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    Most of the frames are drawn on the first deep...

    Most of the frames are drawn on the first deep (the plastic) there is just no activity down there. I was going to switch the deeps and maybe start feeding again.
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    My bees swarmed while I was away, this is my only...

    My bees swarmed while I was away, this is my only hive. I did a complete inspection and found a queen that was piping quite a bit. There are at least two more queen cells that have not opened. The...
  3. Thread: They Swarmed

    by JayBee
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    I came back from vacation at the cape (Cape Cod)...

    I came back from vacation at the cape (Cape Cod) and the neighbors told me my bees swarmed. Even worse they landed in my neighbor's yard, who is allergic. I did a complete inspection and found a...
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    Made the first inspection of my hive today. I...

    Made the first inspection of my hive today. I didn't spot the queen but there are eggs and pollen and nectar. They are building in the front and to one side on plastic foundation, they have only...
  5. Thread: Hive top feeder

    by JayBee
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    Tomorrow I am going to open the hive after the...

    Tomorrow I am going to open the hive after the first week of installing the package. I have looked into the feeder and notices the bees are building comb in the access area (the plexiglass area in...
  6. Thread: First Package

    by JayBee
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    I followed Michaels advice and today I went out...

    I followed Michaels advice and today I went out and removed the package from inside the empty second deep. The bees had started building comb on the tophive feeder and were clustered there. I took...
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    I meant the bees were in using the hive top...

    I meant the bees were in using the hive top feeder. I have the styrofoam type with the plexiglass cover over the bee access portion. The bees were so packed in there.
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    I purchased a hive top feeder. When I went to add...

    I purchased a hive top feeder. When I went to add the empty deep and package it was so full I don't see how the bees could move in or out.
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    Thank you Michael, I went out and set the package...

    Thank you Michael, I went out and set the package into the hive with an empty deep. I also removed the queen cage, I had set it between the frames but since there was no candy I just removed the...
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    Installed my first package ever today. Is it...

    Installed my first package ever today. Is it normal for the bees to be reluctant to leave the package after the queen is put in the hive? It seems like there are a lot of bees still in the box and...
  11. Thread: Where to start?

    by JayBee
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    Where to start? Biological Beekeeping? I am...

    Where to start?
    Biological Beekeeping?
    I am brand new to beekeeping my hive is built and the bees are going to arrive the first week of May. After reading three books (dummies, dadnat and ABC XYZ)...
  12. Thread: Mad Bee

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    What would be a good shrub to plant in front of...

    What would be a good shrub to plant in front of my hive in New England? I have a small yard and the kids will be out there. I don't want something too thick but I don't want the bees getting too...
  13. Thread: more incomes

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    There is some info here...

    There is some info here http://www.innvista.com/health/nutrition/beeprod.htm
    I just did a search on Google for "Royal Jelly Harvesting".
  14. Thread: Journals

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    Hello, Brand new beekeeper (soon to be)....

    Hello,
    Brand new beekeeper (soon to be). Everything is built and the bees will be here the first week of May, starting with one hive. Is there a good journal to use to keep records?
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