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  1. Re: Some bees pics I took recently, thought I would share

    Does anyone in Western New York have any ideas how to prevent mason bees from boring into patio furniture?
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    Re: Need to clean foundation

    how often should one install new foundation into the brood box or the honey supers?
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    Re: Did I sentence my queen to death?

    I don't look for my queens because I can never find them. I look for eggs, larvae and brood. If they are present, I figure my Queens are present and strong. Am I wrong to not look for them?
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    Re: Feeding in 35 degree weather

    Is it too early to feed pollen patties? 30-40 degrees F.
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    Re: Mowing, Dogs and bees

    We have 1-2 ft of mulch around ea hive so we don't have to mow too close. Hubbie got stung once when he mowed too close to hive entrance. My beagle is curious but after being stung once learned his...
  6. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    I put screened bottom boards beneath both my hives back in the spring. I am not hearing or seeing any action here in WNY. I think my hives are dead. Do you think the screened bottom boards might have...
  7. Thread: Dead Bees

    by Connie1
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    Re: Dead Bees

    I am located in Angola, NY. Most likely dead bees at your entrance is a good sign there are live bees inside cleaning out the hive. Good luck, we still have 2 months of winter remaining.
  8. Thread: Small bees

    by Connie1
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    Re: Small bees

    Some of my bees look very tiney; I'm just west of Buffalo. And the drones looked extremely large!?
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    Re: No honey yet...should I be worried?

    I did not get enough honey for extraction my first year. I left it on the hive for winter feed.
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    Re: How much honey to leave after Spring harvest?

    Also, is anyone in the Northeast USA still feeding pollen patties?
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    Re: Super- to add another or not??!!

    I have 2 brood boxes with much capped brood. I place a super on top with left over honey from winter (for spring feeding). It is still cool here, we do have a lot of trees and shrubs in bloom. I was...
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    Re: Best suit for extra small female?

    betterbee ultra bee suit with straw hat and veil; i wear playtex gloves. they fit snug but may be a little hot for you in your climate. I am 5 ft tall/ 110lb. my suit is an extra small size, fits me...
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    Re: My first days with the Bees

    I put a super with left over honey from winter on ea beehive. It is still cool here in WNY 40-60 degrees with 35 degree nites. When I tried to remove the supers, the bees are all 'up in it'. Should I...
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    Re: New beekeeper looking for comments...

    they look beautiful to me!
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    Re: bee sting after care home remedies

    by the 3rd day my sting site is very swollen and itchy. for the 1st time I used aloe vera gel and it worked great! Better than Benadryl or the baking soda paste I had been using.
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    Re: My first experience with bee aggresstion

    Yes, I did! I smoked a little then a lot! Then I smoked myself as I was retreating. I think a sting in the face is the worst, now I'm all 'lopsided'! Are Queen larvae much larger than the others?
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    Re: what larva is it?

    Are queen larvae larger that the others?
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    Re: My first experience with bee aggresstion

    I just got stung on my face the other day. One of my 'girls' got in thru a tiny hole in my hat, got into my veil and got me right on the cheek. That's what I get for going too deeply in to check the...
  19. Thread: Strange cell

    by Connie1
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    Re: Strange cell

    When inspecting my lowest brood chamber, I noted a few very large larvae? Would these be queen larvae? Apparently they were in queen cells until I destroyed the cells?! And why would there be a...
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    Re: Please identify this wildflower for me!:-)

    coreopsis maybe?
  21. Re: When to remove do Spring removal of extra fall honey

    I have 2 brood chambers on my hive. The top brood box is full of capped honey?! I see no eggs or larvae. Is my hive in trouble? Should I stop giving them pollen patties? Or, should I extract that...
  22. Re: Backyard Beekeeper that develops bad neighbor relation issues ... to the extremes

    I keep my hives hidden in my woods behind garage and do not openly announce to anyone that I keep bees. The less they know the better. Some people have no life and are so nosey.
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    Re: Remove Over Wintered Super?

    I am having the same dilemma. I have one super on ea of my hives because of some left over capped honey. I am currently feeding pollen patties as well. When I tried to remove the supers one 60 degree...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    How would you start transitioning to foundationless when you currently have all plastic foundation in the hive right now?
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    Re: Pea flour or peasemeal

    does anyone have a recipe for bee patties made from left over honey? And any ideas on what to do with the residue strained out of the left over honey? Thanks.
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