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  1. Bee Forum
    I am in the process of treating my hive with Apivar in preparation for winter. I need to remove the top flow box. I noticed that some frames have uncapped honey and I don't know what to do with them. I will harvest and filter the capped ones. ( I do it manually ). What do you suggest I do with...
  2. Bee Forum
    So it's October and I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to harvest honey from my 1st years hive. I've got two full deeps and I put my first honey super on about two weeks ago... I was in my hives yesterday slightly worried about a sour smell until I read up that my bees are enjoying a late...
  3. Bee Forum
    Last year was my first year beekeeping so of course I didn't rob. This year I have the opportunity to rob that same hive. It is four supers large (it uses a deep and a medium for brood and then two mediums for honey). The goldenrod is now up for us so that is our last nectar flow. I'm not sure...
  4. Bee Forum
    When trying to separate honey from cappings or crush and strain, I've found that at least a 1/3 or more of the honey remains in the wax after straining has stopped dripping. I then put the remaining wax and honey in a pot in the oven set on its lowest setting and stir regularly until it has...
  5. Alternative Pollinators
    Hello everyone! I took down my bee house today and went through the cocoons. I intended my house to be for Mason bees, however Leaf Cutter bees outnumbered them! The only problem is that I checked two of the cocoons and noticed that the bees are still in the white worm larvae state. How can I...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    I have been beekeeping for a while and decided I wanted to make extracting honey easier for me (and my wallet) and wanted to know if anyone found a really good deal an a 2-4 frame honey extractor.
  7. 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...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    We have been harvesting our honey whenever we find a frame of fully capped honey. Does it make any difference if you do it that way as opposed to waiting for a full super of honey. Because we process our honey by the crush and strain method, it is better for my wife and I to do it a few frames...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I just added a second honey super to my hive -- I can't believe how many bees are in that hive! My daughter's hive has almost nothing in it by comparison, and her bees wouldn't do a thing in the empty box above the queen/honey excluder. ;) My supers are foundationless (as are my daughter's)...
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