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    Proper Fall Medicating and Super Removal

    Assuming the honey flow is over, I'm going to be medicating my bees starting next weekend (Sept. 22). I’ll start with Tetra-b mix and Apiguard, and then use Fumagilin-B, as directed by my bee...
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    Should I split my hive?

    I am wondering if it is worth it to try to split my hive. I live in Maine and it's the middle of June. Today I put a super on top of two deeps and the bees seem to be going strong. I was thinking...
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    How many bees do you smoosh?

    I'm still fairly new at this. I think things are going well so far this season. The only problem is that I'm bothered by the fact that each time I go into my hive I smoosh bees between the boxes,...
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    Re: OOPS! What should I do?

    Thank you for the variety of responses. I am indeed a new beekeeper. My supplier has been keeping bees for many many years. I think what I did not take into account is that his advice is colored by...
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    Re: OOPS! What should I do?

    :)
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    OOPS! What should I do?

    Hello,
    I made a few mistakes while taking care of my bees this afternoon. I'm hoping a few people can give me some feedback on what I should do, if anything...

    Late this afternoon I was getting...
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    Re: Am I being robbed?

    Thank you. Do you know why they would be kicking out the drones this time of year? I don't think I have read anything about this yet.

    Thank you for your response.
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    Am I being robbed?

    Hello,
    This is my first summer beekeeping. I've been watching my bees since May. This is the first I've noticed this: The small bees at the entrance were attacking (?) any larger bee (what I at...
  9. Thread: What next?

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    Re: What next?

    Andrew, Looking back to my earlier post I see you are the same person who sent me the information about a recent hive viewing. I would still love to get out there another time. I will be doing...
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    Re: More questions from another newbee

    Thank you for the great information. I have a question about bringing frames of honey up to the super. My super frames are so much smaller. The frames from the bottom boxes would not fit. Is there...
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    Re: More questions from another newbee

    Yes, Harold is wonderful! I think you're right, I don't get the sense that there has been a swarm, and I'm hoping the queen is fine. There is so much information out there, and I have so little...
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    More questions from another newbee

    Hello, I'm new to beekeeping, so any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
    I received my bees (Italian) at the end of May. Throughout this month I have checked and fed them ~once a week....
  13. Thread: What next?

    by jsdepue
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    What next?

    Hello,
    I'm from Hampden, Maine, and I'm new to beekeeping. I received my first batch of bees in mid-May. The more I read about bees, the more amazed I am at how complicated taking care of them can...
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