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    Re: the russians are coming! (maybe?)

    thanks beecurious...i'll give it a try
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    the russians are coming! (maybe?)

    My bees died after an exeptionally hard winter. I’m giving it a second try and a local beekeeper recomended ordering Russian bees…he said they are very hardy in the winter. My only concern is their...
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    Re: lost two hives...

    I treated for mites...and fed them. Honestly i probably should of done more but I guess I was inexperienced etc. I cleaned out the hive today and saw no visable signs of diseases, mites, or...
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    lost two hives...

    Some disappointing news…I lost both of my hives this year :(
    I’m not sure what happened. I lost one early one, but the other one seemed to have made it through the winter very well until about a...
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    Re: year two tips for a teenage beek?

    Thanks...i can agree to that despite my lack of experience...i learn something new every day. I don't see how we can ever learn all there is to know about bees :)
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    Re: year two tips for a teenage beek?

    oh, believe me i'll read any book i can get my hands on - actually i have over 300 books in my library at home - i love to read! Unfortunaly i only have a few books about bees/beekeeping and i...
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    Re: responsible beekeeping

    i think you gave good advice :) i wish more highschooler were interested in beekeeping...where i live i'm the only one.
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    Re: year two tips for a teenage beek?

    okay...so swarming seems to be the big issue with year 2. i'll have to check out some of the threads about that. :) I'm interested in splitting...but that sounds a little intimidationg, haha...and...
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    Re: year two tips for a teenage beek?

    Thanks Ski :) A lot of people are talking about swarming...I'll be sure to read up on it!
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    year two tips for a teenage beek?

    I don’t know about you but I’m ready for spring :rolleyes: This will (fingers crossed) be my second year as a beekeeper! I’m still new to this…so is there anything I should REALLY know before...
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    Re: beekeeping snowman

    thanks BeeAware :)
    i sure hope so!
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    beekeeping snowman

    first significant snowfall last week...i fancy him quite a unique snowfellow :)

    http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs208.snc3/21538_1273514288776_1557493557_701503_1132625_n.jpg

    (i...
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    Re: What can you do in the winter

    i miss my bees too :(
    i was lucky enough to see them a few days ago...the weather was mild so a few of them were flying around
    (unfortnatly a wasp also took advantage of the weather and made it...
  14. Re: I made it through my first year! Thanks everyone!

    Thanks for the clarification Perry :)


    I purchased my bees in nucs from Green Honey Farms...i found it a lot easier as a new beekeeper to work with an established colony :)
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    thanks for the vote of confidence Odfrank :P
    but i suppose your right...shouldnt count my chickens b4 theyre hatched...or in this case bees :)
  16. Re: I made it through my first year! Thanks everyone!

    thanks!
    but...I have no recolection of a flood, haha! I live on a hill, so my hives are high and dry :) you must have been thinking of someone else KQ6AR...but thanks for the concern :)
  17. I made it through my first year! Thanks everyone!

    Hi there everyone! :)
    I haven’t posted for a while, but I wanted to say a big THANKS to everyone here for answering my many questions and giving advice…its wasn’t always easy being the only under 18...
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    Re: I am getting ready to start beekeeping

    Hey! Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping!! Last year was my first year - I loved it and with any luck I'll be starting year two next spring :)
  19. Thread: winter

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    winter

    Hello!
    I guess my first year as a beekeeper is winding down :)
    Does anyone have any tips or advice for me to help get my bees through the winter so I can enjoy my second year? Thanks very much!
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    Re: first season and loving it

    Welcome to the to te wonderful world of beekeeping!
    I started last spring and I love it! I still have a lot of questions too...but this forum is a great place to learn new things!
  21. Thread: First Honey!

    by Olive
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    First Honey!

    Hi!
    I'm a first year beekeeper, and just yesterday I harvested some honey
    (I had to have a little help from a local beekeeper...but oh well).
    I only took 4 frames from the super and I got around 2...
  22. Thread: First Bee Sting

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    First Bee Sting

    I knew this day would come...my first bee sting!
    Got me right through the glove on my knuckle.
    But it wasn't as bad as I thought...and I'm glad I don't have to be afraid of it anymore! :rolleyes:...
  23. Thread: Earwigs!?!?

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    Earwigs!?!?

    I opened my hive today and I found earwigs...I hate earwigs! :eek:
    But I want to know...how much harm, if any, are they doing to my bees?
    And if they are, what can I do about them?
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    brood in honey supers?

    I have two hives...each wth large supers…today I noticed that there is brood in the top super. Do I need a queen excluder? I keep getting mixed review on those…but how else can I keep brood out of...
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    bees drinking from birdbath

    Maybe this is a stupid question but...

    I’ve been looking out my front window and noticing that there are bees drinking from the birdbath, hummingbird and oriel feeders. Is this normal? I had...
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