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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Says not to apply to hands.

    Using DEET products safely

    FIFRA requires that pesticides be used according to the approved label. Always follow the recommendations appearing on the product label....
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    Re: which bee magazine is the best?

    Its actually Airville......Just like it sounds its in the middle of noWhere, Nothing but trees and farmland. 14 miles to the nearest store
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    Re: which bee magazine is the best?

    I like Both..I need all the reading material I can get for winter when there's nothing to do til spring.
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    Re: Clarification on when to add a super

    Yep When 7 to 10 frames are drawn I add another.
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    Re: using mediums for brood chamber

    I agree. Having all the same size boxes makes it much easier the work in the bee yard and you always have the right size box and frames.
  6. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Re: Honey Prices

    Thanks for the post I'm way low on my prices. Maybe that why I have orders waiting for me to take off more supers. 5.00 lb
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    Re: Honey Super question

    I use 9 frames in super but I always start with 9 frames of drawn comb. I wouldn't start with 9 frames of foundation. Americas beekeeper is right. If you start with 10 you can change to 9 after...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Whats up with all the swarms this year. While a work my son caught another. That our 4th this year !
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    Re: Why so eager to swarm?

    I've had that same problem. the only difference is that after 2 swarms in each of 2 hives they are still packed with bees. I've never seen a flow like this before. I have 1 hive with 4 full supers...
  10. Re: How everyone's Honey Flow Looking like This Year.

    Here in south central pa its the best spring I've ever had. I have a new hive I started from a Package in april and i just added a 4th med super. This weekend I'll be harvesting some.
  11. Thread: Whats up ?

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    Whats up ?

    My very strong hive swarmed twice in the past 2 days. Today while doing yard work i saw a queen on a blackberry leaf with several other bees around her. Is this a new queen out for a mating flight ?...
  12. Thread: First Swarm

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    First Swarm

    Caught my first swarm yesterday. Just happened that it was from my own hive. Lucky I was able to retrieve them from a tree before they decided to move on and find a new home. Gotta love free bees,...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Airville Pa 17302 I had one hive swarm early today. Later I was able to capture my own swarm and have now started another hive.
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    Re: Hogg half comb refills

    I also talked to Mr Herman Danenhower on the phone and he did say he will sell directly to you if you can pick up in PA. By the way he is great to talk to.
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    Re: Hogg half comb refills

    Thanks for all the info. I live in PA so thanks for the Name and number.
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    Re: Hogg half comb refills

    Thanks for the Better Bee info. Its says they will be available end of Feb. Has anyone tried these before ? I would like to try them but would like to see if anyone has had success with them.
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    First year in BeeKeeping I wanted to see what was going on inside the hive so I looked into the front hive entrance and got stung twice on the tip of my nose. I learned that is not the way to inspect...
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    Re: Is this Normal ?

    Thanks that makes me feel better.....Just started beekeeping last year and I love it. I can't wait till spring.
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    Is this Normal ?

    This is my first winter with 2 hives. Yes I'm a newBee. Its 57 degrees here in pa today and 1 of my hives has bees all over the out side and all around. Is this just them taking cleansing flights ?...
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    Free Queen to any takers

    Just received a new queen in the mail and I don't need her. Near Red Lion Pa Pick-up only please

    Allready Taken Thanks
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