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    Re: When common sense just doesn't make sense.

    My question is, combined my weak hive with my strong hive. Removed deep from weak hive to find it full of bees! Many, many bees!? It is almost Oct. here in the northeast. Should I have left the weak...
  2. Re: After treatment- bees removing others- just curious why

    I noticed my weaker hive being robbed by a 'bee' looking insect with a black body? Would carpenter bees rob a weak honeybee colony? And what do you recommmend for a newbie to do, if anything, to...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Oh yeah! I'm in western New York; extremely hot and humid. I can smell it from my house which is quite a distance from my apiary.
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    Re: Is this a virgin queen?

    thank you! And if they are all on one frame, does that mean anything?
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    Re: Is this a virgin queen?

    On June 7th one of my hives swarmed. 2 weeks later I observed some eggs and larvae in the hive. Now, today 7/6, I noted 3 large queen cells in center of brood box. Pollen and capped honey, no eggs or...
  6. Thread: New York

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    1st hive swarmed 6/7, 2nd hive just swarmed today 6/22. Weather warm, sunny, little or no wind. Thought I had that 2nd one covered, guess I was wrong. What are your recommendations for a newbie after...
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    Re: Do you inspect during a flow???

    One of my hives swarmed a couple of days ago. Super was 80% capped just before the swarm. Should I extract the honey or just leave things alone hoping a new queen will emerge and start doing the...
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    Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    Is it common for swarm cells to be found on the top of frames in a super?
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    Re: Whats going on here?

    That does not look like 'a lot' of bees to me; looks normal.
  10. Thread: New York

    by Connie1
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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Yes, I believe one of my colonies swarmed Sunday 6/7 and another was spotted a few miles from me; maybe my girls, maybe not?
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    Re: Honeybee? or Not?

    Any ideas how to discourage them from using furniture to live in?
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    Re: Honeybee? or Not?

    Is there any way to discourage them from living inside your furniture?
  13. Re: Some bees pics I took recently, thought I would share

    Does anyone in Western New York have any ideas how to prevent mason bees from boring into patio furniture?
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    Re: Need to clean foundation

    how often should one install new foundation into the brood box or the honey supers?
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    Re: Did I sentence my queen to death?

    I don't look for my queens because I can never find them. I look for eggs, larvae and brood. If they are present, I figure my Queens are present and strong. Am I wrong to not look for them?
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    Re: Feeding in 35 degree weather

    Is it too early to feed pollen patties? 30-40 degrees F.
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    Re: Mowing, Dogs and bees

    We have 1-2 ft of mulch around ea hive so we don't have to mow too close. Hubbie got stung once when he mowed too close to hive entrance. My beagle is curious but after being stung once learned his...
  18. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    I put screened bottom boards beneath both my hives back in the spring. I am not hearing or seeing any action here in WNY. I think my hives are dead. Do you think the screened bottom boards might have...
  19. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    I am located in Angola, NY. Most likely dead bees at your entrance is a good sign there are live bees inside cleaning out the hive. Good luck, we still have 2 months of winter remaining.
  20. Thread: Small bees

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    Re: Small bees

    Some of my bees look very tiney; I'm just west of Buffalo. And the drones looked extremely large!?
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    Re: No honey yet...should I be worried?

    I did not get enough honey for extraction my first year. I left it on the hive for winter feed.
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    Re: How much honey to leave after Spring harvest?

    Also, is anyone in the Northeast USA still feeding pollen patties?
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    Re: Super- to add another or not??!!

    I have 2 brood boxes with much capped brood. I place a super on top with left over honey from winter (for spring feeding). It is still cool here, we do have a lot of trees and shrubs in bloom. I was...
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    Re: Best suit for extra small female?

    betterbee ultra bee suit with straw hat and veil; i wear playtex gloves. they fit snug but may be a little hot for you in your climate. I am 5 ft tall/ 110lb. my suit is an extra small size, fits me...
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    Re: My first days with the Bees

    I put a super with left over honey from winter on ea beehive. It is still cool here in WNY 40-60 degrees with 35 degree nites. When I tried to remove the supers, the bees are all 'up in it'. Should I...
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