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    Re: What to ask at allergy Dr

    I had been stung a lot as a kid, but not as a adult. We got a epipen just in case until we knew how we would react. Still have never used it, now hardly react to stings.
    I was not worried but...
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    Around 10 at the time, bees were everywhere, always got stung walking in the clover. Didn't buy a package until 2015 $93.00
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    Re: Disappointing Fall Inspection

    We have been using hive top feeders. I been making 2:1 then add about 1/2 cup or so of vinegar with the mothers, to around 2 gallons of sugar water. I had a few hives that piddle around with the...
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    Re: Weighing Hives

    We usually open the hive, go into the top box see if it is all capped check the mid box (we have either 3 mediums or one deep and two mediums) see how many are capped. Then decide whom needs food. ...
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    Re: Weighing Hives

    We have scales on three of our hives. The weight varies. One hive is 110, one 125, one 158. We need to weigh the rest of them to figure out which ones needs food. Here heavy feeding can make...
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    Re: Strange Comb Honey Wax Color

    If a bit smelly it might be fermenting honey in the open cells.
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    Re: Wax moth prevention in storing

    I freeze all of our frames, 3 days, figure around 500 super frames now, the chest freezer holds around 60 at a time, some cycles and all are done. We do store ours in our basement. After freezing...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    I have never thought of putting pollen out in the fall. I do see a lot of pollen being brought into the hives, yellow (goldenrod) and a white pollen. What we are lacking this fall is nectar. ...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    Good idea I will break up the blocks I add this winter. They don't seem to have a issue eating though the solid blocks, but might as well make it easier for them.
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    We put a 1/2-3/4 inch piece of insulating board and then under that a piece of the covered bubble wrap, under the lid. Like what you wrap a water heater with.
    Works great, here, we have never had...
  11. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    NJBeevet............ we started feeding our 7 hives that are 1/2 mile from here mid Sep. Hive top feeder, around 2 gallons with each feeding. They were very light, almost zero honey/nectar in the...
  12. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    For mine it does not matter. The warmth of the hive and moisture from the hive makes it real easy for the bees to eat. When I pull any non eaten sugar off in the spring it is usually soft and...
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    I put 8 lbs of sugar bricks on each hive in Nov, usually by the end of Jan the blocks are gone. We cycle between cold and warm all winter. The bees fly a lot looking for food

    I make mine with 10...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Last year we only fed them once. Just to fluff them, but it rained a lot all summer and it was not in the 90's most of the month of September. This year we went dry, decent rain in July then a...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    27, of the 27 around 10 have a decent amount of stores. The rest are really light, that is even with feeding off and on since July. We were pulling the apivar strips, totally shocked as to how...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Well I am going to order 400 lbs, see how much of a pain all those boxes are..................a little more than I need for one feeding. I have a feeling I would rather pay the bit more for one bag...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Here you are lucky to find 25lb bags, walmart does not stock enough of them, constantly out. I just go to costco and pay the extra, easier.
    Buy 50 lb bags. Right now using 300 lbs with every...
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    Re: Bee jacket/suit

    We use these
    https://www.ultrabreezesuits.com/

    Never have had a problem with bees getting in except when we forget to zip the hood closed. Love the breeze that comes through if the wind is...
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    Re: Honey bottles in car

    After the above discussion, I decided to do a quick check.

    I did a test today, one 2 lb plastic jar placed in the car this am, outside temperature got to 88f, full sun. The inside of the car was...
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    Re: Honey bottles in car

    Maybe, it was the normal boxes the plastic bottles come in. The lids were all open. Just each box full of bottles. If the honey was over 115 I would think that you would feel a burning pain. I...
  21. Thread: Fall Feeding

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    Re: Fall Feeding

    Nice frames. You can overfeed, which can cause a late season swarm. You need to leave some room for brood.

    We check for capped honey frames, we like to have one box full of capped, the second...
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    Re: Honey bottles in car

    I have left honey in the car, forgetting to pull it out after the market. Temp in the car who knows, but horrible hot,we were in the 90's, but the honey in the bottles was only around 120, used my...
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    Re: When (time of year) to move hives

    We move ours now and then, a lot of times just within the bee yard. Being on the far side of 50 we try to only move when lighter, like after supers removed, before winter build up, or early...
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    Re: uugh, wax moths...

    I freeze all of our frames in our chest freezer, it hits around -20, leave them in for 2-3 days, the freezer holds a lot, around 50 ish.

    I pull them out, put in the honey super, stack up in our...
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    Re: Happy Honey Harvesting Day in Jersey

    I freeze the super frames, put them back in hive boxes, then cover the top box with window screen.
    Some of the frames are stored in plastic tubs I bought from Walmart.

    We have over 500 super...
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