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Today 11:21 AM
 18.25% Moisture Content Acceptable?
it's a little extra work but i have been bringing my supers inside the garage (extracting room) for 2 days before extracting. the garage is serviced by the central a/c and thus the humidity is lower... (465 views, 26 replies)
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Today 11:08 AM
 Overwintering bees in the garage
I'm trying overwintering a nuc in a garage workshop, but they are set up like an indoor obs hive, with an entrance tunnel going out of a window. The shop is unheated and the windows will be cracked... (38 views, 2 replies)
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Today 11:01 AM
 Cane syrup flavor in honey
Our lazy bees have yet to produce an abundant honey harvest, so we sample honeys on our various trips, and buy quite a bit. This past year we picked up a jar in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, which has the... (0 views, 0 replies)
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Today 10:33 AM
 Extremely aggressive hive
I don't believe that I have experienced the aggressiveness that is being described by Jennfinch. Describing a typical requeening may not, and perhaps shouldn't enhearten the OP to take up the... (640 views, 21 replies)
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Today 10:29 AM
 Where did the advertisers go?
:thumbsup: Never bothered me. G (406 views, 12 replies)
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Today 10:21 AM
 Honey is turning out like slimmy yellow
It does have a bit of bitter aftertaste to it so maybe it is ivy honey. Fed to the bees on warmup these past days and they were all over it. Its nice they can climb on top of it and not get stuck... (627 views, 9 replies)
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the doc
Today 09:44 AM
 Table saw recommendations
I have the contractor version of sawstop. With a nice blade, It is more than adequate for my beekeeping related woodwork. It is more expensive but frankly I cannot afford to lose one of my... (30,482 views, 132 replies)
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Today 09:37 AM
 Les Crowder needs a little help
Best wishes to Les. (710 views, 12 replies)
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Today 08:35 AM
 missed virgin queen bees
It doesn't sound like it is usually possible to introduce any queen or cells in a laying worker hive without it being killed off. By what you write, it sounds like you were often checking the nuc... (223 views, 4 replies)
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Today 08:32 AM
 Queen Checking in Almonds
Funny that you mention that Harry. I don't use your heat hand trick, but I do play a game with myself when opening hives determining its status before I actually dig down into it. I have gotten... (628 views, 16 replies)
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Dave Burrup
Today 08:23 AM
 Protecting equipment from mice
I like the wide plastic triggers. Place them facing a wall about 1/4 inch out from the wall. They do not even need to be baited. The mice run along the wall and get caught. I actually catch more... (1,244 views, 37 replies)
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Today 07:48 AM
 Honey extractor- Dadant 20 Frame- Stripped Gears
The spun gear looks like it was made of phenolic. It is the weak link by design. Make sure the replacement gears are similar in case of a jam. (363 views, 7 replies)
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Today 07:42 AM
 Africanized bee removal request
Shame you fumigated them. Must have been at least 100 lbs of rare yellow jacket honey down there. :) (240 views, 7 replies)
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Today 07:36 AM
 Newbee in Rising Fawn, GA
Welcome! research and prepare! (145 views, 6 replies)
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Today 07:10 AM
 Winter feeding
Use granulated sugar, not powdered sugar because the later has corn starch in it, which while not lethal to bees, isn't all that good for them either as a form of food. (You could spend the time to... (205 views, 2 replies)
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Today 07:01 AM
 wintering question
Mice can climb a 1/2" smooth pipe like they have suction cups on their feet to get into a bird feeder. Elevation helps if the mouse has to climb totally exposed to the elements so a tall tree is... (300 views, 3 replies)
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Today 06:58 AM
 Lost another hive...
I did oxalic acid vapor treatments and some think even to the point I made my hives abscond. They made their rebound from the mites and felt very good about their health. How many treatments did... (941 views, 21 replies)
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Today 06:26 AM
 Feeding dry sugar to your bees?!?!?!
If its dry and away from your hives, then most likely yellow jackets will be on it during the day and some furry critter will finish it by night. (292 views, 5 replies)
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Today 05:15 AM
 Lauri Bricks - how to know when done ??
A beekeeper that lives nearby puts boxes of sugar cubes on nucs. IMO all this time in the fall spent on making solid feed would have been better spent a little earlier on liquid feed. Solid feed... (328 views, 6 replies)
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Today 04:19 AM
 Listen to the Music (3,976 views, 29 replies)