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    Re: Hello from Dublin, Ireland

    Welcome to the forum! I have a weakness for classic Irish males, I married one! :) there is a Mary Montaut of Bray, near Wicklow, who is involved in beekeeping. I'm sure she would love to talk with...
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    Re: New Member from Rochester, NY USA

    Great, you are in good hands!
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    Re: New Member from Rochester, NY USA

    Yes! she is, and has done great things for Beekeepers and honey bees with Bee Wellness :):thumbsup:
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    What a nightmare!!!!! ;)
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    Re: New Member from Rochester, NY USA

    Hello! and welcome. You might want to look up Pat Bono, she runs Bee Wellness, has a good website, too. Worth looking into. Have fun with your bees :)
  6. Re: Who misses their bees while on vacation?

    Yes, all I think about are the bees and weather. We are in Florida visiting my son and all I think about is how cold it STILL is in upstate NY! and if my bees are surviving this. It has been cold...
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    Re: Latest top bar removal here in Florida

    What could you use instead of a bee vac? Just curious...I would like to come up with a flexible hose made out of foam that would be softer on the bees' body.
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    Re: Latest top bar removal here in Florida

    Nice cut out. Thanks for the video.
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    I hear you about the wood pile, ours is LOW! We have gone through much wood this season. The bees are doing ok so far, put sugar boards on early and wrapped w/roofing paper and added some foam out...
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    Re: Buckfast bees

    I received this on an email and thought you all might like to read this on Buckfast Bees:

    "Ahhhhh, The BUCKFAST Question... a history blurb on the breed: Weaver Apiaries was the sole producer of...
  11. Re: I just remembered why I switched to top bar hives!

    Thank you ?Michael, I will check out your links, Debbee 🐝
  12. Re: I just remembered why I switched to top bar hives!

    Thanks, 🐝
  13. Re: Hello from Alaska, I'm interested in the top bar hive....

    Welcome Sarah, it will be fun for you; I would start with Langstroth first, then move on if you can. Enjoy! Deb
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    Re: Buckfast bees

    I had a great workable Buckfast hive from RWeavers, they were great, not hot at all, very calm. It was a package and I took over 100 pounds of honey from them the first year; they overwintered 2013...
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    "And yet I do keep them from swarming whenever I take the time to do it."

    Michael, what are your steps to prevent swarming in a TBH? A friend gave me one and I would like to try a TBH this year,...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Pools of water are not good. Is the hive ventilated well enough? Maybe the moisture is not getting out?
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    I agree Mark; a local business owner is a beekeeper also, and sells honey in the fluted bottles. The honey is raw, so it crystalizes, and it
    looks to be a pain in the neck to get out. I wouldn't...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Hi I'm in the Western Catskills, Delaware Cty; my one big hive of Italian mutts has no dead bees anywhere and are very quiet now, not sure about them, can't hear anything either; the other two small...
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    Re: Irish Beekeeper & SHB impact in US

    Thanks Tim I forwarded this info to Willie in Ireland.
  20. Re: Stethoscope to hear the bee cluster in Winter?

    I also put the stethoscope on the upper entrance to listen.
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    Re: Say hi to our new friend...

    The more I read about honey bees the more I feel they are amazing!
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    Re: Irish Beekeeper & SHB impact in US

    This is from Willie O'Byrne in Ireland: "No, Ireland does not have the SHB but it was found in Italy as you know. We are on alert because of this. However it appears that it has been surrounded and...
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    Re: Irish Beekeeper & SHB impact in US

    Thanks Mark, I pm'd you.:)
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    Re: Irish Beekeeper & SHB impact in US

    Thank you John, I'll pass this along with Mark and Chucks answers. I appreciate this. BTW my son lives in Jacksonville. When it gets cold, you know like 40 or 50 degrees, (:D) he loves it, perfect...
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    Re: Irish Beekeeper & SHB impact in US

    Thanks Chuck, they do know (and are aware) about Varroa but are not well versed in SHB, it is fairly new to them; I think he is basing his questions on how to deal with varroa because they don't have...
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