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    Re: Bee Activity Question

    I just started with bees this year and I have 3 hives in my front yard so I can sit on my porch and watch them. I have seen them go from very little entrance activity to a suddenly sea of bees...
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    I have been keeping bees for 6 weeks.... I have to say that I have worn my suit once I wear gloves sometimes. I wear the veil if I am messing with frames but I found a snug tank top and pants, so...
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    Re: peases help! divided BB frames by mistake

    Wedge top bar, too late for the nails, it is only on 20 frames, intended for brood only. The rest are just getting wax strips for the bees to draw out as natural comb.

    I'm definitely going to give...
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    Re: peases help! divided BB frames by mistake

    I cut the bottom corners off of the duragilt with snips and that helped it fit. As the final step I used a 3/4" nail and nailed the divided BB together then loosened the bars so they were the...
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    Re: peases help! divided BB frames by mistake

    Oh and I realized that I ordered plastic foundation and they gave me duragilt instead. At first I thought that that was their version of plastic but apparently I am being punished by the gods.
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    Re: peases help! divided BB frames by mistake

    I'm using duragilt from brushy mt it has a metal edge along the side, I don't see why I couldn't snip it. The good news is that it is very flexible. At first, I actually thought they gave me the...
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    peases help! divided BB frames by mistake

    Brushy Mountian gave me divided bottom boards even though I ordered my frames with grooved (my invoice says grooved). I really don't feel like driving back there to get replacements. Plus I planned...
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    Re: Introducing Emandmikey

    greetings and welcome. I am a new beekeeper too, I just started this year and I have to say that it is an extremely interesting and engaging hobby. I think that once you start you never go back!
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    Re: Newbie in Western Maryland

    Scott, I'm not an expert in any way, but I think it might be a little early for swarms in your area. I live in central PA and I've been told that swarm season where I live is June. I wouldn't think...
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    Re: greetings from south coast, MA

    I just started with 2 hives and I'm really glad I did. I started them on the same day with pretty much identical equipment 20 feet apart and they are acting quite differently. One hive does...
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    Re: greetings from pa

    I also have chickens as pets as well as a few ducks. There seem to be quite a few hobby beekeepers that have chickens too.... interesting.

    Meri B I know what you mean about the extractor. I...
  12. Thread: Ontario Hello

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    Re: Ontario Hello

    The sugar content was high this year with our trees. The first year the trees were recovering from gypsy moth damage, which we believe caused the sugar in the sap to be low, a little over 1%. This...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    wow looks like im the only one around here that only has single figure acres (only 2) so no real chance to expand my bee empire

    I read your post and if you are interested in expansion. My friend...
  14. Thread: Ontario Hello

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    Re: Ontario Hello

    Hello and welcome. I just started with bees this year. My husband and I also do maple syrup (hobby) in PA this was our second year with the syrup and boy was it a short season. We had 20-25 taps...
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    Re: greetings from pa

    There is a wonderful club near me with great beekeepers. That is where I got set up with a great beekeeper who I got the early packages from.

    I am also lucky because my husband takes care of...
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    greetings from pa

    hello, I just started beekeeping and I'm loving it. I live in central pennsylvania and I put in 2 packages in hives in my front yard a week and a half ago. So far I can't believe how much syrup...
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