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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    one of my hives swarmed on 5/8 in brooklyn, ny 11231...got them back the next day..
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    oa sources

    hi there - i bought this oxalic acid on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FGLRRO

    also found this...

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    thanks for the response..

    its hard to resist the temptation but i figure let them do their thing as long as there's a queen and a food supply..and yes they are in brooklyn. After all they're Italian Americans...se pics here -...
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    natural comb/ eggs - new pics

    http://gallery.mac.com/mallardi#100037&view=mosaic&bgcolor=black&sel=7

    shots from my first inspection this past sunday - they've been busy! maybe this weekend I'll add a second hive body.. the top...
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    "The Bee Shake"

    some video of me installing a second package on the roof 5/17-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IXJ61qZ5x8

    I got some great pics of natural comb with eggs I will post as well..
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    how am i doing?

    so far so good i guess - I installed two packages of Italian honeybees on 5/17 during a sunny day surrounded by rain and more rain... I left each with some syrup - around 1.5l- and honey bee healthy...
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    books..

    Hi there - new to this myself but i really enjoyed/am enjoying - RICHARD TAYLOR The How-to-Do-It Book of Bee-Keeping - one thing covered in this book is " how to avoid giving the impression of...
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    as much as possible, stay away from plastic. it's...

    as much as possible, stay away from plastic. it's a product of the devil..:) wood breathes, and that's what you want
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    First First Inspection...

    I hived 2 colonies ( packages) and direct released queens last saturday morning. It all seemed to go pretty well sans what i would assume to be typical first time setbacks ie allowing the queen cage...
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    Package install/ queen release

    well i did it! very exciting..of course for the first package i had to retrieve the queen/cage from the bottom of the hive body covered in bees! i had let it slip into the package and thought i might...
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    thanks all..

    im gonna go for it. i will likely have to wait till sunday and the bees were shipped weds. just seems like they should be well acquainted by then and i feel like i gotta give these bees all the help...
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    Package install - Queen release..

    I'm considering direct releasing my queens from two packages due to arrive later (fri or sat) this week. especially since I may have to wait a day or so once received due to wet weather and...
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    thanks - i've got a huge sack of dextrose in the...

    thanks - i've got a huge sack of dextrose in the basement so i guess i'll use it..
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    i feel like in my area we are past the initial...

    i feel like in my area we are past the initial heavy flows of spring tree blossoms ie linden maple etc and they are forecasting rain for a while so i feel i better give them something at least until...
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    dextrose - "corn sugar" syrup

    anyone know if it's good to feed bees??
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    i plan to fix some light syrup for rapid feeders...

    i plan to fix some light syrup for rapid feeders which lie on top. they only hold a liter so perhaps i may be refilling a bunch. will see i guess. anyone know if i can use dextrose as i have quite a...
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    you might also consider acupuncture

    you might also consider acupuncture
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    thanks, this makes total sense. I will ready up...

    thanks, this makes total sense. I will ready up some syrup as it looks like rain every other day for the foreseeable future..
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    I guess im still not sure if i should feed the...

    I guess im still not sure if i should feed the bees upon introducing them to a new hive after being shipped by usps. there are flowers in bloom all around so my instinct is no but do they need a...
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    packages - what are you feeding?

    interested in hearing how u feed your packages - ie what to feed, how much, and what your favorite methods are...thanks
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    amazing creatures- i cant wait to get my bees....

    amazing creatures- i cant wait to get my bees. just hope i don't screw things up too bad or fall off the roof...
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    (questions above in caps also - ) HOW DOES...

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    HOW DOES CLOSING OFF BOTTOM ENTRANCE KEEP BROOD WARMER IF THERE IS A SCREEN BOTTOM?? MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!
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    HOW DOESCLOSING OFF BOTTOM ENTRANCE KEEP BROOD...

    HOW DOESCLOSING OFF BOTTOM ENTRANCE KEEP BROOD WARMER IF THERE IS A SCREEN BOTTOM?? MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!
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    this makes sense thanks, especially as you...

    this makes sense thanks, especially as you mentioned when they are most vulnerable. by the time it gets real hot i hope to have stronger colonies and can revisit this issue at that time.
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    thanks joseph - how is your top entrance set up? ...

    thanks joseph - how is your top entrance set up? i was reading richard taylor's book and he suggests sliding the second brood box back and protecting from rain with a strip o wood - in addition to...
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