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    Re: Am I messin this whole thing up???

    Either I missed it last week or she started laying right after I looked.... I have brood!!!! Maybe these bees do know what they're doing after all. Hope they can build up for winter now. Would it be...
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    Re: Am I messin this whole thing up???

    So I'm at 14 days since my hive issued the swarm. Still no new brood. It looks like the numbers in my hive are starting to decrease. No new brood but they are bringing in pollen and honey. I'm a...
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    Re: Am I messin this whole thing up???

    Thanks for the input. I just didn't have the resources (cash) to devote to 2 hives this first year. I will give it another week- 10 days and see what happens. I know it is time to get ready for...
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    Am I messin this whole thing up???

    I had a swarm leave my hive last Saturday. The remaining bees moved to the outer back side of my hive. I managed to coax them back in and I think I saw a queen in with them(I'm no expert at queen...
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    I had what sounds like the same thing last week. After poking around and watching a little YouTube, I decided it was orientation flights. And I'm sticking to it. But I'm a 1st year so take it for...
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    Re: A Frenzy at the Entrance

    I guess I'm good with orientation flights. It was just incredible to see. I didn't know the hive had that many bees (slight exaggeration). I don't usually see the hive at that time of day but in...
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    Re: A Frenzy at the Entrance

    After watching some YouTube I think it was some afternoon orientation flights. It could be robbing though. A couple of them buzzed me and bumped into me but not super aggressive.

    How do I verify...
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    A Frenzy at the Entrance

    Can someone direct me to a video of a swarm issuing from a hive? or tell me what a swarm looks like. I'm not sure what is going on but it is a frenzy around the entrance of my hive. I cannot even...
  9. Re: red and orange liquid on the rear legs of a a bee or two

    I love the idea of coloring syrup to identify it. Any drawbacks to doing this?
  10. Thread: Dearth time?

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    Re: Dearth time?

    Yep I've been a little over confident. I've been trying to go low profile with the bee hive but my respect of the bees now outweighs my concern of the neighbors.

    I saw uncapped brood on that...
  11. Thread: Dearth time?

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    Dearth time?

    So is there a dearth on in northern NY? Watertown area? Went into the hive to to sprinkle them with some powdered sugar and they were ohnery. Before the sugar, as soon as I pulled a frame from the...
  12. Thread: Honey bound???

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    Honey bound???

    I know what honey bound is but what causes it and how do you prevent it? What do you do if you are starting to get too much honey too low in the boxes? Maybe I'm being a paranoid 1st year guy but I...
  13. Thread: Crazy comb ok?

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    Crazy comb ok?

    My first hive. I opened it last night to check it our before I leave town for about two weeks. There is brood comb between the top of the bottom box and the bottom of the top box. Brood in the comb...
  14. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    I know I probably won't get much if any harvest..... but I really hope I get at least a taste this first year.
  15. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    GOAL:

    1. Get a hive
    2. Get bees
    3. Get honey from said bees
    4. Eat said honey from said bees and brag about tastey it is and how cool I am for making my own honey (coercing bees into making...
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    Sugar-water or Sugar and Water

    So I keep seeing how people make syrup to feed their bees. Most of what I see is just sugar and water. Why not just give them sugar and a water source and let them make their own syrup? I'm sure...
  17. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    WOW! sounds like some great prizes.
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    Re: Beeswax prices?

    How much wax could one expect to get from say, 1x8frame med super?

    Cappings?

    Crush and strain?
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    Re: Wicking Feeder???

    That is the only down side I could think of. OH well, back to the idea well...
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    Wicking Feeder???

    Just thinking about feeders and I have not seen this idea so someone tell me what you think. From most types of feeders (hive top, inverted jar, even a division board feeder), could you run some kind...
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    Re: completely see through langstroth hives?

    I read the book by Mr. Langstroth about his hives and he talked about doing his hives with a glass box. Not sure if it worked or if this is even what he was talking about but he seemed to think it...
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Hahaha....I used to think I had to be the fastest or the strongest, now I'm happy just to keep up with the fast and strong guys every now and then. I'm good just to carry the M9 around the FOB. If...
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    10 Frame boxes are not square? See I didn't even know I didn't know that.
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Great discussion Folks! Thanks for the info. I'm sure I could lift a deep super full of honey and I am only planning on doing 2 hives (for now), But if I don't have to and the advantage outweighs the...
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    10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Same old argument??? I am going to get started this spring and I'm looking at which set up to do, all 8 frame MEDs or 10 frame deeps and supers. I think I understand the advantages and disadvantages...
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