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  Topic: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
slodrone

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:49 pm   Subject: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
I didn't even inspect some hives this year. Took a comb or two of honey from the back from time to time and all seems good. Going quite strong into the winter.
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
slodrone

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:39 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Yea it is pretty much non-issue if you take honey from comb that had couple of generations of bees born.

If you think about it....it is PROVEN that bees move honey from cell to cell, comb to comb, ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
slodrone

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:01 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
It was kind of annoying reading it since the beekeeper in question does not know that queen excluder and supers off during the winter does not guarantee honey without bee poo Very Happy

If you think about ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
slodrone

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:21 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Ok read the whole thread.

Now is pdcambs still here ? If someone knows him point him here again.

I harvested some comb that had couple of generations of bees born earlier. It is tasting great an ...
 
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