What did you work on today?

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Wingfixer » Sat May 09, 2020 8:35 pm

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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 13, 2020 7:20 am

Storage in the pole barn. Can't believe I don't have enough space in a 30x56 pole barn :censored:

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Post by Damage Inc. » Sun May 17, 2020 6:03 pm

Rut Row wrote:
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Storage in the pole barn. Can't believe I don't have enough space in a 30x56 pole barn :censored:

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bucho » Sun May 17, 2020 9:34 pm

Another hive inspection today. I added another 10 frame box on top so they can expand.
My son was helping me a little.


I'm scraping off some extra comb to collect the wax
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bucho » Sun May 17, 2020 9:36 pm

The capped cells are honey. Rest is nectar and some pollen.



Close up of some bees. Hard to see in photo but the "wet" cells that is nectar.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by juddspaintballs » Sun May 17, 2020 10:38 pm

Very interesting. I wouldn't mind learning and starting some hives on my parents' farm.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bucho » Sun May 17, 2020 11:07 pm

juddspaintballs wrote:
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Very interesting. I wouldn't mind learning and starting some hives on my parents' farm.
Been interesting so far. But Im a total noob.

Kyler grew up on a farm w/ a large number of hives.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Nobody » Mon May 18, 2020 2:19 am

Bucho wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:36 pm
The capped cells are honey. Rest is nectar and some pollen.
Actually the uncapped cells is honey too. Only they cap it when it's full, those just are still in progress.
Nectar is what bees take from the flowers, honey is what they get out of them in the hive. AFAIK they don't have the ability to transport and release nectar itself without turning it into a honey.

I'm no pro with bees, but I've been around as my parents and grandparents have been beekeepers. Only part I've participated usually - extracting the honey from the cells. We had mechanical device that spins the frames in it (cranking by hand) and gets the honey out on centrifugal force.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bucho » Mon May 18, 2020 4:18 am

Nobody wrote:
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Actually the uncapped cells is honey too. Only they cap it when it's full, those just are still in progress.
Nectar is what bees take from the flowers, honey is what they get out of them in the hive. AFAIK they don't have the ability to transport and release nectar itself without turning it into a honey.

I'm no pro with bees, but I've been around as my parents and grandparents have been beekeepers. Only part I've participated usually - extracting the honey from the cells. We had mechanical device that spins the frames in it (cranking by hand) and gets the honey out on centrifugal force.
Semantics. The bee people I've learned from still call it nectar (even though yes, it has been changed), till the water content is reduced down to roughly 17% and its full and capped.

The extraction process is one thing I have no experience/training with. But my friend has an extractor, so we'll see how it goes. Its been interesting.

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Rut Row » Mon May 18, 2020 7:43 am

Bucho wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:07 pm
juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Very interesting. I wouldn't mind learning and starting some hives on my parents' farm.
Been interesting so far. But Im a total noob.

Kyler grew up on a farm w/ a large number of hives.
you are doing fine! We had 60 hives at the peak of the operation.
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