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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Mine go crazy over Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum). It's been a mid-late summer favorite. It's a native and hard to find in nurseries so I snatch up all I can find, whenever I can find it. I...
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    Re: Hive Purchased a Week Ago Swarmed

    Very true squarepeg...she has witnessed an amazing aspect to living with bees. She said they were "anxious" the day before and the hive is now a calm, active body. :) We had a positive first opening...
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    Re: Hive Purchased a Week Ago Swarmed

    Thank you for wording my main question SO much better than I did. ;) She bought a top bar hive and was told to NOT inspect it for at least a week. I asked her to reconsider. She would not because...
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    Re: Hive Purchased a Week Ago Swarmed

    Thank you for the feedback. She actually wouldn't let me open the hive with her, per the seller's request to wait a week. She had to get her nerve up also. We checked them out a couple days ago and...
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    Hive Purchased a Week Ago Swarmed

    My sister in law is a brand new beek who purchased a top bar hive a week and a half ago. The seller told her not to open the hive for a week. She never did. They swarmed yesterday. She's very upset...
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    Re: Week Old Purchased Top Bar Swarmed

    She says there are bees left but not nearly the population of before. She says it feels less than half the weight of before. Her neighbor saw a tight, loud ball of bees flying from my sister in law's...
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    Re: Hello from Virginia

    I'm on the route 50 end of Haymarket. My sister in law lives in DC and just got her first hive a week ago. :)
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    Week Old Purchased Top Bar Swarmed

    My sister in law is a brand new beek who purchased a top bar hive a week and a half ago. The seller told her not to open the hive for a week. She never did. They swarmed yesterday. She's very upset...
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    Hello from Virginia

    I've been keeping bees for four springs, using Langstroth and top bar hives. It's been an amazing ride so far. The experience has been the most challenging yet rewarding one of my life (short of...
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