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  1. Re: New NUC Swarmed yesterday any idea why?

    They ate 6 cups of 1:1 sugar syrup over the month they had been installed.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I caught a swarm yesterday, 6/17/14 in my backyard in Carpentersville, IL. Temp was in the low 80's, no rain, sunny.

    Source: The NUC I installed on 5/15/14.
  3. New NUC Swarmed yesterday any idea why?

    The NUC that was installed in my backyard swarmed yesterday. They have only been installed for 30 days (May 15) and only have the 5 frames they came with, plus they have partially drawn out some...
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    Maybe we lost too many hives and the replenishment seemed to happen in late May....so many packages and nuc' may have only been in for less than 30 days
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    I found this quote quite interesting from the article.....honestly I have never owned anything Birkenstock.

    "At the same time, backyard beekeeping seems to be growing in popularity, anecdotal at...
  6. How much sugar water should a new hive consume?

    I started 3 hives this year. 2 5 frame Nuc's on 5/15 and one 2lb package on 5/16. All are in single hive bodies. I have front feeds for all 3. None of them seem to be consuming much of the sugar...
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    Re: Beekeepers stand up and be counted

    Most of these posts are a couple of years old....what ever happened?
    I got the Village Of Carpentersville to change their laws.
    They only said that bee's had to be 25' from the property line
    And...
  8. Re: Looking for 2 Packages or 2 Nuc's in Illinois

    I am still looking
  9. Looking for 2 Packages or 2 Nuc's in Illinois

    Hi,
    I need two more packages or 2 Nuc's between now and mid-may. I live in Carpentersville IL and would be open to driving to pick them up within 200 miles of 60110
    Thanks
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    Re: Brand new Beekeeper

    Good First Try - Keep it up
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    Bee Yard in Northern Illinois

    I would be interested in buying all or part of a bee yard, or land for a bee yard in Northern Illinois.
    Does not have to be a large parcel of land, just zoned for agricultural use.
    Also I am...
  12. Wanted 1 or 2 dead out full hive bodies with drawn out frames in No. Illinois

    If anyone has some brood box dead outs with drawn comb in them in No. Illioins (within 50 miles or so of Carpentersville) I would be interested in buying them
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    Re: New package installation

    Should you add some pollen patty when you hive a package set of bees? And does anyone know how much 1:1 feed that packaged bees will eat in a day?
  14. Thread: Pro-Sweet

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    Pro-Sweet

    Anyone have any experience with Pro-Sweet for feeding a new package?
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    Re: Slovenian AZ Beehive

    http://www.soiledandseeded.com/magazine/issue08/the_bees_of_slovenia.php

    Really interesting pictures in this article. I love the ones of the truck....Bee Vacation Time......
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    Re: Hello From Northern Illinois

    Thanks....nice web page by the way
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    Re: Hello From Northern Illinois

    KHass15

    Thanks for the nice welcome. We are only a couple of minutes from Sleepy Hollow and Bartlett, would love to come by and see both of your setups.
    What are the rules for keeping bee'sin...
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    Re: Permacell, Honey Super Cell

    Simpson Bee Supply

    http://www.simpsonsbeesupply.com/
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    Re: Any Honey-Super-Cell reviews yet?

    Does anyone have any recent experience with HSC Frames
    Thanks
    Art
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    Re: Hello From Northern Illinois

    Hi Barry!
    Will do.......supposedly they ship on May 19th. Had I known what I know now I would have ordered a NUC from a local supplier.
    I know I am going to get bit pretty bad by the beekeeping...
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    Re: Honey Super Cell web site moved

    Hello
    I am wondering if anyone is using Honey Super Cell Frames? I am new and wondering if I bought 1 frame that it might give the queen in my package bees a head start on laying eggs and...
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    Re: first year in upper Michigan

    Good Luck, I hope it works out for you. I too am expecting my package bee's around May 20th.....
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    Re: Hello from San Francisco

    Welcome Richard! Must be nice to be where it is warm. It's still only 31 degrees here today....not a fit day for man, or beast or bee
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    Hello From Northern Illinois

    Hello,
    My Name is Art Hickman and I live in Kane County IL. When I was in high school I worked for a beekeeper as a swarm catcher in Southern California and kept a hive in my back yard.

    Now that...
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