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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    I have been looking everywhere for something like this! Thank you for sharing. It seems to be missing a few big ones, but I can combine it with the list I already have started. I would have...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    I just took this picture, it is early this year

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    Re: Queenless roar vs fanning

    That is neat. This my second year, so I am just getting started with doing splits and raising Queens and such. Sometimes I sit and watch the bees and come up with different questions. I can usually...
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    Re: Queenless roar vs fanning

    This was a large colony, and I wouldn't call the sound overwhelming. I have had a queenless hive before and they were aggressive and had a lot of bees buzzing around loudly and not really any for...
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    Queenless roar vs fanning

    I popped the top of one of my hives today to see if they need any more boxes and I could hear the roar of fanning from deep in the hive. It got me thinking... I have heard the queenless roar before,...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    I'm in Strafford County and the bees have been hitting the basswood tree out back for a few days now. I can here the buzzing from 50 yards away. There is another kind of tree that is just finishing...
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    Re: Sensitive Development Phase question

    Thanks for the responses. I will wait longer next time
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    Re: Orienting flights

    Last year my bees would have their orient flight between 12 and 1. This year it is 4 to 5, sometimes later.
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    Re: Sensitive Development Phase question

    Basically I was following the directions I found. I didn't realize there was an extra sensitive time period until I had already worked with them. Live and learn I guess.

    The original queen is...
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    Sensitive Development Phase question

    I wanted to try raising a few queens this year, so I bought a book on small scale queen rearing. The book says to remove the queen with a few frames of brood and wait a week to go in to the hive to...
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    Re: Porch/ "balcony" hive location

    This is great information, I have some bees in a location that is fairly close to people. This could come in handy if they turned mean suddenly. I may have to make something up just in case.
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I learned that I need to learn how to ensure a larger cluster in the fall. My hives are still alive, but cluster is a lot smaller than it should be. If the make it the next few weeks, I expect...
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    Re: Checkerboarding the brood nest

    Thank you! I started reading this site a few months ago and lost the link. I was bummed because I only got to read a few of the articles that I wanted to read (which is all of them). I looked for...
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    Re: OTS queen rearing with narrow frames?

    Thank you for the responses. I have read his work and am looking forward to implementing some of it.
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    Re: Amazing flower....

    Looks like a type of passion fruit flower? I was just looking at those on a seed catalog earlier today, wishing I was in a climate warm enough to have one.
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Just out of curiosity, if it has been so cold out, how can you be sure that they are all dead?
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    Re: 3 Foot or 4 Foot

    A lot of 8 foot boards are 8 foot plus .25 to .5 inches, so you may actually be able to get two 4 foot pieces. Also, make a few narrow spacers because once the humidity in the hive increases, the...
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    OTS queen rearing with narrow frames?

    Has anyone used the OTS (notching) queen rearing method with narrow 1.25 inch frames? It looks like a simple way to get nice queens, but I am wondering if they will have enough room with narrow...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    My hives are actually top bar hives. They have screened bottoms, but they are closed and sealed. They have bottom side entrances (mainly because I couldn't figure out how to make a top entrance...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    I live in NH and all my bees are still alive, and have honey left. You are right about the clusters getting very small tho... I just ordered my "insurance package" (I am hoping that by ordering a...
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    Yesterday it was sunny and 50, My bees were very active yesterday, cleansing flights, brown snow... today it was 5 degrees cooler, and cloudy. I peeked through the window with a flashlight and could...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    I was considering putting some boiled linseed oil on them... I have a hive that has nothing protecting it other than the roof. It has been ok so far. I really like the natural look, and if I have...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    I just finished my two new hives with ECO. The wood was cypress and it looks great! I don't know if it actually protects the wood like they say, but I think it should still last quite a while
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    Re: Geez, what now... robbing?

    I just got done watching a video by Michael Palmer about raising bees in Vermont. He talks about the best bees for the cold north as having a quite cluster. Here is the part of the video that he...
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