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Posted in thread: What is turning blue? on 04-26-2016 at 11:08 PM
ph dependent color shifts, alkaline cleaners turn anthocyanins in the wine bluish which more
acidic cleaners turn them more red. Easy to test for yourself, just add a few grains of your
cleaner to a s...
Posted in thread: Installing Bee packages for the first time. on 04-24-2016 at 11:01 AM
So do you take from the strong hive to support the weak on and risk loosing both? Maybe
swapping the position of the boxes will populate the hive the drifted. Check out this article
in BeeCulture on m...
Posted in thread: Installing Bee packages for the first time. on 04-23-2016 at 01:51 PM
Watched your video, your supposed to put the smoke on the bees, a hive tool is better than a
paint scrapper and you did a very good job of demonstrating many peoples frustration with the
new package b...
Posted in thread: Installing Bee packages for the first time. on 04-23-2016 at 08:59 AM
Splits are in your future as well as whole hive meads:)WVMJ
Posted in thread: Honey Bees for mead on 04-23-2016 at 08:56 AM
Good path to follow. Try to find a mentor in the group who keeps his bees alive, I know this
sounds obvious but if they have to keep replacing all their bees every year they dont know what
they are do...
Posted in thread: Installing Bee packages for the first time. on 04-22-2016 at 07:15 AM
You are going backwards, usually people start with packages, get a nuc and then capture a swarm
and finally do a cutout, you started with the more skilled end and went to the beginners
level:):) One o...
Posted in thread: Honey Bees for mead on 04-22-2016 at 07:10 AM
Why is it to late to get started this year? If you got bee farms around you people are doing
splits and making nucs, drive over there and have a chat with them, you might find some nice
bulk honey to....
Posted in thread: Honey Bees for mead on 04-20-2016 at 11:51 PM
Get some tulip poplar, its darker, a bit more character than some lighter honeys and it comes
out in the mead, also works better with dark berries and oak . WVMJ
Posted in thread: I have a goofy idea on 04-20-2016 at 11:38 AM
More sour than the acidity of the apple juice? We have used DME without boiling it and the
yeast like it, not sure if hotbreak would be needed for an apple cider, our yeast eat it just
fine as is and ...
Posted in thread: Honey Bees for mead on 04-18-2016 at 07:43 AM
Be aware there are many ideas on keeping bees, main camps are nontreatment vs treatment,
nontreatment sounds good until your bees die from varoa, so beware if your local bee group is
reasonable to all...