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    Re: Baggie Feeder Top Bar Hive

    That has worked for me(bee candy, pollen patties, etc.) and did not cut any openings, the bees got there on their own.
  2. Thread: Now What?

    by bmac1985
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    Now What?

    Ok, my bees survived the winter. I have all kinds of cross comb on the bars. I left them last year because winter was coming. Do I try and straighten them out now by removing the comb and all? ...
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    Too late to harvest

    Is it too late to try and harvest? If there are small amounts of brood do you cut it out or chop the comb, drain &strain? First time with tbh
  4. Thread: Slow hive

    by bmac1985
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    Slow hive

    I had a hive swarm this year but caught it. I placed it in a nice spot and it really took off until about three weeks ago. Everything just seemed to stop. I saw evidence of a Queen over the summer...
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    8 frame excluder

    I accidentally purchased an 8 frame queen excluder. I have ten frame boxes. Any ideas concerning a way to use the 8 frame excluder on the ten frame boxes?
  6. Thread: Mold

    by bmac1985
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    Mold

    I had my honeysuper and frames wrapped in plastic in my garage. They got very moldy. Can I use them after cleaning them up? Frames were mostly wooden, but two were plastic.
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    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    Matt, thanks!
    Are you the guy who did the "Out of the blue sky" clips on YouTube? I learned a lot from those. Thanks again.
    Mac
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    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    Hi, I have the cross comb problem with my tbh. I have seen several references to rubber bands and reattaching, but no really clear directions. Do you know of any links for this? Most of the cross...
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    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    Hi, I have the cross comb problem with my tbh. I have seen several references to rubber bands and reattaching, but no really clear directions. Do you know of any links for this? Most of the cross...
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    Native flowers to plant

    What are some native flower species that my bees will go for in New York state?
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    Pollen Patties

    I'm in central NY and have been giving my bees bee candy. The weather is going to be warm for the next week, but after that it could get cold again. My question is do I continue with the bee candy,...
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    Re: Winter feeding

    Mg, amount of sugar per quart of water?
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    Re: Winter feeding

    To feed in a cold environment. So, from the responses I am going with fondant or sugar candy as suggested by mgolden.(?)
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    Re: Winter feeding

    I was going to make "grease patties" with Cisco, sugar, and wintergreen oil to feed my hive. Is that just as good as fondant from the catalogs?

    If sticking with the homemade patties can I add...
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    Winter feeding

    Are pollen patties with essential oils as good or better than sugar patties?
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    Re: Supers over escapes, how long?

    So, i can just brush the bees off without using an escape or chemical?
    Will the bees continue to make honey into the fall?
  17. Thread: Harvesting

    by bmac1985
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    Harvesting

    Do I need a bee escape gizmo when using the "bee Go" products? Or do the bees move down and stay away with the bee Go or similar product?
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    Re: Inspection when supers are on

    How do I know the flow is ending?
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    Inspection when supers are on

    Should I continue weekly inspections after having placed my supers on top of the hive? If so other than looking for a full super what should I be looking for?

    If the super(s) are full do I simply...
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    Re: how many supers?

    I have one super on now. Do I wait until it is full and then switch it out with a new one or add another on top now and wait until they are both full?
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    Re: how many supers?

    Thanks,

    Do you harvest both when they are full? Can you switch the empty one with the new one?

    BMac
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    how many supers?

    I am new to beekeeping this year. How many supers do I use when the bees are ready to make honey for me?
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