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    Re: Sting sensitivity changing.

    I'm a fairly new beekeeper but have definitely notice that I am much less sensitive to stings than I was when I first started.....
  2. Thread: Plastic or wax?

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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    During the flow my bees build both plastic and foundationless equally well.....
  3. Thread: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

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    Re: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

    Ragged chewed cells and caps is a pretty sure sign it was robbed out.....
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Japanese Knotweed
    8/22/2014

    Finally blooming in my area..... Have seen it blooming 5 miles away for over two weeks before.....
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    Re: Heat gun wattage?

    Thanks! Definitely sounds like it might be worth a look....;- )
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    I love to sit and watch the sparrows try and get a drink from the bird bath this time of year.... As soon as they land a cloud of bees comes up from drinking and the sparrow quickly leaves.....;- )
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My father in law always talked about how he kept bees in rural Italy in WW2 and way back when I earned the beekeeping merit badge while in the scouts...... My kids saw an ad for our local beekeeping...
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    Re: Heat gun wattage?

    This sounds pretty cool.... Based on your experience, do you get many cappings in the honey? I am using the heat gun approach and really like that I don't have to deal with cappings..... Am...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    I have one on my bottling tank and consider it well worth the money.....:thumbsup:
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    Re: bottling tank recommendations

    I have a Maxant with the new no drip valve..... Works great......:thumbsup:

    Maxant bottling
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    Re: Hello from Rhode Island

    Welcome Joe!
  12. Thread: Best Gloves

    by Bob J
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    Re: Best Gloves

    I work gloveless but my son loves these when he works his hives..... Good tactile and flexibility as well.... Thick enough to discourage the girls when they get grouchy.... Thickster-Powder-Free
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Dupe
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    Re: Watch For Spiders

    I would be careful..... I have actually seen a black widow in the back of my woodpile..... From personal experience I can confirm that they are in Mass.... Spiders of Massachusetts
  15. Re: Using a blow dryer to uncap frames - pros and cons

    I use the heat gun method when I extract.... Frames seem to extract ok and for me it's nice not to have to deal with processing the caps....
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Goldenrod (finally!)
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    Second bloom Raspberries
    7/29/14
  18. Re: Hello from Randolph, MA (just south of Boston)

    BTW, for full disclosure, I am only a second year beek so take my opinions with that in mind..... The good news is that here in the forum there is a tremendous amount of experience and very few are...
  19. Re: Hello from Randolph, MA (just south of Boston)

    I have a "little hive" as well.... My colonies currently are:

    1 overwintered mutt genetics..... These have been booming which is what I would expect for a second year hive....
    2 strong mutt...
  20. Re: Hello from Randolph, MA (just south of Boston)

    Hard to tell without more detail.... I assume you are in single deeps? In your last inspection, how much have they built out?
  21. Re: Excessive Bearding when weather not very hot?!?

    My bees only build significant comb when there is a big flow...... They are foraging now but I will not see any significant flow until the fall goldenrod and knotweed bloom hits....
  22. Re: Hello from Randolph, MA (just south of Boston)

    Great so far..... All but one are in double deeps with 2 supers.... Very busy up until a couple of weeks ago and now they vary day to day depending on what they can find.... Most recently they are...
  23. Re: Excessive Bearding when weather not very hot?!?

    My hives tend to beard when there is a lot of humidity even when it is not that hot.... Not sure if that is a factor with yours but thought it worth a mention.....
  24. Re: Hello from Randolph, MA (just south of Boston)

    Welcome from just north of you in Quincy.....;- )
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    LOL! You guys are great..... Much appreciate the help! :applause:
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