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  1. Re: Need Advice for the best way to hive a package in 30-40 degree weather?

    As it stands right now, that is the delivery date.
  2. Need Advice for the best way to hive a package in 30-40 degree weather?

    I'm going into my third year of keeping bees and I'm expecting a package on the Tuesday, March 26th. The problem is the weather forecast here in Northeastern PA calls for highs in the low 40's-mid...
  3. Has anyone just placed the whole package (box) into the hive?

    I'm picking up packages tomorrow and I want to get them hived as soon as possible.
    Weather outlook is calling for mostly cloudy skies 50's for highs 30's for lows.
    Considering the cooler overnight...
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    Is it possible to winter a single deep?

    I live in North East PA and I have a hive that does not have nearly enough stores to get it through the winter.
    Is it possible to take it through the winter as a single deep? If so, when and what...
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    Re: This years hives have NO stores

    I am having the same problem. We have had over twice our average rainfall so far this year. I am not sure if that is the culprit but in either case, there is not enough stores to get my hive through...
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    Re: Are they done drawing comb for the year?

    Definitely feed!
  7. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    I have been having the same problem.
    My hive has been very easy to work with up until about 3 weeks ago. I noticed on the last visit that the guard bees were immediately checking out any bee that...
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    Re: Give it your best shot

    It's Feverfew. There is a large patch of it growing under one of our apple trees.
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    Re: Give it your best shot

    From My visit to the hive, yesterday
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    Re: Sugar shake container

    I use a hand held flour sifter that has a spring operated mechanism in the handle. It works great!
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    Re: Could it be the Moon?

    I checked in on my hive of Italians yesterday and they were they were very agitated. (the worst they have ever been) I don't know about the full moon but I did find three dead bumble bees in front of...
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    Re: Sun light vs. Shade for hive production

    This is my first year and I have one hive facing Southeast with no shade. I am using foundationless frames. They are thriving and building comb in a second deep after 6 weeks.
    So far, full sun is...
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    Re: One of my girls hanging out with me

    I love them. They always seem more curious than agitated when I do an inspection and I always have to watch that I'm not taking any home with me in the car afterwards.
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    One of my girls hanging out with me

    After inspection yesterday, one the girls landed on my hand and hung out long enough for some pictures.:D


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  15. Is it too soon to do a second inspection on a foundationless hive?

    I installed my package in a foundationless hive on the 7th and did an initial inspection on the 10th to check on the Queen and fill the feeder.

    They went through the 2 1/2 quarts of syrup and the...
  16. Are 8-10 mph winds, "too windy" to insoect a hive?

    I just installed a package on Saturday and I would like to do an initial inspection this Tuesday or Wednesday Temps are suppose to be in the high 60's - low 70's and winds 8-10 mph. Are the...
  17. Can you place a package into an 8 frame hive?

    I have been reading that some people place the whole package into the hive, (as opposed to dumping the bees into the hive).
    Will this work with an 8 frame hive?
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    Re: Are all stings the same?

    I plan on speaking with my doctor about a pen, just in case.
    I have read that the test are not always reliable either so I'm not sure if that will give me a definitive answer.
    Maybe I'm being a...
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    Are all stings the same?

    I was wondering if I should be tested to see if I am allergic to (Honey) Bee stings. I have been stung by Yellow Jackets, Hornets and Wasps, with no adverse reactions but I don't ever remember being...
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    Penn State Online Beginers Beekeeping Course

    $150 for the course.

    All sessions are recorded and available until the end of the year.
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    Queen Cage Placement on Foundationless Frame

    I am starting my first hive this Spring. I am going with a Lang and foundationless frames. Where would be the "best" place to attach the queen cage. I am concerned about comb being drawn around the...
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    Re: Starting with foundationless frames

    I have been going back and forth between starting with a Lang or a Warre. After reading, (or maybe over-reading), I am leaning towards starting with a foundation-less Lang so I can still keep it more...
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    Re: Starting off with a TBH or Warre hive

    Thanks so much for all of the input, folks!
    A quick question - How do you go about checking for mites with a TBH?
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    Re: Starting off with a TBH or Warre hive

    I'm still waiting to hear from the State Inspector.
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    Starting off with a TBH or Warre hive

    Is it a good idea for a first timer to start with a TBH or Warre hive?
    The more I read, the more intrigued I am with this "style" of beekeeping and I would really like to try it.
    What are the pros...
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