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  1. Re: First report of Africanized Bee's in Finger Lakes Region brought from Florida ?

    In another thread this is recounted something like 2nd or 3rd hand. It seems to be more than just a rumor, but as recounted was only one NUC. I will tell you, I had a local raised queen in my hive...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    sqkcrk: Thanks for the details. I am quite close (20-30 miles about) to Ithaca. Another person on here is closer than I am. I am not interested in armchair quarter backing. Thanks for the info....
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    sqkcrk:


    Can you elaborate on the AHB NUCS? Where they went in NY, how long they were there, issues beek had with them? Thanks for any info.

    Also.. hate to agree with Ace but as has been said...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    If the bees needed more food, I would give back to them gladly. They dont need it.. Its not going to waste. Its going in my belly.. Slowly but surely. I reconstitute it and set the jar at work for...
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    As an FYI - I never feed. My first year I fed maybe 4 quarts of sugar water and that is it, 3 or 4 years ago this was. I currently have a 5 gallon bucket about 3/4 full of honey that is totally...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    My hive check on 20th showed a pile of honey/nectar. Does not look like a dearth at all. My strongest hive is stacked 7 mediums and one deep!! Just put on the undrawn deep. Worried as heck about...
  7. Measuring varroa based on number found in brood

    My inspections seem to tear up brood from between boxes. At times also burr comb has something in it. When the brood is exposed, I take the time to look for varroa on these. This past weekend I saw...
  8. Thread: My duck dog!

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    Re: My duck dog!

    Sunday my wife shot off a box of target loads in her 20 at some clays. Dog stood next to me and hardly blinked when the gun went off. Nice dogs on this thread!!
  9. Thread: My duck dog!

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    My duck dog!

    She is great!! Had her out fetching in the water. She has the makings to be a great duck dog. Neighbors had fireworks last night and found out she is not gun shy. No flinching or running when the...
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    1251712518Here is an image of the item. Anyone have a guess what this is? The hole in the bottom is weird for a chess piece.
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    Re: Found a queen!!!

    Wish I had time for the picture. Y I am very very "queen challenged" but honestly all I look for is larva and or capped brood. If I see that.. I usually stop looking. It's really by accident I saw...
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    Found a queen!!!

    I finally found a queen in one of my hives. Woo hoo!! Four years and the first One, unless you count once spotting a marked queen. She was fat and long and looked great. On the second to top box for...
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    I use heat gun solely and respond when this thread comes up from time to time. If you are looking to extracvt every last drop of honey, heat gun is not for you. If you are a small hobby type person...
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    Re: Removing honey supers

    I did exactly this last spring since I had many boxes to pull and limited time. One weekend saturday I pulled boxes, took me most of the day. I think it was two weeks later I extracted. I stacked the...
  15. Re: Treating Japanese beetles without harming bees

    Ill also throw in a plug for Milky Spore. I had them bad at my apiary/vineyard/orchard. About 4 years ago I laid down some and each year I saw less and less of the beetles. So far this year I have...
  16. Re: Honey harvest - small compared to last year

    Wow. My girls are not getting going. Odd.. I put them in on drawn comb very early april. They had honey and pollen stores to get going but apparently the flow was weak. These are packages from...
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    Re: Do emerging queens really duke it out??

    Thanks for the info. Seems like this is in fact a truth.
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    Do emerging queens really duke it out??

    I was in my hives this past weekend with a wonderful young woman who thought I was being a sexist pig when I told her that when there is more than one queen, they cat fight. I reassured her that yes...
  19. Honey harvest - small compared to last year

    Anyone else have a much smaller harvest than last year? I still have roughly 8-10 gallons left from last spring and i have enjoyed a healthy amount of honey for the last year. I do not know exactly...
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    I actually extracted two days ago with my Maxant. Last year I didnt quite have it fine tuned, but this year I hit the button and it spun the frames nicely. You cant go wrong with this unit.

    EDIT:...
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    Re: Swarms in Upstate NY, anybody seeing any?

    I made a weak attempt at getting swarms this spring. I just left out 2 boxes with drawn comb in hopes that it would attract something. It didnt. (not even wax moths or hive beetles or anything bad) ...
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    Re: What do you all think of this situation

    I got into the hives today. I was ready to remove a few queen cells and press gently onto another frame. To my dismay, every cell had been opened or destroyed, I think. One mature cell had a bee in...
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    My nearest neighbor is out of range for ordinary slingshot. Maybe water balloon launcher, maybe. Odds on having it fall on a small porch from a long ways away is highly unlikely. Making it through...
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    Weird thing happened...

    So I'm out on my porch grilling burgs for the family near my hives and me and my younger relatives hear this clink thump noise. Something fell on my wood porch. One person bent over and picked up a...
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    What do you all think of this situation

    Kind of weird situation in my hives. Here's the story. 2 weeks ago I found four or five queen cells in one hive on the bottom of the frames. Taking frames out ripped open or otherwise damaged every...
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