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  1. Thread: New Beek

    by umchuck
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    Re: New Beek

    Welcome and good luck from up here in Yankee Land, lol, just be careful of some of those you tube bee keepers, some of them are newbies also and video what they do, doesn't mean its the right thing...
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    Re: installing package bees

    Seeing you're out in Cali, you may need that supper this year, I started out a package in 8 frame equipment here in Pa.on May 1 and got 4 frames of honey from them end of July, I did not use a queen...
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    Re: Wind Chill - Cover or not?

    I would put some weight on the telescopic cover, hives look ready for the Arctic
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    Speaking as a newbie, I feel that if you are serious about the hobby you stay with it, how many peeps take up tennis and a couple years latter the racket is sitting in the closet, I got into this...
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    Re: May 18th too late?

    Last year was my first and had ordered 2 nucs and 1 package, with the wicked winter we had may 30 was my first bees and it was the package, they grew to 3 deeps and a medium super that was full of...
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    Re: My hive scale - help

    how about a 3 foot or hog hanger as we call them easily moved from hive to hive, if you dont know what I'm talking about try the web, it should show 3 pole connected at the top,
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    Re: DIY hive lifter

    hey there johno how about using an old fashion hog hanger, its tree poles attached at the top you can straddle over the hive for lifting heavy loads like hogs or and engine we had a chain about 1/3...
  8. Re: Greetings from the beautiful Laurel Highlands!

    you are correct when you say the Highlands are beautiful, good luck, and just a note about starting with 5 colonies, I started with 4 and was glad I did, could moves frames of brood to weaker hives...
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    Re: New member from Western Pennsylvania

    another welcome to ya from south central pa. and yes there are vast realms of knowledge on this forum and everyone gets involved to answer questions, a great help to those of us lacking experience,...
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    Re: NW Pennsylvania Queen Breeders

    I purchased some queens last year from a gentleman named Jeff Spence, I think he's north of Clearfield somewhere, he was very professional and helpful, I have his phone # if you want to send me a...
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    8 Frame equipment

    This will be my 2nd yr in beekeeping and was wondering if anyone thinks there are disadvantages in wintering in 8 frame equipment, I maybe should have hived at least one colony in a 10 frame so I...
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    Re: Carniolan Vs. Italian Queen Bee

    I shouldn't be answering this cause I'm a newbie, have a lot of info, but knowledge only comes from experience, so here goes, Carnnies slow down brood production as the days start getting colder, and...
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    Re: Uhoh, mixup on my equipment, now what?

    speaking as a newbee, most the people in my beekeeping class didnt know what they wanted to do and most just listened to the older beeks, so most their equipment was the conventional 10 frame deeps...
  14. Thread: New guy here

    by umchuck
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    Re: New guy here

    Hey there steve in pa, at least you're close to the brushy mountain store, welcome and good luck to you,
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    Re: when can I count my chickens?

    OH, matt f, count those chickens, from a fellow newbee waiting for that second year to start, got bees late last spring due to the horrible winter, got my first nuc on May 15, and a package on May...
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    Re: Bee question...

    They will find whatever there is in your area, even 2 mile away,you can go ahead and plant trees probably wont do any good this year, but the flowers will, you turn those girls loose and watch their...
  17. Thread: bees flying

    by umchuck
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    bees flying

    bees were flying for a little while this afternoon here in central Pa.
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    varroa treatments

    Does anyone know where I have to go to find out what treatments are legal here in Pa. I have used MAQS and have api var, but that's a 3 week treatment process, I would like to use some api guard but...
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    Poplar is a good alternative to pine, works the same, accually gets harder with time, so dont let it lay around for a couple years before using,
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    I'm a newbee started this year with a nuc (carnies) and a package, (Italian) I then got 2 more nucs of carnies and had no real problems with any, I did notice the Italian's were prone to robbing,...
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    Re: Hive orientation?

    welcome fellow pa. new beek, the only thing I did wrong was not paying attention to how much the sunrise moves from summer to winter, and my house is in the way of early morning sun during the winter...
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    Re: inner cover question

    yea or just a saw cut notch about 3/4" wide for moisture to escape, cut it on the side with the most material if its not marked top, I don't have much experience with bees but am a 3rd generation...
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    Excluder or Not

    Just gathering info for next year and would like to hear some pros and cons on using a queen excluder, this is my first year and I didn't use any this year because I knew I wasnt going to harvest any...
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    I'm recently retired and got into beekeeping this year, I knew I wanted to and was just waiting for the chance, traveled in my construction job so I just hung on until retirement, I started with 4...
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    New Queen VS. Cell

    Say you introduce a new mated queen into a hive that is just building a supercidure cell what you think the odds are she gets rolled, I did just that 20 days ago and she got rolled, 18 days ago I...
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