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  1. Thread: feeding bees

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    The books tell you to keep feeding until the bees...

    The books tell you to keep feeding until the bees stop taking it. Last year, my first year, I fed them until July 14. I know, because I record everything in my notebook. They were still eating the...
  2. Thread: uh oh- honey?

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    Most of my honey last year was made in August and...

    Most of my honey last year was made in August and September. It continued until the first frost.
  3. Thread: Bloody Monday

    by MaryB
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    I love this site. Reading these posts makes you...

    I love this site. Reading these posts makes you realize that that you're not the only beekeeper making mistakes. Next time I do something really dumb, (and it won't be long) I'll be able to think of...
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    In "Beekeeping for Dummies" the author recommends...

    In "Beekeeping for Dummies" the author recommends rubbing baby powder on your hands before working the hive which he does without gloves. He says that bees like the smell of baby powder. I haven't...
  5. Thread: What gives?

    by MaryB
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    Daisy, please do post a picture of yourself. I...

    Daisy, please do post a picture of yourself. I always enjoy reading your posts and, of course, have a mental picture of you which I'm sure is entirely wrong.
  6. Thread: Spotting a queen

    by MaryB
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    Today for the first time I located my queen. I...

    Today for the first time I located my queen. I used the Michael Bush/Zen method: told myself that I WOULD fine the queen and then, there she was. Thrilling.
  7. Thread: Spotting a queen

    by MaryB
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    Today I located my queen for the first time. In...

    Today I located my queen for the first time. In the past I relied on finding eggs and brood to confirm her presence. I used the Michael Bush/Zen method: told myself that I WOULD find her, and sure...
  8. Thread: aggressive bees

    by MaryB
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    I started my first hive last spring and had a...

    I started my first hive last spring and had a successful first year: lots of honey, lots of bees and they over-winterted well. But they are definitely more aggressive this spring. It's not possible...
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    January in the Boston area was the coldest in...

    January in the Boston area was the coldest in recorded history, many days in the single digits. Today we had a beautiful groundhog day with the temperature almost 40 and I had many bees flying around...
  10. Thread: Venturing out

    by MaryB
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    It's been warm around here for the past few days,...

    It's been warm around here for the past few days, today almost 60 degrees and the girls were out flying. To my surprise I saw a number of them in a bird feeder near the house. Does anyone have any...
  11. Thread: Snow!

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    I also had 2 feet of snow around my hive. I...

    I also had 2 feet of snow around my hive. I cleared the entrance only. Today it was sunny although barely above freezing and I was pleased to see some bees flying in and out, looking at all the snow,...
  12. Thread: Bee forum???

    by MaryB
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    Some days it's almost impossible to access the...

    Some days it's almost impossible to access the Forum. I'm at least relieved to know that others are having the same difficulty.
  13. Thread: Labels

    by MaryB
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    Yes, I've also had a hard time getting on to this...

    Yes, I've also had a hard time getting on to this site. Sometimes it's so slow that I just give up.
  14. Thread: skeps illegal?

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    Mr.Brenchley, I had not noticed previously that...

    Mr.Brenchley, I had not noticed previously that you are in the UK. Could you tell us a bit about beekeeping there? What type of bees do you keep, for example and do you have the same problems with...
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    A few more. "For where's the state beneath the...

    A few more.
    "For where's the state beneath the firmament
    That doth excel the bees for government?"
    DuBartas
    "The busy bee has no time for sorrow."
    ...
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    Probably "super" as in placed atop or...

    Probably "super" as in placed atop or superimposed on the hive body. Also, super meaning the honey that the bees produce over and above what they need for the winter- thus superfluous.
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    Thanks for the responses. I went out to the hive...

    Thanks for the responses. I went out to the hive today for a better look and it looks ok. No dead bees around the hive; inside, lots of activity and the hive bodies are still very heavy.
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    A bad day at the hive. My top super was just...

    A bad day at the hive. My top super was just about empty with a small amount of nectar/honey in one frame and so I decided to take it off and bring it in for the winter. As an afterthought I decided...
  19. Thread: 2nd fall harvest

    by MaryB
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    I haven't checked the hive bodies frame by frame...

    I haven't checked the hive bodies frame by frame to properly assess the stores. However the hive bodies are very heavy.
  20. Thread: 2nd fall harvest

    by MaryB
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    Another beginner question. We harvested our honey...

    Another beginner question. We harvested our honey around Sept 15 and got about 60 lbs. Then we put the supers back on for the bees to clean out the remaining honey. To our surprise they have now...
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    I am a first year bee keeper and had a pretty...

    I am a first year bee keeper and had a pretty successful harvest. But of course I have a lot of questions. In some of the books I've read, they advise you to do a thorough hive inspection every time...
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