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    Re: Queen Releasing Question

    I am a second year beek, so take this info for what it is worth. I would wait the extra day unless a period of no rain came along.

    The bees should be feeding her through the cage.
  2. Re: Open the hive early morning/early evening?????

    Acebird, I have found that to be true as well concerning the bees being more gentle in the spring. I think they are excited about buildup and the potential for a good nectar flow.

    In the fall, my...
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    Re: Bee's and Chickens

    My chickens are free range and have no problems going into the apiary to do a little scratching and snooping for bugs. I think your area (1/2 acre) should be large enough

    that there should be not...
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    Re: ta-da! here they are..

    Nice looking setup. There is nothing like hiving that first hive, ok there is, but not in beekeeping. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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    Re: First year beekeeper in OH

    Welcome to Beesoource from SE Ohio as well. Good luck with your bees.
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    Re: First time pkg install!! Questions

    Angie, I think you will be Okay. The bees will eat one end or the other of the queen cage to get here released. I've only installled 6 packages and requeened once, but every time they
    have released...
  7. Re: How to manage the back filling in the brood nest

    I had a similar problem with one of my hives and am still monitoring it. My upper box was filled and so were most of the frames in the lower box that serves as the brood nest.
    I removed some of the...
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    Re: 8 yr old installing her first package

    Nice videao, thanks for sharing it. I love to see kids that age involved in bee keeping. It's the future of beekeeping.

    I have a 4 year old grandson I plan on getting involved in a couple of...
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    Re: thought my hive was getting robbed

    I had the same thing happen to me last year. I was worried about robbing and ended up being the daily poop run and orientation flights.

    I am a second year bee keeper and still worry about my bees....
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    Re: Could one on my queens be dead already?

    I am from SE Ohio and the packages you describe sound exactly like the ones I picked up in Spencer Ohio about a week and a half ago. Cali packages with queen cage having a cork in sideways.
    I'm...
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    Re: What is your "Regular Hive" setup?

    I have two 10 frame deeps as brood/bee honey boxes then super up as needed. I can attest to using medium and even 8 frame boxes later in life. A full 10 frame box of honey is
    ridicuously heavy.

    I...
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    Re: Varroa Xtractor?

    There is definitely a lot more work to this then what the video shows. First off you would have to open the hive to shake all the bees off. I agree a queen could be injured or fly off is she
    happens...
  13. Re: Hi From Wellington Ohio where it's way cold for spring

    Welcome to Beesource from SE Ohio. Been having the same poor weather (for bees) as you have had. It is supposed to improve the later part of this week.

    Hope your hive does well.
  14. Thread: Hi from Ohio

    by BeeMoose
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    Re: Hi from Ohio

    Hello Paige, welcome to Beesource. I am a second year beek and have found that a local club is very important in helping new beeks. If you don't have a local bee club, Make contact with

    the Ohio...
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    Re: Installed my first package today

    That is so hard to hear that your bees died. I hived 3 Tuesday, but because of wind, rain and low temps, I have been unable to check on them until later today.

    I'm hoping mine haven't met a...
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    Re: First Package Installation

    An experience like no other, holding that package of bees in your hands getting ready to place them in the hive you so carefully built just for them, filled with fear, anticipation and excitement.
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  17. Thread: Sugar

    by BeeMoose
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    Re: Sugar

    White granulated table sugar, in bulk if you can find it. Depending of course on how many hives you have. My wife and I stock up on it over winter for spring, summer and fall use.
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    Re: my bees are making out!

    Thanks to you, I now have to clean coffee off of my monitor! :-)

    Looked like a lot of touch-feely going on with those antenni lol, maybe a PG-13 rating lol

    Thanks for sharing it with us.
  19. Re: No shake install lessons learned and need advice

    I Live a couple hours east of you and experienced the same weather on Tuesday when I picked up my 3 packages. I waited until later in the evening (7-7:30ish) waiting for the
    wind to die down. And of...
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    Re: 1:1 or 1:2 Sugar water for new package?

    Everything I have read is 1:1 for spring packages to help them build comb, so this is what I use.

    2:1 in the fall to help them make stores for winter. I'm sure more experienced beeks can chime in
  21. Thread: hobbyist beek

    by BeeMoose
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    Re: hobbyist beek

    Hello and welcome to Beesource from SE Ohio.
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    Re: Mowing the lawn

    Make sure you do not point the chute of the mower towards the hives. Flying grass can make then angry.

    Some days I can mow close to my hives and others they start buzzing me within 10-15 feet. My...
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    Re: Newbee Questions

    This is only my second year so take it for what it is worth.

    I can tell when one of my hives is being robbed by the visual fighting that can be observed. There will sometimes be several bees...
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    Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    The market drives the price. If there are people willing to pay whatever they are asking, they will continue to charge more for less. It's the American way.

    This is only my second year, but I have...
  25. Thread: Bees at play

    by BeeMoose
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    Re: Bees at play

    Very nice. Your hives are beautiful. I love the scalloped roofs you have on some of them. Thanks for sharing the video
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