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    Re: Our first honey!

    We took a small amount this year too, also our first year. Isn't it the very best honey you have ever had?! Congrats!
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    Re: strange activity in the hive.

    Hello mjd. I am also new to beekeeping but what I think you are seeing is drones. I had a similar experience in the first few weeks of keeping the bees. I also spend a lot of time watching the...
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    Re: IPM board in or out?

    Thank you Brandy and Ruthie. Appreciate it.
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    IPM board in or out?

    New beekeeper here. Is it better to keep the ipm board in or out during summer for a screened bottom board? I have read some conflicting things, and was just wondering if I can confuse myself even...
  5. Re: question about burr/cross comb removal

    Thanks so much everyone. Really appreciate the responses.
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    Thanks so much for the responses. I have wax foundation in the first 2 boxes and duragilt in the second 2. This is a result of being completely new and not knowing which foundation would work best....
  7. question about burr/cross comb removal

    I just started keeping bees this spring. I have been reading a lot, joined my local bee club, and have been perusing this site quite a bit. But there is nothing like experience. I have one hive of...
  8. Re: Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    Thanks very much for your response Peter. Much appreciated.
    Best, Mary Beth
  9. Re: Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    Thanks so much. I am learning that there are many different ways of being a keeper of bees and so very many opinions! :) I'm grateful for it all.
  10. Should I keep fedding sugar water and pollen patty?

    I am 3 weeks into beekeeping. Installed my package of Italians on 4/19. I'm not sure if I should continue to feed at this point. There seems to be conflicting info out there about this.
    I live...
  11. Re: Could this be sign of disease or poisoning? Or is it normal?

    I took the entrance reducer off this morning. It is a metal mouse guard type reducer. There is a lot of activity at the entrance. A lot of pollen being brought in. I am seeing a few more bees...
  12. Could this be sign of disease or poisoning? Or is it normal?

    I installed my package of bees on 4/19/14. Things have been looking good. Lot of foraging and activity. Yesterday I observed something I had not seen before. Several bees wandered out of the hive...
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    Re: New Bee from Dutchess County NY

    Yes, I think it is too late. I've been bitten. No stings yet, but it's just a matter of time and I'm ok with that, it's a price I'm willing to pay.
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    Re: New Bee from Dutchess County NY

    Thanks for the info sqkcrk. I don't belong to a bee club yet, but am looking into the closest option.
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    New Bee from Dutchess County NY

    Just started my first hive 2 weeks ago. I bought a package of Italians. I can't seem to tear myself away from the hive. I could sit there all day and watch them do what they do. And actually, I...
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