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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Advice needed on hive body addition
« Last post by Joe D on August 01, 2015, 11:50:47 PM »
If they have a good amount to work, I would also add a super to each.  I would add it to the top.  I haven't run 8 frame med., still have 10 frame deep brood boxes and med and shallow supers.  I figure the 10 frame shallow super is close to the 8 frame mediums as far as weight.  They probably will have brood in the bottom 2 and may in the new top or it may just have stores.  Being gone for close to a month aren't you afraid of them crossing the combs.  I like to keep a check on foundationless frames while they a building them so I can help straighten them.


Joe D
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Water source & mosquito larva
« Last post by Dallasbeek on August 01, 2015, 11:39:16 PM »
Folks seem to say lots of things that ain't necessarily so, but I think bees do like some kind od scent to water.  Put out distilled water and pool water and see which they'll like better  :smile:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Kind of strange Honey sell today
« Last post by Joe D on August 01, 2015, 11:30:25 PM »
I have my regular customers that I call when I bottle my first extraction, there are some at a couple of restaurants, and people I just meet in stores.  I have had a few that say they can get it at the farmer market for $6.50 so they don't buy mine. My regular customers start calling when the first flowers bloom wondering when they can get some.  I don't put up signs Gary, and I might be selling to cheap, but after I give the friends and family some and have my stash put up, if I can sell it for a fair price and bee done with that part of the beek that's fine with me.  Now I have time for other things, working on boxes, frames and etc. 

Good luck to all.


Joe D
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Always give every part of the hive air.  Yes, leave a top and bottom entrance.  If you don't have a way to do that, just put a stick under the top or under the bottom box and it will make an entrance....
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I run both top and bottom on all my hives, so when i combine each one gets one entrance open.
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I'd give them a top entrance. At least until they have gotten thru the newspaper.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Last post by Rurification on August 01, 2015, 08:26:25 PM »
I've done a bunch of stuff with sumac.   Here's a blog post about some of them.
http://rurification.blogspot.com/2011/09/sumac.html

My favorite thing is to soak the drupes in water for a few hours and then make lemonade out of it.   So good!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: newspaper combine - entrance or no?
« Last post by GSF on August 01, 2015, 08:25:15 PM »
Put screen wire over the entrances. That's what I do for the entrances. From that I have the best of both worlds. Air circulation and reduced entrances.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: storing queen cage temp
« Last post by chickenwing654 on August 01, 2015, 08:24:51 PM »
Hi,

I did my walkaway split last weekend.  Going back up next weekend.  So it will be 14 days between my visits.  I know I would be sacrificing a queen but I would be assured I did have one present in the end. 

I have no local supplier that I know about in Maine, so it would be hard to put a queen in if no cells are now present.  I hope I am explaining this right.

Thanks
David
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Last post by GSF on August 01, 2015, 08:22:21 PM »
Thanks Robin, I'll try to remember that one since I've started reading up on herbal remedies.
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