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    Re: Last Season's Honey Frames

    One of the biggest issues is this is a deep and everything else I have are mediums. I lost three of four hives, made 2 splits from the remaining one and I am still waiting for a package from Georgia...
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    Re: Last Season's Honey Frames

    You're exactly right, but its better on a hive than waiting for me to extract and with the way the weather and bees are on Long Island this year, this may be the only honey there will be.
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    Re: Last Season's Honey Frames

    The hive is 2 mediums so far and I plan to add a third and then the box.
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    Last Season's Honey Frames

    I took a deep box of honey off a hive that didn't make it through the winter. The box was outside and frames were frozen. I am hoping to put it on top of a new hive that is building up,let them clean...
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    sanitizing boxes with bleach

    I lost three hives ( mites I think and not enough bees to support the hive) and have frozen all of the frames. I have scraped off the wax and cleaned up the boxes some but before I start all over I...
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    dead bees in the frame

    Can anyone identify what is happening. I added this frame of capped brood with uncapped larvae to a five frame swarm box and added a caged queen. The little box didn't seem to be taking off, so I...
  7. Thread: Laying Worker

    by Ma-Honey
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    Re: Laying Worker

    I have a hive in similar circumstance. Queen is gone, no brood at all. I had a friend give me a frame of eggs but they capped it. I went back in and did not see signs of a laying worker. I have a new...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had a confirmed swarm on May 13th, but there were signs it had swarmed earlier. This was the same hive that had swarmed in August of last year. Some of the other Long Island beekeepers I spoke to had...
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    blue ceilings/splits

    Two questions for the experts:

    1. On a tour of Charleston SC, the guide told us that they paint their porch ceilings sky blue to keep the bees away. I've just painted a new hive the same color of...
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    Re: Tobacco for Smoker fuel?

    One of our older beekeepers in our club originally from Europe, uses no smoker just a nice fat cigar. A few puffs and his bees are quiet and gentle to work with.
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    Re: Why do bees fly into the snow?

    Only My Two Cents Worth.
    Jeeze the snow is making everyone a tad cranky.
    I think the theory of snow on the ground confusing the girls as to which way is up makes sense. An old beekeeper told me to...
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    Re: Still alive in new york state

    The girls were flying yesterday but when I checked this morning the snow was littered with dead bees. I'm hoping they were put there by the house cleaners and it wasn't because they didn't make it...
  13. Thread: Intentions

    by Ma-Honey
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    Re: Intentions

    I started with one this year ( first year) medium 8s and plan to expand to three next year.
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    Poll: Re: Best Quality Woodenware

    Just came back from a road trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where I picked up a few hives from Forest Hill Woodworking. It's closer than BetterBee and it's really quality stuff. No sloppy edges and...
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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer, Imidacloprid and Bees

    They tried that approach with EAB in Michigan and took down millions of trees and it still didn't work.
    The main problem with burning the hives to stop diseases is that they have to be found first....
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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer, Imidacloprid and Bees

    And those procedures were???? ( Forgive me I'm new to beekeeping)
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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer, Imidacloprid and Bees

    The goal of DEC and NYSDAM is to slow the spread of this pest by educating the public about the dangers of moving wood around. In NY there are two infestations, the first in the western part of the...
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    Re: Another winter setup ?

    Has anyone ever tried putting an empty medium on top of the inner cover and packing it with soft pine needles for insulation?
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    Re: losing to beekeeping (MN)

    Most importantly, inspite of the drama, do you still enjoy the bees?

    Ma
  20. Re: Broodless hive but hatched queen cells, a timing question for you

    Thanks Oregon and HobbyBeek. I am in the same situation, a new beekeeper with an August swarm. It's a little bit of a helpless feeling and the best I can do is to wait a bit and check to see if a new...
  21. Thread: August Swarm

    by Ma-Honey
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    Re: August Swarm

    My bees swarmed yesterday and were gone this morning. From what I'm reading here, it may be hard to keep the hive going through the winter. Not sure whether this is the first or second time they...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My bees swarmed today, August 23rd 2010. I'm not sure why they did this as I thought the population seemed a little less robust than a few weeks ago.
    I have 3 brood boxes of 8 frame mediums. I also...
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    Re: Is anyone still feeding?

    I just restarted feeding my hive..Its a new package and I wanted to make sure they had enough reserves to get them through the winter. I used a 1:1 syrup in a home made quart size plastic wonton soup...
  24. Thread: Hello

    by Ma-Honey
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    Re: Hello

    not really seeing any bearding. There seems to be fewer bees on the outside of the hive even though the temps have been high 80s into the 90's. When I went in yesterday there was capped and uncapped...
  25. Thread: Hello

    by Ma-Honey
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    Hello

    Good Morning!
    I'm a new beekeeper from Long Island with one hive started in May.
    The girls seem to be doing OK but I'm worried that this heat is going to take its toll. I restarted feeding them...
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