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    Re: Mating Flight Delay

    sometimes the queen is not the greatest if mating is delayed 2 or 3 weeks, the bees may make another one soon if they are not satisfied.. if you do not see new brood or at least worker lavare a...
  2. Re: How long can I wait to hive a new package?

    [QUOTE=MikeW;1242656]Hive them tomorrow. I'm assuming you got your packages from Bailey?



    "There's also a considerable amount of dead bees at the bottom of the packages I think it's an issue...
  3. Re: Just when i thought my bees had made it through the winter..... UGH

    if the bees were barely flying robbing was not likely. some hives like sugar better than others. this is the time of the year in the north when hives die. I had most of my 11 at the end of febuary....
  4. Re: How long can I wait to hive a new package?

    the sooner you can hive them the better....I bought some bargain left over packages once. then I ran into cold weather, hard freezing rain. by the time they got in the hive they were in the package...
  5. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    excellent !!!!
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    Re: 37 and bees are flying!

    bees like a nice sunny day. if they are flying at low temperature it is usually "nice" out. if the temperature is to low quite a few may not make it home. they get too lethargic to fly. different...
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    do it right away. there is about no chance of damage to the queen with oxalic acid vapor. with oxalic acid dribble there is more chance of queen damage. oxalic acid is not effective against mites in...
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    Re: New Beek what to feed a new nuke?

    a lot of valid answers have been posted for your question. your original question shows you are aware of the bad weather variable. for some one further south reading this, be aware of the small hive...
  9. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I have a cheap one from a homier tool show. it has done me well for 15 years including some ny city apartment remodels that were done by one of the kids as a summer job while in college.. the best...
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    Re: Regression of a package

    I like barry's answer. I will add that I have not seen any fairly large study that shows that small cell makes any difference at all. worry about something else.
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    all bees have varroa mites, packages may have too many mites. monitor to see how many, and manage the situation. if the package shows 1 or 2 mites sugar shake or over 3 or 4 alcohol wash or more,...
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    Re: Hello from frigid Upstate NY

    welcome... a better discription than frigid, would be ridiculous never ending winter northern ny.
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    Re: New Beek what to feed a new nuke?

    1:1 sugar to water by weight not volume. 5:3 has better "shelf life. feed a pollen substitute patty if there is no pollen yet where you are. feed the pollen sub. in the hive about 1/2 to 1 kg. at a...
  14. Re: 3 lbs packages , how fast should they take 1:1 feed

    when the bees slow up taking it quit. they will be more interested in the real stuff if it is available. as I stated above hives vary a lot. this is a local type question for your area. when it feels...
  15. Re: 3 lbs packages , how fast should they take 1:1 feed

    the above 2 answers are on target. I will add that colonies vary a lot . if you have 3 side by side, one is not interested in feed. one may take a quart a day, and one will gobble 2 1/2 quarts. ...
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    varroa is on going problem. you are not going to treat once and solve the problem long term.
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    treat 3 times a week apart and you will get most of the mites with oav.
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    Re: drones in surplus!

    strong colonies have lots of drones when things are going good. you could have the swarm committee getting active soon.... in simple terms, bees are interested in gathering and storing food to make...
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    Re: What is this bee doing?

    doing mostly bee stuff.
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    Re: What staple gun do you have?

    harbor freight air stapler. I had a box or 2 of bad staples from harbor freight. I now get porter cable staples. do not forget the glue, titebond II or III. I use titebond III.
  21. Re: Bee pulling cracked corn from bird feeder

    they are desperate for pollen for their brood. corn or livestock meal is a touch better than nothing.
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    Re: Do I need to buy bees?

    first step is to take a beginers class or read a book. an easy to follow good book is "beekeeping for dummies".
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    Re: Price Suggestions?

    bee culture magazine has a monthly honey price report by region. in a farmers market you can get more. the price is very much local but the monthly report will give you a place to start. prices are...
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    I fully agree radar. I am not too sure about some of the exterior glue out there today, I suspect some of it is coming from china.
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    no orthoman, but if you sealed the edges, CDX should have been ok. the X stands for exterior. that means glue for outside use. the first 2 letters are for the grade of the ply sheets front and back....
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