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    Re: Bee Math question

    Thanks again, everyone. I did add a frame of eggs/larvae/brood yesterday to the parent hive. And Michael, I had read your site about bee math, but was looking for a drop dead date, so thank you!...
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    Re: Bee Math question

    Thank you all for your responses. I think I will give it another week. At that point I will either combine the parent and swarm colonies or I will purchase a queen for the parent hive. If they are...
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    Bee Math question

    I have a hive that swarmed on June 4th. I captured the swarm, and that hive is doing well. However, as of my inspection yesterday, the parent hive still has no visible eggs, larvae or brood. I did...
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    Re: Queens are piping! Questions.

    I was like a little kid when I heard them this morning. I was jumping up and down and all kinds of excited. I just love honeybees :)
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    Re: Queens are piping! Questions.

    Thank you both very much. I will definitely do it differently next time :) I am still very much in learning mode. So much to learn, which is a big part of what I love about keeping bees. Grateful...
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    Queens are piping! Questions.

    2nd year beek here.

    I had a hive swarm on June 4th. Was able to catch the swarm and re-hive it.

    Now the original hive has queens piping! Very excited to hear this as it's my first time. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Dutchess County, NY 6-4-15 Sunny skies about 74 degrees, no wind. Package bees hived in late March swarmed and I just happened to be out near the hive when it initially took off. Was able to...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    I started beekeeping last April with one package of Italians. Steep learning curve last year, and plenty of mistakes, but, I am happy to say, they made it. Of course it's still cold and spring has...
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    I started out with one package/hive in April this year, even though I was told to start with two. Mostly due to cost. I may have gotten lucky, but aside from a bad mite infestation, which I was...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    laketrout: I used the the same vit/electrolyte you reference because that is what I could get. This is my first batch of the bricks so am hoping they are ok. From looking at the ingredient list of...
  11. Re: Treated with MAQS, mite count still high, now what?

    Thanks Frank. I appreciate the feedback.
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    Quick update. Tx # 3 was on Sat. Mite drops on all 3 OAV tx were significant. I just pulled the board (was out of town yesterday) and stopped counting after 400 and some (my eyes start to get...
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    Hi Enj,

    I did my first OAV tx yesterday and will follow up with 2 more treatments at 5 day intervals. I'm sorry to hear but also glad that I am not alone in my experience with MAQS. Not sure if...
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    Thanks Mark.
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    Hi again. Well it is about 2 weeks post my 2nd tx with MAQS. Mite drops were huge the first few days. But/and they are still uncomfortably high. 24 hr drops for the last 2 days respectively were...
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    Re: Walk-away split question

    There is some great information here. Am commenting to follow this thread. I am hoping to do splits in the spring. April 2015 will mark the end of my first year of beekeeping. Thanks everyone.
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    Re: To sum up beekeeping

    Perfect.
  18. Re: New to Beekeeping and need some Guidance

    Hello remist. I just started beekeeping this year and I will say there is a steep learning curve. In addition to what has already been mentioned, make sure you educate yourself about Varroa Mites. ...
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    Update as promised. Spoke with rep at manufacturer. After giving her all the info about my hive and the treatment as I administered it, her thoughts were that I probably placed the strips in the...
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    I appreciate the answers, thank you. The learning curve this first year has been steep indeed. I think I may have to hire someone to come and look at these girls with me to see what can be done. I...
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    First year beek here. Need advice. I have one hive of Italians from a package that was hived 4/19. Treated with full dose (2 strips) MAQS 9/3 after watching mite drop sky rocket in the end of...
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    Re: Our first honey!

    We took a small amount this year too, also our first year. Isn't it the very best honey you have ever had?! Congrats!
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    Re: strange activity in the hive.

    Hello mjd. I am also new to beekeeping but what I think you are seeing is drones. I had a similar experience in the first few weeks of keeping the bees. I also spend a lot of time watching the...
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    Re: IPM board in or out?

    Thank you Brandy and Ruthie. Appreciate it.
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    IPM board in or out?

    New beekeeper here. Is it better to keep the ipm board in or out during summer for a screened bottom board? I have read some conflicting things, and was just wondering if I can confuse myself even...
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