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    Hi All, Last year I had 6 hives here in...

    Hi All,

    Last year I had 6 hives here in Westchester county, New York. After this past horrible winter I had only one hive left! I've managed to get up to 5 hives this spring thru spliting,...
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    Hi all, Today for the first time in my humble...

    Hi all,

    Today for the first time in my humble 2 years of beekeeping, I finially hear
    what I believe is the queen piping!! I've heard recording posted on the
    internet, but this is the first time...
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    I made a few splits 3 weeks ago to prevent...

    I made a few splits 3 weeks ago to prevent swarming, so far so good! Except one appears to have become a laying worker hive. Has anyone tried to use the newspaper method of hive combing with a...
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    I have a laying worker hive, has anyone tried to...

    I have a laying worker hive, has anyone tried to use the newspaper method of hive combing with a queenright hive to get rid of the laying worker?
    I think it should work, when done with 2 queenright...
  5. Thread: Yellow Guts

    by donaldmc49
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    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the...

    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the northeast. Today was the first day in 6 weeks the bees were out- 46F !! I trugged through the 3 feet of snow to check out the hives.

    I found one dead. ...
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    by donaldmc49
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    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the...

    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the northeast. Today was the first day in 6 weeks the bees were out- 46F !! I trugged through the 3 feet of snow to check out the hives.

    I found one dead. ...
  7. Thread: Survival

    by donaldmc49
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    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the...

    It's been a pretty cold winter here in the northeast. Today was the first day in 6 weeks the bees were out- 46F !! I trugged through the 3 feet of snow to check out the hives.

    I found one dead. ...
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    In New York there is no inspection or...

    In New York there is no inspection or restrictions on keeping bees. But if your selling the honey, you have to label it to thier requirements.

    Don

    Westchester, NY
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I took a fully...

    Thanks for the quick replies. I took a fully capped medium super off today, and extracted 42 lbs of very light, floral tasting honey from it!
    What a joy!
    I plan to leave the bees with 2 full...
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    Me Too! I got a 3# package with queen in April...

    Me Too!
    I got a 3# package with queen in April this year from Fairfield, CT. They are busy drawing their FIFTH super of comb. Two full size supers for brood, and 3 of the 6 & 5/8 for honey.
    I was...
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    I noticed some of the members are from NY. I am...

    I noticed some of the members are from NY. I am new to beekeeping this year, I started in April. My 2 hives are doing great!!
    I plan to pull some honey from one this weekend.
    My question is, can...
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    Yes, FGMO and Minerial Oil, USP is one and the...

    Yes, FGMO and Minerial Oil, USP is one and the same thing.
    I am a Pharmacist- I looked up Minerial Oil, USP in the texts- It has the same recommended sp. gravity as FGMO.
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    I have been using the burgess fogger with great...

    I have been using the burgess fogger with great success this year! My question is, when the bees go into cluster in the winter months, should you still fog them? I was always lead to believe they...
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    I have just ordered a Burgess fogger and would...

    I have just ordered a Burgess fogger and would like a little feed back before using it. Is there any mixture or dilution of the mineral oil you place in the fogger, or do you use it 100%?

    I know...
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    HI, You can order a Burgess propane fogger...

    HI,

    You can order a Burgess propane fogger from Cabela. (www.cabelas.com)It sells for 69.00 plus shipping.
    Also if you are having a little trouble finding FGMO, just go to your local pharmacy...
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