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    When to Feed New Package?

    I am getting a new package that I will put in a hive with drawn combs and 4 frames of honey (this hive's colony was lost this winter, the frames and combs are in good shape, no AFB or EFB). The...
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    Re: New bees old hive what to do?

    Thanks for the advice. To summarize, use the empty drawn combs and the frames with honey, no frames with foundation at this time. So I could have 2 frames of honey on each side of the box (total 4...
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    New bees old hive what to do?

    I am a new beekeeper in NJ. Had two colonies that did not make it through this winter. I will install packages in these hives. For this thread lets assume that there are no issues to do so (bees did...
  4. Thread: Feeding advice

    by jpgero
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    Re: Feeding advice

    Thank for the guidance. How many frames of honey/syrup should I have in the box with the new package? Having them uncapped, as suggested by squarepeg seems logical. Thoughts?
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    by jpgero
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    Feeding advice

    I recently lost a couple of colonies, both had their upper big box filled with frames of honey. What is the best way to use this extra feed (not adequate for extraction since it is a mix of syrup and...
  6. wintergree-salt grease patties Varroa: Is this considered a natural treatment ?

    Hi all,
    I posted this thread by mistake in the “Treatment free”, however, this may be a better place.
    I am new to beekeeping, however, I would to explore a chemical free approach to this art....
  7. Re: wintergree-salt grease patties Varroa: Is this considered a natural treatment ?

    Apologies to all, I will pose my question on the general forum. I wrongly assumed treatment free = no chemical treatment.
    Thanks
  8. wintergree-salt grease patties Varroa: Is this considered a natural treatment ?

    Hi all,
    I am new to beekeeping, however, I would to explore a chemical free approach to this art. Specifically I was looking at different ways to address varroa mites without using chemicals or...
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    Re: Not going well need advise.

    Thank you all for the great feedback. I may not have a definite answer, however, I better sense of what may have happened.
    Thanks again,
    Jean-Pierre
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    Re: Not going well need advise.

    Wow, this is great feedback from all of you. I greatly appreciate all the comments.

    I was finally able to upload the pictures, they may help. Also, I tried to provide additional clarity to the...
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    Re: Not going well need advise.

    Thanks Jonathan. I still don't understand why I have so few dead bees in the hive where did the rest of the colony go? Also I was hoping that some of the pics would point in a direction. As for the...
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    Not going well need advise.

    Hi all,
    I am a new beekeeper in NJ and I need help from the experienced beekeeper in this forum. I discovered today that I lost one of my hives and I can't understand the cause. I was checking the...
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    New beekeeper from NJ

    Just a few lines to introduce myself. I just started beekeeping this summer. I have (had) two hives. Just discovered today that one was gone! Only a few dead bees in the hive the lower box is quasi...
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