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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Be sure to watch some videos of installing packages to build your confidence in doing it. Get a solid plan of action clear in mind, otherwise you'll 2nd guess everything too much.
    Did you buy...
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome to Beesource! Enjoy the journey!!
    How many hives are you starting with?
  3. Re: Hello, just joined, from Middlefield, Connecticut

    Hello & welcome neighbor! I just discover your thread and hope all is well with your hives? It's been a tough winter!!! What type of hives are you running?
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    I found this info which was interesting history. Also mentions Cane Toads as a potential predator for your bees.
    http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/peace.htm
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    50 hives can be a lot of work to care for properly on your own, especially for a beginner. I'm curious as to who the bees belong to? Since you say that you have volunteered to care for them, is this...
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    Hello & welcome to Beesource!
    Are the hives up off the ground? In regards to the location of the hives, are they all together in one yard? Do you benefit from constant ocean breezes or is the air...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    😅 This is good stuff. 😅
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    Re: winter porch canopy

    Try a small piece of tar paper stapled to the front edge of the bottom board and stapled a few inches above the bottom entrance. I make it the full width of the bottom board & I leave the sides open...
  9. Re: Will the bees complete sealing the unsealed honey in the spring

    It is really up the bees at the time they have it available to them. I have had some frames like that in which I try to rotate into the middle & right above my queen excluder hoping they will finish...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    I screened off the top & created an area outside the bottom entrance that is approx. 8" by 8" & the full width of the entrance. If there is not much evidence of them using it as a place to relieve...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    Enjambres,
    "When you say your bees are "pretty hygenic" - how do you judge that? Do you do the frozen brood patch test, or some other method?"

    I just base it on my observing the front porch...
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    Re: Ever move a hive into the basement?

    Thanks for the input!
    jvalentour, how long did you have yours inside for? Why did you do this experiment and what bad results did you notice in your experiment?

    My hope was to get them to break...
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    Ever move a hive into the basement?

    So I've decided to try and save a weaker hive by moving the into the basement before the blizzard. They are in 2 deeps with plenty of stores and sitting on a screened btm. board. I've put a screen...
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    Re: What the heck is the problem?

    I agree, definitely don't give up. Your probably providing the swarms I keep catching!!😄
    From what you've said you have both seen how rewarding beekeeping can be as well as how frustrating it is at...
  15. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Ok, but let's say you have some weight to your hive but they've chimnied up the center and all the remaining stores are on the outside edges. What if it's to cold for them to move the cluster? To...
  16. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    What would you do with a large cluster hanging from the center of the inner cover? I've got a 2" feeder shim on top of 2 deeps with a 1" insulation board on top of the inner cover.
    I made sugar...
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    Re: First check of 2015

    rskenny, sounds like yours are okay, eating there way up through the honey. Might want to make up some sugar blocks to put on top frames as insurance though?!
    In my 3rd year here in Connecticut but...
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    Re: Artic blast

    How do you have the Temp sensors in your hives? Can you describe your setup? I've been considering doing that...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Awesome!!!😀
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    Failed to make sugar cakes for winter feeding...
    This year I've got them made and on all hives as a precaution.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    2 hours in the oven at 170, with the door propped open a bit works fantastic for me. After that I leave them out in a room with the fireplace and ceiling fan going for a few days or until I'm ready...
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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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