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    Re: 8 frame compared to 10 frame hives?

    I have heard that the bees overwinter better in 8 frames or 8 frame mediums because they have less room cover and they prefer to move up rather than side to side so they are able to consume more of...
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    Re: organic treatments

    Get yourself some chickens who like to scratch and peck (and eat larvae) in the dirt around the hives.
    I have some who love to do that and they never bother the bees.
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    Re: Why only Italians this year?

    I noticed there are alot more italians available this year too.
    You can go to the various county beekeeping websites for lists of people selling packages and local nucs as well.
    I bought some local...
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    Re: Adding frames to a NUC

    I don't know, I was told not to brush the bees off a brood frame when I added them to a weak hive today and I had major fighting.
    The bees were rolling all over the bottom board fighting like mad....
  5. Thread: Vermont Photos

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    Re: Vermont Photos

    You have to admit that some of these grants are just plain ridiculous and I could see how some people are going to take advantage of them for personal gain.
    I don't think the government should be...
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    Re: carniolan bees in Italian bee colony

    I noticed right after I got my nucs this spring that they had different bees in them.
    Its because the queens were open mated and as said they mated with different drones.
    I have orange/black,...
  7. Thread: First Honey!

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    Re: First Honey!

    Good for you Olive! 2 gallons is more than alot of first year beeks are going to get this year with all this rain.
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    Re: Bee nutrition---Probiotics for bees??

    luvin, she states that it was based on experimental data.
    This was her early research but it is my understanding she has done more in depth studies on it. I know they commented that they were going...
  9. Re: Early Goldenrod in New England (and surrounding areas)???

    We have goldenrod here, I drove to leominster for the conference this weekend as well and it was from here to there all along the road and there was a field of it in bloom at the conference center.
    ...
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    Re: Bee nutrition---Probiotics for bees??

    This topic was just discussed at a treatment free conference I was at and I asked the presenter if adding probiotics to the hive via a spray bottle (someone requested I ask this since they could not...
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    Re: Any honey in New England?

    cedar hill thank you so much for helping me to identify that honey. I wish everyone the best on honey production for the rest of the summer.
    I am heading to the Northeastern Chemical Free Beekeeping...
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    Re: Any honey in New England?

    We definitely have a flow going on in my area.
    I started 11 colonies this year-6 langs, 1 kerkhoff 2 queen hive and 3 topbar hives.

    I did an inspection on all of them this past weekend and every...
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    Re: feeding honey bees

    Noelle, around here most beeks overwinter in two deeps or 3 mediums.
    At least that is what the discussion was at my bee club last month.
    I would ask people in your county anyway just to be sure but...
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    Re: BackyardHive.com (Ref by Michael Bush Website)

    I had high hopes in getting equipment from them and planned on placing a large order but didn't feel their product was as good as advertised.
    I ordered frames from them and it did take a long time...
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    Re: To feed the bees or let them forage...

    I have just gotten an e-mail from the president of my local bee club and he is suggesting that everyone in our area at least consider feeding.
    He said although its highly unusual for him to suggest...
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    Re: Anyone read this book?

    I agree. I was disappointed in it and wish I hadn't bought it. Not real relevant to beekeeping.
    It had this big hype in a magazine so I ordered it but quickly realized it was useless to me.
  17. Thread: Home delivery!

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    Re: Home delivery!

    Great luck with the swarm and I really do hope its a sign for things to come.
    A church without a permanent spiritual leader can be disheartening.
    I am sure the Lord will send someone to lead you.
  18. Re: Suggestions on what to plant along drive way that flowers

    Vinca is invasive, you aren't kidding, its pretty though but it came over from a neighbors yard and its now in three yards.
    I have an entire slope covered in it.
    I never see the bees on it though,...
  19. Re: Reducing Moisture in your hive and Bacteria

    Isn't that like the screened inner covers that Brushy Mountain sells?

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/10-frame-Ventilated-Inner-Cover-Moving-Screen/productinfo/373/
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    Re: Please Post Your Bloom Dates!

    6/24/09
    hyssops
    black eye susans (rudbeckia)
    poppies
    salvia
    catmint
    yarrow
    creeping sage
    hydrangeas are just starting
    Massachusetts 02190
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    Re: Painting Cypress

    Well first of all I don't want to go organic and secondly painting the outside of a hive in no way affects what is inside.
    Thats like saying if you paint your hen house the eggs are not organic....
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    Re: Q: What style of frame grip?

    This is the one I use and I highly recommend it.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Pry-and-Grip-Tool/productinfo/217/

    I have the cast aluminium one that is in your link but I find it...
  23. Re: Big pile of wax scales ????? and dead larva in cells ?

    I a hive that had the same thing with the wax scales.
    They are a brand new colony, I hived them in a brand new topbar hive and the scales were directly underneath where they were building new comb...
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    Re: Painting Cypress

    I painted mine to match an accent color on my house which is a golden mustard color and it looks nice with the blue green patina of copper.
    My copper tops (I have 7) are still going through the...
  25. Re: Le Sol! (subtitle: "Look, Boss, de sun! De sun!"

    ugh, you guys have sun today huh? We still have lots of rain and it is just so darn gloomy.
    I looked out on the hives today when I went to collect the eggs from the chickens and two of them are...
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