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  1. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Howdy and welcome to beesource .
    Good luck with your bees !
  2. Thread: Hello Friends

    by woodsy
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    Re: Hello Friends

    Welcome to beesource. :) Any pictures?
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    Re: New England Bee Keepers0

    Central maine : long, cold and snowy winter here but both my hives are still alive and seemingly well. One hive was doing some serious house cleaning today.
    This is only my 2nd winter with bees and...
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Howdy from across the border and welcome to beekeeping.
    You don't drink that stuff called Yukon Jack do you ? lol
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    Two out of two alive as of yesterday.
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    Re: CNN Inside Man: Bees 3/5/15

    Right, plane crashes make headlines no matter how big or small.
    Honeybee related issues seldom make headlines damit.
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    Re: CNN Inside Man: Bees 3/5/15

    Will there be a sequel to the harrison ford plane crash ?
    Missed it.
    Glad he survived it w/o killing anyone and himself but would rather have watched
    the beekeeping program.!
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    15* belooooooooow zero.
    Hope the bees are cuddling.
  9. Thread: Is it worth it

    by woodsy
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    Re: Is it worth it

    I like having bees around, they are kinda like pets only they don't need near as much tending to. Don't mind getting stung occasionally.
    Best part is if i can get them through winter here my small...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Is this how easy it could be to extract honey ?
    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bees-1.gif
  11. Re: One hive shedding a lot more bees than the other

    Yes, that is what i meant by shedding, thanks for the response.
  12. One hive shedding a lot more bees than the other

    "I don't know" why. Is there any explanation or is it just because they are different colonies?
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    As a newbie who was considering keeping bees 2 years ago the thought of having to be somewhat of a Veterinarian also had never crossed my mind.
    Now that really complicated things for me.
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    Re: Last flying weather

    My bees were out yesterday almost 30*F and sunny. Lots of brown/red snow in front of both hives. Have a 3 sided wind break around the hives so it may have felt like 40* to them.
    One of the 2 hives...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    It is not easy being a newbie beekeeper.
    I threatened to throw the towel in on it after losing both hives
    early winter last year. But then i found out that buying southern package bees for northern...
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    I started with all 8 frame mediums and they worked well when
    buying package bees to put in them.
    Once i started buying nucs which typically come with deep frames i had to buy some some 8 frame...
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    Man's only beehive stolen from yard in VA.

    Sad but true. Guy used the hive for teaching children and giving away honey.

    http://www.wset.com/story/28099314/hive-bee-gone-police-say-two-men-stole-beehive-from-yard
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    This morning :

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p200/woodsy2007/ef4d46da-3b0a-4407-95ce-8405b6e0b3a1_zpsiqpggexu.jpg
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    Re: Honey in brood comb

    I put some foundationless frames in a couple supers of 2 hives this summer for the sole reason of taking some natural comb honey in the fall.
    Well the queens evidently needed that space for brood...
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    Re: Bee Brush Alternatives?

    Turkey feather here.
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    Re: Bees are out in January 2015!!!

    Bees in Maine were flying yesterday. Temps in the upper 30s.
    Potty flights, house cleaning.
    By the looks of the spotted snow they must be relieved.
    Was nice to see some activity after a couple...
  22. Thread: Arctic blast

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    Re: Artic blast

    Started not started on :D Did start on some applejack i made from hard cider .



    For newbee mead makers like me it is probably better to start with gallon batches
    until you get any bugs...
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    And once three is up you will see 4, once 4 is up you will see 5. The last one is fairly short.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the videos also and will probably
    watch them again.
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    The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    Series of videos on brother Adam very well done.
    I did a quick search and didn't see where anyone had posted this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtv3OTYt2EM
  25. Thread: Arctic blast

    by woodsy
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    Re: Artic blast

    20 below zero last night, high of 5*F today. Been rough sledding lately,
    not only cold but wind blew everything off that wasn't tied down.
    Glad i put in a windbreak for the hives, might just save...
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