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    Re: Moving bees where the sun never goes down.

    try this setup. it allows you to close the front door from leaving but has a notch up top that allows them to get in.
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    Re: Will they cap honey in October? In Maine?

    yes i have. how do i dehydrate it?
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    Re: Will they cap honey in October? In Maine?

    My honey in the hive is at 25% according to my refractometer. Do i need to get down to 17%? How do i do this? I shake the frames and the honey dosnt come out. Some of the some of the cells are...
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    i used rubber suction cup that had bolts in them that i mounted them to the feet and it ran so smooth. i got the suction cups from cabelas it was for a french fry makers ar something.
  5. Queen laying eggs with out abdomen in cell

    I saw the queen laying eggs on the frame with out here abdomen in the cell and it looked like the other bees were pushing on her abodomen tring to get the eggs out. i was weird any sugestions. it a...
  6. Re: Obviously should have set the fence up first; now what?

    try using cement bolts in the ground. drill holes in the shale put the bolts in use a L bracket and bolt the post to the bracket. if that works for you.
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    No Brood. All hatched out what do i do?

    my hive swarmed and I have no more brood in my hive but saw the queen sunday should i get another queen or wait for her to mate and start laying? how long should it take for her to mate and start...
  8. Thread: Apricots

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    Re: Apricots

    last year we also had an abundant crop on our 1 tree untill an opossum had a late night feast and ate them all. good luck
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    Re: Interaction with Brushy Mountain

    That sounds good, I will now put water kelley back on my first recomendation list for myself and for other beekeepers as supplier of choice.
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    Re: Disappointing interaction with Brushy Mountain

    Let me say something about Walter Kelley Company. the order i placed was recived quick, they replied quick about the order and shipped very quick and have a high quality product. Absolutly no...
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    Re: Disappointing interaction with Brushy Mountain

    i cant say anything about BM but Walter Kelley did sort of the same thing with me stepped over dollars for pennies. i will be reluctant to do business with them again. i hope it was worth the long...
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    Feeding Fumagilin B

    How long after feeding Fumagilin B can i add my Honey supers?
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    Re: Question for MA beeks

    no dandelions blooming yet but the forsynthia are in full here for a week. i have seen no drones yet.
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    Re: Bees collecting pollen here in Ma.

    here in agawam i added 2 pollen patties each ( I hope thats not too much.) on my 2 hives. these hives are pretty full of bees i was soo supprised. (its my first winter) Should I feed starting next...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    That's what I'm talking about with great service. They're willing to work with people even if it might not be exact. Other bee suppliers out there pinch their pennies. If that's the case, they can...
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    Re: Walter T. Kelly

    let me start with Water Kelley has extremely fast service. they're just a bone head at times, though. a few weeks ago i made a purchase on sunday night and on monday morning i got the nov. edition...
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    Re: In Dedham, MA, 1 hive, two beekeepers

    homasote is used for absorbing moisture on top of the hivein the winter
  18. Thread: super storage?

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    super storage?

    how do most store their supers? in their garage? basement? Shed? and in those places do you store them in plastic bins? bags? or have a rack to keep air flow and light.

    thanks
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    Re: In Dedham, MA, 1 hive, two beekeepers

    homasote can be found at home depot at least here in the western part of the state.
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    Re: Nukes vs Packages

    if you want early pollination at your place local nucs might take a month after packages are ready depending where you get the nucs from because they may start the nuc from a packages
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    Re: Hi from a total novice

    i live on a quarter acre and never got stung on my property by rogue bees. my two hives are docile and aren't a problem. im a first year beekeeper myself.
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    how much sugar to feed

    i have feed my honeybees over 4 gallons of 2:1 on each hive how much should i expect to feed them before winter?
    Thanks
  23. Thread: HBH Question

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    Re: HBH Question

    I added HBH to the syrup. are the bee suppose to go nuts for this stuff? i added it to my feeder and it seems that the whole hive is way more active then they been the whole time i have had the...
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    NWC Queen offspring

    I have or had a new world carnolian queen that i requeened my hive with about 2 months ago. a couple of weeks ago there was queen supercedure cells in there. now the NWC Queen that was black is gone...
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    Re: What Flowerinf plant is this

    russian sage i think.
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