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    There were some pretty good wresting and...

    There were some pretty good wresting and scrapping going on. My neighbor has 2 hives as well but doesnt care for them quite as well as I have been trying with mine.

    His hives are probably around...
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    Hey thx for the response. I added my second deep...

    Hey thx for the response. I added my second deep super a couple weeks ago and havnt been in the hive since. After posting this I did read Mikes thread on robbing. Seems to have calmed down quite a...
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    Frenzy at hive entrance

    Something unusual seems to be going on with my lone hive today. Seems to be a abnormal amount of action at the entrance with fighting and what I could only describe as a small frenzy. Gut feeling is...
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    yes still feeding I hived them 3 days ago....

    yes still feeding I hived them 3 days ago. (packaged bee's)

    I noticed this morning they were bringing in quite a bunch of pollen. When should I stop feeding?

    Right now I have just a deep super...
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    Queen excluder with top feeder?

    Should I be using my queen excluder with a top feeder so the queen doesnt drown now she has been released?

    TIA
  6. Haha no plans on getting rid of the jacket....

    Haha no plans on getting rid of the jacket. Infact this evening was a totally differant story. I went out to check on the hives right after some nice thunder storms rolled through and noticed a queen...
  7. Thx for the reply tg. Having a greaqt time with...

    Thx for the reply tg. Having a greaqt time with them for sure. Thank you for the info as well

    Best Wishes!
  8. Hived first packaged bee's successfully

    My first time hiving bee's and everything went very well. I actually didnt even have to use a smoker and got so hot and annoyed with my jacket and head covering that I took them off. Not sure if I...
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    Need some advice

    Ok so Im anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first packaged bees due here May 31st. from Rossman

    I believe I am getting them pretty late in the season. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan area a...
  10. 3 weeks to get a smoker and 5lb bag of Megabee....

    3 weeks to get a smoker and 5lb bag of Megabee. They did email and say they are backed up and order would be delayed but shipped in order recieved. Sucks waiting for stuff but I bet alot of places...
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    Great thread! Should be stickied!!

    Great thread!

    Should be stickied!!
  12. Solid bottom board to a Screened bottom board

    Can someone point me in the direction to a thread/tutorial on how to convert a regular solid bottom board into a screened one please and thank you!

    TIA
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    Copper and aluminum is whats fetching the best...

    Copper and aluminum is whats fetching the best prices right now. I believe copper is going for like $2+ a pound and Aluminum around .83 for scrap that is not 100% clean paint ect.

    If you have...
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    Yes, I agree they can be a bit slow for sure....

    Yes,

    I agree they can be a bit slow for sure. My dilema with them now is that I wont be recieving my packages of bees until end of May which kind of bums me out some.

    When I ordered my hives I...
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    I lived in Guilderland for 4 yrs while my wife...

    I lived in Guilderland for 4 yrs while my wife was finishing her Master's at SUNY.

    I spent alot of time up in Altamont beutiful country for sure. Indian ladder, Thatcher park. Always wanted to...
  16. Thats a pretty good bf price what species of wood...

    Thats a pretty good bf price what species of wood are you using?
  17. Kinda a old thread but a subject Im dealing with...

    Kinda a old thread but a subject Im dealing with right now. I purchased 6 of the Super deluxe Starter Hives from Rossman. Great looking hives, select grade cypress each unit has 2 deep supers and 2...
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    Rossman Hives

    Wondering if anyone is familair enough with wood working to know how Rossman puts their super handles in? If its practical I would like to try and incorporate similair handles into the hives I plan...
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    Hey thx alot for those links. Exactly the kind of...

    Hey thx alot for those links. Exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Links like these would make great sticky threads for sure!!

    Thx again!
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    Spring Break S. Carolina

    Heading down beginning of april with wife and kids wondering if anyone has any must see or stops down in that neck of the woods that is Apiary related.

    TIA
  21. Even made in 1993 I found it to be quite...

    Even made in 1993 I found it to be quite informative especially for a beginner. At the stage in the game I am at which is rookie any info is welcome.

    Today was episode 5 (Disease and pests) just...
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    Very good. A little less to worry about then. I...

    Very good. A little less to worry about then. I suppose Im the type to want to overdo everything. I also suppose it might be best to try and keep the universal K.I.S.S methods in place as well.

    So...
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    Thx Keith So no need to have items such as...

    Thx Keith

    So no need to have items such as terramycin and fumagilin-B on hand?

    Thx again for the insight.

    Best Wishes
  24. Understanding Varroa Population Dynamics

    Found this very informative and interesting. Good read IMO hope it helps.

    http://www.scientificbeekeeping.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=40
  25. Poll: Heres a pretty good read on mite populations and...

    Heres a pretty good read on mite populations and the dynamics of.

    http://www.scientificbeekeeping.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=40


    If it doesnt hyperlink copy and...
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