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  1. Re: What are bees gathering NY area (or close to NY)??

    Lemon Yellow= Willow
    Pale Yellow= Winged Elm
    yellowish= some clovers
    yellowish= chick weed
    yellow to an orange tinge=basswood
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2 swarms here in New York on May 8-my birthday and it was a surprise gift-lol
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    Re: package delays at Betterbee..

    This is typical of betterbee-yhey pushed an order I had with them 3 times and I finally cancelled the order and had to pay the cancellation charge-found a supplier with a nuc and have never gone back.
  4. Re: What do you do when the swarm lands way up in a large tree.

    we shot a string on an arrow and pulled up some frames for them to use and when they are on the frames puleed it back down
  5. Thread: Swarms

    by JC55
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    Swarms

    caught my first swarm on sun but lost out to a bigger swarm as they were too high in a tree and took off- Was able to get queen on first shot in the swarm I caught and put them in the hive last...
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    Re: Hi from Upstate NY

    Second year Myself- good to hear from fellow New Yorkers

    :ws
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    Re: pollen color question

    Try this Link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source:)
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    First Signs of Life

    Was 55-60 degrees here on Sat and the girls were out sunning themselves and flying around-after this harsh winter here I was real happy. Now gor the the next phase keeping it going:applause:
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    My hives are a mixture of each-found that the foundationless draws out just as fast as foundation-like the Kelleys frames and have been just purchasing those.
  10. Thread: Bees in Accident

    by JC55
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    Bees in Accident

    LAKEVILLE, Minn. - Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects- Looks like new homes...
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    Re: Observations and questions from NY

    jgas19,
    Started a hive last year here in LaGrangeville-unfortunately it did not make it through the winter-I believe I had a late swarm and not enough bees to keep the hive warm. Have ordered new...
  12. Thread: 2010 packages

    by JC55
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    Re: 2010 packages

    Bee careful with better bee-I ordered bees early for the beginning May time frame and was postponed 4 times to get them end of May-caneled order and still had to pay $5 cancellation fee. So if want...
  13. Re: Anyone know the name of the CEO of Betterbee?

    Justin Stevens
  14. Thread: nectar flow

    by JC55
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    Re: nectar flow

    With this rain my plantings did not go according to schedule-Wild flowers bloomed and clover was running good buthoping sunn brings out the bloom-Hive on old 200 acre apple farm with planted food...
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    New Keeper Question

    Started with a 5 frame nuc and filled out one box and added a second-6 frames are now filled with comb. With all rain here I added a baggie with syrup and had added a patty. Girls did not touch patty...
  16. Thread: New Beekeeper

    by JC55
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    New Beekeeper

    Today I became a Beekeeper:applause:-went to pick up a Nuc last night from
    justgojumpit (Dave) and we put the bees into my hive, Dave was great, showed me the frames with the bees and brood already...
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    Dave, Will see you tonight-Great news on swarms

    Dave,
    Will see you tonight-Great news on swarms
  18. Thread: Hello!!

    by JC55
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    Hi All

    Just joined the Bee keeping community-my first set of bees will be here on May 9-I got into this on a need for pollinating a apple orchard my club oens and nobady available to pollinate-will see how...
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