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  1. Nice artical posted on Yahoos home page recently

    Saw this on Yahoo's home page.

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/07/29/amid_bee_die_off_healthy_hives_thrive_in_cities/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Latest+news
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    Re: Split: Queen question?

    Thanks for the replies cleared up a lot of my confusion on this issue, this was my first split attempt.
    I did install another frame of eggs and young brood on May 8th and checked them again this...
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    Re: Split: Queen question?

    Yes you are right I misunderstood, read it again and it is from the fourth day on from egg.
    So I guess something went wrong, I guess at this point I should add another frame of eggs and brood? any...
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    Split: Queen question?

    I did a split on the Easter morning the 24th of April. I put it into a five frame nuc, basically a walk away split. I checked on them a week later and found two Queen cups with larva in them so I was...
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    Re: Quite confused about the need to reverse

    I disagree with this statement, it may not be their intention to warm the hive but in effect that is what happens, heat escapes the cluster and warms the surrounding air, the warmer the surrounding...
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    Re: Quite confused about the need to reverse

    I don't think u need to give up on them but I would definetly cut down the space they have to take care of and keep warm.
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    Re: Quite confused about the need to reverse

    I over wintered mine in two deeps. Checked them this weekend. They were all in top box, about same amount of brood as u but a little bit bigger cluster. I removed the bottom box so the only have one...
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    Re: Best way to feeding honey

    No havent tried the baggie trick. What is working for me though is a bottle feeder on top and an entrace feeder with the entrance reduced and opened at the opposite side. I took the empty deep off...
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    Re: Best way to feeding honey

    I think sugar water would be bad because of the moisture content but this honey was already capped wouldnt it be ok to feed it back to them if they will take it. They have started to take it today it...
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    Re: Best way to feeding honey

    Yes I did extract it. I was thinking of trying feeding from a bottle with small holes poked in the top setting upside down on the inner cover but wasnt sure how thick honey would work in this type...
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    Best way to feeding honey

    After doing some research on wintering bees I decided to weigh my hive to see if they had enough stores to get through winter and found they are a little light. I had taken 30 lbs off the honey super...
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    Re: Another winter setup ?

    From everything that Ive read here I think this setup will work well. With all the people who leave the SBBs in all year round and in all climates, it doesnt seem that it is really possible to give...
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    Another winter setup ?

    I have my hive reduced down to two deeps pretty much packed with honey. I lost two hives last winter to moisture and dont want a repeat with this hive. I made an inner cover out of 3/4 plywood and...
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    Installing package drawn out deeps?

    I've got two drawn out deeps with honey stores from a hive that died over the winter. I want to install the package into this hive. Should I install them into both deeps right away or just one then...
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    Re: Found some larva by entrance and ground

    No sign of mites. They looked healthy and normal except for being dead.
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    Found some larva by entrance and ground

    This is a second year hive and my second year beekeeping. Is it normal for them to discard larva occationally, I've found about fifteen on the ground in front of the hive and some at the entrance....
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    Re: Brood this time of year ?

    Well I'm concerned because I have a neighbor who threatened to have an exterminator come in and place poison around his pond (which he claims my bees are frequenting) that they would take back to the...
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    Brood this time of year ?

    I am in northern NJ, I checked my hives this morning and found no brood, is this normal for this time of year? There are still a lot of bees in the hive. Does the queen stop laying this early or have...
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    Re: Laws regarding beekeeping NJ

    Thanks for the info. I found some regulations regarding beekeeping and I am in compliance with all of them.
    Another question regarding this situation, lets just say that some of the bees in her...
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    Laws regarding beekeeping NJ

    I have two hives that I started this past april, just harvested my first batch of honey everything was going great. Until, the neighbor behind me started calling the police because there were bees by...
  21. Thread: Honey question

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    Honey question

    I am a first year beekeeper, I have 2 hives. I just harvested some Honey, It had a very strong peach flavor. We have several peach trees in the yard and the bees are gathering the juice from the...
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    I started 2 hives from packages this year. I will...

    I started 2 hives from packages this year. I will Keep feeding until they have built out both deeps and have enough stores. When and if I add honey supers, I will stop feeding. If you stop to soon it...
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    How far apart are the hives? If they are close...

    How far apart are the hives? If they are close together you may have some drift where bees from one hive will move to the other hive. I would let them be, dont try to do to much if the queen is doing...
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