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    Re: Captured my first Swarm

    Very nice, congrats and hope they stick around for you.

    JJ
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    Re: Should I "bee" worried?

    Not sure if this helps but do you have a reducer on the front of your hive?

    I am also in Ontario, Prince Edward County and checking my hives last weekend I noticed one had a lots of activity but...
  3. What to do with honey from bees that didnt make the winter

    Hello, we had 3 hives going into winter, 2 were strong and 1 was not so strong, small numbers due to a late swarm.

    The hive with the low numbers didn't survive the winter.
    Is it safe to feed the...
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    Bees and Music

    Hello all, I am a newbie started last year.

    I was at local book store looking at bee books and I met a gentleman there that was also a bee keeper.
    He was telling me he sings while he checks his...
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    Re: I'm the New Guy.

    Welcome aboard, I too am new just started last spring and really enjoying it.
    I spend most of my lunch break on this site reading what others are going through and its helped me quite a bit.

    JJ...
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    Re: New Member and total noob at beekeeping

    Welcome and enjoy
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    I picked up 2 Queens last week from Tibor Szabo - http://www.honeybees.ca and they are doing just fine.

    Cheers
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    Re: Greetings from Madoc, Ontario, Canada

    Thanks I will send Liz and email.

    Cheers,
    Gian
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    Re: Greetings from Madoc, Ontario, Canada

    Hey Dennis,

    I purchased 3 Nuc's last May from Dancing Bee.
    I lost one due to a swarm in July but was able to pick up 2 swarms from friends that notified me, I have put them both together and...
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    Re: Greetings from Madoc, Ontario, Canada

    Hey Dennis,

    Welcome aboard, I am in Belleville and keep my bees in the County.
    Started last spring and now have 4 hives.

    Cheers
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    That's was going to be my advice as well.

    JJ
  12. Re: New queen arriving tomorrow and a few questions

    Never thought of that and I will have a good look.

    How long do I need to leave the brood frame in before installing the queen?
  13. Re: New queen arriving tomorrow and a few questions

    Sorry, this is new to me just started last spring.

    2 healthy hives both have 2 deeps full and working on 1 medium super.

    Queenless hive has 2 deep boxes, bottom is stocked well with honey and...
  14. New queen arriving tomorrow and a few questions

    We have 3 hives 2 are doing great but the 3 not so much.

    It swarmed late July and they quickly started on Queen cells, by mid August we found a new queen but no eggs being laid.
    We left her alone...
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    What kind of bees are these?

    This is a wild hive that was in a fallen tree in a friends yard.


    http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu83/jimmyjazz_photos/th_Bees_zps72c48d80.jpg
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    Re: Removing hive from a tree trunk

    Another possibility I see is I have a hive that swarmed a few weeks ago, the remaining bees have started queen cells along the bottom of one of the frames and I have not been able to find a queen...
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    Removing hive from a tree trunk

    A friend had a large Hickory tree blow down in a wind storm, it has been down for about 2 weeks now and he just noticed a honey bee hive inside.
    Yesterday I went over to check it and yes they are a...
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    Re: "More than Honey" - anyone seen it?

    I saw it last week, borrowed a copy from a fiend but most of it was German and my German isn't that good.
    Still found it very interesting.
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    Re: Queen disappeared ... now what ?

    Thank you again for all the advice, I decided to go back yesterday for a closer look and this is what I found.
    I don't think the hive swarmed as it is still the greatest number of bees in the 3...
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    Re: Queen disappeared ... now what ?

    Winter where we are is generally not until November for the real cold snaps but that being said we still have daily temperatures into the 40 - 60 Fahrenheit range through November with nights...
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    Re: Queen disappeared ... now what ?

    Thanks for all the replies, it is reassuring to get good advice when you're new to this.
    The bottom box is working all 10 frames and 4 of the second box are at about 50% drawn out comb with...
  22. Re: Greetings from Prince Edward County, Ontario

    Thank you everyone and I just downloaded the book, thanks for the tip.
  23. Re: Greetings from Prince Edward County, Ontario

    Thank you everyone and I just downloaded the book, thanks for the tip.
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    Queen disappeared ... now what ?

    So about a month ago we purchased 3 - NUC's and got them started.

    All seemed to be doing well until the other day, 2 of the hives are fine but we can't seem the find the queen in the 3rd hive, she...
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    Re: Hello from Ontario, Canada

    Hello Jeff from Prince Edward County, Ontario.
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