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    Re: Beekeeping courses

    Great thanks..will get back to you.
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    Beekeeping courses

    I am going to be in Boston (Shrewsbury, MA) around June/July and want to attend some classes and also meet with local beekeepers/apiaries. Any suggestions? thanks, Shankar
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    Re: Urban Rooftop beekeeping for beginner.

    I got your msg. I have 4 beehives, on first floor and top floor (terrace) with covered roofing. All doing fine and working well. We have a honey bee expert in Chrompet....
  4. Thread: Hive placing

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    Re: Hive placing

    Thank you...they are now well settled and active..
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    Re: Hive placing

    I already have 2 beehives, one on our terrace (covered with roof) and other on our first floor open space. Both are functioning well. I am suddenly overwhelmed with 2 more hives from my brother. I...
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    Re: queen bee breeding

    I have 2 beehives, one almost one year old and another 2 months, both up and running quite well. In India, a box (with queen & bees) costs around $100, box alone around $50-60 without bees and...
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    Re: Sugar syrup feeder

    3419Hi Cleo, Thanks for your comments. The feeding with this floater method worked great, but I think the container got emptied in 2-3 hours!! I used 1 cup of sugar in 1.5 cup of water. With other...
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    Re: Sugar syrup feeder

    I tried a small cylindrical vessel (2-3 inches high, 1-1.5 inch dia) with a floating plastic corrugated sheet with holes. I also used a wooden stick as a slant from floater to vessel top to see if...
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    Re: Sugar syrup feeder

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    The blue lid is a ziploc container cover (with holes) floating on sugar syrup.....This is not perfect yet, although it works!
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    Re: Experience with MS

    I was wondering if there's anyone in Boston area who has tried BVT for MS. We want to speak to someone and try it out for our niece who has been struggling with MS which is now in worst form. I...
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    Re: Sugar syrup feeder

    Thank you. Please post a pic...I will upload one when this works.
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    Sugar syrup feeder

    As the hives available here have a small bee entrance opening, I tried a few open feeders, but see bees getting drowned. I tried something different, a plastic sheet (ziploc cover) with holes...
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    Re: Questions from a bee enthusiast..

    Reply from Heaflaw:

    Welcome

    I hope others with more knowledge answer, but I'll try:

    According from my notes from Dave Tarpy, Extension Apiculturalist with NC State Univ, virgin queens fly...
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    Re: New Member from Chennai, South India

    Thank you so much for your quick reply. I moved the part of my posting (re queen bees) to "Queen Bees", as I felt it would be relevant there. Other readers, who find the questions missing, please...
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    Questions from a bee enthusiast..

    We have a bee enthusiast in Chennai, South India who has been living with bees for over 25 years. He is our only source to assist and set up hives. He has the following questions:

    1. What time...
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    New Member from Chennai, South India

    I used to live in Detroit, MI and now in India. I am used to honeybees during my childhood days in our villages, but only recently found time to start one at home. Our climate here is usually hot...
  17. Thread: Second beehive

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    Second beehive

    I started with a beehive some 4-5 months ago and getting my second hive ready, a reconditioned one from someone who didn't use it for a long! Should I wait for a queenbee from my first hive or start...
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    Re: Alergic reaction?

    I got stung 4 times so far. During the second time, I got instant headache and lasted a day. Usually, the area swells and during the second day it pains a lot with heavy swelling. Nearly on 3rd or...
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