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    Re: My first split as a bee keeper!

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    I don't think I had much drift the numbers seemed to stay the same, I can't wait to see what happens when the queens start hatching, we found 3 that emerged in another hive at the same...
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    Re: My first split as a bee keeper!

    I am working on my 1st split right now, I have a Russian hive that started as a package this spring that is doing great so i took 3 frames from it, 1 with fresh eggs, 1 with some stores. 1 with a...
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    I checked on the split I made from the Russians tonight and I have 6 queen cells that are looking good, they have turned a darker color of tan or brown, here are a couple of pics i took with the...
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    I did a check on the split i made on June 21st and things are looking good, I have 6 queen cells that are closed up!
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    My bees came from a local guy in our area, who keeps them up here till November if my memory is correct then moves them to Georgia to winter them, so he gets packages ready for sale. So far i...
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    I picked up a 4 pound package with a extra queen on 4/26/14 and split them into 2 hives from day 1, both hives are several weeks ahead of the Italians i had last year, i keep a log book every time I...
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    Re: 1st Year Russian Hives

    Not Wired just supporting pins, but i just tried some Mann Lake frames with plastic foundation.
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    1st Year Russian Hives

    So far i am impressed with the Russian bees, the queen seems to be laying better patterns than my Italians did last year out of the gate. They are a very gentle bunch of bees to work with nothing...
  9. Re: How do you know if there is a 'flow' going on?

    That's a great line i will have to remember it!
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    Pennsylvania Pollen

    I stopped at a fellow Bee keepers house yesterday afternoon to buy a 1 lb block of wax and we were taking a look at a few of his hives near the house when we seen bees coming in with pollen? So I...
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    Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    I can see there is still some left looking through the 3/4 hole I drilled for the top ent.
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    Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    I am just across the state line near I-80 and I had activity yesterday as well. I seen a fair amount of bees in and out of the hive and using the top ent to the candy board that i put on in November.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    I dipped them before I put them together, let them soak for about 3 min on each part holding it under the solution, then air dried it and soaked each end again for 20 min. I think i picked up some...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    Just pine boxes from Walter T Kelly
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I seen some decent activity out of my hive today here in western Pa. They were using the top entrance into the candy board I made for them.9317
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    Eco Wood Treatment

    Just wanted to post a few pictures of my 2 new hives that I treated with the Eco wood treatment, they look good, I guess only time will tell how well it works. Checked on my Italian hive today and...
  17. Re: A Bit Too Much Fun With the Bee Supply Catalog

    Do you still have a shop in knox? I am not to far from you, and was in Foxburgh today.
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    Re: Sighned eddition of ABC of Bees Keeping?

    I have a 1895 book but mine is called The ABC Of Bee Culture not signed nor in great condition, but i love to refer to it to see how little has changed in most things. I find it really interesting on...
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    Re: Marla Spivak- TED 2013

    What a great video! You would think big brother would bee promoting people to get into bee keeping in some way.
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    Re: Uncapped Honey Question

    So you would add another super on top of the one that is uncapped?
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    Uncapped Honey Question

    I have a new hive that i started in April from a package, I fed the bees until 8-1-13 at that point I had 2 deep boxes on the hive and 18 frames for my supers drawn out, as they would draw out a...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I picked up a nice size swarm yesterday thanks to a phone call from my mother at our family camp, It was about the size of a basketball 35 feet up in a maple tree.
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    Entrance Reducer

    I have a question on using a reducer, How long do you use it? I have had mine off for about a month and they seem to be doing good. I was thinking about putting it back on and drilling a hole in my...
  24. Re: ?OK to stop feeding...& feeder fills with bees

    I have a new hive this year as well. I have been feeding them since April 15th when i got the 3Lb package, I have been using a internal feeder that was in the deeps. It took them about 6 weeks to...
  25. Thread: Western Pa.

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    Re: Western Pa.

    Thanks everyone for the welcome! I am located in West Middlesex Pa. right on the Pa/Ohio line. I just have the 1 hive for this year but it is doing really well so far, with a pleasant bunch of Bees...
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