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  1. Re: lots of bees crawling around in our yard

    Could it be they are trying to get water from the moist soil?
  2. Re: My black locust are about to bloom for the first time

    How do you get persimmon to grow? I have tried 3 times, two with Japanese variety and the last one American to no avail.
  3. Re: My black locust are about to bloom for the first time

    I also have the red flower black locust but they don't have the scent, do bees work them too?
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    Re: ideas for frost tolerant nectar sources?

    Cilantro?
  5. My black locust are about to bloom for the first time

    In the Fall of 2011, I went to the forest and uprooted 5 black locust trees and planted on my property. One died after the first year. For three years before have been a disappointment of no show,...
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    Re: Clean off of burr comb?

    I clean it, especially off the frame to avoid crushing the bees when I put it back. I even try to shave bellied honey combs. They becomes weapons of mass destruction when put back in the frame. ...
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    Re: new russian queens came

    Where did you get them from? Are they open mated? tan
  8. Is it advisable to split a hive early in the nectar flow?

    1- Is it advisable to split during the early state of the nectar flow?

    2- Would you requeen a hive that is hot but the queen is prolific, healthy, over winters well and hygienic?



    My friend...
  9. Thread: Eggs

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    Re: Eggs

    If you see 3 or more eggs in a cell. If you see eggs on top of cells fill with pollens. What to do now? First you have to understand the layer workers are new bees and they have not had a chance...
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    Re: NUC with caged queens?

    Yes it had capped and open brood but I don't think they belonged to the queen in the cage. The bees were simply not interested in her. They might let her lay her successor and then get rid of her.
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    Re: NUC with caged queens?

    I agree, a nuc is not a nuc if the queens is not the original queen. My friend told me, everyone in his bee club that bought nucs from the same guy are up in arms about the whole thing. No wonder...
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    Re: queen flew away

    Check tomorrow, she should be back. I have had queens fly away, but check the next day and they were laying up a storm.
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    Re: Queen laying multiple eggs in one cell

    I have the same problem with a barely survived hive that I had to put in a nuc hive due to their small size. There is a queen. On inspection I see 2 and 3 eggs in one cell, never on the cell with...
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    NUC with caged queens?

    The other day I installed a nuc for a friend. I noticed the queen was caged and I found this odd. My understanding is that a nuc is an established mini hive with an accepted queen that is laying ...
  15. I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I just saw an ad on craiglist-North Jersey from a man selling a 3 frames nuc for $225.00. ****, not even a complete nuc. My gripe is the cost of bees this year will discourage new people from...
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    Re: Drones Everywhere

    when I had that problem last year, it was either the queen was a drone layer, or had a worker layer in the hive. If the new queen doesn't make it back, you will get a worker layer. Do you see new...
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    Re: 50 degrees - bees are active

    It depends, if it is sunny and calm, bees will fly at lower temp than 50 degrees in my case. It depends on what the bees feel like doing that day. I have seen honey bees fly in light rain too. If...
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    Re: Sick Queen? What to do...

    This is my initial thoughts. The queen has shutdown for the winter and is just laying here and there to keep a young population before the very cold weather hits.
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    Re: Fall crocus price for planting

    Plant borage for early summer to mid fall forage. Montauk daisies, stonecrop and asters for fall forage
  20. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    Well, I look it as a hobby, so I spend the money. I stopped adding the cost after $1,000 dollars. I tend not to add the cost up, so I don't get discouraged. Instead of going hunting, fishing or...
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    Re: Entrance shim

    I saw a hive where the owner made two half inch holes, one on top of each other, directly on the honey super. I saw the bees going in and out. The frames were visible. It met the purpose without...
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    Re: Mendocino county planting for my bees.

    Borage keeps the honeybees on them throughtout the summer. Also cilantro is very attractive to honeybees. My man is to spread the cilantro seeds on the side of the roads. They come up in late...
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    Re: what kind of flower is this?

    My garden is full of those and I have not seen any honeybees on them. I see many natives bees hitting them hard. I planted for my honeybees though.
  24. Thread: lilys?

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    Re: lilys?

    http://youtu.be/oeuO_rvcCxU
    http://youtu.be/G6oPNHwGP1Y

    My bees working a lily and daylily. Granted i am in a dearth and the bees are scrapping for anything they can find.
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    Re: What is this bush

    could be New Jersey Tea Plant?
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