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Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Sieving honey
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2019, 01:28:41 pm »
Jim. If temps higher than 104 begins destroying the medicinal properties of honey, then what happens to beekeepers whose summer months hit 110 degrees?
Ooh, good question!

Yes good question, and another question. If the mighty mite varroa treatment is 106?F for 160 minutes each application, would the 110 temperature areas of the world automatically be varroa free? 
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Re: Sieving honey
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 02:38:58 pm »
Out side temp are not a problem in a strong hive because the bees will keep the temperature down at approximately 95 degrees.
When they cannot, especially in natural hives, the wax starts dropping.
I did a cutout recently where it actually happened. What a mess.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Sieving honey
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 02:25:10 pm »
What Jim said.

My bees are chugging though water at astonishing rates right now, and little is for "drinking".  Although next Monday is the 1st day of fall, we hit 100 yesterday!  Most of that water goes to create essentially a swamp chiller inside the hive.  That queen stays around the mid 90s no matter what!

Barry