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Beekeeping 101 / Re: Packaged bees pricing 2021
« Last post by iddee on October 17, 2020, 01:30:10 pm »
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Beekeeping 101 / Packaged bees pricing 2021
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 17, 2020, 11:02:41 am »
I just saw the first package bees pricing for spring 2021.  $149 per package.  10% off if you buy 2 packages.  Has anyone else see any pricing yet?

Splits sound real good.
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General Beekeeping / Re: another fermented honey question
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 17, 2020, 09:11:41 am »
The up side is that many of us are confined close to home so this doesn't seem so unreasonable.  I think you are going to need to keep a thermometer in the honey too.  If the water level drops too low it might cool the top of the bucket of honey off. 

That was a minimum of 36 hours.

Keep us posted, rober.  I am very curious about the outcome.
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General Beekeeping / Re: another fermented honey question
« Last post by rober on October 17, 2020, 12:15:28 am »
i have a LARGE pot that i put on a hot plate. i submerge a bucket of honey in water & set it at 1/4 power to liquify crystalized honey. it take 36 hours for a 3 gallon bucket. at that setting the honey gets to 95*. i'll try the fermented honey at the halfway point for the fermented honey & see where the temp ends up. the problem with this set up is remembering to replenish the water every few hours. i hang yellow safety tape from the laundry room & shop door headers. they're hard to miss.
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General Beekeeping / Re: another fermented honey question
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 16, 2020, 07:59:10 pm »
I heard, through a reliable source, that there is hope for fermented honey.  It seems that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab has some buckets for fermented honey.  A phone call was made to Marion Ellis, retired from the UNL Bee Lab, and his advice was the following:
Heat the honey at 130 degrees for a minimum of 36 hours (WOW).  This will cook off the alcohol.  Then you can bottle and sell it or make mead.  You can also feed it back to the bees in the spring.  Feeding it back may cause some dysentery issues which the bees can handle better in the spring.  You can also freeze it and that will buy you time to figure out what to do. 

The big question is how do you heat a large quantity of honey for 36 hours?  Hot tub?
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Any and Every Thing / Re: Final Jeopardy Question
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 16, 2020, 09:04:59 am »
I Saw This Show Last Week!  ;D  "What is the Monarch Butterfly"

Neither of the three contestants got the answer right, and a second insect was not brought up by Alex Trebek.

I guessed wrong too.  I guessed honey bee. (Gee, I wonder why?)

Poderac:  You funny!
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Any and Every Thing / Re: Final Jeopardy Question
« Last post by Jen on October 16, 2020, 01:22:58 am »
I Saw This Show Last Week!  ;D  "What is the Monarch Butterfly"

Neither of the three contestants got the answer right, and a second insect was not brought up by Alex Trebek.

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Any and Every Thing / Re: Final Jeopardy Question
« Last post by Poderac on October 15, 2020, 08:16:31 pm »
What are Hippopotamuses??
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Any and Every Thing / Final Jeopardy Question
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 15, 2020, 09:13:23 am »
Anyone here a fan of the game show Jeopardy?  I don't watch everyday.  The contestants with their vast knowledge amaze me.  I am tickled when I know an occasional correct answer.
Earlier this week the final Jeopardy question was this:

Around 2010 the state license plate for Michoacan, Mexico featured these insects

If you know that answer, respond!  Don't forget to respond in the form of a question.  Ex: "What are....."

(No money will be awarded for a correct answer  :laugh:)
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