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    Re: Where to buy honey in MA?

    You could try Crystal Bee Supply in Peabody. They usually have a good supply. www.crystalbeesupply.com/. Or N.E. Bees/Carlisle Honey they are a bit further away though http://www.carlislehoney.com/.
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    Re: Smooth Creamy Honey?

    I have had the same thing happen. I noticed a couple months ago that my bees had died so I extracted all that I could, and left the rest for the other hives to take. Mine looks like creamed honey,...
  3. Thread: piping queen

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    Re: piping queen

    Sometimes even mated queens will pipe when they are released in to a new hive.
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    Re: Bees in glass

    Looks like a standard observation hive to me too.
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    I had two packages shipped out the same day through USPS. They were supposed to arrive yesterday, but did not arrive in time. The distribution center called me this morning to see if I wanted to...
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    Re: Who got what for Christmas?

    I got a new Ultrabreeze bee suit and gloves. All I asked for was a cheap inspectors jacket, but now I'll be staying cool and tormenting my bees in style!
  7. Re: Thinking about keeping bees...looking for advice.

    I have 17 hives in my yard now. The only people who have been stung are me, and my son in law who helps me with the bees. No one else in my family has been stung. I have three grand children, kids...
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    Re: what if I leave a super on?

    From experience... The queen will probably lay eggs in it. But you won't have to worry as much about them starving.
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    Re: Scientists deprive bees of sleep

    Sounds like your trying to get in to politics which is forbidden here. But since you brought it up... It is true they did not close Gitmo, they have improved the economy, job market, housing markets...
  10. Thread: Frankenstorm

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    Re: Frankenstorm

    I did a good job strapping my hives down. I just had a huge pine tree fall right through the middle of my bee yard. It took out 5 hives. Not fun....
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    Re: Arizona bee attack death.

    I agree, such ignorance is not necessary.
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    Re: Arizona bee attack death.

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  13. Re: Is it bad to tip frames with eggs upside down during inspection?

    Americas Beekeeper is right. Whether it is a queen cell or not, turning the frame upside down briefly during an inspection it not really going to affect the development of the bee. But he fails to...
  14. Re: Another bee myth busted. Bees will clean frames over a top cover. :-)

    Yeah, the bees don't really listen to the things people on Beesource say they are supposed to do. I had the same thing happen last fall, and just left the box in over winter.
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    Re: Is this a normal thing Bees do ?

    Yeah that's normal. All my hives do it. They are just chillin on the front porch.
  16. Thread: Green nectar

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    Re: Green nectar

    There are plants that produce green nectar such as purple loostrife. Sometimes the honey will bee green like that when extracted. Don't kill the hive!! Last year somebody killed their hive because...
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    Lots of swarms?

    We have had at least 13 swarms so far this year from just two second year hives and four spring packages. Seems a bit excessive to me? There seems to be plenty of room in the hives for brood, and...
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    Re: Honey Bee Counter - Live Data

    It seems it would be good to monitor swarms. If there was a mass exodus from the hive showing up on the counter that didn't return. It could be interesting too if they were a huge difference in the...
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    Re: Maxant Electric Uncapping Plane

    It thought most people would only use the shallow frames for comb honey, and therefore would not be uncapping the frames.
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    Re: My hive flew away

    I had several swarms one day, and after putting them in the hives one swarm left their new hive and joined in a hive with another swarm from that day. I noticed when I went to take the hive away that...
  21. Re: What do you use for smoker fuel? Any tips on keeping it lit?

    The best thing I have found so far is the red part of Staghorn Sumac trees. I start the smoker with a piece of paper and a but of cardboard, then stuff the smoker with the Sumac, and it will smoke...
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    Re: Small swarms or Bearding ?

    looks like bearding to me. I have one hive that was completely covering the front of the hive today. I also had another hive swarm today, if they were swarming you would know it for sure. The whole...
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    Re: Dogs around hives in backyard

    My dog has been pretty good about staying away from my hives, but... One day while I was doing inspections I had a hive that got pretty irritated with me, and there were several unhappy bees on me as...
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    Re: What o You Use to Uncap

    Last fall I tried the heat gun method and it worked very well. Just quickly passing over the capping caused them to open and recede to the edge of the cells.
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    Re: Shot gun brood pattern

    I had a new package install from the first week in April, and was really worried about it because the population was dwindling, and the brood pattern was awful a couple weeks ago. Today I checked on...
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