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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Got registered to sell Queens for the third year now. First year all hives in my one yard (one with the mating hives) were inspected. Last year, because of budget cuts did not see anyone. This...
  2. Re: Ulster observation hive has anyone used these at shows??

    The Pa State beekeepers Asso. used 2 Ulster hives for the 2013 Farm show. See below post.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?276929-Ulster-OH&p=885303#post885303
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    You are exempt only if you are selling your own honey produced by your bees and are selling it from your property. There may be a few exceptions for a few days, where you are selling it at say a...
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    Re: Collecting pollen in January?

    Snowdrops will bloom on those warm winter days and produce an orange to red pollen.
  5. Thread: Ulster OH

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    Re: Ulster OH

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    The PA State Beekeepers Asso. has a Learning Center at our State Farm Show. We have set up OHs with the atrium area for several years using 2 frame OHs This year we used 2 of the Ulster...
  6. Re: A little piece of beekeeping kit you can make yourself......

    You can buy the wings here. Less than $1 each if you buy $50 worth (shipping gets you if you buy less). Find some friends. They do work great.

    http://www.featherplace.com/ic/fp/product/GOOSE/
  7. Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    I heard one report this morning that said they were checking to see if the hiker died from the stings or from the 150 foot fall? Duh!....did the bees kill him and push him off the cliff?
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    Re: Penn Colony Update: Summer

    My last 2 queens of the year mated early to mid Sept and were laying nice patterns by the 3rd week. I have 2 frame mating hives (4 in one deep hive body) and combined the last one that 3rd week into...
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    Re: Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    Zib...I have some mated queens ready to go if you are still looking. I am in Lancaster County. I may be coming to the the Willow Grove area (just off the turnpike) on Tuesday afternoon .....might...
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    Re: can you handle virgin queens to much

    You do have to look at them and learn. Once you have seen and learned..not so much looking. One thing I have had happen while checking a 3 way mating nuc was the bees began balling the new queen in...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    DC give the hive a few days. Then go in and look for eggs. Those dark queens can vanish into a frame of bees even while you are looking at them. My bet is she would not have flown off the frame. ...
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    Re: Pa pollen in mid-Feb...?

    I am in Southeast Pa and Aconites are in full bloom in flower beds around my neighborhood. They are only a few inches high with yellow flowers and pollen and I see bees working them. There have...
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    Re: Spraying feed (sugar water) into frames

    The watering can sounds like a great idea. I also did the coffee can, that was best done inside with a bin to catch all the extra suryp that runs off the comb. I would fill a whole super of frames...
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    Re: Spraying feed (sugar water) into frames

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    Take a bottle with a screw cap, one you can squeeze, and put holes in the lid ( 12 or so). Fill with syrup, put the lid on and hold about 8 to 10 inches above frame (lay the frame flat..I do...
  15. Re: Acclimatized bees, biggest scam in bee sales?

    We buy packages in the spring filled with bees produced by hives that have been selected for their production of bees (not honey production or winter hardyness) ...and why not, that is what a...
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    Re: Flooded hive what to do

    Hey Fish have you had a chance to evaluate your hive yet? The main thing is to check for your queen or signs that she is there. I know one keeper here in the county that had 5 hives floating. She...
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    Re: Two queen pyramid?

    I did this one a few years ago. The purpose is to put one or two drone frames on each side. You than have easy access to remove and freeze them every few weeks(for mite control), without having to...
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    Re: Bee Hive Botanicals Shut Down by Feds

    One word can make a big difference with the Feds. You can say 'it may do something' but you cannot say 'it will do something' without some real studies and testing.
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    .....yea...yea that...that... tight... ...

    .....yea...yea that...that... tight... pattern..... of open brood.....that hot breath of sweat smelling air when opening a hive on a cool spring day....that valumptious Queen cell .......Oh God I...
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    My local healthfood or vitamin store carries the...

    My local healthfood or vitamin store carries the lemon grass oil at a resonable price.....Jim
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    Hey sqkcrk, help yourself. The only thing that...

    Hey sqkcrk, help yourself. The only thing that would have made it more kid friendly would be to double screen the opening. There were no problems but I guess with the single screen a bee could...
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    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/pink1081_20...

    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/pink1081_2006/OHATFARMSHOW.jpg
    The setup at the Farm Show. Everything was screwed to the table so it would be kid safe....
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    "Allen Latham's BEE BOOK" Interesting read about...

    "Allen Latham's BEE BOOK" Interesting read about beekeeping in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A great idea from the book is a slice of comb honey on a fresh baked hotdog roll that he would sell at...
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    The paper egg flates work great. To last longer...

    The paper egg flates work great. To last longer you can make some wet and crunch them into a ball that will fit into your smoker. Than let them dry for a few weeks. Those balls of egg flat will...
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    Bee Run For Observation hive

    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/pink1081_2006/OBSERVATIONHIVE002.jpg
    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/pink1081_2006/OBSERVATIONHIVE008.jpg

    Last year I ask if anyone had tried this...
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