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  1. Re: Bees left 10/14...today same hive has tons of bees???

    the frames had some black stuff on it... Yes my other hive is right next to the empty one. I have to hit the bee books this winter & get better educated...I feel I forgot most of what a previously...
  2. Re: Bees left 10/14...today same hive has tons of bees???

    oh well, seemed too good to be true! at least some honey bees from somewhere are getting fed!
  3. Bees left 10/14...today same hive has tons of bees???

    I feed my weaker hive on 10/12. The strong hive seemed ok so I did not feed. 2 days later strong hive is empty..no bees. On sun 10/18 I threw 2 frames from empty hive on fire pit not far from...
  4. Re: Moved 2 hives for treework to be done..need advice please

    Thanks...oops & Live & Learn! Thanks
  5. Re: Moved 2 hives for treework to be done..need advice please

    Thanks Riverderwent...Do you mean an entrance reducer or something like a hay bale I foot or so in front of the hive,,,sorry if I am being dense. Hubby & I did not work too well together on the...
  6. Moved 2 hives for treework to be done..need advice please

    Last night I moved 2 hives about 50' from original location because I was having trees taken down. Many bees are flying around the original location. Should I move hives back now during daylight or...
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    Re: Empty colonies, CCD suspected

    My 2 Hives absconded in Oct ( 1st year nucs). Time was limited, as was my knowledge & I was admittedly negligent. Getting 2 nucs on Monday. Can I reuse frames from previous hive? Some are dripping...
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    Re: Buckwheat seedlings

    I just got my seeds in the mail today..hoping to plant in the next few days..glad they sprout quick b/c I figure I am planting them late. I also plan to plant a canola crop cover.
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    Re: can anyone identify this plant?

    Just opened my bible of plants to a random page, and low & behold there was Sorbus...for what its worth...
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    Good for you Colino! I am a first yr beek too..my goal is to get my 2 hives thru the winter. I was at a Bee Mtg yesterday in North NJ, USA & this is what I gleaned...At the Farm where mtg was held...
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    Re: can anyone identify this plant?

    Sumac?
  12. Thread: MAQS/SBB

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    Re: MAQS/SBB

    Thanks Dan...they actually say Best Buy 9/14...Live & Learn...
  13. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Maybe they are starving..just came back from a bee meeting & we were advised to feed until mid-Oct to prepare them for the winter...and if all goes well, enough honey for the hives, winter feeding...
  14. Thread: MAQS/SBB

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    Re: MAQS/SBB

    I ordered MAQs a few months ago..ordered way too many. Expiration date is 9/14. Do you think they would be effective next spring or should I just give them away...do not want them to go to waste.....
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    Re: Honey Super not being drawn out

    Thanks jmgi. I did not really expect to get any honey this year. If I keep both hives through the winter it will be a success in my opinion. Thanks again.
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    Re: Identify White Flower

    I believe it is Japanese knotweed. It is very invasive & very difficult to get rid of. I'd let the bees find it elsewhere, ie. not on your property.
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    Re: Honey Super not being drawn out

    Thank you for the reply. I actually did feed after I posted...hot the message on another plane...Thanks. What do you make of the med wax frames in the honey super...perimeter of wax gone? Thank...
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    Honey Super not being drawn out

    Hi,
    Put a Honey super on about 3 weeks ago & there is no comb...bees crawling all over it though. The wax foundation on the perimeters is gone...what should I do? Leave in place? Remove? 2 nucs in...
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    Re: Fire adjacent to bees

    A bit off topic but..we have a fire pit about 20' from 2 hives that we use on occasion during the summer..will this have any overall significant adverse effect on the hives? Newbie to the max...
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    Re: Day 2 Sting Swelling

    I swear by arnica montana cream for swelling & (bruising). Also comes in pellet form for persistent injuries. A 4' Cement Statue fell on my leg ( femur smashed into tibia & broke my tibia)...I put...
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    Re: First Postulate of Beekeeping

    Nice garden & wood piece/sculpture. Boxes look great too!
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    Re: Got inspected on Friday

    I am very new to this, but it seems the inspections are to the benefit of the beekeeper & the hives...not to cause trouble at all. and I am not naive when it comes to the secular situation we all...
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    Re: Checkerboarding in a Top Bar Hive

    I do not have a top Bar Hive...the beekeeper said I can manipulate the frames...I think I went overboard though..will ck this coming weekend & see what havoc I reeked. I want this to be a enjoyable...
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    Re: Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Man, I make my spelling errors in the Thread title...ugh! Gotta watch that...obviously I meant "Top Feeder from Brushy Mtn...
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    Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    Brushy Mtn top hive feeder. If I read correctly, The top hive feeder is designed to be placed on top of the hive, covered by inner cover & then outer cover. Other literature says when using a top...
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