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Offline pembroke

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2 questions Please
« on: June 22, 2010, 08:45:59 PM »
do the supers have to bee caped before taking the honey?   if taken with out being caped can you dehumidify and how would you go about that. I know that's three but please help. Pembroke

Offline kathyp

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Re: 2 questions Please
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 09:05:31 PM »
it needs to be capped or almost all capped.  if not, it will ferment....then you can drink it  :-)
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Re: 2 questions Please
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 10:22:25 PM »
If you are wanting to save the bees some work by not capping the honey get a refractometer to check the moisture content before you pull it.
never take the top off a hive on a day that you wouldn't want the roof taken off your house

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Re: 2 questions Please
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 11:17:45 PM »
them refractometers are expensive

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Re: 2 questions Please
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 11:23:16 PM »
them refractometers are expensive


you can pick a descent one up for less than 75 buck. Cheap insurance policy.
never take the top off a hive on a day that you wouldn't want the roof taken off your house

 

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