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    Feeding After Harvest

    Is it typical to feed sugar syrup after the final fall honey harvest?
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    Need Advice Prepping for Extraction

    My hive has 3 honey supers on it. The first one is full and capped. The second is mostly full
    and almost all capped. The third is starting to get filled but only a few frames and not at all...
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    Need help Deciding to Split Hive...or Not

    Just before winter I had 2 weak hives and so I combined them.
    So my hive now is made of 3 deeps with 10 frames each. The hive
    survived the winter and today the bees are really active. I'm not...
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    When to start Spring Feeding

    I live in Southeastern Massachusetts. Is there a "rule of thumb" when to start feeding
    sugar syrup? thanks.
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    Should the hives be combined??

    I have 2 hives about 6 feet from one another. They are both not particularly strong hives,
    but one stronger than the other. The stronger one has about 4 full frames of capped brood
    and uncapped...
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    need advice about combining 2 weak hives

    I have 2 hives that made it through the winter but
    when I inspected the other day I only see a limited amount
    of capped brood and very small amount of larvae in each hive. There's
    many frames...
  7. First look in hives after winter-questions

    This is the first winter my hives (I have 2) have survived through the winter.
    Today I inspected the hives. In both the upper and lower deeps there are
    many frames of honey. There's also quite a...
  8. questions about rotating bodies and feeding

    I'm located in Massachusetts. The temps are getting into high 40s low 50s in the day
    and still around mid 30s at night.

    I have 2 hives that seemed to have survived the winter. 2 questions?
    ...
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    Winter Feeding Question

    I'm in Northeastern Massachusetts with 2 hives. Both hives seem to have
    a good supply of stores for the winter. I've been reading about mixing 5 pounds of
    sugar with 1 cup of water, letting that...
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    Re: supplemental sugar water

    if you plan on putting honey supers on at some point to take honey for yourselves, you may want to stop feeding a week or so
    prior to your installing the supers. You don't want the bees making...
  11. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    So what is the way of controlling SHB..... any answers would be helpful. Thanks.
  12. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    Well then, what do others do if there is a SHB occurrence in the hives. Last year I tried the traps you fill with mineral oil and a bit of apple cider vinegar. The results were so- so.
    Thanks
  13. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    thanks all for the replies. I appreciate the help.
  14. Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    Has anyone used DE to combat SHB? I've read spreading it on the ground around the hive will help. I'd appreciate hearing of anyone's experiences with it ......as well as any other suggestions how...
  15. Using Last Year's Built out Frames in New Hive

    I installed 2 nucs middle of May. Each included 5 frames from the apiary
    of brood, honey and pollen. I added 5 new frames with foundation to each hive.
    Last week I added a 2nd deep body on each. ...
  16. Tom Ashbrook-On Point radio - 11 am today-discusses Global Bee Die Off

    Thought I'd mention this upcoming program today, Wednesday, June 5 at 11 am.
    Probably on podcast if you miss it.
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    Re: New Beekeeper Photo Questions

    Mary, when placing the 2nd deep on the hive, you did it correctly, placing the new deep "on top" of the existing.
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    Feeding Question-Nuc Related

    I installed 2 nucs may 17th. This past weekend put on 2nd deep on both hives.
    The frames used in the 2nd deeps were from last year's hives, all frames having drawn out comb
    some filled with...
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    Green Drone Frame Placement

    Thought I'd try using the green drone frames this year in an effort to
    keep a check on the mites. My question: is there a suggested position
    for where the frame should be placed.... outside...
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    green drone frames-do they work?

    I had a terrible time last year with mites. This season trying some different
    ways to deal with the mite issue. Anyone use the green drone frame? Do you
    find them to work? any insights would...
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    Re: wax moths and the frames

    thanks for the replies.

    What about if the foundation is wax (as mine are wax)? Does the freezing routine make them reusable?
    If not... if I rip out the built out wax can the wood frames be...
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    wax moths and the frames

    Is there a way to salvage frames that are infested with wax moths.
    I'm thinking of ripping out the built out foundations and trying to salvage the wood frames.
    any suggestions.... or does one just...
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    Re: Installing a NUC Package

    Hi,
    thanks for the reply. I will be receiving NUCs.....not packages. My understanding is the
    nuc comes in a cardboard box containing 5 frames (i think 5... maybe 4) with bees, capped
    brood, some...
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    Installing a NUC Package

    Hi,

    2 questions:

    I'll be receiving 2 NUC packages sometime in late april. I'll be installing one package
    into a hive that died off last winter, the other into a brand new hive. Both of these...
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    Re: Dead Hive-next steps???

    OP here.... i carved out a few of the capped brood combs to what the bee in the comb looked like.
    Many had no wings. The ones with no wings were an almost black color. Some looked fairly normal,...
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