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General Discussion>New Hobby: Bee Keeping
massphatness 09:53 AM 08-27-2019
It opened right to Cold Sores & Genital Herpes ... go figure
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bonjing 10:52 AM 08-27-2019
:-):-)
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markem 03:17 PM 09-21-2019
Mickey Dees is also into bees!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=lng4n3FI7SQ
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CigarNut 08:50 AM 09-22-2019
Very cool!
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massphatness 08:28 AM 10-26-2019
We pulled the honey supers off a couple weeks ago. I think I got over-excited about our honey haul from earlier in the year, and I put three supers on after we had extracted instead of just going with one and adding as needed. The bees ended up working a little bit in one box, a little bit in another and a little bit in the third. As a result, we only ended up with about 12 lbs of honey. Most of the frames were only partially built out. No biggie. I don't know what I would have done if had gotten a lot more honey anyway.

The previous couple years I haven't done a fall feeding and thought I'd give it a try. I know the bees haven't starved out the past two years because there's been a good amount of honey in the frames when I've popped them open in the spring. Had the colony died of starvation, there wouldn't be anything in the frames. Still, better safe than sorry. The feed is a sugar syrup in the ratio of 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. (Interesting tidbit: a container of water weighs about the same when it's filled with sugar; not exact but close enough to make the syrup.)

At a 2:1 ratio, the syrup promotes honey production which will give the ladies extra food stores for the winter. In the spring, the ratio is 1:1, and that promotes brood rearing. No idea why.

I'm using an entrance feeder. The feed drips into it & the bees crawl in to slurp up the sugary goodness. Will be interesting to see how quickly they go through it.

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IBQTEE1 09:37 AM 10-28-2019
Very cool. Thanks for the update.
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icehog3 10:20 AM 10-28-2019
Slurping up sugary goodness.

Bees got a good life. :-)
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BigAsh 12:09 PM 10-28-2019
Originally Posted by icehog3:
Slurping up sugary goodness.

Bees got a good life. :-)
.....though short-lived at Casa Stolo....
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AdamJoshua 03:06 PM 10-28-2019
is it keto-friendly? :-)
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icehog3 03:31 PM 10-28-2019
Originally Posted by BigAsh:
.....though short-lived at Casa Stolo....
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Littleton? :-)
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markem 07:35 PM 10-28-2019
Originally Posted by icehog3:
The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Littleton? :-)
Whoa! Major shrinkage. :-)
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