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    Re: Spring is here !

    Love the pics. Glad you guys are getting rain.....but when it rains it pours, right? Just tuning up the snowmobile. Wont see my bees for 3 months.
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    Re: Happy holidays from NY !!

    Welcome! Glad you found us.
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    Re: Making up Mating Nucs

    I assume you are moving open brood?
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    Making up Mating Nucs

    Over the past few seasons I have successfully raised my own queens. I have done a bunch of trial and error methods. I set up cell builder colonies and set up cell finisher colonies. I have very...
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    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    I have no preference. Both have very similar traits. I have been grafting off of my winter survivors for the past few years. It seems that dark bees winter better on less honey with smaller...
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    Re: Mann Lake

    The only caveat with free shipping this they only will ship one when the entire order if fulfilled. I have waited 3-4 weeks for frames before. Other than that...mann lake is great
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    Re: 50 degrees - bees are active

    Dead bees are normal. They are just removing the fallen workers. More noticeable in the winter because they leave them on the front porch rather than carrying them off.
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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    When I do apple pollination, I tell all the farmers to cut down the grass in their orchards. When apples bloom here in New England its still can be chilly with hard frosts at night. On days that...
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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    Any quality rubber hose will be pliable and easy to manipulate and wrap. Vinyl coated hoses witl be a bear to work with when cold. In my mechanic shop we have used flexzilla....threw it away in a...
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Hard to really tell but that didn't really look like robbing to me.
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    Re: Merry Christmas to all of you!

    Sweet! Merry Christmas to you and all the wonderful little worker bees
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    Re: Good source for foundationless guides

    Wedge top frames are what I use. Break the wedge off and fasten it on edge. I like have only one style frame, that way I always have what I need.
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    Re: Winter patties

    I find making candy boards on the stove top is difficult. Electric ranges just don't have to BTU's to get the sugar to 250 and hold it there. Even gas ranges have issues. I use by turkey fryer...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I have been building my own equipment for a few years now. If you buy Home Depot lumber there is no cost savings and you have to do all the work. Finding a local sawmill is the best option for...
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    Re: Do we worry about snowed in hives?

    I use SBB and even with the sheet installed....there is plenty of ventilation. Also, I keep my entrances wide open with a mouse guard installed.
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    Re: Winter patties

    I usually make up candy boards....we have many cold cloudy days in New England. I usually start checking hive weight is January. There are usually a few hives that need help. I was thinking about...
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    Re: Do we worry about snowed in hives?

    I leave the snow. I make sure upper entrances are open before winter sets in. I wrap my hives and keep them in full sun. When we get 3-4 feet on the ground I find that a few days of sun warms the...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup a good idea?

    Depending on weather.... feeding 2:1 is a fine option as long as its warm enough.
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    Re: For the stylish beekeeper...

    Great! After I clicked on the link...................Holy Crap! I need to double my prices.
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    Re: Mann Lake Ultra Bee Patties

    All beekeeping is local. I agree with mark....what is it you are hoping to accomplish? An increase in protein usually is not wise as we head into winter.
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    I leave the broodnest be. They know what they are doing. Like others have said....its most likely a thermal response. I have many hives that place brood on the western side on the hive in spring...
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    Re: drones in december

    while drone in winter is largely unusual compared to summer drone populations, its not totally unusual to have drone in winter. I find that having drones in the winter is not the oh no! people make...
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    Re: Can anyone identify this plant??

    Yup...Ragweed.
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    Re: White Oak Apiary

    Place should just go away.
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    Re: too late to requeen?

    Plenty of time to raise queens. If you choose to graft and raise your own just feed like crazy to get heally well fed queens. The drone eviction could be a response to a dearth. Queens overwinter...
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