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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    So much for a good plan in MA.
  2. Thread: Sick bees

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    Re: Sick bees

    This sounds like pesticide poisoning. Call your states pesticide inspector and have them come take a sample of the bees for testing.
  3. Re: Causes of dead open larva. EFB, Sacbrood, what else?

    It is snotbrood / parasitic mite syndrome. You can get it with and without high mite counts.
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    Re: Ticks are out of control

    We have really bad tick infestations in my neighborhood. Almost every household on my street has had lime disease in recent years. I hate chemicals and usually never use them but needed to one year...
  5. Re: Is putting lime on you lawn safe for a backyard hive?

    Thanks Rader, that link is great!
  6. Re: Is putting lime on you lawn safe for a backyard hive?

    I don't know. It's not my lawn. I don't put anything in my yard at all. I have a hive at a friends house and they want to use it. Do you have another suggestion I could give them?
  7. Re: Is putting lime on you lawn safe for a backyard hive?

    Thanks Roger!
  8. Is putting lime on you lawn safe for a backyard hive?

    Is it okay to have a lawn company put lime on your lawn if there is a hive there? Will it hurt the bees? Thanks for your help.
  9. Thread: honey jelly

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    Re: honey jelly

    Thanks I'll try that!
  10. Thread: honey jelly

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    Re: honey jelly

    What was the recipe you used? I am looking for a good peach honey jam recipe.
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    Re: My Package Swarmed - now what?

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! That would be awesome, I really appreciate it! My bees that swarmed went to a tree in my yard about 50 feet high on Friday. On Saturday it rained all day and they...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My package hived April 15th swarmed today June 10th in Beverly, MA. In the 70's with a new superseded queen. They decided to go 50 feet up in a tree so I sadly waved goodbye and wished them well. ...
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    My Package Swarmed - now what?

    New beek here - hived my first package on April 15th on foundation. Everything was going great, my queen was laying well, they had drawn out one deep, I added a second super and then 3 queen cells...
  14. Re: Newbie Advice needed - Did Pam Cooking spray poison my bees?

    Thanks Omnie - I'll try that next time. I never use PAM cooking spray normally because of those reasons so I probably should have done veggie oil in the first place - live and learn. I removed the...
  15. Re: Newbie Advice needed - Did Pam Cooking spray poison my bees?

    Thanks Ravenseye for the reassurance! It's hard to determine what is normal as a new beek and I really appreciate the advice. It's also sad to see all those dying bees and realize it's probably my...
  16. Newbie Advice needed - Did Pam Cooking spray poison my bees?

    Newbie here needing advice on what is wrong with my bees. I have no idea if the loses I am seeing on my bees are normal, due to disease or pesticide?

    I installed my first package 3 1/2 weeks ago...
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