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  1. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    If I really need to find the queen in a big hive I seperate the brood boxes (mediums). After a few minutes there will be one quite box and a bunch of "concerned" boxes. From there I take out the...
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment

    I used it, and like it. I did put a thin coat of spar varnish, boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits (1:1:1)

    I used it mostly for the color though
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    Re: Dead out came back to life once it warmed up

    now you know what my bees look like for most of the winter :)
  4. Thread: Nervous

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    Re: Nervous

    I am in Dover, and my bees also decided it was nice enough to come out today. Poop stains and some dead bees. I guess they thought it was nice enough for a cleansing flight? I usually find at...
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    Re: eco wood treatment

    http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Wood-Treatment-EWT1-Silvery/dp/B00H96SFQY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1422066064&sr=8-2&keywords=eco+wood+treatment&pebp=1422068932363&peasin=B00H96SFQY

    I have used it on...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I am also considering an oxalic acid vaporizer. how long after a treatment does it take to start seeing mite kill (on removable bottom board)... and how long does it work until the treatment wears...
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    Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    It is cheaper than buying more bees. A 25lb bag of sugar is 11 dollars at Walmart (in Rochester , not sure about the others. ) One bag would probably help a lot. It is probably almost a medium...
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    Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    my bees are still building comb on a flow... I am sure if you feed them they will fill and cap the frames. It is going to be 70-80 this weekend. if you have an inner cover with a hole in it, put...
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    Re: Weight of 8 frame medium hive

    This may seem like a dumb question, but this is my first year with a langstroth type of hive. with the top bar hive it was easy to tell how big the cluster is. just take combs out until you find...
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    Weight of 8 frame medium hive

    I have been searching the forums for the answer to this question. If it is there, I am not finding it, so I apologize if this is a repeat question.

    I have 2 hives that have 8 frame mediums. What...
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    Thank you. I was trying to decide when to start feeding, and I couldn't remember how late in the year I had last year to feed. My first frost is a couple weeks after yours, but I will probably wait...
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    Re: Medium foundation in a deep frame?

    I cut foundation into 1 inch strips, about 3/4 sticks out once they are installed. It has been working very well for me
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    Re: Bearding in the rain and low temps

    The only 3 times my hives have bearded this year the weather was cool and rainy. I mean big beards too. Like "is there anyone left in the hive?" Big.

    It must be more about the humidity than the...
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    Re: Too many bees??

    How many bees do you have exactly? I havent fed my new package a drop since the first gallon I gave them when I put them in the empty hive. I did allow them to raise a new queen. She mated after...
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    Re: Wintering weights for colonies

    The hive that I fed was a top bar hive. I fed them because I wasn't sure how many bees or how much honey I should have been leaving them. It turns out they had more than enough honey, and could...
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    Re: Wintering weights for colonies

    I haven't been to any of the meetings. I thought about it, but I have been very busy. . While I don't doubt his experiences, last year I fed in October... Even after the frost. I would give them...
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    Re: When does egg laying slow down?

    Is the 40s-50s the overnight low, or daytime high?
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    Re: Wintering weights for colonies

    Why would they stop storing, if they still have the room?
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    Re: Adding room to NUCs

    Thank you for all of the responses
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    Adding room to NUCs

    I have a few NUCs that are starting to fill with nectar, although there isn't much actually capped. There is probably another month of good forage, so I wanted to add a second story so they don't...
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    Sorry for digging up an older thread. As a new beekeeper that is wrapping up year number 2, and going to be entering year 3 in the spring... What is different from year number 2 and year number 3? ...
  22. Re: One thing you find out when installing robber screens...

    I have hives in 2 areas near you, about 11 miles apart. one yard I had to feed, one yard I had to add supers. Thankfully I haven't had any robbing yet, but I should make some robbing screens this...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    every time i think we are in a dearth my bees surprise me. They drew a few more combs in the last days, one hive has an entire medium full of pollen (9 frames in 8 frame box). It seems that every...
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    Re: Second Brood Box ?

    I am also ok with it.
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    brood nest position

    One of my hives was raising a new queen (on purpose, we made a split) and while they were doing that the bees collected quite a bit of nectar and pollen. They have 4 boxes of 8 frame medium supers. ...
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