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    Re: need help choosing a yeast

    place the must in a primary and add 1/4 tsp K-met (potassium metabisulphite) per 5 gallons or less. Kmet Binds O2 so it will be gone in 24 hours in a unlocked primary. then stir well and pitch...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    trottet1, You sir are really a piece of work! ! = exclamation not yelling, THIS IS YELLING.

    No we do not have to wait until we are 25. Someone like you would never understand about taking youth...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    When you input your profile you input your Birthdate. Then you choose your settings hide birthdate, show age only, show birthdate etc. if you choose show age only it automatically updates your age...
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    Ahudd. Just because you think you are being funny does not mean the entire world does. When dealing with the written word which lacks the personal expression we must be careful. That is why when in...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    trottel!

    First, 15 is still a child In fact d lot of intellectual maturity and adult development continues until age 25.

    Secondly. I never said you attacked the OP. so you can stop fixating...
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    I really wish I could quote you all to be sure you read this post. But C'est la vie. I can not say enough how proud I am of you guys!!!

    trottet1 I went to the kids profile page as did you, I...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    JW. I guess I need to check My scales Because I have hives that produce very close that much per year. I have hives that spend their entire lives on a trailer. They leave Pa. in November and head to...
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    Re: How Much honey?

    Is your implication That my response was untruthful???
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    Re: How Much honey?

    I leave my bees with about 90 Pounds of honey to overwinter. And take about 110 to 130 pounds annually per hive. My average would be 210 pounds per year, Mixed breed Russian, Italian and some...
  10. Re: When is the northeast PA nectar flow?

    They probably stop taking syrup because the hive is full and they get enough for maintenance from clover.
    In order to get spring honey you have to set the bees up early in the year. February is...
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    Re: When & how to harvest honey.

    I always harvest the honey in the spring on the cusp of the dearth Regardless of how many supers are on a hive. Bees do not get lazy they are genetically programed to work them selves to death. ...
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    Re: what say you?

    [QUOTE=texanbelchers;1730281]The only absolutes in beekeeping (and many other things) is that the are no absolutes. It's been so warm (my guess) that my queens are emerging 2 days early. That is...
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    Re: what say you?

    And Of course there is absolutely no chance that could have been an after swarm also. Those conditions existing for 9 days would be pretty rare. I have witnessed hives swarm in a downpour. Plump...
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    Re: what say you?

    Yes You are correct. Poor choice of terminology. Should have been Mated queens rarely Pipe. I have had them pipe before too. But they were newly mated queens prepared for shipment.
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    Re: what say you?

    A mated queen does not pipe. Once mated they have little chance against a nimble virgin queen. Piping is a challenge. Why would a bred queen offer a challenge she knows she could not win. The...
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    Re: what say you?

    After Swarm! The ruling queen swarms the day the queen cells are capped lead by chemical changes within the hive. A piping queen after a swarm indicates an after swarm when the original queen...
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    Do not Know, they could be, I do not mark what hive my extracted honeycomb came from. They rarely go back in the same boxes or ten lots.








    But thanks for answering the question at...
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    Do not know what killed them. I am not about to expose my other hives to whatever it is, nor my neighbors bees or the wild hives within the area. Caution is Never an overreaction. I can afford new...
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    None. My other two apiaries each within 5 miles of the one that dies, and each containing 15 hives are doing fine. and have honey supers on them that are over half full already.
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    I just sent a sample to Beltsville. for all 15 hives to have blocked entrances would be unbelievable. All had both top and bottom entrances and were clear. I burned all 15 hives just in case. It...
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    All hives had top and bottom entrances. Both were clear there were not even many dead bees on the bottom board.
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    No, I did nothing! But open them up. 48631
  23. Thread: Drawn Comb

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    Re: Drawn Comb

    What disease? AFB dead brood is almost imposable to get out of the comb, and can easily be seen. Is EFB really a concern. I have treated EFB by replacing the queen and never had it return. I do...
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    Re: Drawn Comb

    Well when someone ask me what a pound of pure lead is worth I answer the question. Around $2.00 per pound. I DO NOT tell them that do not use or process lead from sources I do not know, nor do I tell...
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    I Suppose dark comb would be better But I do not have any. I really do not understand all the hubbub about drawn comb. Now My mentor cautioned me about used equipment. And the dreaded AFB. It is...
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