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  1. Thread: New guy here

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    Re: New guy here

    Hey there steve in pa, at least you're close to the brushy mountain store, welcome and good luck to you,
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    Re: when can I count my chickens?

    OH, matt f, count those chickens, from a fellow newbee waiting for that second year to start, got bees late last spring due to the horrible winter, got my first nuc on May 15, and a package on May...
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    Re: Bee question...

    They will find whatever there is in your area, even 2 mile away,you can go ahead and plant trees probably wont do any good this year, but the flowers will, you turn those girls loose and watch their...
  4. Thread: bees flying

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    bees flying

    bees were flying for a little while this afternoon here in central Pa.
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    varroa treatments

    Does anyone know where I have to go to find out what treatments are legal here in Pa. I have used MAQS and have api var, but that's a 3 week treatment process, I would like to use some api guard but...
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    Poplar is a good alternative to pine, works the same, accually gets harder with time, so dont let it lay around for a couple years before using,
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    I'm a newbee started this year with a nuc (carnies) and a package, (Italian) I then got 2 more nucs of carnies and had no real problems with any, I did notice the Italian's were prone to robbing,...
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    Re: Hive orientation?

    welcome fellow pa. new beek, the only thing I did wrong was not paying attention to how much the sunrise moves from summer to winter, and my house is in the way of early morning sun during the winter...
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    Re: inner cover question

    yea or just a saw cut notch about 3/4" wide for moisture to escape, cut it on the side with the most material if its not marked top, I don't have much experience with bees but am a 3rd generation...
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    Excluder or Not

    Just gathering info for next year and would like to hear some pros and cons on using a queen excluder, this is my first year and I didn't use any this year because I knew I wasnt going to harvest any...
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    Re: Mild Alarm Brought Me Here

    I'm recently retired and got into beekeeping this year, I knew I wanted to and was just waiting for the chance, traveled in my construction job so I just hung on until retirement, I started with 4...
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    New Queen VS. Cell

    Say you introduce a new mated queen into a hive that is just building a supercidure cell what you think the odds are she gets rolled, I did just that 20 days ago and she got rolled, 18 days ago I...
  13. Thread: buying a queen

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    buying a queen

    Just wondering if anyone reading tonght ever had a dealings with Dream Weaver queens, just worried a little bit that if I would buy from there what the chances of queen to be Africianized are ...
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    Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    I was told if they are drawing comb, feed them, I feed right thru the flow and had hives honey bound just after the flow started. They didn't say you don't have to feed during the flow
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    Re: A BadMan in need. A BadMan indeed.

    I too read and studied for almost 2 years before getting my first bee, I started with a nuc this may and my july I had 7 colonies, still doing the reading and studying abour 30 minutes a day, good...
  16. Thread: MAQS question

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    Re: MAQS question

    Yea, I even closed up my upper entrances in both hive bodies of each hive, you're trying to make a chamber out of the hives,
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    Re: Have I screwed up? Troubles with new hive.

    drone comb could mean a laying worker, I did the same thing this yr. trusted and same exact thing, mine had capped brood but no eggs, no queen?? I ended up combining with another hive,
  18. Thread: MAQS question

    by umchuck
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    Re: MAQS question

    Yes somewhere it says to close off SBB, I just done with mine a week ago.
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    Re: New Beekeeper, Lots of problems

    sorry no answer here, just wanted to say thanks first your endless hours as a farmer , we all thank men in uniform and I thank farmers also, I too am a newbie beek, and had a lot happen this first...
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    Re: Cleaning Leather Gloves

    I cleaned mine with mink oil they are still stained but they don't stick to everything,
    rand
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    south central pa aug 25, first of the year all 8 frame, deeps, and medium honey supers
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    Re: bees and maple trees

    the hives are not honey bound and the activity ended around noon today, I thought maybe there was dew on the leaves but I couldn't see any and the bees were all at the very edge of the leaf they...
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    bees and maple trees

    Was just outside and as I walked by a 8 yr old maple tree I noticed that it a bee on almost every leaf, sounded like a swarm but bees are over tree like Japanese Beetles, don't know if they are...
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    Re: Newbie mite check

    I have a buddy down in Delaware Co Pa, he got nucs this year out of Wilmington Delaware that were VSH bees #300 per nuc, he did sugar roll on sunday and is treating this week he had counts of 18 and...
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    Re: Newbie mite check

    Just a heads up from a fellow newbie, I did drone checks all summer and found only one mite, did a sugar roll last week and found counts of 13 in one hive and 15 in the other, all new equipment, new...
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