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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I broke it down to 3 lbs sugar, 1 tsp. of citric acid, and a pinch of electrolytes. Stir in 4 oz. of AC vinegar that's been mixed with a splash of HBH. It stirs up easy in a mixing bowl with a...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I made a batch per lauri's instructions and put in the oven at 200 degrees for a few hours. Everything looked good after 2 hours. The top was dry but it felt soft underneath so I left it in for...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 7th Swarm in Terryville, Ct. They flew away before I could get there.
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    Re: Possible cutout in a steeple?!

    Well, I did it!!! I took your advice Mr. Beeman and I 'Shot for the Moon' and then backed off just a tad! 😄
    I submitted a proposal outlining everything I would do and everything that I required...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Basketball size swarm in Plainville, Ct. Scooped them up yesterday after I got the call. Home owner said they had been there for a day or 2. Probably swarmed on Tuesday, was really warm that day.
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  6. Re: May 29th and still waiting on the first swarm call

    This link may work- http://s1309.photobucket.com/user/JonnyBeeGood1/library/Mobile%20Uploads/Honey%20Bee%20Removal
  7. Re: May 29th and still waiting on the first swarm call

    As far as feral colonies are concerned, I recently collected one that should go in the 'books'!!
    New Haven, Connecticut, within sight of the harbor was a very large colony attached to the outside of...
  8. Re: May 29th and still waiting on the first swarm call

    Just got my first swarm call in Plainville, Ct. Fairly even with you so they're coming!!
    Beach ball size swarm. Got them in a box with a donated frame of brood.
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    Re: Possible cutout in a steeple?!

    Thanks for your input. Good idea about having them build scaffolding up to the bees. That would make things a whole lot easier!! I'm hoping I can get them from inside though! I'm pretty sure the...
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    Possible cutout in a steeple?!

    Anyone ever done this?? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!!
    So I got a call from a renovation company that there is a big hive located near the top, approx. 150-170ft up and they need it...
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    Re: Mean Bees!!! What to do??

    Yes, the feeder cans were empty. But the continuing aggressiveness is what's surprising me.
    Any thoughts on them Balling the Queen?
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    Mean Bees!!! What to do??

    I installed a package Sat. evening of very aggressive bees on fully drawn comb with plenty of capped honey & a lot of pollen. The feeder can was empty and they had built a small amount of comb around...
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    Re: Releasing the queen in a package

    I installed a package Sat. evening of very aggressive bees on fully drawn comb with plenty of capped honey & a lot of pollen. The feeder can was empty and they had built a small amount of comb around...
  14. Re: Winter movement of cluster within hive.

    Hello there Adam! How are your Bees doing in this never ending winter?! It's not been a good winter for me, several losses...😢
    Strongest hive I have right now is the cutout from the Enfield house...
  15. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Please count me in as well!!!😀
    Thanks!
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    Yes, very frustrating here in the Northeast!!! 4 out 7 hives dead so far with 1 of the remaining 3 not looking good at all, just a very small cluster at the top! All the dead hives starved with 40...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    The week was 30's & 40's at night with one night almost 50. Daytime temps were high 30's to high 50's for a day or two. They sucked down a gallon of 2:1 from a frame feeder.
    The bees are in a...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Found eggs in the hive yesterday. Was so glad to see that!!! Did not see the queen but that's okay. Cleaned up the hive, fixed some of the comb that had fallen off the hangers. Had to break off a...
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    Re: Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    Oh Crap!! Looked in the hive and noticed a beetle larvae. Probably in the comb I hung for them. I'm going to pull it all today, put some traps in?? What would you do? Should I give them an empty...
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    Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    Cut out a large hive last Sunday and placed the comb honey in a 5 gal. Bucket. It has somewhat of a vinegar smell coming from it and I'm assuming it's fermenting?! Is this normal in such a short...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Yes, there was candy for them. She has a little sugar dried to her body in a few places. Maybe she got wet and that's what killed her??
    Amazing to see how much comb they have built in just a few...
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    Re: Robbing Problem

    Really?!! I get the reference to 'blood in the water' but you would think that would keep them focused in a different direction, to an easier food source...
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    Re: Robbing Problem

    Will wiping a small amount of honey on the front porch of a strong hive keep them busy and prevent them robbing out a new cut-out hive next to them?
    I also put a piece of smashed up honey comb...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Well... The caged queen is dead along with her attendants. Not sure what happen?? The hive is organized well however, guard bees are quick to investigate both upper & lower entrances. They are on all...
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    Re: Combing bees question

    Well, I figured I shouldn't wait any longer so I placed the shoebox on top of the inner cover with the chewed out entrance facing the hole in the cover, put an empty shallow super on and covered them...
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