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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi everyone. Last winter, I had a full dead-out. (I'm chemical-free and the mites won this round.) I bought a single box of bees to start over, harvested the honey and stored the rest of the boxes in my garage. These boxes are a treasure of stored honey, pollen, etc, even though most of the...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Sadly this is the third fall in a row losing both our back yard hives (for various reasons) :( Past two years I brought the boxes inside to harvest what I could and then stored them in my basement. The supers seem light so I don't think we'll be harvesting, but I'm wondering if it's ok to just...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Honey bees preferentially consume freshly-stored pollen Honey bees (Apis mellifera) collect and store both honey and pollen in preserved forms. Pollen storage involves the addition of honey or nectar and oral secretions to pollen granules. It is controversial whether the duration of pollen...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    A Look into the Cell: Honey Storage in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera Honey bees, Apis species, obtain carbohydrates from nectar and honeydew. These resources are ripened into honey in wax cells that are capped for long-term storage. These stores are used to overcome dearth periods when foraging is...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    How long can refrigerated sugar syrup be stored? Is there a difference in shelf life between 1:1 and 2:1?
  6. Bee Forum
    I need to store extra supers and deeps, etc. Will set up storage within a bear-fenced bee yard. Should I build an enclosed shed or will a simpler 4-Post Roof (pavilion) suffice? The pavilion is simpler and cheaper, but rodents and wax moths may be a problem. (Any way to pest-proof hiveware...
  7. Bee Forum
    New Beek question: I just cut some queen cells and wondered how to store the RJ? Do I scrape out the RJ or keep in the cell? Freeze? I really am clueless and can't find solid advice by googling.... I don't plan on grafting this year, but in the future I do. Is this even worth keeping for...
  8. Coffee Klatch
    SugarSync is similar to Dropbox but a bit more feature rich, gives you more space free than drop box, or if you pay for extra space it will save you money! Not sure what either do? They back your files up into the cloud! Meaning that you upload them from your computer and you have access to your...
  9. Bee Forum
    I had a hive that lost its queen, and the bees killed each new queen I introduced. Then the workers started laying, and it is too late in the season to help them anymore. I dismantled the hive today, and now I have all these frames with varying densities of drone brood, pollen, and honey. I can...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hello Beekeepers, I have four hives, have extracted all of my honey for 2009 (phew!), and need to store my shallow supers. They all have drawn comb and I live in a high altitude area and we do have wax moths here. The supers will freeze and thaw over the winter in my barn - but how do people...
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