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    Re: Storing Supers and Combs

    Thanks - that was helpful.
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    Storing Supers and Combs

    What is the best way to store supers? I have always had my bees clean them up after extracting and then stored them in my basement (dry and semi-heated in winter). I do not have wax moths as of...
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    Re: Timing of last harvest and closing hive

    The timing I havent figured out yet, is if I take my supers off before goldenrod and knotweed I get swarming in September, which never survive. I have no problem getting them to back fill in the...
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    Re: Farmers market honey samples

    Great ideas - thanks!
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    Farmers market honey samples

    What do you folks use to serve up a sample of honey on at a farmers market? What type of crackers are best? Or something else?

    Thanks
  6. Thread: Api Life Var

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    Re: Api Life Var

    I am curious as well. Our Bee inspector recommended them this spring, so I am trying them this fall....hope he was right...
  7. Thread: August Swarm?

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    Re: August Swarm?

    Bill -

    Thanks... I am just across the river in weathersfield. The confusing part is the hives that are swarming are the ones that have the most room. I am baffled.
    Nate
  8. Thread: August Swarm?

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    Re: August Swarm?

    Interesting... My hives are swarming like crazy! I can't figure it out. I have had 5 swarms in the last 2 weeks. They have plenty of room. Ideas would be wonderful. Other beeks in the area are...
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    Re: 2 Questions...

    You could use wax drone foundation.
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    Re: Any honey in New England?

    WHEW! ... You have no idea how much of a relief this thread is. The only thing I seem to be collecting this year is swarms :(. That is what I get for not have drawn comb on hand, with no or...
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    Re: hobby/small sideliner

    Is there a liability difference between the different options, especially when you are talking pollination for orchards?

    I have insurance tacked on to my homeowners policy, it just seems to me to...
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    hobby/small sideliner

    I am wondering -

    Those of you who are operating smaller operations 15-30 hives. How do you handle the business side?

    Does anyone know the pro's and cons of running the business under your...
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    ergg.

    This is a depressing conversation.

    as I installed 5 packages 2 weeks or so ago.


    2 are going strong. 1 is week with 2 queens.

    2 I thought I had laying workers in, for all the same reasons...
  14. Thread: Package Fun

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    Package Fun

    With nucs in short supply in the area - I opted for packages! What fun!

    5 - 4lb packages after 3 weeks.

    Hive 1 - no capped brood - supercedure cell and 2 queens :(

    Hive 2 - strong

    Hive 3...
  15. Thread: Queen Lucky

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    good story

    Great story!
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    thanks

    Thanks!
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    push in queen introduction cages

    I am trying these this year with my package queens. Anybody have a rule of thumb for when you go in and let the queen out?

    It was an adventure getting them it.

    Thanks
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    ditto

    Happened to me last year :( I feel your pain. Happened to another local beekeeper this year.
  19. Queen

    I used a Carni Queen from BB. It absconded with my package right off. I am not sure this is necessarily tied to the queen though, as I was trying to start them on 4.9mm foundation. I put a Italian...
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    Grin

    Thanks.

    I live about 4 miles from orchard and it lays directly between 2 of my apiaries. The owner is friendly and easy to work with, and is one of the main apple suppliers for my father-in-laws...
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    Mike -

    Mike, you forgot to include the -$40 for the 2 new queens that I will need to buy from you:)

    Thanks for the reality check, I guess.
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    Thanks

    Thanks! That is very helpful. I was thinking along those same lines.
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    Apple Pollination in the North

    Out of curiosity, how much do people charge for pollinating apples? I have been approached by a small local orchard for 2 hives for pollination. I am in Southern Vermont.


    Thanks for your...
  24. Is there a registration limit?

    Any reason to register early? Is there a limit to the number of registrations accepted?
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    poop

    Whew ! This makes me feel much better. I opened my hives up, all 6 are doing great! (considering 1 was a late august swarm). I thought one wasn't going to make it because I saw the poop on top of...
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