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    Re: Keep Feeding or pull feeders?

    They have been taking a lot of syrup. Bees have been coming back without any pollen on their legs
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    Re: Keep Feeding or pull feeders?

    Well I went out and pulled the top feeders. The bees were more then a little pissed at me. Should I leave the first supers on and use it to get them through the winter?
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    Re: Keep Feeding or pull feeders?

    I will pull them today then. Thanks for the advice
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    Re: Keep Feeding or pull feeders?

    Full of honey
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    Keep Feeding or pull feeders?

    Hello Everyone,


    My two largest hives have 2 deeps(full of brood) and 2 mediums(full of honey). They seem to still be taking in sugar water from the top feeders. Should I pull the top feeders at...
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    Re: Pollination Question

    Thanks! I will give it a try
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    Pollination Question

    Hello Everyone,


    Does anyone know the type of plants that grow naturally in Southwest (Boise) Idaho that the honey bees are attracted to?

    What vegetables/fruits are honeybees attracted to in...
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    Re: Found a huge hive

    I will get some pictures for you in a couple of days
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    Found a huge hive

    This weekend I got a call from another local bee keeper to help with a swarm. I arrived at the residence and it turned out not to be a swarm, but a large hive. The colony had established itself in a...
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    Re: Nuc Question

    I have noticed the bees coming back with their legs packed with pollen. Thanks.
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    Re: Nuc Question

    I didn't realize that the Queen wouldn't start laying until 30 days. I figured that the bees would still draw out the comb even though the Queen wasn't laying yet, since they had been taking in the...
  12. Thread: Nuc Question

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    Nuc Question

    About 4 weeks ago I captured my 1st swarm (about 2k bees)with my mentor. He gave me a frame full of brood (in various stages) The bees created a queen cell from this brood. I checked on the Nuc a...
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    Re: how much time to wait after painting?

    I assumed that the hives were empty to begin with.
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    Re: how much time to wait after painting?

    It was in the 60's today and suppose to get warmer over the weekend..I am not complaining about the weird weather that we are having over here in Idaho
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    Re: how much time to wait after painting?

    Since you are located in Massachusetts, more then likely you still have snow on the ground. I would paint them in your garage if you have the room and leave them there for a couple of days to dry....
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