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  1. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    Thanks
    Tuesday, day 9 (a week after I checked on the Queens)I checked on them (pulled a couple frames) and I have eggs, pollen and honey in both hives.
    #1 hive had me worried. I guess in 21 days I...
  2. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    No they don't mark for any price. But if I buy from different suppliers the price ranges from $90 to $95
    a package plus $2 or $3 to mark.
  3. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    Sorry
    hive #1 is my concern, (made post change)I released #1.
    Where I got the packages they don't have the option of marked Queens, I guess thats why there $75 each.
    I can see a marked Queen is...
  4. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    Tuesday I checked to see if the Queens released from the cage, hive #1 wasn't out, some dead bees in the cage, the candy
    wasn't eaten in side that much, much more was eaten from outside in. I didn't...
  5. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    Thanks
    I put the jar over the round hole in the inner cover with out spacer sticks.
    That keeps the bees out above the inner cover, they don't seem to mind me changing jars.
    There's some that come...
  6. Re: First Install, Room For Improvement

    Thanks for the replies.
    Installed Sunday, Monday the pint jars were empty of 1:1 mix.
    Is a pint a day per hive enough to start out?
    I have top feeders (the plastic type that comes with a short...
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    Re: Brushy Mountian service

    Went to Brushy PA., 2.5 hrs. one way and I was confused on what I needed. (new to beekeeping).
    They weren't much help,if any, just wanted the money.
    I spent about $500
    I no way will I do business...
  8. First Install, Room For Improvement

    Bees were picked up in GA. Sat. 4/6/13 about 6:30 AM, I went over Sunday morning to the guys house and got my 2packages.
    Sunday 4/7/13, 60* some wind, new med 8 frame, used jacket and veil, no...
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    Re: Should I get Bees

    Thanks for your responses
    My wife said it's ok if I don't have them near the house where she's walking around.
    I would like to be able to see them from the house at a distance to know if they got...
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    Re: Should I get Bees

    It's not much of a garden, 2 raised garden 4'X12' each and some berries. I pick the berries about a quart or so a year.
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    Re: Should I get Bees

    Allergic as in using a EpiPen.
    She got stung last summer on the back of her hand when in the garden. This is the first time she had a reaction.
    She had to go to Urgent Care. Then they gave her...
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    Re: Should I get Bees

    I'm interested in beeskeeping as a hobby only, not to get rid of my wife.
    So far I've read, The Backyard Beekeeper-Kim Flottum, The Practical Beekeeper Vol.1, Vol.2 coming-M. Bush, First Lessons in...
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    Should I get Bees

    I want to get a couple hives of bees but my wife is allergic to bees since the last time she got stung.
    We have 16 acres half wooded, The wooded area is L shaped with two hay fields, the house in...
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