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  1. Last year's honey supers, still full - what to do?

    I have a couple supers full of capped honey from last year, which I had set aside in my garage for use over-wintering or in early spring. I lost the hives I was going to use them on, so now I've got...
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    Re: New England Beekeepers

    Maine State Beekeepers Assoc web site: www.mainebeekeepers.org

    The group I belong to: www.PenquisBeeks.org
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    Re: Neighbors kids get stung by your bees

    I have to agree that knowledge, education, and caution are the best defenses in this case. I have neighbors who I consider "good" neighbors. They are long-time residents and I'm the "new" guy,...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I'd be happy to mentor Scouts in my area in central Maine.

    Gordon Cunningham
    plymouth, maine
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    Re: Screened bottom boards and slatted racks

    I started to use screened bottom boards to try to stem the moisture problem I was having in my hives over the winter. I put in slated racks to help give the bees a place to rest and help keep them...
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    Re: How to get through winter alive?

    Yes, Brac, it's Gordon... maybe I should change my nick...

    I talked to a few local breeders here and they will have queens ready in the June timeframe, so I guess that's what I'll do - get my...
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    Re: How to get through winter alive?

    I've started out on packages as that's how one of the master beekeepers up here in Maine does with his classes. Doesn't mean it's good or bad - just the way he does it. I haven't tried any nucs...
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    Re: How to get through winter alive?

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I did treat last year for mites but I think I got the Apigard on too late/too cool. I hadn't thought about changing stock, however.

    We don't have what I...
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    How to get through winter alive?

    I'm a third-year beekeeper and have been learning a lot up here in central Maine. Had a good year, bad year, ok year. Now I'm trying to get through my third winter and though I have made a little...
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    Too late to save queenless hive?

    I'm up in central Maine and goldenrod bloom is now dwindling (9/2/08). I had a swarm earlier this summer (captured it and successfully set up another hive), but the hive they came from failed to...
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    I'm considering rolling my own frames now, but...

    I'm considering rolling my own frames now, but only because I just had a gift of some materials from a friend who had a beekeeper friend who passed away. Apparently he was making his own frames and...
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    I think every beekeeper here is performing their...

    I think every beekeeper here is performing their own research and experiments to find what works best. As a newbee myself, I know I have wondered as I've researched and followed beekeeping over the...
  13. Thread: Ups Warning

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    Ok, I'll just add my two cents (some of my own...

    Ok, I'll just add my two cents (some of my own experience) when dealing with issues like this. I am a consumer, not a lawyer. But I have had similar experiences and have had most of them resolved...
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    Just my thoughts: - In a global economy,...

    Just my thoughts:

    - In a global economy, quaratining only works in the short term. Eventually a few bees or a feral hive would have found its way somewhere it shouldn't be in a shipment of...
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    Jaipea, a hint turns into blame when the press...

    Jaipea, a hint turns into blame when the press gets ahold of it. I think it'll be found to be a combination of things that contribute to the collapse. Maybe the disease makes all the bees thirsty...
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    I'm in my first year, and my single hive was...

    I'm in my first year, and my single hive was originally built with wax. I tried adding a super with plastic. Been almost two months, they look at it but they aren't building it out. The hive is...
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    Maine here... local (2-county) association,...

    Maine here... local (2-county) association, which is considered a subchapter of the state association, is $15 for family, or $10 for single beek. Lifetime memberships are 12x the normal fees.
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    I play and sing, too. Guitar, bass guitar,...

    I play and sing, too. Guitar, bass guitar, violin, mandolin, (pretty much anything with strings), drums, percussion, clarinets, saxophones, synth, plink on keyboard/piano, analog and digital...
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    ALL anti-virus packages are not 100%, because...

    ALL anti-virus packages are not 100%, because they are mostly reactive in nature. That is, they have to have seen the type of virus before so they know what they are looking for (that's why you have...
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    AVG Free is a decent, free for personal use...

    AVG Free is a decent, free for personal use anti-virus that runs well, is supported well, and doesn't invade and attempt to do everything you don't want it to do like Norton and McAfee do. I don't...
  21. Thread: The new logo

    by huggy
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    If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer,...

    If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, hold the shift key down and press the F5 function key. This will reload the page and force a cache update. You should see the new logo after that.
  22. We (my girlfriend and I) joined a small club...

    We (my girlfriend and I) joined a small club covering two counties here in Maine and the best things are:

    - we meet every month
    - usually have speakers with interesting info
    - everyone is...
  23. Thread: CCD solved ?

    by huggy
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    And what would account for all the bees...

    And what would account for all the bees gone/missing from the hive if they are dying from the nosema Asian variant? I have my doubts about this theory.
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    They all have their pluses and minuses, strengths...

    They all have their pluses and minuses, strengths and weaknesses, you just have to find the right one at the right price with the right programs and decent support program for you. The good thing...
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    hehehe, ok Hobie, let me translate... (sorry): ...

    hehehe, ok Hobie, let me translate... (sorry):

    "If your old machine supports it, get yourself a USB RAM disk" = "If you have USB ports that work and you want to transfer the stuff yourself, get a...
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