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  1. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I'm the only one who uses a stout Turkey feather to brush the bees off ?
    Well it was free, found it in the yard !
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    Re: First hard frost overnight

    Mostly brown here too. Bumblebees are all that i see working anything today so far.
    Drones getting the boot big time now.
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    First hard frost overnight

    Is it over ? Any nectar producing flowers survive frosty nights ? Asters is about all
    we have left going on here i think.
  4. Re: Setting out drained crushed comb for bees to clean up

    Had almost 2 med .frames worth that i set out on top a lumber pile about 60' from the hives and see some dead bees around it. So they may kill one another over it .
    I can see why you wouldn't want...
  5. Setting out drained crushed comb for bees to clean up

    Does this create any problems amongst the bees from multiple hives ?
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    I started beekeeping last year with all mediums which worked well when buying package bees.
    This year , after losing both package colonies last winter i bought 2 nucs which came with deep frames so...
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    Re: Capped honey in natural brood comb.

    Apparently some of the folks down under seem to like it.
    Tried some today, once you get by the color it is quite tasty. ;)
    ...
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    Capped honey in natural brood comb.

    I put a couple of empty frames in a medium super this summer for the sake of harvesting some natural cut comb honey this fall and it seems the queen moved
    up into them and used them for brood....
  9. Re: My bees are bearding , only 50 degrees outside

    The bearding party broke up and went foraging mid morning. They are in the Asters now. Not quite 60s today. Plenty of Asters here on the property. Field is abuzz.
  10. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome aboard !
  11. My bees are bearding , only 50 degrees outside

    What does it mean , overcrowded hive ?
  12. Re: Is nectar flow over in Northern New England?

    I've never seen the Aster crop here so heavy before.
    Might be because i've changed my mowing habits to benefit the bees.
    Also got a stinging warning yesterday upon approaching the hives...
  13. Re: Is nectar flow over in Northern New England?

    My 2 hives have been in the Aster patch at the house for about a week.
    Have about two acres of it with 3 different varieties. Glad I didn't mow it this summer. They seem to like
    the small white...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    Got my 1st whiff of goldenrod nectar in the hives today.
    Major traffic in and out of my two hives.
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    Re: Golden Rod & Golden Honey

    Better to go by pollen charts than believe what i say .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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    Re: Golden Rod & Golden Honey

    Just started seeing some bright orange pollen coming in here today.
    Probably goldenrod.
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    Midwest supplies , free shipping on orders totaling $59.
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    No sign of anything slowing down in central Maine.
    Bees are going crazy in and out of the hives.
    Plus some Goldenrod starting to bloom.
    Looking like a banner year here . Take all this with a grain...
  19. Leftover drawn supers from deadouts with some honey and pollen

    Can i put these back on and will the bees deal with the leftovers? Deadouts from last winter.
    Need to keep the drawn frames in circulation.
    Thanks for the input.
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    Anyone else ever noticed that if you accidently cross someone in a post
    that often times they will migrate over to your profile to see what personal info they can find about you ? Creepy i know....
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Still busy packing something away here.
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    Coordination of a colony when under siege

    Been having ant problems for awhile and today disturbed/removed the ant nest under the hive. All the ants went up and tried to get in the hive front door.
    In no time the bees countered by amassing...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    No prob, thanks for checking and enjoy.
    Knew the doe had a little one around but this morning was the first
    time i actually saw the fawn out with her.
    Took the picture using quite a lot of zoom...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    From the woods of Maine, more than just bees propagating.

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p200/woodsy2007/P1020898_zps1157b03d.jpg
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    Hmmmm, i've never heard neil young tunes coming from my hives before.
    Those NZ bees are some kind of special.
    Cool video :applause:
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