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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/25/13. 3 LB swarm caught and relocated. 18 in off the ground. quick catch. VA 24014
  2. Thread: First Harvest

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    Re: First Harvest

    The white foam is air bubbles trapped in the honey just coming to the surface. Next time try and give the honey a day to settle out before bottling. you can take a spoon and just skim the top off....
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm Bedford, VA 4-6-12.
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    Re: Laying workers?

    I have a similar situation. I did an inspection last night on a split i made on Saturday. The hive that i split that is still queen right had anywhere from 2 to 4 eggs in each cell. There is no...
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    Question on established colonies.

    Hello all , last week i bought two new hive full of bees from an old timer beek. He had too many and the neighbors were complaining. Anyway , both hives have one deep then a shallow super then queen...
  6. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome , i too am in bedford county. Pm me.
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    Nope sorry. Not a fringe tree either. Now you are all just guessing...lol i will post a pic soon. Thank you all for your time.
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    I will try and post a pic. Maybe this weekend. I might add this bloom is very fragerant.
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    Serviceberry blooms before the leaves are out. This tree blooms after leaves are fully out.
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    Not ocean spray. Flower clusters are similar but the leave on what i am talking about are smooth edged. The closest thing i have found on the internet is a wild lilac. But that still doesnt match it...
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    No. The flower clusters are not that full. And the leaves are small.
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    Re: Low Nectar Flow

    But shouldn't they have access to syrup if they are building comb on the frames in the super? With new foundation.
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    Ok , i stopped off the side of the road this morning and it is not elderberry , privet or rose. There are no thorns and the smell is almost the same as a honey suckle. But in a non-vine. It is a...
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    Re: White flowering roadside tree?

    Yeah , it is def. Not elderberry. This does not have clusters. It is almost covered in blooms.
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    White flowering roadside tree?

    Quick question for you guys. I will need the answers from beekeepers in va. Right now in bloom are a short tree/shrub that is wild but is blooming small white flowers. I see them mostly on the...
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    Re: Northeast Black Locust bloom... ?

    I am in central va and the locust blooms are done now. They quit blooming about 1-2 weeks ago.
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    One hive is not eating sugar syrup!

    Hello all , i am a new beek. Ordered and installed two packages last thursday. Out of the box one package was a little larger in bees than the other. The larger hive is going through 1/2 gal. Of...
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    Newbee question hive setup

    Ok , so here it goes. I am getting two packages of bees next week. I know i need to feed the bees the sugar syrup. Which i am using a bottom board feeder. I also read that you should install the...
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