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    Best way to prevent swarms

    I am a Backyard beekeeper with 4 hives ,Last year I had at least 6 swarms from my hives .What is the best way to attemp to control this .I have read about re-Queening as a first season Queen is less...
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    In need of some advice

    I was making a proactive step to get ready for the winter really coming to the northeast.That being said i was trying to buy fondant for my 4 hives,I made my own last year but needless to say its...
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    when can you harvest honey from your hive ?

    I have heard about the spring honey flow the fall flow , could anyone simplify this for me I live in the northeast and have been beekeeping for 4 years I have had my newbee mistakes and I think have...
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    My first Queen rearing try

    I am about to try my hand at queen rearing for my own purposes. I purchased some JZ cups and all the stuff needed and did some reading about Queen Selection. I noticed that the JZ cups are not coated...
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    Question about a swarm

    I hived my fist swarm ,and had a question. after I shook the ball of bees into a empty hive body that I had I left it in front of the about 10,000 bees on the floor the rest of the bees walked into...
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    Re: Help needed for diagnosing my bee behavior.

    Yes I have seen that in front of my 5 hives .From what you are describing it seems normal.
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    Re: Help needed for diagnosing my bee behavior.

    Bees lifespan is approx 6 weeks,its not unusual for some natural mortality to occur in front of your hive.
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    Re: Two pictures of one of my queens

    carniolian
  9. Thread: Comb Question

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    Re: Comb Question

    mine does ,theirs doesn't
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    Comb Question

    If you accidentally damage the comb will the bee repair it.
  11. Thread: EpiPen®

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    Re: EpiPen®

    Its a little bit of peace of mind having the pen around yes it may cost a few bucks but if you have ever seen someone stop breathing from shock or an asthma attack that pen is worth its weight in...
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    Contolling moisture

    What methods do you use to control moisture in your hives? I have heard of homosote but not sure how to use it and also the use of Popsicle sticks under the top cover any help would be greatly...
  13. Thread: Please advise:

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    Please advise:

    This is my 3rd year as a beekeeper and found all 3 of my hives had starved I already know the reason why so lesson learned. I cleaned out the hives this past weekend and hosed down all the frames and...
  14. Thread: One dead hive

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    Re: One dead hive

    no I only want 3 hives so I am going for a package with a new queen.
  15. Thread: One dead hive

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    One dead hive

    I am a third year beekeeper in NJ and one of my 3 hives didn't make it thru the winter .How do I prepare for a package for the lost hive ,do I just clean out all the dead bees and let them do the...
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    overwintering a single deep

    Will a single deep make it thru the winter in New Jersey,they are a very strong single with a lot of stores and are being fed as much as they can take
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    Re: I'm trying to train myself to find the queen.

    here are some picts hope they help
  18. Thread: Best queens

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    Best queens

    Who breeds the best Queens commercially, I have Italian Bees
  19. Thread: Best Gloves?

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    Re: Best Gloves?

    I use Batting gloves they are thin calves skin and I have yet to be stung thru them.
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    Re: Ant control, fipronil, carbyril, pyrethrins?

    I have been using raid bait stations with great success as far as a non chemical approach I have begun to experiment with permaguard diatomatious earth.
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    Re: Bees Killing Eachother

    Reduce the entrance NOW ,Had the same situation Beggining of July .
  22. Thread: shb

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    Re: shb

    I have used combat roach gel with great success right in the center of the beetle barn. They never make it out you will be emptying you barns every 48 hours for a week then once a week you will...
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    Re: SHB success....

    With all due respect, it is understood that chemicals such as fipronil may or may not be a contributing factor to CCD. Borax is also deadly to our girls but we as beekeepers have found a way to use...
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    Re: SHB success....

    I used Beetle barns with combat roach gel. The roach gel worked incredibly I think it actualy attracts any beetle in the hive . I empty and rebait when I am doing my weekly inspection ,they are...
  25. Thread: Comb building

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    Comb building

    Do bees stop building comb at any specific time of the year or do they just keep building as long as they have the resources?:scratch:
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