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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    " A rising tide lifts all ships!" I like that one.....Maybe this person doesn't really care whether or not these nucs sell....these may be the last few he has for the year and figures if someone...
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    This is only my second year, but have helped my mentor with 30+ cut-outs so take my advice for what its worth....not claiming to be an expert. We NEVER use smoke....it drives the queen into places...
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    Take them from the inside. Just my 2cents.
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    Re: Treating for mites or NOT

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/the-arsenal-natural-treatments-part-1/

    This may help.
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    Re: bee on crown vetch

    How about "purple vetch"? I have far more of that than "crown vetch". Do the bees gain from the purple?
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    Re: handling queen cells

    "Not as much as from a "late" placement... a late placement is less likely to get torn down..."

    Michael...I have 2 laying worker nucs I want to place queen cells in on Sunday (day 14 for the...
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    Re: Best Way to Sell Bees

    MannLake had the cardboard deep nuc boxes on sale for $5.25 last week.....I grabbed a bunch. Put a few together....think they will work fine.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    13778, Near Binghamton NY.
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    Swarming Problems

    Ok folks need some advise on these swarms. First, I pulled all the old queens out and moved them to a different yard (5miles away) on May 9th. On May 18th i made several splits...some went into 5...
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    Re: Central NY Nectar Flow

    My pear trees blossomed yesterday, as well as a wild apple tree at my father's farm. I was excited until I saw the forecast. Rain the next few days!
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    Re: Hardest part of the first year?

    I am addicted to this forum and log on a couple times a day. That being said, when I started all of the information was overwhelming at times. The old saying "Ask 6 beekeepers a question and get 6...
  12. Re: Temps too low / Novice Rushing a cut-out...alone.

    I did a cut-out last year at 55 F and rain.....all bees sucked up in the bee-vac died. If it is not at least 65 and sunny i wont use the bee-vac. Comb in walls is always "oddly Shaped" We cut the...
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    Re: Just Began

    Welcome!
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    Re: NY State Winterlosses

    I lost 4 of 16....so 25%...Not to shabby for my first winter and considering what other more experienced beeks have lost. I am hearing reports of 50% and greater. Two of my losses were too small...
  15. Re: How cold hardy are red maple blooms

    Good to know! I was pondering the same situation.
  16. Re: Order of Pollen Flow in NY State/Northeast. Is there a list from April to October

    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

    Thanks zhiv9 that site is nice!!!
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    Re: New beekeeper in New York

    Welcome!
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    Re: Marijuana

    It will give them the munchies, and they will consume all their stores before winter!
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    12 of 16 as of two days ago...but it appears winter has returned. Won't count the proverbial chickens for a couple more weeks. First winter with bees, and a couple were small going into...
  20. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Great prizes! Count me in!
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    Re: Frame feeders

    Cwoods6.....U might try drilling a hole in the top of your "chicken feeder" then filling it using a funnel. You could then simply plug the hole with a wine cork or something of this nature. Would...
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    Re: Skills you want to develop in '14

    Gonna try Splitting like crazy! I have been watching the Mel Disselkoen OTS Queen Rearing videos, and want to give it a shot. Think my timing will be critical, so I will have to watch each hive...
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    Re: A big thank you to Michael Bush!

    After reading Michael's webpages I decided to go small-cell and foundationless from the start. Still have much to learn, but think I'm on the right track! Want to give a giant Thank you!!!
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    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    Best part of the entire thread!!!!!
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Eyelid.....swelled shut....but manhood would certainly trump that!!!!
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