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    Re: Lost my queen on a package, FUMBLE

    PA Pete is right the propane torch works like a charm. When I have them available I use shavings from my wood planer. They start up with just a lighter and once going I just pack them in. They...
  2. Thread: Robbing?

    by ggileau
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    Re: Robbing?

    I agree with Click. Last year I struggled with robbing. Get rid of the entrance feeders! I have read that putting Vick's Vapor Rub around the entrance will confuse the robbers but not the host, they...
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    Re: Most Painful Place to be Stung by a Bee

    It is true that all stings are not equal. They like to get behind my glasses and one in the eye sux but the one that hurt the most was on my ring finger between the first and second knuckle, where...
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    Re: how late is to late to start a package

    Last year was my first year. My packages came in the second week of May which means I didn't see new brood till the second week of June. They have to build comb before the new queen lays, so it's...
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    Re: Should I combine?

    I'm looking at mid teens at night mid thirties daytime. Depending on the computer model that you are watching there could be anywhere from 6" to 18" of snow on tues - wed. It's still early but the...
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    Re: Should I combine?

    I hope you are correct! This was my favorite. They are quite pleasant to work with, they started as a four frame nuc and built steadily throughout the year and made nearly perfect comb. I was looking...
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    Re: Should I combine?

    In all cases I have given them full frames of honey from the dead outs. The weak hive is quite thin in numbers, yes you can easily see the brood. I've been watching the brood less hive on and off all...
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    Re: Should I combine?

    Thank you all. In my first year keeping bees the one thing that have learned is that I have a lot to learn. My problem is that when I blunder I feel like I let them down. I that weird?
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    Re: Should I combine?

    I'm sorry, Ace. I'm considering combining the hive with a queen and a very small cluster, (just two or three frames of bees of bees) with the hive that has decent numbers (five or six frames of bees)...
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    Should I combine?

    I may be asking a question that I already know the answer to but at this point I'm a bit paranoid. This is my first complete year and as much as I would like to blame an extremely cold Winter for my...
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    Re: Pollen in shoreline CT

    I spotted some pussy willows yesterday for the first time this year. A bit late but quite exciting just the same. BTW that was in the Groton area by work, my hives are a little north and I haven't...
  12. Re: Bee bringing in pollen, but what in the world is blooming?

    Lucky dogs!!!
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    Re: Winter Fondant Feeding question

    Michael Bush has a ton of great info on his web site. I have him in my favorites, when i run into something I always look and see what his opinion is. Here is a link to the page on feeding. ...
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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    I'm with ya!
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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    I have to admit that it was exciting to see some yellow snow!!
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    Autumn Olive Question

    Is Autumn Olive a good source of nectar\pollen? At work there are acres of it! We've been cursing it for years, you just can't get rid of it. We've even tried bulldozing it, I swear that it sprouts...
  17. Re: Does it matter what type of foundation you use?

    This is my first year but my son and I have ten hives and that is what I decided to use. Some of them take right to it but some make an awful mess. A couple in particular refused it all together....
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    Re: Brood in October in New England?

    I had a hive that had a new queen in late August, she was laying right up to about three wees ago. I was busy at work for a bit so I wasn't able to check on them other than to feed. A week ago...
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    Re: Crop Pollination Picture Chart?

    I don't know if this will help but there are a few good photos. If you follow the hyperlinks you may find what you are looking for. Good luck!!


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
  20. Thread: Hot Hive

    by ggileau
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    Hot Hive

    I would like some opinions on a hot hive. I decided to kill the queen two weeks ago and split the hive in two. One week ago I put a queen in each half with duct tape over the candy and yesterday I...
  21. Thread: building comb

    by ggileau
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    Re: building comb

    I'm new as well. I have some hives that will build on anything, some are fussy and can be reluctant to build on plastic. I have a couple that just plain refuse to work on the plastic. On those hives...
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    Re: Beginner mistakes/ works out

    It's funny how resilient they can be in spite of us! My first year has been quite a learning experience. I had a hive go queen-less so after a week and a half I got a new queen. I was getting ready...
  23. Thread: mannlake?

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    Re: mannlake?

    Hey! We're almost neighbors!!!! I now buy almost everything from Mannlake. I made the mistake of buying a suit and a smoker off eBay. After a couple of months the suit is in the closet with a bad...
  24. Thread: angry bees

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    Re: angry bees

    I hope I'm not too late to jump in. I too had a Carolinian nuc that I purchased at the end of May. This particular nuc was one of six. After the first week they were testy, the second week they were...
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    Re: Feeding the beast! Or bees!

    Thank you! That was quite interesting.
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