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    Re: Greeting from NW CT

    Welcome. Great to see someone from my part of the state. You will find lots of good info here
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    Re: Connecticut bee keepers.

    I am in Naugatuck right down the road
  3. Re: Anyone have hives in a residential neighborhood?

    I live in a residential neighborhood with neighbors very close. My lot is just under a quarter acre. I started with one hive and when it survived the winter I was worried because I had ordered...
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    Re: Nucs in New England

    Not to repeat but I have had success with Full Bloom Apiaries. Alan Is very helpful. My neighbors use Cedar Lane and another friend uses Stonewall Apiaries in Hanover. Stuart from Stonewall is on a...
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    Re: ID these two plants?

    The first one is definitely purple ageratum. The second one is not to clear but may be yellow loosestrife. If you google the name it may be easier to identify
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    Re: What kind of bush is this?

    Why not take some to White Flower Farm or another nursery in the area to be sure
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    Re: drone comb troubles

    Last year around this time I purchased and installed the drone comb. They did exactly what yours are doing. Instead of raising drones they stored honey. I left it and the following year they raised...
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    Re: Day 11 Progress

    My bees never seem to take the syrup either. They do however drink from the birdbath that I have for them.
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    Re: How Often To Check Hive

    I check every two weeks or so usually in the afternoon when the sun is out and the bees are out foraging. I also observe them everyday at the entrance.
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    Re: How many Brood Boxes in Zone 6b

    I live in CT and have one hive that has two 8- frame deeps for brood and am going to have another hive with 3 eight frames for brood. The benefit for me is to be able to have all the frames the same...
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    Re: Drifting

    That is good news I was concerned that the small cell bees would somehow change to larger bees but I guess as long as the foundation(small cell) stays the same there would not be a problem
  12. Thread: Drifting

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    Drifting

    I ordered small cell bees earlier this season assuming my present hive would not make CT's tough winter. Well they made it and are doing okay. I live on a little less of a quarter acre and the only...
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    Need to re queen?

    I am wondering if I need to re queen. I inspected last week and there still wasn't a lot of brood and the queen was just walking around the frame, not laying and none of the bees seemed to be tending...
  14. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    This may seem like an obvious tip but when removing your boxes place them on top of your inverted telescoping cover. Bring an old t shirt and lay it on top to keep away any unwanted bees. I also keep...
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    Re: weak hive or slow buildup?

    Thanks Oldtimer for the clarification as far as the feeding I had tried a hive top feeder and an inverted jar. They did take some but not enough where I had to refill it. Always ended up dumping it...
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    Re: weak hive or slow buildup?

    The bees do seem to be acting normally. They are flying and bringing in pollen. Their wings look good too. I do not see any crawling and struggling. The inside of the hive smelled normal. The outside...
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    weak hive or slow buildup?

    This is my first year I was able to over winter my hive. I inspected today and did not see the queen even though she is marked and I usually can find her. I did see her last week. There was some...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    May be a dumb question but if there is lots of stored honey do you still need to feed syrup?
  19. Re: Spring inspection showed hives full of "honey"

    What could be some of the problems? I had honey left over which I thought was a bit much because we had a long cold winter. They barely ate any of my candy. I am not sure if I should remove it but I...
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    Re: 42 degrees; got bees

    Yesterday here in CT we received about 6 inches of snow and the week before bitterly cold temps. Today temps were in the upper 40's. My bees were flying. Checked the candy board and still had plenty...
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    Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    Not sure if it's allowed but which supplier did you get your bees from? I am going to order carnolians this weekend .
  22. Re: State of the Bees - Marla Spivak , April 2014

    Thanks for sharing. I found it to be very informative.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I made the sugar blocks according to the recipe minus the essential oils. I did not add those because I wasn't sure how much. I was afraid I would add to much or not enough to have any impact. I am...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks for the clarification. I will give it a try this spring.
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks Greg, I am going to try this. Just to clarify,you feed this straight to the bees as is.
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