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    Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Western MA…. Nekoosa you say, that’s my old stomping ground. I grew up in Pittsville, still have family in Nekoosa also Marshfield area. This is a great site to pick up information,...
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    Re: Capped Drones in Western Massachusetts

    Thanks for the info, will mark this down.

    Do you rotate the hive bodies?
    Was the cluster broken?

    Thanks
    Dean
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    Re: Smoke or No smoke

    Thanks for everyone response... Did not go in because it was cloudy and only hit 41. So I lift the back to get an idea on weight. They should be ok.. Monday temp. went to 50 and all hives were...
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    Smoke or No smoke

    They are saying 50 degrees today. I was thinking about putting a sugar board on. One of my hives that did not get one this fall. Still so new to this, it's my first winter with 4 hives. So do I...
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    Re: Mann Lake

    Any word about cyber Monday? I missed Black Friday deal.:cry:
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    Re: Marked not Marked

    Thanks for all the feed back. Still going to look this weekend for the queen.

    But I like westernbeekeeper quote the best.......oh i hope oh i hope the quality was poor

    One cool thing I was...
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    Re: Marked not Marked

    I am not sure I have to go and look, finding the queen in that hive is tough lots of bees.

    If I did transfer her over , that would be my luck. one bee mistake after another, That is how I am...
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    Marked not Marked

    I went to install what I thought was a queen less hive with a new queen. But a really good look found larva. So put the new queen ( marked white) in a nuc box with some other bees, frame of brood...
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome, This is a great place to get information. You can spend hours on this site.
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    Re: dispensing syrup in bee yards

    I use 1 gal. oj jugs works great
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    When to open the hive to look for queen?

    First time for everything.


    Installed package on Monday, went well nice experience.

    Released Queen on Wednesday, went well, bees are just amazing, pulled a lot of comb in 2 days ( Lesson...
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    Re: Hello from Northfield MA

    Thanks for the nice welcome, and advice. ( no holes for me)
    Lisa, bees in at 8 tonight. I am doing a package, and the other will be a nuc from Maine. Both from NH Honeybee.
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    Hello from Northfield MA

    Hi, I am new to Beekeeping , so I have been on line here and on youtube ( I have most installs memorized from youtube) Bees coming this weekend. I am ready equipment wise, but a little nervous for...
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