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  1. Re: super is not getting drawn. Am I being impatient, or should I do something?

    wow trottet1,
    seems like youve been attacket from the west coat..here's some neighbohood advice.
    im in wantage and been keeping bees for 6 years so still a newbee. But relax and its true, you need...
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    Re: Lost a hive, full of honey..can I

    Thanks...
    As you might know, here in the north we've had a long and very cold winter. Usually a snowy winter is not a problem..but it was fiercely cold this winter.
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    Lost a hive, full of honey..can I

    Collect the honey for my personal consumption...
    I honestly think this hive froze. I live in northern New Jersey and a month ago we had a day in the low 50's and that night it was 10 below 0..I...
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    added 3lb. package to existing hive...

    About 4 weeks ago, I installed 2 hives with 3 b. packages, one is going great with a great laying queen and moving forward like gang-busters..
    The other is struggling…spotty laying and the hive...
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    Re: New in Colorado!

    Welcome,
    Has the girls initiated you yet?
  6. Re: 2 hives, is one sick? No activicty, please read and please help advise :(

    why not wait until you check the queen, then it would be better to assess the situation..
    if you see that there is no brood this time of year in your location, then everyone can give more exacting...
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    Re: More Neonic News

    wow nice to know because those bird people have money..no one really cares what us bee people think anyway...see what happened in Europe this past week...
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    Re: nucs or packages ?

    wow nice, where are you getting your nuc's
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    Re: Father-in-Law at the ER

    no way..
    i tell people you're not a beekeer..if you're not stung...
    i also suit up and i got stung on the lip thru the mesh on the veil,
    i got siung last week thru the suit on my arm....you need...
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    Re: Father-in-Law at the ER

    i wish him well.....
    i always suit up
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    Re: First winter coming up--need guidance!

    I would consider removing the screened bottom boards and putting in solid boards..
    wow 50lbs on 4 hives seems like a lot but keep doing it....
    No idea how cold it gets there but my recollection it...
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    Re: Hot hive-when to requeen

    Paul i will when they start making full metal suits and socks with interior air conditioners
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    Re: Hot hive-when to requeen

    thanks all...
    Throrope..so funny...
    compared to my other hives where as they are so gentle..hopefully, she will give me a few splits next year.
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    Hot hive-when to requeen

    I have 1 hot hive...very hot.
    I am in Northern New Jersey, 5b, the most north-west.
    I have 3 hives, one is hot..very hot.
    On the hot hive is 2 deeps and 3 supers.
    The lowest deep i have not...
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    Re: Tucson Beekeeper to bee!

    welcome
  16. Re: Releasing the Queen, was this the right thing to do?

    Good idea
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    Re: Don't forget to zip your veil

    Is this the result of too much Botox....
    Really want to know fun it to have it on your bottom lip...then it hangs down from the weight..
    I am speaking from experience....
  18. Re: What's the longest you've gone without getting stung?

    Zone 6a,
    Has to be during the winter....4 months....
    Usually about 4 times a year....but once 5 times in a matter of about 60 seconds...neighbor's cow knocked over the hive in the middle of...
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    Re: next step advice

    Impressive and fun designs....
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    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    Sorry
    www.backyardhive.com
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    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    About a year ago I downloaded a raido program and some guy was talking about his tbh'sin Colorado.
    I looked at his web site and was impressed..take a look..no I'm not his agent..but something to...
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    Re: Got my package today...

    If you have a quart feeder it would be better and also I use a gallon bag feeder and do not disturb them after you see the queen is released for about a week. I know.." no peeking would be...
  23. Re: installing a new package with an old hive, new queens laying in old foundations

    should i also put in a mixture of comb and foundation new and old to keep the new bess active and necessary...
  24. installing a new package with an old hive, new queens laying in old foundations

    hi all please help me out..
    i went on my usual trip to South East asia the day after Thanksgiving..(my hives are in North west new Jersey Zone 6/5),
    hives heavy with honey stores, feed extra with...
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