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Re: [TopHive] Re: General Question

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  • Tim N Flanagan
    Yes Brian getting my two top bar hives from beethinking. All western Cedar good price, other site Glorybees.com wanted 400 something for theirs. Shorter than
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 27, 2012
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      Yes Brian getting my two top bar hives from
      beethinking. All western Cedar good price, other site Glorybees.com wanted 400 something for theirs. Shorter than beethinking to!


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      On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 6:22 AM PDT Jorg Kewisch wrote:

      >I second the "don't feed honey". The reason is that honey from unknown
      >sources may contain foul brood spores, a disease that is battled by
      >burning the hive. Some bee-keeper use antibiotics instead, which helps
      >the bees but does not get rid of the spores. They are the ones that sell
      >cheap honey. So, don't feed honey if it is not honey from your own
      >bees. Use white cane sugar (brown sugar is bad) in a 2:1 solution (2
      >pounds (1 qt) of water and 1pound of sugar).
      >
      >
      >Jorg
      >
      >On 07/27/2012 08:36 AM, bcbearxxx wrote:
      >> Hi Tim, most suggest feeding a new hive started from package until
      >> nectar is in, I've heard when you see pollen coming into the hive then
      >> you are also getting nectar, another timing point is when you have
      >> dandelion blooming usually nectar is available. many orthodox beeks
      >> frown on using honey to feed claiming bringing in possible pathogens but
      >> I also like to use real untreated honey and real pollen not pollen
      >> patties that are sold. bees need real pollen to raise brood. Which
      >> company made your hive? Beethinking? Brian out near Mt Hood.
      >>
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