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  1. Thread: Fondant....

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    Fondant....

    Hello,

    I am a new beekeeper this year in fall i had to consolidate my 2 hives as they didn't have enough honey. So i need to feed a local beekeeper in my area suggested getting the fondant from a...
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    Re: Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    Thank You all for your recommendations!

    We started to smoke them out and realized that They where everywhere in the walls! Got another Beekeeper to come. used the bee vac and sucked up what we...
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    Re: Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    Cool we are goign to try the smoke.

    Is there a good time? I was thinking around 3pm?

    How long would it take to see a reaction?
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    Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    So let me start by saying I am a new beekeeper this year so the experience and equipment I have is not abundant. Also I work for a vegetable farm / Market so they have some non bee equipment that I...
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    Re: New queen and frame of brood

    pcs - I was in the same boat as you where. I do have a Question....did you at one time have eggs, larva, and/or brood in the now Queenless hive??? If so then there is a possibility that you have a...
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    Re: Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    Cool thanks everyone for the suggestions and ideas.

    I would see them drinking it for 3 days and then they would just stop. Not one trying to drink.

    Well thanks again!
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    Re: Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    Sorry didn't even think of that.

    I am feeding a 1:1 solution for drawing out comb to establish my 2 new hives. No Additives to the solution and I am using cane sugar.

    Days temps have been in...
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    Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    I am feeding my hives with Top Feeders. I am only putting a small amount in them maybe only 1/2 a gallon per hive. With in a few days I smell the sugar water and the bees don't seem to be taking it!...
  9. Thread: Pollen color data

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    Re: Pollen color data

    That is the best list that I could come up with when I started looking a month or so ago.

    I know that Fava Beans give off black pollen!
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    Re: Hive Tracks turns two

    I just started keeping bees this year and am addicted to it. I think that Hive Trackers is a great tool!! Mark is doing a great job and I look forward to evolving my skills as a bee keeper with...
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    Re: Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    Picked a Queen up from Dennis Keeney they were in the area last night! I dealt with his mother who helps him out and she was very nice and so accommodating!

    Eddie Honey - That is great they are...
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    Re: Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    Thanks for your replies...

    throrope - tried that and the virgin never came back! since i need to get the frames drawn out and storage for the winter i want to get Queen right and not lose another...
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    Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    I have a colony that is currently queen less and would like to get a queen locally. I live in South East Pennsylvania in Bucks County. Yules Apiaries is right around the corner but have yet to be...
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    Re: The girls evicted the queen

    So this is my first year. I have been taking a class with a bee keeper that clips the wings of his Queens in hopes to give him a few days longer for a swarm. If the bees didn't take the empty box...
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    Re: Question about Queenless Hive and Nuc

    Well I would think that as well, but they have started building Queen Cells again. They stopped during the portion that where they has a virgin running around. The NUC is really small and had a...
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    Question about Queenless Hive and Nuc

    It is a long story on how I got to this point this is what I have.....

    A Hive that hasn't had any eggs in it for over a month besides the eggs that I put in from another Hive.

    The NUC was an...
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    Re: Prices for selling honey?

    I have just started beekeeping but I run a Farm Market. Sell 1lb for $10 and 2lb for $19. I have sold over 300lb this year already. It really depends on your Market and Supply so people that...
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    Re: Extra Queen.....and 2 new packages......HELP

    So yesterday I made the NUC.

    1.5 frames of bees with different ages of brood, larva and eggs and a frame of nectar/honey.

    Queen looked bad when making split all attendants were dead! Went and...
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    Re: Extra Queen.....and 2 new packages......HELP

    I was told by my mentors that the Queen cage would be good above the queen right hive. I didn't know that I could bring her inside and that she needed sugar water! I can't do much tonight as I am...
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    Re: Comb Drawing Factory Nucs?

    Sorry..

    I did and got no response sorry.

    Thanks

    Sorry Again
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    Re: Extra Queen.....and 2 new packages......HELP

    Well thanks for the Bump! Just I was on my own!

    I have done nothing at this point. Just looked in on the queen which I have sitting on top of a queen right hive and she is not looking good...
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    Re: Comb Drawing Factory Nucs?

    Hey I am New to beekeeping! I installed 2 hives on March 31st. Had a hive Supercedure in one colony. I got scared so I ordered a Queen.

    Now I have one Queen Right Hive, One Hive that has a...
  23. Re: How long does it take for a package to make comb?

    BugBoy - No Problem Like I said it is my first year. From what i have seen and been told they will draw alot of comb one week and the next not much. It is based on the space they need for storage...
  24. Re: How long does it take for a package to make comb?

    I Just started keeping bees. Got my 3lb pound packages on March 31st. I just check on the hives and they are workign on there 7th frame in a 10 frame hive.

    So depending on the temperature and...
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    Extra Queen.....and 2 new packages......HELP

    Some might have read my problem from another post but here is a recap. I have 2 Newly installed hives from 3lb Packages on March 31st. Lost a Queen in one shortly after she started laying April...
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