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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    PennApic Spring Workshop in Dover

    Is anyone attending the PennApic Spring Workshop in Dover this Saturday? Has anyone attended previous workshops? I am considering attending, but is it worth a 3...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hunter,

    Here on the western side of the Commonwealth, Busy Beaver (a local small box store) is featuring 1x8x8 pine boards in their sales flyer for $4.99. If you can not local a sawmill, check...
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    Re: inner cover? and bee tea

    Tonysea,

    Put your inner cover in storage. Do not use it with the feeders. I have Mann Lake feeders. Using an inner cover with them opens your hive to robbing, via the notch. You will be feeding...
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    Re: All Dead

    Jett01,

    Tough loss. I lost one of my three colonies last week. I have quilt boxes with 4 inches of shavings, and plenty of honey left but still lost them.

    My survivors came from Greencastle,...
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    Re: Greetings From Philadelphia!

    Welcome from the western side of the Commonwealth.

    You will find a lot of other Pennsylvanians on the 'Colony update here in Pa' forum.

    Bob
    1st year, 3 hives
  6. Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    0% so far. First year beek with one Georgia package and 2 Pennsylvania nucs.

    Bob
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Gifted Hive is Right! You lost one, but it could have been worst. I checked my 3 hives today when it hit 50 here in the western part of the Commonweath. All 3 were flying. Being a first beek, I...
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    Re: deep to medium super?

    Richh,

    I had the same dilemma last year. I started beekeeping last spring with all 8-frame mediums. I lost my package queen early May. I was able to find a Nuc to add to what was left of the...
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    Re: Packaged Bee splits?

    Durstlight,

    I am thinking of doing the same thing if my bees (3 hives) don't survive the winter. There is a bee supply company 3 hours west of here (and I am an hour west of you) that last year...
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    Re: Drone Congregation Areas

    If you subscribe to Netflix, view the new 1 1/2 hr movie/documentary, More Than Honey.
    http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Mo...trkid=13462100

    There is a DCA and queen mating in the movie. The...
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    Re: Plastic foundation

    Laketrout:

    This my first year of beekeeping. Last winter we drove 4 hours to Brushy Mountain in New Columbia, PA to purchase everything we thought we might need. We are very pleased with...
  12. Re: Basic Woodworking Equipment for Beekeepers

    Mbeck:

    I have this saw and am not pleased with it. My old Craftsman died a couple of weeks ago and was replaced with this model Ryobi. Home Depot was clearing out a demo model for $55.

    First...
  13. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    I used Eco-Treatment on one of my PINE hives last spring. It's been less than a year, but so far, I am satisfied. It continues to change color.

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    Re: Howdy from PA

    Welcome from Steeler Country. I am originally from across the mountain in Fulton County. My dad retired from Letterkenny in 77, so we know Chambersburg well.

    You have a great beekeeping...
  15. Re: Interim report on effectivenes of quilt boxes in very cold weather

    I put my quilt boxes on mid-November. I popped the plastic tanks out of my Mann Lake type feeders, lined the shallow boxs with burlap, filled them with a mix of sawdust and shavings, folded the...
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    Re: Newbee from western PA

    Hello Doug,

    I am a newbee too, a few miles to the southeast of you near Irwin. How many colonies do you have?

    Bob
    co-administrator of Westmoreland County Beekeeper's Association Facebook page...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    Deezil,

    Check out Hivetracks.com. It is a record keeping program for beekeepers. It was developed by two beekeeping college professors. It maintains data on your woodenware, your bees, your...
  18. Re: Where can I find gallon feeder jars?

    Has anyone tried the plastic (approximately) 2 lb coffee cans? They have a very tight seal. I have filled a couple up with water and set upside down for a few days with no leakage. I had planned to...
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    Re: Winter feeding...sugar cakes

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    WBVC

    We made our candy boards using a piece of Lauan sub-flooring cut the same size as an inner cover. We add furring strips (on edge) around the edge of the lauan, screwed and glued to...
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    Re: Hive bodies

    Try Beeline Apiaries and Woodenware, Rochester, WA, 360.280.5274, hjweaver@emypeople.net

    From Exit 88 on I-5, take Hwy 12 West approx. 6.7 miles. Turn LEFT (South) onto Moon Rd SW. Go 1 mile to...
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    Re: Wax Moths

    Are these Wax Moth cocoons?

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    An acquaintance recently purchased a home that was owned by a beekeeper, who left the equipment behind. She has no interest in...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hey PAHunter, grab that sugar as quick as you can. Something is happening to sugar prices. I stopped at Aldi's on the way home tonight and paid $1.99 for 4 pounds, Walmart was higher.

    Bob
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Thanks Delber, I have been adding a splash of vinegar.

    Bob
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    DPBsbees,
    How many hives does it take to use 750 lbs of sugar?

    Delber, I think you are confusing something else with Japanese Knotweed (aka Pennsylvania Bamboo). Knotweed is an invasive plant...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    PAHUNTER: “I'll be heading to western PA on Thurs Morning for the weekend - Indiana, County. I'll be checking prices there and possibly load up on my way out of town. I wanted to get my best...
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