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    Re: New-er Beek / First Swarm Capture

    Thanks everyone for the replies. Still buzzing away in there as of this morning. I've ordered the desperately needed wooden-ware and will get them permanently housed once it arrives in a week or so....
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    New-er Beek / First Swarm Capture

    Walked out to my hive this evening to spot a basketball sized cluster hanging from a pine tree branch about 6ft off the ground (could it be any easier for a first time?). Could not possibly let...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Northwest New Jersey: Swarm on May 1st... captured!
  4. Re: Broodless hive but hatched queen cells, a timing question for you

    Oregon and Ma,

    Sorry for the delay. The weather's been poor and some business travel prevented me from doing an inspection. Until yesterday...

    So the very good news is that my hive is back in...
  5. Re: Broodless hive but hatched queen cells, a timing question for you

    Great News Oregon! I am going to do a quick inspection on Monday. That should be my defining moment... after seeing the eggs on Wed I stopped feeding and dropped a medium super on top. Hive is still...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Wow, crazy events down under Robbo!! Glad to hear everything worked out OK. Thanks for sharing the photos of your yard and shop. Very nice and also quite helpful...

    Passed through Briz a few...
  7. Re: Broodless hive but hatched queen cells, a timing question for you

    Hey Oregon,

    I did a complete inspection yesterday of my my similarly afflicted hive. About same exact result as well...

    Worked my way progressively lower through brood boxes and (though it was...
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    Re: Thought this one was worth posting

    I've got the photography thing down... though the macro stuff is a challenge. Its the beekeeping that's got me on the run. :s
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    Re: Thought this one was worth posting

    Glad to be of service, even if by accident... feel free to share.
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    Re: Thought this one was worth posting

    Beginner's luck, I guess... these were snapped during my 2 week inspection of my first hive (from package bees). Colony grew faster than my experience level was prepared for and they swarmed in mid...
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    Thought this one was worth posting

    Frame withe eggs and new larva in royal jelly:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ISb5OzjUPkhBP1Z_nL3l5g?feat=directlink

    Zoomed in a bit:
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    Re: Hi, from Clarks Green, PA

    I was you this time last year... picked my first package up this past spring out near you from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm's new store near New Columbia, PA. Very happy with them and would recommend......
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    1st year, fun ride so far.

    Studied through last winter and set-up first hive from package bees in May. Located in Northwestern, NJ for anyone who is close and would like to offer advice, it would be well appreciated. No plans...
  14. Re: Broodless hive but hatched queen cells, a timing question for you

    Hello OregonBeek,

    I am eagerly awaiting your return from vacation and your next inspection... I was going to post a similar inquiry but upon reading this thread realized that the situation you...
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