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  1. Thread: Still alive!

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    Re: Still alive!

    I don't think I have to worry about stores. They spent most of December and the start of jan in the bottom deep and are sitting at the bottom of the 2nd deep now (I can sorta tell where they are by...
  2. Thread: Still alive!

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    Re: Still alive!

    Well if a low hum is a good thing then I have it. I just hope that they make it through as it is my only hive and my first year I would like a beginners luck story to share with you guys comes spring...
  3. Thread: Still alive!

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    Still alive!

    Went outside to check on the bees today and placed my ear to the hive and heard the wonderful sound of buzzing. I was worried because we have had 3 really bad cold snaps over the last month (-10 to...
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    Re: I was attacked! In winter!

    I'm new to beekeeping but I try not to smoke as it just seems to upset my bees even if I use a little or a lot. I also don't wear veil or gloves most of the time as me and the bees get along. My wife...
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    Re: I was attacked! In winter!

    Wow that's just harsh, I wouldn't wish a getting stung in the face on anyone
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    Re: I was attacked! In winter!

    I figured way more die in a winter. I was just saying about a 100 or so seen so far. I was actually trying to find the percentage of die off per hive on an average hive on an average winter today.
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    Re: I was attacked! In winter!

    Thanks I always like to hear from others that things are going well. I left an extra medium full of honey on top of the 2 deeps full this year and took none for myself so they would have the best...
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    I was attacked! In winter!

    Went to go check the entrance of my hive today and clear off all the snow blocking it and put my ear to the side to see if I hear a healthy buzz, pulled out the tray to check for mite fall really...
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    Re: Fall Goldenrod flow is in full swing

    Looks like goldenrod is blooming in Western NY also. Watched the hive yesterday and very little pollen was coming in, fast forward to today tons of deep yellow pollen comming in. Also fed a half...
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    Re: Deformed wing virus

    For the people that have see DWV and have not treated what kind of mite loads were you dealing with? How many bees would you see with DWV outside of your hive? I do have a very Darwin approch but I...
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    Deformed wing virus

    I would like to stay as treatment free as possible but what do you guys do when confronted with deformed wing virus. I have a very lite case of it, I see one bee once and a while and I check the...
  12. Thread: Flow times?

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    Re: Flow times?

    No beeks in the rochester area / western ny that want to chime in?
  13. Thread: Flow times?

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    Flow times?

    Does anyone know the flow times for Rochester, NY. I am a new beek and would like to know when or if I should start feeding them again to keep them building. I think they have already started to slow...
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    Re: Strange tasting honey

    I did feed the bees for the first few weeks but stopped before the point that they would be capping that much of it, also it was 1:2 with a little bit of apple cider viniger. I think Could it be...
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    Strange tasting honey

    I took two frames of caped honey out my hive today because my bees filled the second deep with all honey and not brood and I'm trying to give them more room for brood. When excited about trying some...
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    Re: Old bee or deformed wing virus?

    Any one know any non chemical treatments that are effective?
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    Old bee or deformed wing virus?

    Is this an old bee that is dieing because it has shredded it's wings or is it deformed wing virus. I see a bee like this ever once and a while. Note that the bee pictured was crawling away from the...
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    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    This would have been the perfect time to try the banging pots together theory that was brought up about a month ago. :)
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    Re: Feeding the beast! Or bees!

    Thanks for the reply AR, really it was exactly what I was looking for. I work logistics and anylitics so the actual process of how the bees and when they produce wax is actually very helpfull.
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    Re: Feeding the beast! Or bees!

    I have an few thoughts if bees are smart enough to be able to calculate angles and distances in relation to a constant moving sun, one would think they are well aware of the season they are in. Now...
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    Feeding the beast! Or bees!

    What do you guys feed with for comb building? 2:1 or 1:1 and why if you know?
  22. Re: Tons of bees are flying in front of hives! Help!

    I'm new also and my hive does the same thing around 2:30 every day lasts between 30 and 60 min. I would say it is orientation flights / cleansing flights IMO.
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    Did I do the right thing

    I am a new beekeeper and got my 5 frame nuc a week since last Friday, 2 weeks this Friday, I have been feeding 1:1 feed with a little bit of apple cider vinegar (so far they have taken down 2...
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    Queen laying question / comb building

    I did a quick inspection yesterday to see if I need to add my second brood chamber and found that my queen is laying in not fully drawn cells. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

    The bees are...
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    Re: Honey Harvesting with a Meat Grinder????

    I am curious if someone comes up with a good idea. I think for a bit to see if I come up with anything. Other ideas what about a seed or wine press?
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