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    Re: Colors of Hive

    I painted my first 6 hives white and lined them all up in the straightest row that would make an engineer proud, but the amount of "Drift" was horrendous. Today, I paint them all different colors to...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    DPBsbees,

    Thanks for the feedback on the Mega Bee, I have been considering that formulation. It looks like the girls have been sharing the same weather pattern in the Delaware Valley, we're still...
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    Pollen Patties

    With Spring 2012 on the way ( 6 weeks away at least ) I have Pollen Patties dancing around in my head and though I have not utilized them in my 6 years of beekeeping, I want to try those that are...
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I have been lurking here without signing in for awhile, ( I am am refugee from that other popular bee forum under a different name , not going back ) Anyways, my hats :applause: off to rrussell6870...
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    Re: Non-electric way to keep bears out?

    The only thing that comes to mind is a Remington 870 loaded for bear, a dog with a keen sense of smell and lots of coffee.
    Bears are experts in demolition, I've heard stories where electric fences...
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    Re: What kind of music do your bees like

    " Taking Care of Business " from Bachman-Turner-Overdrive comes to mind !
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    Re: Is refined sugar better than nectar?

    [QUOTE=deejaycee;643138]I'm always cautious when I see syrup compared to honey.

    I believe the comparison needs to be syrup to nectar, or stored syrup to stored honey. The first pair are raw...
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    Re: Is refined sugar better than nectar?

    Honeybees have been utilizing nectar ( and honey dew ) for eons, so nothing is going to replace it and nothing is better. IMHO, the sugar syrup we give them would be good if we could just get the PH...
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    Re: Define "treatment free"

    I have a headache now:doh:

    but otherwise, a great thread :thumbsup:
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    Re: Cross Wires vs Support Pins

    I have used both wires and pins in the past, I no longer use either. The wires have worked flawlessly for me, but the pins for some reason or other, the bees chewed the wax around the pins rendering...
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    I like Winters because I can breathe easier with the cold dry air, my only dislike is the winter losses in my apiary, there was only one year where I had a 100% survivor rate ( 2006 ). I don't want...
  12. Re: risks of feeding syrup in inverted jar this time of year

    Yup, way too late for syrup feeding, your only choice IMHO is to use the Mountain Camp Method as stated above, I personally use C&H Baker's Drivert with is 8% inverted which tends to absorb the...
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    Attention Pennsylvania Beekeepers

    In Lycoming, Tioga and Columbia Counties, I am planning to buy rural land ( 10-15 Acres ) in either of these Counties within 2 years. My long term plans are to relocate from NJ to Pa to build my...
  14. Re: Can powdered sugar be used to feed bees?

    Nope, I would not.
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    Re: Bats eating bees

    Bats and Bees, great to have both, it's a good thing they're on different shifts ;)
  16. Re: 2010 Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference

    Beeks,

    This conference is worth every penny, We attended it last year with no expectations and we're going again this year. You will definitely walk away with new found Knowledge and Friends, the...
  17. Re: Traveling to "The Fat Bee Man" in Georgia

    Stone,

    I am assuming you will be traveling down the NJ Turnpike and or part of I-295 ( I live within minutes of both roadways near the Delaware Memorial Bridge ).
    Please be advised that both...
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    Re: White Socks and Bees

    Just 40 :sleep:

    What Insect is responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide ?





    Answer: The Mosquito :eek:
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    Re: 6 5/8"supers

    I am doing it :)

    I've converted from deeps to mediums in the last few months, much easier on my back and the bees have never slowed down.
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    Re: Educational Video

    More BS Propaganda. The Honeybee has seen "real" climate change long before Man arrived and they're still here. I would look closer at the chemicals that are unleashed into the environment instead.
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    Re: Ever Miss a Swarm

    The emotional ups and downs of swarm catching :o Every swarm I go for is still exciting, but then the excitement instantly turns into doldrums when they take off. Sometimes, I think the Queen has...
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    Ever Miss a Swarm

    by a few Seconds ?

    I did just this past weekend :doh:

    I responded to a swarm call within an hour, The homeowner said it was the size of a basketball with a tail, when I arrived , they...
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    Re: Do bees have a conscience?

    Conscience :scratch:

    You mean like if they sting you, come back later and say they're sorry and ask for their hiney back ?

    No .
  24. Re: Purvis Brothers - no queens this year

    From what I understand,they were in the the process of selling their Operation way back in the Spring of '09. :scratch:
  25. Re: I got my copy of 'Beekeeping:the Complete Idiot's Guide to'.

    My Copy arrived on May 5th. It is a decent book and it covers what Dean and Ramona practice in their endeavor and it reinforces what I've learned from their Conference last year. Nice Job, D & R...
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