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Sandra DeBow

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May 3, 2021, 9:57:32 AMMay 3
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My two hives failed over the winter - both I believe due to condensation/weather and starvation as they never made it up to their honey supers - no sign of mite infestation, etc.  (they were a split I made to prevent a 3rd swarm and I think they were just too small to make it through this winter) Now, I have three  medium, 8-frames with a lot of capped honey and I do not have any honey extraction equipment as I am only a 2 yr beek.  Wondering if there is any place where I can rent or borrow an extractor?  Also, One hive failed mid-winter, I believe, and there is a thin film of gray mold on the capped comb.  I was planning on freezing the frames and trying to wipe the mold off.  Thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!!

Jennifer Yanco

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May 3, 2021, 10:15:24 AMMay 3
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Bill Perkins at Agricultural Hall has an extractor that you can rent.


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On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 9:57 AM Sandra DeBow <sdeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
My two hives failed over the winter - both I believe due to condensation/weather and starvation as they never made it up to their honey supers - no sign of mite infestation, etc.  (they were a split I made to prevent a 3rd swarm and I think they were just too small to make it through this winter) Now, I have three  medium, 8-frames with a lot of capped honey and I do not have any honey extraction equipment as I am only a 2 yr beek.  Wondering if there is any place where I can rent or borrow an extractor?  Also, One hive failed mid-winter, I believe, and there is a thin film of gray mold on the capped comb.  I was planning on freezing the frames and trying to wipe the mold off.  Thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!!

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