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    Re: comb drawn on a foundationless frame

    I started 2 foundationless hives last week. Each medium super had 2 full frames of honey. The nectar flow will starting soon. SHould I feed these hives or leave them alone?

    If I feed, I think I'll...
  2. Starting two foundationless hives from packages

    For the people who have done this, I am using all mediums. Do I let the bees draw one medium at a time then add another? SHould I start with two undrawn? Thanks in advance. I plan on taking pics...
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    Re: Weak Hive Going into Winter

    It's not a big cluster. It will most likely freeze to death before it starves.

    Think I'll keep it at 2 mediums. Fill the empty comb with heavy syrup and leave the feeder on until it starts...
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    Weak Hive Going into Winter

    Hello all,

    I have a hive made up of 3 mediums. The cluster is in the top super. All other supers are empty. I live in NJ and we are having a very mild autumn.

    My first idea was to feed until...
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    Propolis Throat Spray Question

    Hello,

    I made some propolis tincture and am using it as a throat spray. Works great but tastes like crap.

    Does anyone know how flavoring, herbs, etc are added to the tincture?

    Thanks.
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    Flavor ideas for Propolis spray?

    Hello all,

    I successfully made my first propolis tincture! Very cool indeed. The taste, however, is not very cool indeed! Any suggestions of what I can add for flavor?

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for the info. I inspected the hive...

    Thanks for the info.

    I inspected the hive today and still saw two queens agains. They seem to be both laying. Also, the number of bees are starting to dwindle. There is only 1 frame of brood, if...
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    Two Queens in the Hive

    Hi all,

    Saw something interesting today.
    About 3 weeks ago, I trandferred a hive from a 20 frame long hive to a standard two deep vertical hive. I inspected today I saw the original marked queen...
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    Perfect! Thanks so much!!!

    Perfect! Thanks so much!!!
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    Hello all, Does anyone know where I can get...

    Hello all,

    Does anyone know where I can get hold of plans for the original Langstroth hive so I can build one? I searched the forums and surprisingly did not see any similar posts. Do they even...
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    OMG. I am so sorry! My prayers are with you.

    OMG. I am so sorry! My prayers are with you.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Its much appreciated....

    Thanks for the advice guys. Its much appreciated.

    The farmers who were growing corn last year have planted soy beans this year. Hopefully, I can get additional honey when they bloom!! I hear soy...
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    Hi all, I got lots of requests last year for...

    Hi all,

    I got lots of requests last year for chunk honey and had none. Plan on correcting that this year.
    I have a few hives with medioum supers filled with pure wax foundation for the bees to...
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    Hi all, I may be moving back to Jersey soon...

    Hi all,

    I may be moving back to Jersey soon and am wondering about neectar sources there.

    I'll probably have hive in the pine barrens of Southern Jersey. I don't know how well they will do...
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    Hello all, The black locusts bloomed very...

    Hello all,

    The black locusts bloomed very nicely here in southern MD. They are declining this week however.
    The blackberry, honeysuckle, and tuliip poplar will be available for the upcoming...
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    Hi all, Is Spring a good time to requeen? I...

    Hi all,

    Is Spring a good time to requeen? I plan on requeening two hives.

    Can I requeen them with a Carniolan queen? I think they are best suited for this area.
    Is there any problem with...
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    Hi all, Two out of my six hives have been...

    Hi all,

    Two out of my six hives have been robbed out. One is totally dead, the other with a small fist size cluster of bees/queen(should I try putting them in a nuc?). I don't think they'll make...
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    Hi all, I'm still a beginner myself. This...

    Hi all,

    I'm still a beginner myself. This spring I checked my hives oncce a week for signs of swarming mostly. I have six hives and it got a little tedious. I can use a little advice on how often...
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    Hi All, Hope you enjoyed the long HOT summer!...

    Hi All,

    Hope you enjoyed the long HOT summer!

    I have collected some propolis and have strained it by pouring boiling water over it while on top of a screen. All the wax hardened on the side of...
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    I was bitten by a brown recluse spider a few...

    I was bitten by a brown recluse spider a few years back in the forehead while I was sleeping.
    Cellulitus kicked in. My face was all swollen up. I looked like the Raging Bull.

    Tetanus shot, and...
  21. HAWKMAN, I just pulled my supers yesterday and...

    HAWKMAN,

    I just pulled my supers yesterday and the CAPPED honey read 21% moisture on the refractometer!!

    I have them stacked in a closet with a dehumidifier. We'll see how long it takes.

    I...
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    Hawk (cool nickname btw ), Who is FB? I'll...

    Hawk (cool nickname btw ),

    Who is FB? I'll give him a call.....

    If i used the same logic behind your nickname, mine would be ZIT.......
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    Joel, Good point. I just assumed it was....I...

    Joel,

    Good point. I just assumed it was....I dont think theyre are any beekeepers close by me.

    They are 3 banded (look like italians)and a little smaller than my other bees.

    ACtually, I am...
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    Well, I caught my first swarm over the weekend in...

    Well, I caught my first swarm over the weekend in a trap I had in my yard. It was a crappy deep box with some old drawn comb and swarm lure in it.

    Its a small swarm, about the size of a softball....
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    Bedweetter, I just asked the natural...

    Bedweetter,

    I just asked the natural resource/wildlife manager at the base. He was overjoyed to have hives on the base. He took out some maps and showed me some good out of the way spots.
    As long...
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