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    Re: Idea and question

    sqkcrk,
    I was more thinking that I could use in the way libhart describes. Using it to determine if a certain setup is more desirable than another setup. For example comparing a solid bottom board...
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    Re: Idea and question

    You bring up some good points, and Acebird, maybe that was poor word choice. Instead of invention maybe I should use the word creation, or project. So it is my understanding that this contraption...
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    Idea and question

    So I had this idea for an invention but need some help with some knowledge. The idea is that I could put some sort of probe in the beehive that could measure temperature as well as humidity levels...
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    So, I'm resurrecting this thread today because when I went out to my beeyard for not much reason at all I saw bees coming in and out of my right hive (I guess the wind blew the entrance blocker off)....
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    Bjorn apiaries question

    I've been trying to contact Bjorn Apiaries for approximately a month now and they have not emailed back yet. Maybe if someone could help me who has had business with them before. I was wondering...
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    Preparing for next years season

    This year I lost some hives as some of you may know and need new bees. I was considering getting some russians after all the good things I've heard about them. My first question is do you think it...
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    Not a ton of conclusions can be drawn about the best source due to the lack of a few essential pieces of data. If it were to be a conclusive study we would need what percentage of the total amount...
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    Maybe it would be a good idea for this to be stickied so it doesn't get "lost" behind all the other threads.
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    Ok, I lost two packages, I already voted for 1 though
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    Thank you for the picture, how big about are those because I can't really get a scale for how big they are from the picture
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    New info:

    Did a thorough check of the hives from bottom to top and here is what I found:

    Right Hive:
    Appeared to have some kind of mildew on the sides of bottom box and on bottom board, as...
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    This is good that you're doing this poll, it will definitely help gather some good data.
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    These were packages that came from the same supplier. Maybe I didn't look hard enough but every time I checked on them I never saw mites. Also, the dead cluster looked small to me but I was so sure...
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    I got lazy about it, maybe I didn't do enough research, maybe I didn't do thorough inspections. Whatever the case, I have learned from my mistakes and this year I will know to educate myself to the...
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    That actually does sound like a good possibility. I do recall seeing some activity around the hive that I thought was robbing but this being my first year I wasn't 100% sure.
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    This fall in October we got about maybe 6 inches of snow so we had a good cold snap in there, could that have contributed to this?
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    Ok, one hive had the cluster still intact pretty well, the other I'll have to check again but I didn't see much.
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    Thank you very much for the help, I will post pictures tomorrow most likely, also I will collect samples of the bees to send to the lab tomorrow, unless it is necessary that I do it now.
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    Ok, just confirmed both hives are 100% dead, the hive on the right appeared to be starved (bad management, will do better next year), the left one though had plenty of food in it, I don't...
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    yea, there was no noise, does that mean they are 100% dead?

    also, how loud should it be, cause there was a breeze as well as other background noise
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    that might be a big problem then, I couldn't hear anything, I will check again though
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    How to tell if your bees are still alive

    How can you tell if your bees are still alive? I understand that they are in the center of the hive in a cluster and they won't come out while its cold. But today I wouldn't consider it very cold. ...
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    Re: Can bee venom cause a full body ache?

    I haven't got stung a ton of times because I'm new to this but I have found that getting stung on the knuckles is the worst. It swells up like no other and hurts quite a bit too.
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    Re: How much do you charge for honey?

    Thanks everybody for responding. I just wanted to get an idea of what I should charge. Your replies really helped me determine that.
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    What's in bloom in PA

    I know this really depends on the area I'm in but what, in general, is blooming in southeast Pennsylvania?
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