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    Re: Praying and Wondering!!

    We didn't get hit too bad after all. Here is my pic from last night when I was drilling top entrances into my quilt boxes. The winters seem to be harder on me then the bees. At this point I'm just...
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    No, even if they shift down the bees will find a way out. I cut a chunk of the insulation panel away at the top and drilled into the wood shim below the quilt box. They seem to be doing fine. It's...
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    Not any more!
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    Thanks for the reassurance. They are on the ground and they have pretty good wind break. I am thinking now it won't be as bad as they said.
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    NE Blizzard top entrance question

    I just went to make top entrances on my quilt boxes. One hive has a top cover that is a stand for placing nucs on top. I can't be 100% sure that the inner cover underneath has a top entrance. We...
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    Re: Artic blast

    All last winter I worried, and I messed with them, and I ran out in the cold and covered them. I was sure one hive was going to die and it pulled through queenless. Worrying causes poor judgement...
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    Re: Was your first car a Ferrari?

    My first car was a used Toyota Carrolla, totally basic, got me around. I started with one hive, now I have five and two nucs almost all from my own stock. Treatment free and queen rearing are ideas...
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    With out a doubt it was when I had the bright idea of using the hot water spiket at the corner store to fill a mason jar to mix syrup. It cracked and scalding water went all over my leg. 30 minutes...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    I think its cool that the guy has a business providing this service to people and I think the show should have reflected that instead of going through the charade that she is actualluly contributing...
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    To cg3,
    I think it depends how you market it. I have some friends who sell for the same price and I believe they are sitting on some but I think it will sell by spring because stores really...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    The most disturbing thing to me is that the home owner did not install her own bees, she was a spectator. If you can't install a package yourself your not ready to have bees, period.
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    It totally depends on your market. It's a matter of supply and demand. I sell of $11 for 8oz to stores who sell 8oz for $18.

    I would not feel good about selling crystalized honey. It can be...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    It just seems like you hear people all the time saying that they sell out. They don't have enough supply to meet demand. You also hear about people worrying about their price point for labels and...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Yes, I have heard this before, people don't want their labels to look too commercial, but that is part of your branding too.

    Burt's Bees is a good example of successful branding. That logo was...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Talking labels means talking about branding. What sort of identity are you creating around your product? Should your label include a logo? Paul Rand, the created of the apple logo, said that the...
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    Re: Your Bee recommendations

    White Oak Apiary is about an hour and a half north of NYC. He makes his own queens. I like the queens I got and others say the same. The draw back is it is impossible to get them on the phone or...
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    Re: Where should the cluster be in my nucs?

    Thanks Jim, This is my first attempt at over wintering nucs so I don't really know what to expect. I was hoping to avoid dry feed this winter but it looks like I will be baking up some bricks. I...
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    Where should the cluster be in my nucs?

    I have two five over five medium nucs that I just moved on top of a hive. When putting on the quilt boxes today I noticed that they were clustered on the center frame in each nuc, against the inside...
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    Re: Overwintering Based on Hive Size

    I have been having the same concerns with my five over five medium nucs. Do they have enough food? I have been feeding them for about a month. I moved them this week on top of another hive and...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    I keep bees uncomfortably close to many many people in NYC. My advice is stay on top of your hive. Inspect once or twice a week in the spring. If you are afraid to open your hive you have a...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Sorry Sqrcrk, my comment was not intended to you even though I quoted you. I regret commenting, I didn't mean to bring up this sort of conversation about Jim. He has done a lot for a lot of people...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Jim Fischer is not on Beesource for the very reason this thread was created. I am one of the many people who has gotten hours of free support and training from him. Why anyone would bring his name...
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    Re: Nuc with mites?

    Listen to JWChesnut his advice is sound. This was a gift horse you should have looked in the mouth.
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Without being too obvious, the benefit of a nuc is that it's smaller, five or four frames. It functions more like a real hive because you can stack more boxes on top instead of adding frames to the...
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    I had similar looking comb a few weeks ago. I bought the antibiotic and just sat and stared at it for a while and then put it in the freezer. I took my mentor's advice and fed the hive syrup and...
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