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    Re: Whats your goals for this coming year?

    My main goal is to split my strong hives before they swarm late May
    Move my new hives into all day sun, right now they have shade all afternoon.
    Move my swarm traps to better locations. No luck...
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    Re: Insulating only three sides a problem?

    I agree with this statement. Last year I used Bee Cozys on one hive, which insulated the hive 360 degrees and the other hive with tar paper. The hive with the tar paper warmed up very fast on a...
  3. Re: Brushy Mountain, Dec. 1-20 Free Shipping-What's the Promo Code?

    As long as the code is there they will back the shipping charges out later on. I've done the free shipping for three years now and the shipping costs will be there after the code is entered. I...
  4. Thread: Winter Wraps

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    Re: Winter Wraps

    I've been using the Bee Cozy hive wraps for 4 years now and love them. I have five hives and it's not too expensive to use them. I agree if you had more than that it would get costly, but I'm a...
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    Re: How do you know...

    One of my five hives swarmed last week. The bees in that hive started acting different without a queen, or at least a fertilized one. All of the other hives have bees on the "front porch" except...
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    Re: First Mouse Moved In

    I also had mouse damage to one of my hives. The ten mice in the hive ate or damaged the whole bottom deep. In my case the smell of urine alone was enough to make me throw every frame in the lower...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Southeastern Connecticut. 5/28 Had my first swarm leave, a week later a second swarm from the same hive.
  8. Thread: mite-away II

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    Re: mite-away II

    I was going to use the MiteAway2 pads but I heard they're supposed to be coming out with a new product called MAQS Mite Away Quick Strip. I read about it in ABJ. I've been using Apiguard and like...
  9. Thread: CT beekeepers

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    Re: CT beekeepers

    I'm in Southeastern CT and had a pretty bad year. One hive gave me 30 pounds of honey in late June, but nothing at all in the fall from the other three. The whole month of June rains really did the...
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    Re: Any honey in New England?

    The constant rain in June really set us back in Connecticut. I did manage to get 34 pounds from one hive, but it should have been around 50 or 60 pounds. July seems to be a lot better and hopefully...
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    Re: Freight costs.... awful

    I also had a large order all set from Brushy Mtn. and when the operator quoted me the high shipping price, I canceled the order. I'll wait until they have their no shipping charge for two weeks at...
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