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    Re: Made it through the winter.....hopefully

    I'm in the same boat and clueless as well. Close to 50 degrees here in the Hudson Valley and I'm thrilled to see bees flying in and out of my first overwintered hive. I also need help on what to do...
  2. Re: How do you refill a front entrance feeder without getting stung

    With the feeder empty, take it out of the hive and place on the ground a few inches from the hive, then leave it for awhile. Check back 30 minutes later, all the bees should have cleared off back to...
  3. Re: 1st time package installation no candy in queen cage.

    I've also done the Micheal Bush direct release with my three packages this year and all of my hives and Queens are doing well.
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    Re: Couldn't get frames all pushed together.

    A new beek here and I have a question about frame space in the hive. I've noticed that you can fit 9 frames in an 8 frame hive, it is tight, can this be done or is it too tight for the bees?
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    Re: What if the queen escapes early?

    I installed my first package ever, last Sunday and having read Michael Bush's book, I went with opening the Queen cage and installing her right into the hive after dumping the package of bees in. A...
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    Re: First install - POO everywhere!!???

    I did my first package install today and had my bees do the same thing. The were pooping like pigeons, smelled kind a funny too! As evening rolled in they seemed to ease up and all looks good so...
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    Thanks Jewelweed, I'm installing my first package Saturday, I need all the help, I can get.
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    Re: Questions re. new package install

    Newbie here too, so what should he do to remedy the situation?
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    Re: no ventilation with top feeder

    Nicely stated, puts beekeeping in perspective, for us at least.
  10. Thread: Newbie in NY

    by blasket
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    Re: Newbie in NY

    Thanks to all for the kind words and the nice welcome, two weeks 'til we get our bees. I will post pics and I'm sure will have lots of questions? Good to see fellow NYers here. Zanderk_98 how did...
  11. Re: Top Bar Hive built from trash wood found on street yesterday

    You're a genius!
  12. Thread: Top entrance?

    by blasket
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    Top entrance?

    I'm getting bees and hive this year and I like the idea of a top entrance for all the reasons Michael Bush gives, do I have to use a screened bottom board with the top entrance to ensure proper...
  13. Thread: Newbie in NY

    by blasket
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    Newbie in NY

    Hello everyone,
    been reading here for a while without joining, my family will be getting our first hive this year, we are thrilled, excited and oh so nervous at the prospect of owning our own bees. ...
  14. Thread: How many ?

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    Re: How many ?

    I'm thinking of going this route, but at seven high what do you do to secure the hive and not have it blow over in bad weather?
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