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  1. Thread: New Bees

    by Cloverdale
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    Re: New Bees

    Speaking from my own experience, which isn't much, I took to reading and, yes, classes, getting to know and talk with other local Beekeepers. We just started a club, very informal, just to brain...
  2. Re: weak colony, something amber in a few cells

    Yes, pollen/ bee bread is good...if you don't have a queen, the bees will make a queen with new eggs laid by a queen...workers should not lay eggs or you will have a laying worker hive which will be...
  3. Thread: New Bees

    by Cloverdale
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    Re: New Bees

    IMHO you see who is serious or not....like the thread about Morgan Freeman, the serious ones take class after class, read, more classes and read and start your own library on the subject. We have a...
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    Re: Is this chicory?

    Well, it doesn't look like the chicory by me, I believe it is much taller, and the base leaves remind me of dandelion leaves...yours seem short, but it could be a relative.
  5. Re: Very little or no capped honey, supercedure cup is sealed - what is going on?

    You didn't mention feeding 1:1, did you?
  6. Re: weak colony, something amber in a few cells

    Looks like pollen/bee bread
  7. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    Remove a few frames of honey from the brood box and add some empty frames on either side of the brood for space :)
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Sorry Old Timer, but that came out of left field...:s
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    Re: Rocks in the hive?

    :)
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    Re: Another first in the bee yard.

    You have the sense of humor, just add kindness and respect, thay should go a long way......:)
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    Re: Has the queen gone.

    You might be better off buying a mated queen than waiting the time for a queen cell to be made and a virgin hatched and mated and laying.
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    I don't think Mark is being argumentative, people just aren't reading all the posts related to this post....I agree, honey jars do not need to be washed; so think of the properties of honey that was...
  13. Re: Do anyone know what this plant or weed is

    :)
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    Re: How late is too late?

    Thanks Beepro, I will do what I did last year for the winter since it worked well...
  15. Thread: New Member

    by Cloverdale
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    Re: New Member

    Um, I beg to differ on this....the best honey is here in the western Catskills of good 'ol NY!;)
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    Re: Hello From Fresno, CA

    Welcome back.....I guess it's "in your blood" already so you know what to expect involving yourself in this ..... enjoy it!
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    Re: hey from So Ca usa

    Welcome to the addictive life-changing hobby of beekeeping/managing honey bees....:)
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    Re: Howdy from Minnesota

    Welcome, bees in the spring sound good; and here in upstate NY, western Catskills, weather sounds like yours...
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    Re: How late is too late?

    Well, I don't think I will split them, they can do whatever they plan. I can combine later if needed....my hives did winter over this last year but had trouble with a laying worker hive and mated...
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    Re: How late is too late?

    Thanks for the info....:)
  21. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Very professional, and informative, thank you... :applause:
  22. Re: First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way

    Thanks for the link:)
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    Re: Any cons to buckwheat?

    Maybe a mix with Japanese knotweed?
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    Re: How late is too late?

    Where are you located in NY? I am back and forth with the idea of splitting one hive....it has supercedure and swarm cells, two cells being fed (not sure which ones)...even with drawn comb I wonder...
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    Re: Mating flight timing

    Yup.:)
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