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    Re: 3# package in a top bar

    I know where the honey came from and I wouldn't touch HFCS with a ten foot pole! My bees are small cell and untreated.
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    Re: 3# package in a top bar

    With my bees coming on May 1st, I really wonder if I'm going to need to feed at all (I live in NJ) and I think there will be plenty for them. Has anyone tried to just put some raw honey (without...
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    Re: 3# package in a top bar

    Thanks all,

    I truly appreciate your comments. I don't see how a bee would be able to store any significant amount of honey if it knew it was going to swarm and spraying the bees is contrary to...
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    3# package in a top bar

    Good Morning,

    On May 1st I will take delivery of a 3# package and queen (I live in NJ). I've built a top bar for them and want to do a direct install of the queen. Couple of things I'd like your...
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    Re: Knotweed Honey

    So I guess no one really knows if there is any resveratrol in honey obtained for Knotweed???
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    Re: Big Bad Bear story!!

    Last year about this time I lost my Top Bar hive to a Black Bear. I started it as an experiment from a swarm I'd caught in July. They were doing well and I was leaving them all their honey for the...
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    Knotweed Honey

    Hi all it's been a long time since I've been here but I've been thinking a lot about Knotweed and figured I would ask a question. Since Resveratrol is derived from the roots of Japanese Knotweed,...
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    OK, OK, I'm sure this will get some laughs but it...

    OK, OK, I'm sure this will get some laughs but it serious! The other day I was working my hives and I thought that my smoker was out. Heck I was in the house for over an hour before I put the dang...
  9. If they come I will invent a new use for my...

    If they come I will invent a new use for my tennis racket! It will be quite a sight to watch a grown man, dressed up in a bee suit. wildly swinging a tennis racket and bellowing "take that!" at the...
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    Hello friends, This is my first winter with...

    Hello friends,

    This is my first winter with bees and I was wondering what your thoughts would be on my current state of affairs. The New Jersey winter was an odd one. Wicked cold spells and...
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    I guess I'm a little confused. This year in...

    I guess I'm a little confused. This year in order to help control mites, I was using drone foundation. After 21-22 days I would remove the frame and put it in the freezer. Then I would put it back...
  12. Thread: First Time!

    by Fat Nancy
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    Thanks to all! I've seen pictures of the garage...

    Thanks to all! I've seen pictures of the garage and it is definitely on the first floor. I was told by the Real Estate agent (my future father-in-law) that the owners called the exterminator. He...
  13. Thread: First Time!

    by Fat Nancy
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    I have been asked to remove some bees from an...

    I have been asked to remove some bees from an abandoned garage. I haven't been there yet but I know that it is on the first floor at least. Never having done this before I would love to hear from...
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    Cyndi, I have two hives and have yet to see...

    Cyndi,

    I have two hives and have yet to see the queen on one. I know she's there cause I see eggs and brood everytime I look. I think she runs when she hears me coming, shy I guess. Good Luck....
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    Ok so now I'm a little more than confused. I...

    Ok so now I'm a little more than confused. I think Mike was saying that they would swarm if the brood nest was honey bound, not that they would swarm if they were superseding. right???? Or are...
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    ooops, my e-mail is fatnancy816@yahoo.com

    ooops, my e-mail is fatnancy816@yahoo.com
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    There were 4 frames of brood, in 1 deep not...

    There were 4 frames of brood, in 1 deep not including the eggs in the uncapped drone foundation (which also had some honey in it). The rest had honey and pollen. The outer frames were not...
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    Thanks Mike. They did look crowded and when I...

    Thanks Mike.

    They did look crowded and when I took off the cover they were busy working the old comb. I thought I read on one of the posts here that if the brood nest was honey bound then they...
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    I opened one of my hives today and found the...

    I opened one of my hives today and found the inner cover connected to a few of the top bars. This comb was filled with honey (I guess this would be "honey bound"?. Upon further inspection I found a...
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    dgoodman, I'm a first year beekeeper and think...

    dgoodman,

    I'm a first year beekeeper and think that ventilation is a very important part of maintaining a strong hive. There is an article concerning bottomless beekeeping under the "points of...
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    I happen to know Bjorn personally and I'm sure he...

    I happen to know Bjorn personally and I'm sure he is laughing his arse off at this thread! He's an excellent individual with a great sense of humor. Lighten up people and don't take life so...
  22. Thread: Swarm cells

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    Not capped yet, don't Russians typically build a...

    Not capped yet, don't Russians typically build a few swarm cells? I have a Nuc box but need a few frames to fill it in. I should be able to borrow a few until my order comes in. I haven't seen the...
  23. Thread: Swarm cells

    by Fat Nancy
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    Thanks Folks, Since this is my first year with...

    Thanks Folks,

    Since this is my first year with bees I'm not as familiar with what things are normal in a hive, and what isn't. That's why I rely on the generosity of the members here. I tried a...
  24. Thread: Swarm cells

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    Can anyone post a picture as to what these look...

    Can anyone post a picture as to what these look like? I know they are supposed to be on the bottom of the frame but are they capped? or does it look like burr comb only bigger and hanging down? The...
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    Could a Queen Excluder placed on the bottom of a...

    Could a Queen Excluder placed on the bottom of a hive possibly knock some varroa off as the bees pass thru? is it also a drone excluder?
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