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    Re: Swarm or Not a Swarm?

    I didn't see any when I added the 2nd floor, but I didn't pull every frame. I guess I should have. :(
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    Swarm or Not a Swarm?

    I purchased a nuc about 3 weeks ago. I installed it in 1 deep body. The only drawn comb was the 5 frames from the nuc. The remaining 5 frames were new foundation and 1 or 2 plastic.

    Now, only 2...
  3. Re: Attention NE Massachusetts Beekeepers (Essex County)

    Seems like it is easier to kick over the hive, kill it off and move everything down here without bees and then start over. :(
  4. Re: Attention NE Massachusetts Beekeepers (Essex County)

    Thanks but I see it says you are in Worcester County. That is a bit of a trip here. I'd rather find someone closer so I can keep my cost down. I am disabled so I have limited funds, but am willing...
  5. Re: Attention NE Massachusetts Beekeepers (Essex County)

    I haven't been to the hive in a little while. That is why I need to have them moved to my home. The last time I looked, 1 hive was very active and the other lightly active. That is why I think one...
  6. Re: Attention NE Massachusetts Beekeepers (Essex County)

    There is NOBODY in Essex County Massachusetts willing to help? Even when I offer to pay? I know the clubs that are always bragging about their Mentors and others always willing to help NEVER...
  7. Attention NE Massachusetts Beekeepers (Essex County)

    I am in desperate need of help so I don't lose my two hives.

    I have 2 hives; 1 seems very active and one that is active, but may be dead and being robbed. I need to move both of these hives about...
  8. Re: Pre-Drawn Med Honey Super Frames or Perma Comb or suggestions to make them draw

    Ahh, I gotcha! Thanks! :) I'll try that....
  9. Re: Pre-Drawn Med Honey Super Frames or Perma Comb or suggestions to make them draw

    jwcarlson said: "You'd have to eat a whole lotta honey to make beekeeping for personal honey "make cent$"."

    My Reply: Well, I was hoping to sell some too, but it just seems I can't get anywhere...
  10. Pre-Drawn Med Honey Super Frames or Perma Comb or suggestions to make them draw

    I seem to have a couple hives that just won't draw out the honey supers. One hive has plastic and the other has wax and neither hive is drawing them out. They totally filled out the deeps and then...
  11. Re: Need A Place to Put 2 or 3 Hives for 1 Year (Essex County, MA)

    Thank you kindly! That's a little out of my range, but I'll keep that in mind for sure if nothing closer turns up. Greatly Appreciated!

    Bob
  12. Need A Place to Put 2 or 3 Hives for 1 Year (Essex County, MA)

    Hello everyone! This Fall my girl and I broke up and I left Maine to return to Massachusetts to move in and live with my elderly mother to keep her out of a Nursing Home. Unfortunately, I have no...
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    Re: How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    "One theory I have had concerning trailers is about exhaust fumes from the pulling vehicle. I have nothing to back it up, but to me, a few hours of sucking in carbon monoxide from the pulling...
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    Re: How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    Well, I'm in the Western Foot Hills in Maine where the temps seem to be averaging low to mid 30's at night and around 50 to 55 (with an occasional 60ish) during the day now. Based on a 10 day...
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    How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    My girlfriend and I just split and I will be moving from Maine to Massachusetts. Where I'm going in Mass I can't have bees, but a friend said he knows a farm about 20 miles north of where I'll be...
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    To Queen Exclude or Not.....

    I am in Western Maine and I have 2 hives this year. They built up great (one from a nuc and 1 from a swarm from that hive) and I've added honey supers on both.....

    Some people say DO NOT use...
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    Re: Cleaning Bee Suits & Veils....

    Thanks Ed! I'll try that! Just don't my to we staring at those stains/mold spots through the veil! LOL!

    Thanks!
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    Cleaning Bee Suits & Veils....

    Here's a question I've never seen asked.... OK, I didn't know where to put this questions so I put it here....

    My "extra" or "guest" bee suit has a hat and veil that unzips right off (not a...
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    Re: SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    Thanks so much everyone. I think they are settling in! They are orientating themselves to the hive and fanning. Looks good so far!

    Bob
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    Re: SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    OK, I caught them! They are in the new hive, drinking syrup and fanning!

    I don't want to take a frame of brood from the hive that swarmed to put in, so I have no brood.

    On the other hand, when...
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    SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    My new hive (from over wintered nuc) swarmed 3 weeks after taking it home and putting the nuc frames into a hive with drawn comb this spring. So, I added a 2nd floor with all fresh wax foundation. ...
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    Re: Building Your Own Hives....

    Thank you everyone! :)
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    Building Your Own Hives....

    I live in Maine and there are loggers and mills all over the place here. SO, my question is, as long as you use the proper specs when building a Langstroth hive, does it matter if you build hive...
  24. Looking For A "Bee Buddy" Near Jay/Farmington, Maine

    I am looking for someone willing to help me learn and finally do it right. I haven't had much luck for last few years between mites and bears at my old location and now, in Maine, my only hive...
  25. I Think I Finally Hived My Swarm! Now, 2 QUESTIONS!!

    Based on experience from a couple nucs I've installed in years past, my new hive (from nuc and hived 23 days ago) filled the first deep far sooner than expected. It wasn't foundation, but drawn comb...
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