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    Re: A new honey color

    Is this the first year you have separated your Spring harvest from the fall? Honeydew makes a very dark honey, otherwise it must be something different blooming. The honey color here changes through...
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    #8 Duck Cloth Inner Cover

    I got this idea watching a video from UoG.
    I did this to nine colonies of various strengths. Some were nucs I transferred into ten frame equipment.

    The telescoping covers come off without any...
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    Re: Drones Blind Queens with Semen

    I find it hard to imagine the Drone cares if the Queen mates again after him. He is an insect that has a bigger problem now that he has mated. Pain and death trumps jealously. :D

    Alex
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    I'd say about 20% of my customers quiz me about treatments. When I say, "Yes I treat", they put down the jar until I tell them only with the honey supers off. That's what it's all about for me.
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    I read that earlier today. Strange days, indeed.

    Alex
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    Psm and Gww,

    I agree with both of you, but laws are not passed to keep honest people honest. They are passed so that those who stray too far past the line can be stopped and punished.
    I guess if...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers/Fall Extraction Blues

    And I'll bet the EPA would spend a lot more money defending their position than any of us would, or could, for that matter.

    Alex
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    There is also an argument within the law in regards to "What would a reasonable person believe?" when it comes down to parsing the letter of the law.

    I believe the label means for us to remove...
  9. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    In a high humidity area such as mine, the more surface area the bees have to store nectar, the easier it is for them to dry it down. At the end of the season when no nectar is coming in, what looked...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    A cutting torch hand truck comes to mind. They sometimes have large wheels.

    Alex
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    Re: Mann Lake short an Item

    I've never had that response from MannLake. Coincidentally, my internet service has been very slow for a few days.

    Alex
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    Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    I would sample the crystallized honey to see how smooth it feels on the tongue. If it is rough like salt instead of creamy I would not use it as seed as you will get the same rough texture.

    You...
  13. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    I saw some GR blooming near the Kerr Lock and Dam, but none here. The Ironweed is blooming well, though. The bees are just beginning to ramp up the flying, but no smell yet.

    Alex
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    Re: Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    Oh, you got it bad, real bad. :D

    Alex
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    Re: Todays Honey Prices!

    I hope they get this price. It makes my $8.00 pints look cheap.
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/459844417897521/?ref=feed_rhc

    Alex
  16. Re: I'm looking for advice on planting around my hives

    I broadcast Buckwheat at the recommended rate as a cover crop in my garden on the parts I let lay fallow on a rotational basis and as early crops mature. I also use it in random areas. It blooms in...
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    Re: Brazil: 500 million bees die in 3 months.

    Psm1212,
    I understand what you are saying. A few days ago someone asked me how many bees I have. I said, "about a million." They looked at me as though I was lying. Then I laughed, clapped them on...
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    Re: Brazil: 500 million bees die in 3 months.

    Don't worry, the Chinese will take up the slack, somehow.

    Alex
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    Re: Mixing a few (5-12) gallons of syrup

    2:1
  20. Re: Crowdfunded Smart hive for helping bees, beekeepers, and bee researchers

    "This represents the canyon that separates those who care about bees from those who take care of bees."

    I'm not quite sure what the difference is between the phrases, "care about bees" and "take...
  21. Re: Not sure how to manage these hives, photos included

    That looks to me like what happens when shallow frames are used in a medium box.

    Alex
  22. Re: OA vaporization is probably safe with honey supers - here's my calculations

    I read somewhere that the decision to not allow treating with honey supers on was to avoid the delays testing would incur.
    The liability issues mentioned above probably weighed it down also.

    Alex
  23. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    Well, Dan, I guess I can blame my upbringing. When I was a kid, we were not allowed to make demands of adults or talk back. We also joked around a lot and teased one another. Shame on the ones who...
  24. Thread: No Beetles

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    Re: No Beetles

    I'm still not finding many beetles. I made some very weak splits this Spring to keep for insurance, they don't have beetles either. Usually, I find a few beetles under the inner cover of all hives,...
  25. Re: According To This, I've Done Everything Wrong, & My Plans Are Not Good

    I am wondering if you checked the ejected pupae for mites. The reason I ask is because I often find Drone pupae on the landing boards of my hives the next day after inspections. My bees build Drone...
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