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  1. I saw some drones today in two of my hives, and...

    I saw some drones today in two of my hives, and capped drone cells in most of the other hives. If we don't have a late freeze, they will go gangbusters soon.
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    Is pesticide used in alfalfa harmful?

    I know someone who grows alfalfa, but he uses a pesticide called Warrior to kill wevils when the alfalfa is young. Is there danger of pesticide posioning to the bees or accumulation of pesticides in...
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    Hey George...I was in the paper a few weeks ago...

    Hey George...I was in the paper a few weeks ago too. I was a celebrity for a day at my school. I hope this link works, it's in the archives. (you might have to be registered)
    I guess the attention...
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    It is beautiful here, but this summer it will be...

    It is beautiful here, but this summer it will be beautiful up north and we'll be sweltering in the mid 90's plus the bees will be in a dearth... so don't be too jealous.
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    I tried to put in in the middle of the brood they...

    I tried to put in in the middle of the brood they were raising. However, as you said, they did re-work some of it to large cell. This is the first year I've tried it...I'll keep you updated on the...
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    It's ok...but my queen keeps laying in the supers...

    It's ok...but my queen keeps laying in the supers so I decided to put small cell in them as well.
  7. Thread: blindsided

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    I found one more hive with swarm cells...but I...

    I found one more hive with swarm cells...but I couldn't find the queen so I left it alone. These swarm cells were already capped , so I think it is bound to swarm. I just hope they go into the swarm...
  8. Thread: blindsided

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    blindsided

    Spring snuck up on me this year. I noticed on of my hives was crowded last week and I added another brood box. However, it was too late and I found four swarm cells today. The population of all the...
  9. Thread: HSC plan

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    What's the easiest way to shake more bees in?...

    What's the easiest way to shake more bees in?
    I've used a bee brush before and it seemed to really upset the bees.
    If you jarred the frame would it hurt the brood?
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    I've taped ziplock bags on the top cover and I...

    I've taped ziplock bags on the top cover and I keep records of mite counts and any thing unusual on an excel template and keep them in the bags.
  11. Thread: HSC plan

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    Here's the plan...let me know if you have any...

    Here's the plan...let me know if you have any advice.

    I'm going to build some 5 frame nucs and put four HSC frames in them (probably spray them with syrup). Then I plan on putting the old queen...
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    I smoke them to get most of them down and then...

    I smoke them to get most of them down and then slowly put the baggie down. I put the end down and let it roll toward me. If you do get a bee under it you can lift it up a little and the bee will...
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    i use wedge top frames with wired SC foundation...

    i use wedge top frames with wired SC foundation and starter strips...the bottom bar doesn't really matter..I have split bottom. (same as Gabe describes)
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    I bought 80 more frames (I build my own boxes)...

    I bought 80 more frames (I build my own boxes) and honey procesessing equipment. My new extended family and friends (husbands' side) got a taste of my limited supply of honey last year and now I have...
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    Jeannie... not Michael or Mountaincamp, but I'll...

    Jeannie... not Michael or Mountaincamp, but I'll tell you what I'm doing. Our weather is going to warm up next week. I'm feeding 1:1 sugar water by filling one gallon ziplock baggie up 2/3 full. ...
  16. Thread: Got Drones

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    I saw a full frame of drone brood about two or...

    I saw a full frame of drone brood about two or three weeks ago. We have been fluctuating between warm (60's) and cold (30's) this winter. The groundhog must of told the bees it was going to be an...
  17. I'm going to do cut-down splits with two hives...

    I'm going to do cut-down splits with two hives the first week of April. It works out great that we are on spring break that week :)I am probably about a week ahead of you here as far as main honey...
  18. Glad to hear it Fordguy. My six hives seem to...

    Glad to hear it Fordguy. My six hives seem to have made it as well. It is suppose to get into the 60's next weekend... so I'm feeding them one more time. I hope it stays warm so the early blooming...
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    Here is a link to a podcast series on CCD from...

    Here is a link to a podcast series on CCD from Penn State if anyone's interested.
    http://podcasts.psu.edu/taxonomy/term/62
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    I have also noticed more beetles hanging out in...

    I have also noticed more beetles hanging out in the honey super cell plastic frames. I also think it is because the bees can't get to them as well. However, it's a lot easier for me to squish them...
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    My hives are less than a mile from a Lowes. When...

    My hives are less than a mile from a Lowes. When I saw them bringing in alot of pollen in January, I decided to see if that's where they were getting it. Yep!
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    It's not too far a drive for me. I might be able...

    It's not too far a drive for me. I might be able to make it. I'll have to wait and see.
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    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/02/05/bees_ani_...

    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/02/05/bees_ani_02.html?category=travel&guid=20070205144500

    here's another article

    btw the photo in the philly article isn't a honey bee.

    [ February 06,...
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    Last weekend it got up to 60F...it's been in the...

    Last weekend it got up to 60F...it's been in the 20's and 30's lately. I am going to take a quick peek today before the cold front hits us again. I thought the groundhog predicted an early spring :(
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    I got into beekeeping because my dad has MS and...

    I got into beekeeping because my dad has MS and he wanted to try the bee venom therapy. It helped give him more energy, but he hasn't been stung in a while. They recommend going off all medicines and...
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