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    Re: Warre practically empty

    Exactly, chill. No one's attacking you, so why jump on people using a different method for keeping bees? I'm just like everyone else out there, I'm trying to do what's best for the bees. My...
  2. Thread: Hive empty :(

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    Re: Hive empty :(

    max2, I don't believe a traditional nuc would work with a Warre. Aren't they suited for Lang hives? The dimensions of the two are different, therefore I don't think it would work. Am I wrong in...
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    Re: Hive empty :(

    I'm sorry to hear about your losses cornermac. Don't fret though, you're not alone. This was my first year and my hive is done and pretty much cleaned out already. I knew they weren't doing well...
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    Re: Warre practically empty

    I plan on purchasing another hive over the winter. As much as I'd like to build one myself I just don't have the time. I've also been thinking about other alternatives, either capturing a swarm or...
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    Re: Warre practically empty

    Thanks Matt and David for the encouraging words. Like you both mentioned, there are many factors that could lead to a colony's collapse.

    Matt, the 2 bars I inspected on Sunday did not have any...
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    Re: Warre practically empty

    Steven, the only reason I managed it more than usual was because it's my first year and I wanted to learn more about them. I do not plan on opening it that often in the future. I thought about a...
  7. Thread: Unknown pest?

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    Re: Unknown pest?

    I was hoping it wasn't a pest. Better to be safe than sorry, so thought I'd ask.

    Thanks for the reassurance!
  8. Thread: Unknown pest?

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    Unknown pest?

    I found this on the outside of my hive over the summer. I apologize I did not get a chance to post about it sooner, but was curious if this is anything related to bees or if it was just trying to...
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    Warre practically empty

    No matter how much one reads, there's still a lot to learn. This is my first year as a beek and after much research I decided to go with a Warre hive. I know you're just supposed to let the bees go...
  10. Thread: Hello from NY

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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome! We're practically neighbors. I live in Scuylerville and this is my first year as well. I don't know about you, but I ordered from Betterbee in Greenwich and my package was delayed 3...
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    Re: We need a Warre "the People's Hive" Forum

    Zonker, I couldn't agree more, there should be a Warre Forum. I believe the Warre hive is considered a TBH but nonetheless, it would be nice to have it separate.

    It's great to hear that the...
  12. Thread: Albany NY Area

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    Re: Albany NY Area

    Welcome, from a fellow Capital Region resident!

    This will be my first year as well, and I'm quite excited. I joined SABA (Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association) recently and have been...
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    Re: hive corner reinforcement?

    I've seen plastic ones that Brushy Mountain sell:

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Hive-Corner-Protectors-Bag-of-25/productinfo/561/

    If they're not recessed, I'm not sure of the gap space...
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    Re: Propolis trap in a Warre

    I'm just using the scrapings for myself. So whatever I scrape from the hive may be sufficient. I already purchased a propolis "trap", I can always use it and see what I get from it. If it doesn't...
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    Re: Reducer Question

    I just received an entrance reducer that I purchased from Dadant:

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=212

    Too bad I didn't see this thread earlier. My question...
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    Propolis trap in a Warre

    Like I've mentioned on here before, this is my first year as a beek. I purchased a Warre hive and was wondering if you can use a propolis trap in them? I'm assuming it goes between the top box and...
  17. Thread: Painting Hives

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    Re: Painting Hives

    Thanks for the link. Are you painting just the outside, or the top and bottom where the boxes meet too?

    I look forward to seeing how your hive turns out.
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    Re: Painting Hives

    Someone told me there's a chance of mold forming at some point if using linseed oil. Does combining that with turpentine cut down on the issue? They recommended using tung oil.
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    Re: Painting Hives

    I just purchased a hive made out of Western Red Cedar. I'd rather not paint it, I know cedar can withstand the elements, but does anyone recommend on how else to preserve it? I've read either...
  20. Thread: What to feed?

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    Re: What to feed?

    Thanks everyone for the info and help. Here's to a great season for everyone!
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    Re: What to feed?

    That's good to know. So, if I decide to use patties at all it should be in late fall/early winter? Thanks for recommending 1:1, I would have probably fed them 2:1 if I wasn't told otherwise.
  22. Thread: What to feed?

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    What to feed?

    I am receiving my first package of bees next month and I'm stumped about what to feed them. I know there's the sugar syrup mixture that seems pretty standard, but I've also seen patties that have a...
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    I didn't realize how many people on here live so close to me.

    MJC417, thanks for the advice. I can't wait to get my first package! So far, I've read through some forums and a few books, but I...
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    I just joined SABA myself a few weeks ago. I'm looking forward to attending the conference in Albany next month.

    Thanks farmerted, and the same to you. It's nice to see someone on here that's...
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    Highwoods John, I'm assuming you got your packages with an Italian queen from Betterbee. If that's the case, it's interesting that you and stoweski have had unfortunate experiences with colonies not...
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