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    Re: Hi from Ireland

    I've always wanted to visit Ireland... need a mentor? Welcome to Bee Source!
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    Re: New "Beekeepah" From Boston

    Welcome! Think about joining a local club. There are a lot of good ones in the area...

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
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    Re: New Beekeeper in Massachusetts

    Hopkinton is in Middlesex County, http://www.middlesexcountybeekeepers.org and we're having our first outdoor meeting and hive opening this Saturday 5/28, 1-3pm, 40 Beaver Pond Road, Lincoln. You're...
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    Re: Bee Brush Question

    I think the most important part of using a bee brush is knowing how to use it. Do not sweep the bees across the frame, this rolls them around and pisses them off.

    Use a flicking motion instead.
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    Cam, I can't believe the Dandelions have been out for a month! My bees are bringing in the orange Dandelion pollen too. Along with off-white, dull-yellow and bright yellow.

    Tony
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    Re: Hi, I just got registration from Iran

    Hey, welcome to BeeSource and good luck with your beekeeping.

    I apologize for my rudeness, but I'm trying to find the full text of this article (even if it is in Persian I will Google Translate it...
  7. Re: Small Cell foundation - You might not know this...

    I move frames around a lot, in a hive with an unlimited broodnest. After heavy losses from the 2015 winter, I left everything in/on the hives. I don't plan on extracting from it, I'll score the...
  8. Re: Small Cell foundation - You might not know this...

    that should be belt saw...

    TP
  9. Re: Small Cell foundation - You might not know this...

    I just went through my hives yesterday, and there were some PF120's filled with honey, and pollen.

    I have a woodshop at work and took over the belt sander during my lunch hour for a few days...
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    Saw some of that in the fall, I thought green nectar was Japanese Knotweed - don't know if that blooms now, or if it's something else.

    Tony P.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    Dandelions
    04/03 - Waltham, 02454
    04/09 - Weston, 02493
  12. Re: installed new bees and temperature drops! how to feed them?

    I've used pairs of mason jars, one on and one off. In the morning I'd heat the syrup from one jar - refill and swap the warm jar for the cold jar. This process has worked out well for me...
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    Re: Hello from Vermont

    Welcome, from a fellow New Englander.

    Tony P.
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    Re: How to keep entrance disk turning easily?

    odfrank responded to a PM, but I couldn't reply to thank him - thought this might be a good place to post it along with the original thread. Thanks odfrank!

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    Re: Metal Entrance Disk Improvement

    Sent a PM to odfrank about this, but couldn't follow up and send a thank you to his reply - so I thought that I'd post it here.

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    How to keep entrance disk turning easily?

    What do you do to keep the entrance disk to your swarm trap(s) turning easily - so that it's easy to close off when the time comes?

    I've just picked up some metal disks (the plastic ones kept...
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    Re: Bee landings in slow-mo

    That was great. I'm in Middlesex County, MA - Would you mind if I share this with my beekeeping club?

    Tony P.
  18. Re: MASSACHUSETTS- Anyone have a couple pieces of old comb ??

    I melted / processed all of mine in the fall... the local club (Middlesex County Beekeepers Association) is having a meeting next Friday (3/25) at 7pm at the First Religious Society Hall, 27 School...
  19. Re: When to remove mouse guard - Long Island / Downstate NY

    All beekeeping is local.

    I'm in New England, and checked on my hives last week. I have upper entrances only, and found a boatload of mouse droppings atop one hive when I removed the tarp that I...
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    Re: Unseasonable weather

    To answer your questions:
    Warmer weather does mean that the bees will use up their remaining stores faster.

    I believe (but I may be wrong) that the bees will start rearing brood based on length...
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    Re: Newbee from MA

    Welcome! I'm next door in Middlesex County. Good club you've got there - be sure to take advantage of it.

    Tony
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    Re: % of sugar syrup in honey

    That, and this year I've experimented with adding food coloring to the sugar syrup that I fed when topping off my hives. Was pretty easy to see which was which when I pulled frames during my last...
  23. Re: Study with rates of honey consumption by temperature?

    Thank you BC! I searched for honey consumption, temperature, honey consumption by temperature - but not ENERGY. Yours was the post that I remember reading.

    Thank you again!

    Tony P.
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    Anyone?
  25. Study with rates of honey consumption by temperature?

    40 F. is bandied about as the temperature for the lowest rate of honey consumption, and I kind of recall seeing a graph with 40 F as being the low point, but for the life of me I can't find the...
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