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  1. Thread: Feeding

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    Feeding

    Hi,
    I have 6 deep frames of honey in the freezer. I知 getting another nuc and a package shortly. If I put two frames in each deep, two for the nuc the other two for the package, is this enough food...
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    Supers in CT/Northeast

    Just wondering about adding supers in CT\Northeast.
    I reversed the deeps on a hive a couple weeks ago. The top deep after I reversed it was almost empty. It now has 6 frames of eggs, larva and...
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    Re: Frams of Honey or Top Feeder

    Thanks for the response Michael,
    I figured the bees needed extra resources (feeding) to build out the foundation in the second deep faster.
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    Frams of Honey or Top Feeder

    Hi,
    I am getting a package of bees to try out again. I get nucs, but this year I wanted to try at least one package. The first year of beekeeping (2012), I had very bad luck with packages...
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    Re: Reversal and Feeding

    Thanks everyone for your responses. I figured there was enough honey in the hive, I just didn’t know if the bees would move it after reversing the hive. Just wanted to give them head start....
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    Reversal and Feeding

    Hi all,
    I reversed my hive yesterday. The top deep had brood and honey in it, probably weighted 50 lb and lots of bees. The bottom deep was pretty empty and had hardly any weight to it.
    I had a...
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    Re: Is this goldenrod pollen?

    Been seeing the same pollen in my area for a few weeks.
    I was thinking it was Rose of Sharon, which has been blooming in my area with force. Just a guess.
  8. Thread: How exact?

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    Re: How exact?

    When I compare how the frames fit in the boxes I built to store bought equipment, the spacing of the top bar to the inside edge of the box appear to be the same. They have just enough room, perhaps...
  9. Thread: How exact?

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    How exact?

    I’ve recently been building my own equipment. SBB, supers, 10 frame deep boxes…etc. Now, I’m no carpenter and have only been playing around word working as a hobby for s a short while ( I love it.)...
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    Re: Touch of spring in CT

    I'm glad you grabbed it and are enjoying it.
    Candlewood lake is just a few minutes walk away from where I live.
    Ya never know, maybe we'll bump into one another someday. Happy Easter
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    OK, I知 one for two.

    Both my hives were up and running in March. One hive had a much smaller cluster (on top) than the other one. I noticed over the weekend that one hive had no activity, so I went in. Hundreds if not...
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    First year (2012) 2 packages lost both hives by September.
    Last year started with 2 Nucs, got 31lbs of honey. One hive seems strong now, the other has very small cluster. Hope it makes it.
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    Re: Touch of spring in CT

    Thanks folks,
    Apple, I use a Nikon camera (D300) with Macro Lens
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    http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/500/5x3...

    http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/500/5x322bf.jpg
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    Why I keep Bees.
    Another one of my hobbies is photography, primarily Macro. I enjoy snapping insects, flowers…etc. To help drawn in insects to my property, I had planted some butterfly bushes, which...
  16. Thread: Dca ?

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    Dca ?

    As a hobbyist I’ve always tried to escalate my interested to the highest degree. On my todo list is learning how to raise some queens (only a few.) I’m probably ahead of myself, but whether I raise a...
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    Re: Fall feeding, MAN these girls eat fast!

    Same here.
    Only had the opportunity to add 1 gallon of 2:1 syrup to one of my hives until I could get to it the next day. To my surprise it was bone dry with a ton of bees roaming around in the top...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    Congratulations:
    Just did my first one too. One shallow, 21 pounds of excellent honey. Same method as you. We had a lot of fun. Got one more shallow to do.
    First year Nucs.
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    Re: In the North East

    I started my inspections looking at my two shallow supers (two hives.) To my surprise both supers were loaded with honey. One was about 70 percent capped, some brood, and the other was about 80%...
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    Re: In the North East

    Thanks for all great feedback.
    I’ll post a synopsis after my findings.
    Have a great weekend.
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    Re: In the North East

    06804 is right on the nose.
    Good information. I was going to look into the weight and observe the frames during this weekends inspection. So unless there is something obvious and I need to feed...
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    In the North East

    Both my hives are very strong this year, so going into the winter with strong hives is a new venture for me. The hives are very very active so far. Lots of pollen and I assume nectar coming in. It痴...
  23. Thread: Entrance ?

    by Robdm1
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    Entrance ?

    My two hives are doing well. I just added a shallow super on one of them yesterday. One thing I keep wanting to do is make the entrance a little bigger from the smallest setting to the next size up....
  24. Thread: Foundationless

    by Robdm1
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    Foundationless

    I started with two nucs this year and one of them has really taken off (last year the two packages I had lasted only till the end of August.) As of today I feel confident that I will be adding a...
  25. Thread: Screen Size?

    by Robdm1
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    Screen Size?

    Hi everyone,
    I知 thinking of lining my brushy mountain top hive feeder with screening hoping to reduce the drowning of my bees. What would be the correct size screen to use? Any help would be...
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