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  1. Thread: two questions

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    two questions

    1. I am in the Elmira-Corning area, still learning the flows, do we have anything besides goldenrod coming?

    2. co-worker looking for honey for allergies, i live about 20 miles from her, are there...
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    Re: Whats your goals for this coming year?

    get my four hives healthy through the winter, maybe add another one and have a good harvest this year, i have alot of orders already coming in
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    Re: Christmas Blizzerd of 2012

    rumor has it we are due for 10-14" of course now that Christmas is done i am ready for spring and workin the hives!
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    Re: Harvest Honey or leave in hive

    I was suprised that a beek near me actually winters on 9-frame single deeps and has had good success, i tried it last year and had no losses, granted it was a very mild winter but will be doing again...
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    Re: Drought to continue . . . .

    golden rod has not started here yet and i was trying to get some buckwheat in...maybe my first harvest will be the only one this yaer huh? wonder if i should start feeding or hold out some...
  6. Thread: Upstate NY beeks

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    Re: Upstate NY beeks

    i get 6.00 per pound right now and fear if i go any higher i will hear the old" i can get it AT walmart for "x" amount"
  7. Thread: Upstate NY beeks

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    Upstate NY beeks

    in chemung county here just wondering who has pulled anything yet i am hoping this weekend i will find some honey to harvest, customers have been after me for two months!
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    Re: planting buckwheat in a drought

    i am in upstate NY and am running a test plot of buckwheat now to see whats gonna happen, we've not had much rain so far, it is coming up well though for what little moisture we have had
  9. Thread: pollen in supers

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    pollen in supers

    i am in chemung county NY, 2 weeks ago my supers were close to half capped so i figured i would spin them out today. popped the tops and on three of my hives they are not even 1/4 capped and a ton of...
  10. Thread: new york supers

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    Re: new york supers

    think i may super this friday then and see. we have a right to farm law by me not sure if local ordinance or possibly state law, may be worth looking into
  11. Thread: new york supers

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    new york supers

    just wondering when with this crazy weather beeks in chemung and surrounding counties plan on putting on the supers?
    i still am sugaring the hives while the temps are lower, just starting to see a...
  12. Thread: New York Beeks

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    New York Beeks

    so this is the first year my bees have survived the winter:D and even got a surprise from one that i though was dead mid-winter...its still alive but small. i have buyers already asking when my honey...
  13. Thread: Fall stuff

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    Fall stuff

    i live in Chemung county in upstate NY:
    1. caught a swarm today i will put 2:1 feed to it starting tomorrow...what are it's chances?

    2. my other hives i took out the excluders after the spring...
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    Re: mite away quick strips??

    sorry about that figured it was still new enough posts may not exist....after reading that thread i think i will try something different
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    mite away quick strips??

    looking at the mite away quick strips in the dadant catalogue, anyone have any experince with these? i am in Upstate Ny when would be a good time to apply? also due to neighborhood layout my hives...
  16. Thread: dead out

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    dead out

    first hive i checked yesterday...all dead, about 50lbs of honey stores left. when doing a post mortem, the bees looked wet but the inside of box was dry except for moisture on the cpped wax and where...
  17. Thread: protein patties

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    protein patties

    i am in upstate ny (chemung county) when is the best time to start feeding the pollen patties ?
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    Re: Still alive in new york state

    well here, went out yesteday and one i could hear from 3 feet away with a clicking like chewing sound this was a combined hive so it is three deeps worth of bees
  19. Thread: how to proceed?

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    how to proceed?

    early fall did a paper combine, ended up leaving the topo box on for a total of three deeps, placed candy on top frames in late october, checked last week they just about finished it and good amount...
  20. Thread: upstate ny

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    upstate ny

    so i had one overwinter colony and bought two nucs, the ow did ok but no crop this year, one nuc i got about 45 lbs this fall and the third dint even draw a full 2 deeps. i reduced the poor hive to...
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    Re: Empty Bottom Hive Body

    im in upstate ny i have a hive that refuses to draw more than three frames in the upper deep...golden rod is starting to end now not sure what to do, they have had since may!
  22. Thread: not sure

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    not sure

    its like Goldilocks one to small one real big and one so-so, the one is a nuc from this year, just kind of hangin around, not really bbuilding much, found queen was brood last check, but dont seem...
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    did i make mistake?

    one of mythree hives is a producer here in upstate ny this year, i have a super that is 90% full and mostly capped so put empty over that a few days ago, today i reversed them so the full one on top...
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    Re: Still No Honey in NY

    checked in on three hives yesterday and one so far is capping in the super,,goldenrod just in early phase of startup here so still hopefull for bigger crop
  25. Thread: dearth

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    dearth

    how to recognise a dearth, what are some weather conditions that may bring it on?
    have seen posts saying not to use entrance feedsers, why is this because i have had less issue with them than the...
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