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  1. help needed with swarm removal bellows falls vt

    hello,

    I had a lady call me wanting to have a swarm that made its home in her house removed. Unfortunately I live too far away to help her out. She lives in bellows falls vt and if you are...
  2. Re: help me understand the purpose of wintering nucs

    This is my second year with overwintering nucs. I just had one deep split in two and lost one half due to starvation. I just split a hive into 8 nucs and added grafted queen cells which I will...
  3. Re: How long before they produce another queen and laying again?

    if you see eggs on your next inspection then the queen is still there, if not then you will surely see queen cells. be careful you don't damage any QC.
  4. Thread: stolen hives

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    Re: stolen hives

    congratulations on finding those hives.
  5. Re: Please help with frame by frame hive inspection - link to pictures

    hive looks Great! I saw what looks like a queen cell on frame 5 side 2. If you haven't already, I would definately add a second deep or a super if you already have 2 deeps on. Pay attention to those...
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    Re: Doolittle method for queen rearing

    Thanks Mike, I'm actually reading the book (scientific Queen Rearing)from the link you provided in another post.
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    Doolittle method for queen rearing

    I was just reading doolittles book scientific queen rearing and in that book he stated that he had great luck placing grafted larvae in the queenfight finishing colony. Everything more current I've...
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    criss crossing frames

    hello,

    I made a quad mini mating nuc out of a deep 10 frame hive body. I am going to place this on top of one of my hives to draw out the comb in the mini frames. However, the mini frames in the...
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    Re: Requeening questions

    i hate kiling queens but when i did it i just did it quickly. as far as requeening you can put the queen cage on top of the bars, screen side facing up and don't remove the cork yet, wait a day or...
  10. Thread: Ticks

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    Re: Ticks

    yup ticks have been out for a month in nh,
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    Re: Reversing Hives

    thank you beepro, the hive was overwintered in 2 deeps, the top deep is boiling with bees and I have been feeding pollen for the past 2 weeks. So I think i should probably go ahead and reverse now. i...
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    Reversing Hives

    I did my first inspection today here in NH. I found the queen, saw plenty of eggs and capped brood, there is also still a lot of capped honey left in the hive. The question i have relates to the room...
  13. Thread: Feeders

    by mgalimbe
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    Re: Feeders

    I like the mann lake feeders. I use them exclusively now. The only problem is that they build comb up inside of it so its kind of apain to remove and clean.
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    What to do with these frames

    Hello,

    i had to break down one of my hives due to it being queenless. So now I have these deep frames partially filled with honey and pollen. I took the best of these frames and divided them among...
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    Re: This years northern golden rod flow.

    I sure hope I do smell it again I have a few supers that could use to be topped off. It's my understanding for us here in the northeast this will be the last plant to produce nectar for us.
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    Re: This years northern golden rod flow.

    chef,

    that's funny! I walked into my yard last week and spent 1/2 an hour looking for what had died in my yard...I guess it was the golden rod! Thank you for the info.

    So now I can respond to...
  17. Thread: Hive question

    by mgalimbe
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    Re: Hive question

    Thanks for the info. Mike I asked a question in you post on the goldenrod flow, I'm not too sure what it smells like but I went to my hive last week and smelled this god awful smell permeating the...
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    Re: This years northern golden rod flow.

    Newbie here what does goldenrod nectar smell like
  19. Thread: Hive question

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    Re: Hive question

    Correction. I meant to say there's very little honey in the top deep. Not super.
  20. Thread: Hive question

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    Hive question

    I inspected one off hives today to notice that I have brood in my super, my second deep looks like the typical winter cluster pattern and my bottom deep is full of bees but other than that there's...
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    Re: Mobile Hive Tracks is finally here!

    tried using this app in the field with my i phone. the create new inspection and view all inspections for this hive links dont work.
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    Re: Mobile Hive Tracks is finally here!

    Thanks mark

    I tried it a few minutes ago seems to work. I'll get more into it tommorow once i go to my hives. thanks for a great program.
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    Re: making your own frames

    yea actually as far as the frames are concerned, mann lake sells them for .79 each in quantity. there's no way i could build them for that especially if you factor in the time. I will stick with just...
  24. Thread: Coincidence?

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    Coincidence?

    I have a stress fracture in my back that I take medication for to ease the pain. I've been years without knowing what its like to be pain free. The other day I got stung 5 times on my left forearm,...
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    Re: Working naked!!!???

    I tried it once......
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