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    thanks but ?

    She is not released yet. Its only been 18 hours I'll go get her out asap. But I want to be sure I understand. If they swarmed, there would be no eggs -capped brood? Were the drone cells an...
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    Good spring hive is now in trouble??Help

    One of my hives was doing fairly well through Mar april and early May. A few weeks ago the bee population was looking good but I did notice a larger number of drone cells on the frames. There was...
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    prefer not to treat surviving hives if possible

    I do plan to install drone frames for mite control very shortly. I have purchased the foundation with the larger cell size just for that purpose. What ratio syrup? 2 to 1? or
    1 to 1? Thank you...
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    Nosema Yikes! now what?

    I sent samples to USDA Maryland from all three of my winter deadouts. (I lost half of my six hives.) They reported that all three had varroa miteswhich I believe were at fairly high levels. I did...
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    pcelar, I bought my fondant at a local bakery but...

    pcelar, I bought my fondant at a local bakery but i think I paid too much. I would recommend searching online suppliers. There are several.
    Beekuk thanks for the advice. For now, I hope this...
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    It is the pure white bakers stuff and i believe...

    It is the pure white bakers stuff and i believe it is just sugar, water, and maybe som corn syrup but not sure. Beekuk how is your weather now and if cold like here, how and when do you feed it to...
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    Fondant ? any comments on it?

    What about fondant? I have some in the freezer which I never used last year. I was thinking of waiting for a 50deg. temp day and slippiing some into the top chamber. That mey not be for some time...
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    Upstate NY Same situation Aram

    I also have two of my hives with almost no brood, plenty of empty cells, some honey and plenty of pollen. Very small amount of brood is still hatching in one hive. Other hive has a small patch of...
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    My brittany also likes to eat bees and has been...

    My brittany also likes to eat bees and has been stung in the mouth area because of it. I do not let him near the hives. The other day bees were following me back to the house
    and as soon as I was...
  10. Thread: Stings

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    Stings

    I have not posted for some time but I need some help. I have been beekeeping for three seasons now. I'm up to seven hives in my backyard. Two are first yr Nucs, one is very weak, two are building...
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    Thanks for all the good info ndvan. I was told by...

    Thanks for all the good info ndvan. I was told by my insurance agent that I am ok with my homeowners policy until I sell the first bottle of honey. Then I need a specific beekeeper policy. This...
  12. Schumer is a hypocrite

    He should be this concerned about everything and everyone that crosses our borders, both legal and illegal. I wonder if he cares as much about the "pathogens" brought over by illegals crossing the...
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    Slingworks,thanks for reminding me to address...

    Slingworks,thanks for reminding me to address this honey before its too late. I almost forgot about it. I too have about 20 lbs of honey/sugar syrup which i extracted from the frames leftover on...
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    sierra i only took three med frames of brood and...

    sierra i only took three med frames of brood and added 1 frame of honey from another hive. Next spring i will not do that but i was also concerned about swarming. I also checkerboarded the hive as...
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    I recall the locust flow Rick i probably did not...

    I recall the locust flow Rick i probably did not have enough bees at the time. I believe much of my problem is inexperience. I would really be happy with just a few more gallons of honey this...
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    I have calls in to a few of the local beeks to...

    I have calls in to a few of the local beeks to get their input. . One called me today. He said that their harvests were lighter than normal but they are getting honey. He referenced the dry...
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    what happened?

    i did no submit this three times!! what happened?
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    So let me get this straight bjorn, you think my...

    So let me get this straight bjorn, you think my wimpy sized uncompetitive bees are just to environmentally and socially conscious and do not want to "waste " resources? Maybe i should feed them...
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    So let me get this straight bjorn, you think my...

    So let me get this straight bjorn, you think my wimpy sized uncompetitive bees are just to environmentally and socially conscious and do not want to "waste " resources? Maybe i should feed them...
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    As far as location, last year i took most of my...

    As far as location, last year i took most of my honey off one new hive, so at least there is some potential. I do not know if this helps but there are large wet swampy areas several acres or more ...
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    Mike, for a second there, i thought maybe i...

    Mike, for a second there, i thought maybe i should quit this hobby. But other NE beekeepers seem to having the same problem . So I guess its not just me who is experiencing this. Any advice...
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    Not much Honey again !!

    I am a 2 nd yr beek.. Last year I had three new spring NUCS and was lucky enough to end up with 25 lbs of honey Sept. I figured that was not bad for new hives and since I was a newbee and all. Lost...
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    goldenrod

    Rochester NY 8/13/07. Earlier than last year!!
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    Thanks for the advice Bill . This hive has so...

    Thanks for the advice Bill . This hive has so many bees ..I am really nervous when I inspect it. They literally hang off the boxes when I take the hive apart. Consequently I haven't removed all...
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    permacomb comments

    I have one hive just packed with bees. I have had two permacomb supers on for nearly three months. Bees filled the first one with brood which was now the 5 th brood box, and the next one(top)...
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