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Author Topic: Combination compost bin/ hive base ?  (Read 1942 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2012, 10:28:44 AM »

another thing to consider would be the odors produced by a compost. mine can get pretty ripe at times. so if the bees survived the periodic extreme high heat, CO2, & methane you could end up with some honey that smells & tastes like garbage. & if any shb larva fall in they'd have an ideal environment to develop into adult beetles.
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2012, 10:38:11 AM »

My hives are sealed completely w/ oil traps in bottom. Only opening into nest is 1" pvc. Just thinking the heat underneath could help a bit when it gets chilly.
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2012, 10:48:33 AM »

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SALE: GENUINE COMPOST HONEY!
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2012, 11:00:30 AM »

Ha !  Smiley Might be very healthy, Lots of bacteria. Keep u regular  Smiley  On the subject of honey I did about an equal split of cutouts this year between city and suburbs. Not only are the city hives stronger the honey is better. Dark like molasses,  complex ! The suburbs have a much lighter honey, still good but we've been holding little taste tests and the city wins hands down. Going to put a couple swarm traps in Baltimore this spring.

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