guy (and he, who I know, is a good guy, IMO).
    I have bought from him.

    But really, what is the proper course of action if one...
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    Re: A reflection on beekeeping by a newbee

    If anything, should protect the eyes.
    Seriously.
    This is not about being cool and whispering to the bees.
    A well placed sting could very well affect the future pilot carrier.
    I wear a mosquito...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    People see things differently for as long as the issue on hand does not touch them personally.
    Once the actual "touch" does occur, the seeing will change.

    You can manage your bees and mostly...
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    Re: A reflection on beekeeping by a newbee

    There is still plenty of time before that first sting right between the eyes.
    Other than that, having mild bees is something everyone wants.

    I wish one of my kid was what I used to be - the...
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    Re: feeding a cell starter sugar water

    So today is August 4th.
    Is this still a project for the season 2020?
    Getting kinda late for MA, especially if project is still in the research phase.

    Like Akademee above, I don't even bother...
  21. Re: Ventilation and Moisture Control - AGAIN - Horizontal Langstroth Hives

    I have been using this design (see LJ's drawing) for few winters now.
    If any problems I have is - too much ventilation.
    :)
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  22. Re: Ventilation and Moisture Control - AGAIN - Horizontal Langstroth Hives

    Incorrect.
    Check your facts and redo.
    :)
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    Re: New right away- what to plant?

    This topic is basically a rehash of:

    What to Plant in 1/4 Acre
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?360893-What-to-Plant-in-1-4-Acre
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    Re: Where do superseded queens go?

    This year I am learning how to work mating nucs.

    I have a case where a surely queen-less nuc magically became queen-right.
    Accidentally spotted a queen when installing new queen cells into the...
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    Re: Bee watering station

    Bird bath full of rotting wood and bark.
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