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    Re: 42 degrees; got bees

    Yesterday here in CT we received about 6 inches of snow and the week before bitterly cold temps. Today temps were in the upper 40's. My bees were flying. Checked the candy board and still had plenty...
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    Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    Not sure if it's allowed but which supplier did you get your bees from? I am going to order carnolians this weekend .
  3. Re: State of the Bees - Marla Spivak , April 2014

    Thanks for sharing. I found it to be very informative.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I made the sugar blocks according to the recipe minus the essential oils. I did not add those because I wasn't sure how much. I was afraid I would add to much or not enough to have any impact. I am...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks for the clarification. I will give it a try this spring.
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks Greg, I am going to try this. Just to clarify,you feed this straight to the bees as is.
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I am still new at this. I would like to treat with the essential oils and have heard about mixing with the sugar syrup. My question is how much of the oils and sugar syrup do you use? I am afraid I...
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    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    This is my first year with Carnolians and I was surprised of their calm disposition.
  9. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I also was told with a package that mites wouldn't affect first year packages. Let me just respond by saying they were wrong. I lost my first hive due to mites over the winter. Besides it is good...
  10. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    One more question regarding the robbing screens: How do the drones get kicked out in the fall or how do the bees remove any debris?
  11. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I read the Vicks will confuse the robber bees but not the bees from the hive. The robber bees seem to be only interested in the honey scent and the Vicks Vapor rub confuses them while the hive bees...
  12. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I have two deeps with a honey super along with what I thought was a strong hive. I will get the robbing screen. Would I leave it on for the rest of the season or is it something that stays on for a...
  13. Thread: Robbing

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    Robbing

    This morning around 8:30 a.m. I noticed my hive was being robbed. I know it was robbing because of the fighting and the enormous amount of bees flying in. We immediately threw a tarp over the hive...
  14. Thread: Cleaning super

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    Cleaning super

    I hope to be brief and still make sense. I have a medium super that I extracted over the winter after losing my hive which I intended to put on my new bees to clean it up but one thing led to another...
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    Re: Know this type of flower?

    It looks like a clematis. Look up Curl-flower to be more specific
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    Re: observe bees is super slow motion

    That was quite impressive
  17. Re: # of frames needed to make extractor use worthwhile?

    Most bee clubs rent them out. I think one of my clubs charge $25 and you must return it clean. This way you can decide if it is worth the investment
  18. Re: Best way to install a package in the rain?

    I assembled everything in the back of my Vibe and had my husband carry it to the stand. I then put some syrup to feed and was done
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    Re: Close hive entrance?

    I was not worried about wax moths because of the cold winter. I was concerned about bees thinking it was a food source but once the comb was cleaned out I figured they would stop because by the time...
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    Close hive entrance?

    After I lost my hive I cleaned it out and took the honey. I put the frames back in the hive figuring when I get my nuc the new bees will be able to feed off the remaining honey and not need to work...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    I lost my hive this year also and I thought it was due to mites. I thought I did all the right things such as putting two inches of newspapers above for moisture and gave them a candy board I did not...
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    Compare prices of equipment

    I am searching for a comparison list of prices for equipment from bee suppliers does anyone know if there is a spreadsheet? I do remember seeing something but I couldn't remember if it were prices on...
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    polen patties/candy board

    I am going into my first winter with what I think is a strong hive. I wanted to make a candy board and was wondering why I should not put pollen patties on the hive with honey supers. It says this...
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    Re: Winter questions

    Just to make sure I understand, the bees WILL move, past the honey (after eating) into the medium to the candy on top if needed in the winter?
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    Winter questions

    Two weeks ago I went into my hive that is two 8 frame deeps with brood and had one medium with capped/uncapped honey. The middle deep also had capped honey with brood,pollen, etc. I did not check the...
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