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  1. Thread: olive oil

    by coffeedad
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    Re: olive oil

    Make sure you burn or put outside anything that comes in contact with the linseed oil. my daughter spilled some and didn't clean it up i came along with a paper towel tossed it in trash and almost...
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    Re: can this be the swarm queen?

    I was surprised when they said they were going to try and catch it. My first seen swarm and i was at work. I was so jealous of them. I wish i could have been there.
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    Re: can this be the swarm queen?

    My teenage daughter took it with her phone, wish the picture was better. I opened the hive the next day and they had already drawn out a nice size piece of comb. I looked at hive this morning and...
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    can this be the swarm queen?

    I was at work wednesday and my daughter called me saying my bees were swarming. Believe it or not my wife and kids caught the swarm and placed them in an empty hive. My daughter said she even saw the...
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    Re: help with queenless hive

    I think there are 2 deep and 4 shallow boxes on hive. I hope to find a mated queen and remove several boxes. one question is where will she lay eggs? the whole hive is filled with capped and uncapped...
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    help with queenless hive

    I am in need of someone who knows more about bees than myself. I am having a problem with a queenless lang hive. I had only 2 top bars before but sort of inherited this one after a friend passed...
  7. Re: Zone 7-8 ,52 degrees and my bees found pollen!!!

    I also had bees flying the other day with 18 inches of snow on the ground. It was about 60 degrees and some bees were bringing in pollen. Both top bar hives survived and were looking good when i took...
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    Re: Artificial Heater for Bees

    I was looking at something like this with a solar panel from harbor freight. i wonder with the winter sun being low in the sky and strength in se pa. how much heat it will generate? its such an...
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    Re: Artificial Heater for Bees

    anyone try attaching this to a solar power source? i wonder if it would work to warm hive some during day dissipate during night then repeat.
  10. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    finally my bees are getting things together. there is about 10 bars capped honey per hive. i guess the damp summer kept the honey from curing. i'm feeding now to add more stores to the hive....
  11. Re: Horizontal Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    i'm in and hope the girls make it with the new beek.
    dave
  12. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    i'm told they can and will eat uncapped honey, i just wonder if it will ferment over winter or if cool temps. will inhibit fermentation.
  13. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    Hopefully someone knowing more than me might chime in as i'm a first year beek. i'm going to make fondant from http://www.bamboohollow.com/fondant-recipe.php i'm going to increase temps a little to...
  14. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    Honey is ok is you know where it came from. i would worry about contaminants. I'm going to frame out a follower board and pour a fondant block for each end of the hive insulate well and hope for the...
  15. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    I had a similar problem with hungry bees inside the container when i would go to fill them. i had some screen door material so i hot glued it to the hole. this solved the problem.
  16. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    I'm going to start feeding again today. i made up some sugar water this morning and its cooled down now. I hope they put it to good use. down to the hive i go. I bought some poultry feeders at...
  17. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    Maybe the bees don't have capped honey yet. How many capped honey combs do you have ?? maybe they will rapidly make and cap the next month ?? I'm thinking of putting bottom boards on with the cooler...
  18. Re: no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    I just remembered i did find both queens the one queen was on brood comb and the other queen was in the front of the hive walking around on a comb with uncapped honey in it. why would she be there?
  19. no capped honey in either tbh. we are in trouble

    I have 2 first year hives and live in south east pennsylvania. I fed early on and just recently with sugar water. the bees took the water well. the hives expanded well with both having about 25-30...
  20. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    I joined a local beekeeping association and only seem to be criticized from one of the leaders of the group. they had a tbh and lost it over the winter they decided to do away with it and now don't...
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    Re: Hive Getting Full, but not organized

    Seems like many of us are in the same boat. I too have a lot of brood cells and not much capped honey. I have a 4 foot top bar and just opened the whole thing up by removing the follower board. this...
  22. Thread: Comb Pics

    by coffeedad
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    Re: Comb Pics

    Man that comb is beautiful. I thought mine was yellow.6980
  23. Re: Bees congregating at entrance, even when it's cool

    I will try to post a pic of my bees bearing.
    Thanks
    Dave6978
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  24. Re: Bees congregating at entrance, even when it's cool

    my two tbh bees have been bearding now in s.e. pennsylvania for over a week. both hives are bearded now at night in the rain with a temp of 68 outside. that doesn't seem right to me?? any ideas?...
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