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  1. Re: How cold hardy are red maple blooms

    Good to know! I was pondering the same situation.
  2. Re: Order of Pollen Flow in NY State/Northeast. Is there a list from April to October

    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

    Thanks zhiv9 that site is nice!!!
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    Re: New beekeeper in New York

    Welcome!
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    Re: Marijuana

    It will give them the munchies, and they will consume all their stores before winter!
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    12 of 16 as of two days ago...but it appears winter has returned. Won't count the proverbial chickens for a couple more weeks. First winter with bees, and a couple were small going into...
  6. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Great prizes! Count me in!
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    Re: Frame feeders

    Cwoods6.....U might try drilling a hole in the top of your "chicken feeder" then filling it using a funnel. You could then simply plug the hole with a wine cork or something of this nature. Would...
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    Re: Skills you want to develop in '14

    Gonna try Splitting like crazy! I have been watching the Mel Disselkoen OTS Queen Rearing videos, and want to give it a shot. Think my timing will be critical, so I will have to watch each hive...
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    Re: A big thank you to Michael Bush!

    After reading Michael's webpages I decided to go small-cell and foundationless from the start. Still have much to learn, but think I'm on the right track! Want to give a giant Thank you!!!
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    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    Best part of the entire thread!!!!!
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Eyelid.....swelled shut....but manhood would certainly trump that!!!!
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    "Go Big or Go Home!"...Not really....only wanted 5 or so, but started helping an older gentleman do cut-outs in trade for knowledge and a few hives. Needless to say we had a very busy summer!
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    14 out of 16 still going. 1 that I lost was a very late split that seemed to struggle, so no surprise there. The other was a nice 2 story that I had treated with apiguard in sept. Didn't have time to...
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    Re: Deep hive bodies out of 1by 10s ?

    Rough-cut!
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    Re: Honey Color?

    Do you have Japanese Knotweed in CA? Here in the Northeast ours bees make some real dark honey with it.
  16. Re: Catch them today, and they leave the next day.

    Give them a frame of brood....have done it a few times....haven't loss one yet!
  17. Re: German black bees in NY? (MEAN black bees..)

    Thanks Beregondo and Radar!
  18. Re: German black bees in NY? (MEAN black bees..)

    [QUOTE=Beregondo;995565]There are black bee colonies around Elmira.


    They were pretty mellow in the field- I'm considering bee-lining them to find the colony and perhaps hive it in a yard...
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    A perfectly useful thread Gone Bad! Not even checking this one anymore!
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    Re: New CT Member

    Welcome!
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    Re: To each their own but...

    Your a little far for a cut-out, but my brother in law has a camp at Alex Bay....one of these days when the family is on vacation I may volunteer free labor in trade of some bee knowledge!
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    Re: To each their own but...

    I do them for free...but its my first year! 16 hives and plenty of lessons learned. Next year....don't think I'll change a thing....maybe some gas money!
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    Re: Greetings from Chemung County, NY

    WELCOME! Great story! I am in Chenango County, and have my daughter involved as well. The bees and the experience mean so much more when the kids are involved!
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    Been watching this thread a while...being new I did not want to treat, however I ended up dosing 9 of 16 hives with 25g of apiguard on mon. I plan on doing 2 more treatments 10 days apart. My...
  25. Re: What's the general consensus on insulating for winter?

    Interested in the responses to this thread, as I do not have a good winter plan yet.
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