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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, Can you please give me ideas on how to and where to store frames after I spin and extract the honey? Also, do I need to scrape off all the wax that stays on the frames after extraction or keep it for bees to rebuild on it next year. Also Do I need to put the frames in the deep...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Building a bottling bucket with my daughter Kathleen. Video is 3 minutes. https://youtu.be/mW6QZjHPxUI
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    So apparently I am going to be getting funds for an extractor/bottling system for my birthday! I just don't know which one. I've never seen an extractor in action. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've looked about online, but since I've never used one I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I'm not...
  4. Everything Honey
    My last inspection showed my super is almost ready to extract (1st time I'll get honey!) My worry is that the frames are not completely capped (maybe 80%) of each...do I keep waiting til they're 100% or is it ok to extract now? (Need to rent equipment so need a bit of lead time to prepare)...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    I am thinking of building my own uncapping table complete with a frame holder and chain belt that will move the frames to the extractor. The chain belt could be controlled with a foot switch. It would allow workers to uncap with a scratcher, place frames on the rest (on belt) and occasionally...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    I harvested 5 supers in August and have finally had a chance to extract. I discovered a pretty terrible wax moth infestation. I have a few questions: 1) what are the small red bits I see everywhere? 2) what is this glue-like stuff I'm discovering occasionally? It's almost like hot glue gun...
  7. Bee Forum
    As a newbie I'm still trying to figure out the timing of these things!! The golden rod seems to be in full bloom & the girls are busy and I'm not sure if I should leave the supers on and hope they finish filling them up? Or should I take them off now?? I still have 3 supers on, 2 are mostly...
  8. Bee Forum
    As a newbie I'm still trying to figure out the timing of these things!! The golden rod seems to be in full bloom & the girls are busy and I'm not sure if I should leave the supers on and hope they finish filling them up? Or should I take them off now?? I still have 3 supers on, 2 are mostly...
  9. Bee Forum
    I was going to try and find a foundationless thread and put this in it, but couldn't find one that made sense so I started this one. I harvested 18 foundationless frames today, mostly tangentially and only had 2 frames that tried to blow out a little bit on me (not a full blow out, bees will be...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hi everyone — I am sure that everyone else is looking forward to the honey flow as much as I am. This is my first year getting honey and I am unsure as to when I should harvest. I am aware that the honey flow will be over by June, but I am worried about extracting too early. If the nectar flow...
  11. Bee Forum
    This is my second year beekeeping and I had this same problem last year. After extracting the honey I put the frames on the hive as suggested to let the bees clean them out. The problem is that they keep filling them with nectar! I even put them on top of the inner cover and they are still...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    I have just taken off my supers in preparation for extracting and fall mite treatments etc... Upon inspection of my supers, I noticed that some of the frames are only partially capped. For example, some of the frames are completely capped on one side and the other side is about 75-80% capped...
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