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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    What is "Mountain Camp Feeding"?

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  2. Help! Need to move two hives in Hampshire IL Area

    It looks like I choose a bad location for a year around spot on a farm to place two of my hives. I think I should move them to a spot that will get more sun this winter.
    They were fine during the...
  3. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Heavy goldenrod blooms all around Carpentersville, Huntley, all over the place
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    Re: The fall flow is in full swing.....

    Where are you at. I have a ton of Goldenrod all around my 3 locations.....which is in Kane County IL
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    Re: Harvesting Honey - New Beek

    I am in Zone 5b also, near Elgin, IL
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    Re: Harvesting Honey - New Beek

    I use a full height super as the main brood chamber
    I use medium supers above that
    2 for more brood
    Then a queen excluder
    Then one or two more medium supers for honey
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    Harvesting Honey - New Beek

    First Year Bee Keeper - Northern IL - 4 Hives - Each Hive has a brood chamber and 2 to 3 medium supers

    The brood frames are 100% drawn out. The medium supers are 75% to 80% drawn out as of last...
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    Re: Beekeeping Supplies Chicago Area?

    http://www.harvardeggsandfeed.com/

    It is still 1.5 hours West of Chicago...but the closest place for me
  9. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    I am a re-new beek and after thinking about it, considering my age (65) and ability to lift, I chose to go with one full height brood super and add 2 Illinois Supers on for more brood raising and...
  11. Re: New NUC Swarmed yesterday any idea why?

    They ate 6 cups of 1:1 sugar syrup over the month they had been installed.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm yesterday, 6/17/14 in my backyard in Carpentersville, IL. Temp was in the low 80's, no rain, sunny.

    Source: The NUC I installed on 5/15/14.
  13. New NUC Swarmed yesterday any idea why?

    The NUC that was installed in my backyard swarmed yesterday. They have only been installed for 30 days (May 15) and only have the 5 frames they came with, plus they have partially drawn out some...
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    Maybe we lost too many hives and the replenishment seemed to happen in late May....so many packages and nuc' may have only been in for less than 30 days
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    I found this quote quite interesting from the article.....honestly I have never owned anything Birkenstock.

    "At the same time, backyard beekeeping seems to be growing in popularity, anecdotal at...
  16. How much sugar water should a new hive consume?

    I started 3 hives this year. 2 5 frame Nuc's on 5/15 and one 2lb package on 5/16. All are in single hive bodies. I have front feeds for all 3. None of them seem to be consuming much of the sugar...
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    Re: Beekeepers stand up and be counted

    Most of these posts are a couple of years old....what ever happened?
    I got the Village Of Carpentersville to change their laws.
    They only said that bee's had to be 25' from the property line
    And...
  18. Re: Looking for 2 Packages or 2 Nuc's in Illinois

    I am still looking
  19. Looking for 2 Packages or 2 Nuc's in Illinois

    Hi,
    I need two more packages or 2 Nuc's between now and mid-may. I live in Carpentersville IL and would be open to driving to pick them up within 200 miles of 60110
    Thanks
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    Re: Brand new Beekeeper

    Good First Try - Keep it up
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    Bee Yard in Northern Illinois

    I would be interested in buying all or part of a bee yard, or land for a bee yard in Northern Illinois.
    Does not have to be a large parcel of land, just zoned for agricultural use.
    Also I am...
  22. Wanted 1 or 2 dead out full hive bodies with drawn out frames in No. Illinois

    If anyone has some brood box dead outs with drawn comb in them in No. Illioins (within 50 miles or so of Carpentersville) I would be interested in buying them
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    Re: New package installation

    Should you add some pollen patty when you hive a package set of bees? And does anyone know how much 1:1 feed that packaged bees will eat in a day?
  24. Thread: Pro-Sweet

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    Pro-Sweet

    Anyone have any experience with Pro-Sweet for feeding a new package?
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    http://www.soiledandseeded.com/magazine/issue08/the_bees_of_slovenia.php

    Really interesting pictures in this article. I love the ones of the truck....Bee Vacation Time......
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