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    honeybound upper brood box

    I have several hives the girls have decided to put way too much honey in the upper brood box( two brood box hive). I had supered it in early may( queen excluder). They are starting slowly to fill...
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    Covering sbb for mite-away treatment

    What does one use to cover the sbb (to prevent corrosion of screen) when treating with mite-away formic acid pads? Hate to have to replace the screen by just using a sticky board under the sbb.
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    Re: adding pkg to existing hive

    I have 5 hives this is my 2nd year, the first one was rough..weather last year was aweful wet and rainy here, started from pkgs and still had swarms, (don't think I would like to be confined that...
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    adding pkg to existing hive

    Came through winter, but population is low and hive is headed up by a supercedure queen (no other hives in area for decent mating). Would like to remove the queen and add a 3# pkg to it(with a new...
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    Re: New England Beekeepers

    All I can say is what a year to take up Beekeeping! Got the (bug) last summer...went to beeschool read just about everything....Then started out with 5 hives....All this rain(and the problems it...
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    Thanks Harry! I DO remember from bee school NOT...

    Thanks Harry!
    I DO remember from bee school NOT to mess with them for around 2 weeks ,originally my though was to introduce the cleanest( least amount of mites) Pkg I could into a new hive to get...
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    When installing a Pkg ,a LIGHT spray of sugar...

    When installing a Pkg ,a LIGHT spray of sugar water is what was recommended ,in using Surocide one is advised to throughly cover them with the solution, Brent's solution seems to give me a less...
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    Sucrocide Treatment for Pkgs

    Hi All!
    Newbie here...I was reading somewhere about treating Pkgs with Sucrocide before installing in hive. It seems to me that the bees would be pretty stressed out :(from being dumped out of their...
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    Best beesuits for the buck

    Newbe here,
    After browsing through countless catalogs and getting more and more confused I thought it was time to ask the people who actually keep bees their opinion on beesuits, what ( brand/type)...
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    Yellow Jackets on steroids?

    My wife and I recently visited the Biltmore Estate in No. Carolina, while checking out the gardens I noticed(always checking out the bees) some VERY large ( looks kinda like a yellow jacket) bee in...
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    Thanks All, Time for me to start hitting some...

    Thanks All, Time for me to start hitting some garden centers( great prices this time of year)
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    Earliest Spring flowers

    I live in NH and plan on keeping bees next spring, I have planted hysopp, beebalm, goldenrod, butterfly bushes and Heliopsis( great fall pollen).
    Can anyone tell me what the earliest spring flowers...
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