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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Cool! Are you going to harvest the honey?

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    If he dosen't the frames will break from the wieght of honey build up.

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    what? where did you here that ant. I hope to harvest at least a Jar for fair, i don't have to, the more stores the better, im thinking of leaving at least 1 super on for the coming year. (super is a small box they put honey in *ill edit my post so you can see it once i find a good diagram*) And hopefully i have a ready to go colony that doesn't need to much feeding in the spring.

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    http://www.msstate.edu/Entomology/Be...g/hivegray.jpg

    The only difference is their Super has a special kind of "frame" im using just the rectangular frames, if you want more pictures with explanations of what these terms are let me know.

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    This is all really fascinating to me. Thanks for sharing and keep it coming! Is it true that honey tastes differently when harvested at different times of the year? I suppose since the pollen is from different flowers it would have to be. Also, how many bees are in a colony?

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    Yea they make Honey from nectar of plants, pollen is used as food. Honey can take the flavor of many nectars. What the bee's do is kind of evaporate the nectar, get rid of allot of the water in it, and breaking it down to simple sugars as well.

    The number of bee's in a colony Depend on the time of year, In winter their numbers decrease significantly, 10-15 thousand (I'm not sure though) but I do know the the biggest a hive can usually get is like 40 thousand, and thats not common but it can happen

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    Ill get the Video Uploaded eventualy. It was trying to snow hence the no veil, to cold for them to fly.

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    Did you take any pics. of the queen in the chamber? Nice, did your mom yell at you for doing it unpertected any way?

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    It was 35*F dude no way they would fly, the 4-5 that did died. It was to cold to get video of the queen i will get some pictures of the queen I promise!

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