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    Re: When to start treatment for nosema?

    I have not used Fumagilan-B in five years.
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    Re: Brushy Mountian vs Mann Lake??

    I do agree with everything said about quality. But, if I need it quickly it is Brushy Mt. They just ship faster!
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    Re: Can I use baking soda??????

    I agree with BeeCurious. Temperure and time are VERY important making bee candy.
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    Re: dead bees in front of entrance

    The snow made you notice. That's all.
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    Re: Ultimate bottom board.

    I have one. It does go in wierd. I am not impresed with the "Ultimate bottom board". More like ultimate crap.
    Stick with wood, it is good.
    Ern
  6. Thread: SHB in SE Ohio

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    Re: SHB in SE Ohio

    I am in south central Massachusetts and have been beekeeping for four years now. I got them two years ago in a Nuc from the south (I am Sure) but they are still here. I usually only see them at...
  7. Re: Conbining a thriving Nuc with a Queenless hive.

    Not a problem here with shb. But, I di need to make a couple double screen boards. I would like to try and over winter a couple Nucs, if I haven't used them by then.
    Ern
  8. Re: Conbining a thriving Nuc with a Queenless hive.

    Thanks everyone! I will check the hive I thought was Queenless today. Last week there was still a lot of capped brood but no larva or eggs. If there is still no eggs a will add the nuc.
    Thanks...
  9. Conbining a thriving Nuc with a Queenless hive.

    How should I go about combining a thriving Nuc with a hive that has gone queenless. I don't want to just ad the queen from the Nuc but the entire Nuc.
    If I were combining two hives I would do the...
  10. Thread: Queen question?

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    Re: Queen question?

    The more you learn the more you realized what you don't know.
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    Re: Queen question?

    I am new also, four years. I have not heard of this. Hopefully a more experienced beekeeper will join in.
  12. Thread: Queen question?

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    Re: Queen question?

    Or. was it a queen at all?
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    Re: Mann Lake Inner Cover

    I allways have a upper enterance/ventilation slot. I think it helps them regulate the temp as well as get rid of excess moisture.
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    Borax around hive for ants

    Is it safe to use borax around hives to discourage ants?

    Ern
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    Re: OOPS Sugar Water Mistake

    Don't worry about it.
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    Re: hopefully new beekeeper

    I found that Youtube can be a great place. Some are better than others, but there is a ton of infomation.
    Good Luck !!
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    Re: Pollen in north central Ohio?

    My carniolan's were bringing in the pale yellow pollen last Friday in centeral Massachusetts.:thumbsup:
  18. Thread: Dead Out

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    Dead Out

    Got to open the hives today hives 1 & 2 were OK, unfortunately my newest hive #3 is dead.
    Lots of stores and dead bees throughout the hive. Two weeks ago they seemed OK.
    The difference in this hive...
  19. Thread: Supercedure

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    Supercedure

    What happens to the old queen in a supercedure? Is she killed by the new virgin queen?

    Ern
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    Moving hives, less than 2 miles

    Hi, Ern second year be keeper here.
    I would like to move 2 hives about 40 feet so they will get more sun especially in winter. Can I just move them to the new location or must I use the 2 feet/2...
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    Re: What is this brown goo?

    Yes, I am attending school in Worcester. That is a good idea but, he was not threr last night.
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    Re: Hello From Massachusetts

    And, I am in Sutton BTW. Yes I am a member of the WCBA. I am attending Bee School again this year.
    Ern
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    Re: What is this brown goo?

    Thanks for the input.
    Oldbee: I did feed into November as it was rather warm here, I was not sure it was the best idea after the fact.
    D Coates: It has turned cold again here so I can't get any...
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    Hello From Massachusetts

    Hi, I'm starting my second year of beekeeping. Started last year with a Package and a Nuc, Itailian and Carniolan. Both have made it through the winter!! Looking forward to a new season.
    Ern
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    What is this brown goo?

    Hi, made it thru my first winter keep bees (two hives).
    Did my first real inspection of the year. Most of the bees are in the upper deep super with lots of honey left and a small amout of brood. I...
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