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    checkerboard a new medium in August???

    Dear All,

    I have four medium boxes, all full to capacity, bottom two with a mix of brood and honey, the top two are full of honey (third box is 10 frames, fourth box is 9 frames).

    I am in...
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    Re: Southern New York honey flow???

    Yes, I've made sure to check on space, and they have (two hives) 2-3 frames in the upper medium that are being drawn and 1-2 that are on the ends and empty.
    Look forward to seeing if there is a fall...
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    Re: Southern New York honey flow???

    Thanks so much. Big help to know that I am correct and it's not just my hives.

    Thanks again.

    larry
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    Southern New York honey flow???

    I am a relatively new beek located here in Southern New York, Long Island actually.

    Does anyone know roughly when the honey flow should stop? From my two hives it seems as though it has really...
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    How do you know you have lost them due to moisture???? I am asking as I have also lost two hives, and not due to starvation. I've opened up the hive, all the bees are dead, but there are honey...
  6. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    I have sent a request to my local town board to allow beekeeping. There has been a variance making it illegal for many years, I am trying to convince the town board to change this variance. As it...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    There have been many options, but have not heard what I use. Depends on how much cutting you need to do, but I take a hacksaw blade, without the handle, just the blade. First I draw the lines using...
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    What are those boards in front of our bottom entrance for??? Is that a wind block??? How do they get in? From the side?? Don't get it. Fill me in please, thanks. Also, the black wrap, is that...
  9. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    And if I do a paper combine, do I just kill off my queen??? And what if the reason for this one hive doing poorly is something like nosema, do I then infect my strong hive when I do this combine? ...
  10. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    i am thinking about trying the zip loc baggies. Right now the one strong hive is still actively taking the syrup from the hive top feeder. the other hive is still not taking the syrup, but haven't...
  11. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    I will try the apple cider vinegar. It is definitely warm enough. We still have days in the 60's, nights are in the low 50's, upper 40's. Today and tomorrow should be 70 or so. both hives sit...
  12. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    thanks for your quick response. I have a second nuc, this one is doing extremely well taking feed and making stores for the winter. Just looks bleak for this one in particular.
  13. Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    I have a hive that I purchased as a nuc about a month ago, with only half frame of stores, so I have been trying to feed this hive 2:1 syrup as often as possible. For some reason the bees are NOT...
  14. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    Sorry for my ignorance, but please elaborate on your acronym, must be honey bee something???
    thanks,
    larry
  15. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    The feeder is a plastic quart container with holes that are not clogged up, temps are in the 50's. Have no idea what kind of bees they are.
  16. Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    I have two hives, one is feeding on a quart of 2:1 mix every day. The other hive, right next to it, and what I also believe to be a relatively strong hive, is barely taking an ounce a day it seems. ...
  17. two hives, one feeding well, the other, not so much

    Dear All,

    I have two five frame medium nucs, double high,, with another five frame feeder nuc above, so they are stacked three medium high. I am feeding each hive with a quart size 2:1 syrup mix....
  18. Wintering a double medium nuc, insulate, ventilate?

    Dear All,

    I have recently purchased two nucs from a local beek, I am still figuring out how I am going to overwinter these nucs, but have just built (yesterday) six medium nucs to overwinter them...
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    Winter entrance, open or close it down?

    Dear All,

    There are different thoughts regarding closing down the entrance to protect from mice/etc., and also to close down the opening to restrict the cold winter air from getting in. I have...
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    Re: Most Effective SHB Control?

    Hi, you want to be pesticide/chemical free!! So do we all, I have gone with "The IPK beetle trap from green beehive", who also gives explicit instructions on how to build your own trap, just like...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle

    i had shb in two hives, I made my own screened bottom board and an oil pan underneath. I have exactly zero small hive beetles now. The best thing since apple pie
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    Comb maintenance, brood frames borrowed

    Dear All,
    Patience with my explanation please. I borrowed two brood frames from a friend's hive in order to expedite growing my popullation with a newly introduced queen. Now, I would like to...
  23. Re: Introducing a new queen to a queenless hive, possible laying workers

    Well, I wound up "borrowing" a frame of brood from a friend, and have introduced the queen (in a cage with candy) along with the frame of brood, on Wednesday, June 5th. Today is Thursday june...
  24. Re: Introducing a new queen to a queenless hive, possible laying workers

    thanks so much,

    you are full of information,

    larry
  25. Introducing a new queen to a queenless hive, possible laying workers

    Dear All,
    I am about to purchase a mated queen and want to introduce the new queen slowly by way of a cage, with a candy plug. i am afraid of the possibility of there being laying workers in this...
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