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  1. Thread: Trapout woes

    by Knisely
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    Re: Trapout woes

    DJ: I also wonder about what the bees are doing in your trapout hive. I presume that you saw no evidence of a new queen (newly laid eggs, larvae or anything else like that. Are they drawing any...
  2. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    Deleted--inadvertent duplication.
  3. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    You perhaps should stop feeding--your bees may be running out of space for storage of honey, which will impact on brood space. Your description of your colonies sounds as though they'll be strong...
  4. Thread: Mating Nuc

    by Knisely
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    Re: Mating Nuc

    Hey jbraun:

    I'm interested in this topic, too. Are you considering four 2-frame mating nucs in a single full depth (10 frame) super, using standard dimension full-depth frames, or are you...
  5. Re: use of ParaMoth for tempo storage of partially filled supers?

    You don't want to have paradichlorobenzene contaminating your bees' honey. I echo Michael Bush's recommendations. Freeze the frames and they can then be stored, or let the bees keep them safe for...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Clethra alnifolia blooming in North Jersey--seen from my truck in Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    One thing my father did was to collect goldenrod flower clusters (when we were on a late fall/early winter trip to visit family) after they'd bloomed and set seed, from locations farther north than...
  8. Thread: New from Ct.

    by Knisely
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    Re: New from Ct.

    Welcome from a New Haven beek. There's a big operation (Full Bloom Apiary) in Franklin that you might be able to 'apprentice' yourself to. You should consider joining the state associations: ...
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    Re: Know this type of flower?

    I agree with clematis. Probably a variety of Clematis integrifolia.
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    Re: What is this bush

    Euonymus japonicus
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    Re: Foundations sheets

    jwithington:

    Did you see this thread? This may be something you want to try.
    ...
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    Re: What % of the comb must be capped?

    Hi Splorndle:

    I think you can extract everything--I expect that there's not much nectar coming in at present and that the honey that's in the combs, but not yet capped, is because the bees want to...
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    Re: Hello from Northwestern Connecticut

    Welcome to BeeSource. There are a few of us on this site from New Haven county as well, DJhoney. I'm glad that I don't have to worry about macroparasites like bears--only the microparasites like...
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    Enjambres, there's a picture of sourwood leaves on the wikipedia page for oxydendron arboreum.
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    Re: Do anyone know what this plant or weed is

    My vote is for fleabane (Erigeron species).
  16. Re: cleaning out shed- found old wiring table and embedder

    My-smokepole, I think that you loop the frame wire around the spool before feeding it back through the next hole in the opposite direction. It keeps it from kinking as you're doing that initial...
  17. NY Times OpEd Piece on Colony Collapse Disorder

    From Dr. Mark Winston at Simon Fraser in Vancouver, BC, Canada:

    http://tinyurl.com/pfgbqev

    His research showed that yields of canola (and profits) were increased when there was a deliberate...
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    Re: Best material for crash pad bee vacuum

    How about a circle of foam (cut from a sheet of foam that would have been used to re-upholster a chair or stuff a pillow), cut to fit the bucket diameter (that's simple), and having it suspended...
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    Re: Can a laying queen fly?

    Could it have been a drone, Bob? They're big and kind of 'bumbly'.
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    Re: Bee supply store in or near Delaware

    Harvey's Honey
    912 Rte 40,
    Monroeville, NJ
    856 358-1010
    Harveyshoney.com

    Just over the Delaware Memorial Bridge in beautiful South Jersey. The garden spot of the Garden State.
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    Re: Is this honey OK to feed back to the bees?

    Honey is hygroscopic, right? If you damaged the comb and exposed the honey, it will absorb water and become runnier than you think it should be.

    I would have no qualms about feeding it back to...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Honey: "M_O_N_E_Y"

    I'm glad for everyone who's getting a good surplus this year.
  23. Thread: Hey Guys

    by Knisely
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    Re: Hey Guys

    Does your relative have a 'frame holder'? It's a nice thing to have when you're puttering in the back-yard bee yard. I got one for Christmas from my family (I never would have bought one for...
  24. Re: Need help IDing a flower our bees are using

    It looks like a mint family member to me...

    All mints have square stems (roll it in your fingertips--you'll feel what I mean) and many of them have fragrant foliage. Mints like to have moisture...
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    Re: Have extra queen. what to do with her?

    5 frame nuc instructions:

    http://www.beesource.com/files/5frnuc.pdf

    You can get by (for a while, anyway) with just using some strips of wood to lift the bottom of the nuc box off a sheet of...
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