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    Re: Can someone tell me about this frame?

    Does it look like there is a queen cell that they are breaking down here with a larva/jelly in or it just me?

    I would move a frame from another hive over with new eggs that are standing up in the...
  2. Thread: Pennsylvania

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    Re: Pennsylvania

    •18901, Doylestown
    •3/12/16 - Maple Trees
    •3/14/16 - Witch Hazel
    •3/17/16 - Forsythia
    •3/20/16 - Peaches (Just starting to crack bud)
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    Re: PA Novice Bee Keeper Questions

    Yes it is what I was thinking. As it is odd to have both the package hives acting the thanks I just hope the really little one can hang ON! I think I will move a little brood over if nothing else...
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    Re: PA Novice Bee Keeper Questions

    Tenbears - Found the Queens in all 3 but populations in 2 are questionable! No brood in both the 2015 package hives?!?

    Paulemar - Thanks that explains a lot!

    ALOHA BUZZ - Found the Queens in...
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    Re: Pennsylvania

    •18901, Doylestown
    •3/10/16
    •Crocus & Daffodil Bulbs
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    PA Novice Bee Keeper Questions

    So lets start off by I work A LOT and the bees have not been a priority since I started back in 2012 but this past year I tried hard. This is the first year that I kept Hives through the winter 3...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Thanks Laketrout and Allen! Look forward to learning about how the bees are reacting in our area as we go through the season.

    I have never heard of http://foresthillbeesupply.com/ but I am for...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hello! I have not had great success over the past few years with hives always lost them over the winter. But this year has changed. I went into winter with 3 hives from packages in spring and a...
  9. Thread: Fondant....

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    Fondant....

    Hello,

    I am a new beekeeper this year in fall i had to consolidate my 2 hives as they didn't have enough honey. So i need to feed a local beekeeper in my area suggested getting the fondant from a...
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    Re: Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    Thank You all for your recommendations!

    We started to smoke them out and realized that They where everywhere in the walls! Got another Beekeeper to come. used the bee vac and sucked up what we...
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    Re: Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    Cool we are goign to try the smoke.

    Is there a good time? I was thinking around 3pm?

    How long would it take to see a reaction?
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    Bees moved in to chimney.......Help.....

    So let me start by saying I am a new beekeeper this year so the experience and equipment I have is not abundant. Also I work for a vegetable farm / Market so they have some non bee equipment that I...
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    Re: New queen and frame of brood

    pcs - I was in the same boat as you where. I do have a Question....did you at one time have eggs, larva, and/or brood in the now Queenless hive??? If so then there is a possibility that you have a...
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    Re: Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    Cool thanks everyone for the suggestions and ideas.

    I would see them drinking it for 3 days and then they would just stop. Not one trying to drink.

    Well thanks again!
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    Re: Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    Sorry didn't even think of that.

    I am feeding a 1:1 solution for drawing out comb to establish my 2 new hives. No Additives to the solution and I am using cane sugar.

    Days temps have been in...
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    Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    I am feeding my hives with Top Feeders. I am only putting a small amount in them maybe only 1/2 a gallon per hive. With in a few days I smell the sugar water and the bees don't seem to be taking it!...
  17. Thread: Pollen color data

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    Re: Pollen color data

    That is the best list that I could come up with when I started looking a month or so ago.

    I know that Fava Beans give off black pollen!
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    Re: Hive Tracks turns two

    I just started keeping bees this year and am addicted to it. I think that Hive Trackers is a great tool!! Mark is doing a great job and I look forward to evolving my skills as a bee keeper with...
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    Re: Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    Picked a Queen up from Dennis Keeney they were in the area last night! I dealt with his mother who helps him out and she was very nice and so accommodating!

    Eddie Honey - That is great they are...
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    Re: Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    Thanks for your replies...

    throrope - tried that and the virgin never came back! since i need to get the frames drawn out and storage for the winter i want to get Queen right and not lose another...
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    Bee Breeder in SE PA....

    I have a colony that is currently queen less and would like to get a queen locally. I live in South East Pennsylvania in Bucks County. Yules Apiaries is right around the corner but have yet to be...
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    Re: The girls evicted the queen

    So this is my first year. I have been taking a class with a bee keeper that clips the wings of his Queens in hopes to give him a few days longer for a swarm. If the bees didn't take the empty box...
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    Re: Question about Queenless Hive and Nuc

    Well I would think that as well, but they have started building Queen Cells again. They stopped during the portion that where they has a virgin running around. The NUC is really small and had a...
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    Question about Queenless Hive and Nuc

    It is a long story on how I got to this point this is what I have.....

    A Hive that hasn't had any eggs in it for over a month besides the eggs that I put in from another Hive.

    The NUC was an...
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    Re: Prices for selling honey?

    I have just started beekeeping but I run a Farm Market. Sell 1lb for $10 and 2lb for $19. I have sold over 300lb this year already. It really depends on your Market and Supply so people that...
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