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    Re: Bee-sentials book review?

    I picked up a copy at the EAS in Vermont. Its a good book to read on basic beekeeping. Contains excellent photos.
  2. Beekeeping in Worcester County , Massachusetts

    I'm considering purchasing some land in Worcester County Winchendon. Its very close to lake Denison. I would appreciate any info on beekeeping in that area. Thank you!
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    Re: Africanized bees in CT?

    I spoke to the beekeeper who retrieved the swarm and he said it weighed about 5 lbs
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    Re: Africanized bees in CT?

    Just seen it on the News and I know the beekeeper that retrieved the swarm. He said the bees were very gentile. Ill find out what the swarm weighed.
  5. Re: February Crocus and a Dandelion on CT shoreline...???

    I took a look in one of my hives on 2/19 Sunday and the bees were doing ok. No stores needed yet. But I'm concerned about pollen.
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    Re: whats going on here ??

    Hi, My frame side bars are 1 3/8 wide on top. When I push them all to one side I end up with a gap of 13/16 . You can split the difference. I keep the gap on one end but I do get occational bridge...
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    Re: Connecticut Carniolans

    I purchased a five frame Nuc from Alan (Full Bloom Apiaries) and Im very pleased with it. Here's a quick run down.
    All E-Mails were answered on time.
    Pick update of June 13 was met on time....
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    Re: Would you mix plastic and wood frames?

    CTBEEGUY,
    You can mix them together. I use both all plastic frames and wooden frames with plastic foundation inserts and even wooden with wax foundation.
  9. Thread: Reversing in CT

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    Re: Reversing in CT

    brendantm130
    You have to consider the weather and if there is brood in the top box. You don't want to put brood on the bottom, may get chilled. I was looking at my notes and on 4/2/2010 I reversed...
  10. Re: Are you thinking of attending the EAS short course?

    Could someone please tell me what venue is hosting the EAS Annual Conference in RI ? I would like to make my reservation early. Thank You
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    Re: Bee Swarm informational videos

    Beehugger, Sorry, the thanks goes out to you and your bee club also. Nice videos.
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    Re: Bee Swarm informational videos

    Perry, I happen to be reading Thomas D Seeley's book Honeybee Democracy. The videos are an added enjoyment. Thanks
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    Re: Newspaper as Insulation?

    I use newspaper, cut to the same size as the inner cover including a hole for ventilation. I place the newspaper on top of the inner cover including a 1/4" sq. x 3.0" shim on top and at the edge of...
  14. Thread: Intentions

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    Re: Intentions

    I currently have 5 hives, and would like to increase to 10 hives from splits or swarms.
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    Re: Lost queen in October!

    Adam, Check with Olivarez Honey Bees or Big Island Queens a division of OHB. They were very helpful in supplying me with an Italian queen in late Sept.
  16. Thread: Paint cans

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    Re: Paint cans

    I use paint cans also to feed my bees. I remember having a problem with one paint can that leaked. How I had stopped it from leaking was to shim the paint can so it was level on top of the inner...
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    Re: Walking, suicidal bees

    I have seen the same as you are describing with my hives. I have seen bees push other bees out of the hive that looked perfectly healthy, to bees with deformed wing virus and old field bees. Some may...
  18. Thread: September Swarm?

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    Re: September Swarm?

    CTBees,
    If the hive was weak they were probably robbed out as Honeybeekeeper stated or may have just decided to abscond. Do another inspection ASAP and if the hive is empty, check the comb for any...
  19. Re: What is the best way to store a queen and her attendants?

    Just keep her in a cool comfortable dark place away from drafts. If you are not going to be able to install her in your hive for a few days, be sure to rub a few drops of water on the screen of the...
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    Re: Aggressive, going for eyes

    I agree with beemandan on the dark glasses. If I take a walk to the bee yard with my black hat on, the bees let me know I shouldn't have worn it.
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    Re: New Beek - pls help me diagnose dead larvae

    Milena, Is your top bar hive well populated with nurse bees to care for the larvae, and how are the stores in the hive? It could be possible you have more larvea than your bees can care for.
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    Re: Summer split queen quality... How poor?

    Still plenty of drones flying for a good mating.
  23. Re: Commercial supers use different thickness lumber?

    That's one of the main reasons I stay with one suppler. I purchased my hivewhare from Betterbee also. They advertise that there brood boxes are 7/8" thick.
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    Discovery New Earth News

    Should anyone be interested there is an interesting article about HoneyBees that have been found in the African Nothern Sahara desert. The article states the honeybees have been isolated from around...
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    Re: What kind of honey is this?

    Normally I use all deeps for brood and honey supers. I was trying to keep things standard. I decided to make use of some mediums that were sitting on the shelf. So on my two strongest hives, I had...
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