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    Re: New wind break for my hives

    Mr Beeman....absolutely! D1here...everything, lol, but put it up for the bears...so far, so good! (it's electric netting from Premier 1)
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    Re: New wind break for my hives

    I bought them at Home Depot and they were called "Suntuf clear polycarbonate corrugated roofing panels"

    Lisa
    https://www.facebook.com/IndianBrookFarm
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: New wind break for my hives

    It is temporary...panels are screwed together at the corners and two t-posts on each long side, (wired to the posts) most of our wind comes from the direction of the short side (comes right up the...
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    New wind break for my hives

    Much better to look at than my first year's hay bales or last years foam insulation boards...will still let the sun in and should withstand the weather quite well...
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    Re: my bees love this

    Looks like Agastache to me!

    Lisa Smith
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: Hello from southern NH!

    Welcome to the forum! I'm from Swanzey! Lots of great information here!
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    April 25th and dandelion are starting to bloom...Maple and elm are in "bloom"... daffodils and grape hyacinth are in bloom...here in Swanzey, NH 03446

    Lisa Smith
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Welcome, neighbor! I live in Swanzey! Are you getting your packages Monday from NH honey bee? I'm picking one up myself. Good luck!
    Lisa Smith
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: Colors of Hive

    My hives are all different colors and I've never had a problem with overheating..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27805976@N05/8448161605/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27805976@N05/8448161605/

    Lisa...
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    Re: new kid in NH

    You can also check out "Imagine That Honey" on facebook. Jodi has classes at her house in Keene, they're once a month from February to September...I learned a lot from her!
    Welcome to...
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    Re: bees are so cool....

    Swanzey is a great place for bees! Does your friend have bees too? It seems like every time I turn around, I meet someone else in town who has bees!

    Lisa
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: my Italian queen

    scorpionmain and Batman....hahaha so I either have a little tramp or a queen! I guess either works! All my other queens have been dark Carniolan crosses...and she's my first Italian...so I wasn't...
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    my Italian queen

    I did an inspection yesterday and got a nice closeup of the queen...never noticed before...it looks like she has a number 3 or maybe a letter E on the next to last segment of her abdomen...anyone...
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    Re: bees are so cool....

    Yup! Washboarding! They are scrubbing, cleaning, polishing the hive...
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    bees are so cool....

    Here is a video of two of my hives taken yesterday evening after a long hot day....one hive was "washboarding" and the other fanning to circulate the air in front of the hive...I so enjoy watching...
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    Re: Mystery tree

    Thanks! Looked at some photos online and I think you are right! Now I have to get some!
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    Mystery tree

    Can anyone help me identify this tree. I'm assuming it's an ornamental tree as it's planted in town alongside a parking lot. The bees were loving it...I was driving by when I heard the buzzing and...
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    Re: Help with making syrup to feed my bees!?

    I add 5lbs of sugar to a gallon milk jug...then top off with hot water....then shake until dissolved...and maybe a couple of times after that if any sugar settles to the bottom...this year I also...
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    Re: Hello from Northfield MA

    Yeah, I'm heading up to get them tonight too...I have a few friends waiting until morning...but with chores it's hard to get there until late so I'll just run up tonight. I didn't know they took...
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    Re: Hello from Northfield MA

    Hello! I'm just north of you...in Swanzey, NH...got my first hive started last year...and I'm getting a package tomorrow, too! (NH Honeybee) I installed from a nuc last year so it's a first for me...
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    by Lisa in NH
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    Re: Timing

    Thanks! I had another beekeeper here yesterday....she said the hive was looking great and I should definitely start up a nuc as soon as we get a warm day....which doesn't look too promising, at least...
  22. Re: Northern VT, adjusting plan/timetable for this strange early "spring"?

    I know how you feel...I'm a little further south (sw NH), first spring as a beekeeper....and we have had an abnormaly early spring (so far)...I'm lucky that I haven't had any swarms (last year) but...
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    by Lisa in NH
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    Timing

    My first spring as a beekeeper...best of all the girls made it though winter and are doing well...I did an inspection a few weeks ago when the weather was almost 80...that doesn't happen very often...
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    My bee yard this fall....

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/lisainnh1/001.jpg

    Lisa Smith
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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    Re: Give it your best shot

    Photo I took yesterday while visiting a beeyard at Stonewall Farm.
    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/lisainnh1/048.jpg
    Lisa Smith
    Indian Brook Farm
    Swanzey, NH
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