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    Re: Hi from Afghanistan (temporarily)

    Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place to learn beekeeping. Questions usually get quick responses. This is my second winter, and I only have two hives. I've had a lot of help from the...
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    Re: Yoshino or Kwanzan Cherry better for bees?

    I have a Montmorency. The bees like it. You usually get great cherries with no spraying needed.
    I think they are long-lived for fruit trees. I know you're talking about ornamental varieties. I'm...
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    Re: january inspection

    Do you have any theories on why it was the best hives that didn't make it?
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Cleo, you said if you were going to feed to build them up, you'd attach the trap and feed syrup through the top. It sounds like you usually only leave the trap attached a few days. When you feed, do...
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    Re: Winter clusters already in upper body?

    How warm does it have to be before they can move around and get to the honey that isn't above them?
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Thanks, everybody.
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    I think I'll try some dry sugar now and syrup when it warms up.
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    How do you feed them, Cleo? Will dry sugar in a trap/hive in front of the hole but not connected yet work?
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Harley, we did have a good fall flow and a late frost.
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    I hadn't thought of it that way, Harley. If they are an established hive and couldn't make it on their own I wouldn't want them. If they were a late swarm and needed feeding, does that make them...
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Cleo Hogan just sent me his trap out method. He said you can do the trap out and put the queen back in the tree, so you could do two trapouts instead. My swarm trap success rate isn't that high. ...
  12. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    I bought one colony of MN Hygenics two years ago. I also put up 5 swarm traps. Towards the end of July, I caught one swarm. Both hives survived the winter. The MNH died last summer. Not sure but I...
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    Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Has anyone fed bees in a tree? I found a bee tree late last fall. I think it was from a very late swarm and may not have much honey. It's on a walking trail that I use a lot and I think I would have...
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    Re: Mann Lake 2 frame extractor

    I haven't had any honey yet. Just started last spring. The quality seems fine. Not really any instructions. Hopefully, l'll have honey in a few weeks.
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    Re: Hunting the Wild Asparagus

    It doesn't grow much the first few year if you plant seeds. It takes one to two years longer that way but works.
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    Re: Hunting the Wild Asparagus

    I don't think they are that picky about soil ph, but I'm sure there is a limit. They grow on the highway ditches here and I'm pretty sure that soil is acidic. Some lime is almost instant acting. I...
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    Re: help with a swarm trap

    The only swarm that I've ever caught was in a hive on top of my deer stand. It was bad getting it down though since the steps are only wide enough for one foot. It was heavy and awkward. This year I...
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    Re: Bees and Spraying Fruit Trees?

    I have apple trees. I thought you didn't spray anything during the bloom. Do some people spray during? I thought dormant oil before and chemicals after would work? I was trying to be organic and...
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    Re: hello from nj and some notes on fear

    Welcome to the forum! I started last year and bought a complete hive with newly installed bees because it was less intimidating than a package. It helped me a lot. Now that I've had a few stings, I'm...
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    I'm in!
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    Re: When to start spring feeding in coastal CT

    Thanks. I'll stop feeding. I checked them this evening. Think the population is building up fast. Also the Henbit is starting to bloom. Sometimes have a few hundred acres within a mile or so. Not...
  22. Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    I've been thinking that one extra deep ten frame would be really easy to build from a 1x12 and would probably be the right size for a complete brood chamber in this area. It would be too heavy to...
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    Re: When to start spring feeding in coastal CT

    They are pretty light. First year hives and it was a rough year--too wet most of the year, two dry part of the year, and a very cold winter. I didn't think we had nectar yet. I didn't know they could...
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    Re: When to start spring feeding in coastal CT

    Will they keep eating dry sugar as long as they need it? Our weather is going from 70 somedays to 25 or so some nights. Too cold to switch to syrup. I think?
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    Re: Queen excluder left on

    My cousin talked to him about it and he got them out that week. At least two of the three were fine two weeks ago
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