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    Re: Bad reaction to bee sting!

    same thing happened to me at 5 years and many stings I was driving home from an out yard and felt somthing crawing on my ankle I squished the bee and she hit me must have hit a nerve or vain. By...
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    Re: Small Cell

    I started out a couple of swarmsI caught on HSC and move them to some 4.2 wax foundation a few years ago. I do not feed I do not have a mite problem and I do not treat. I always leave enough honey...
  3. Re: Which ph papers do you use? (if you adjust the ph of your sugar syrup )

    Ph paper is not very accurate get a Ph pen or meter that can be calibrated 10-25 dollars on ebay and elsewhere my honey this year is at Ph 3.5. If I feed I use cider vinegar to adjust to their...
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    Re: U.S. water ph map

    Adjust the Ph after the syrup is made
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    Re: Leaving Honey Supers On Through Winter

    I used to just take in the spring so I would not have to feed , now I just take what I need in the fall and still leave a good amount. Lift the hive from the back from time to time to get a feel for...
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    Re: NE honey PH

    mostly for our canning operations but if I have to feed I will adjust to thier stores.
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    NE honey PH

    I just tested the PH of this years honey crop in a certified lab it was 3.48 FYI

    Jay
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    Re: Acidulating Sugar Syrup

    get a cheap PH meter try ebay
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    Splits raising new queen ?

    How many days should it take until I see queen cells on a fresh split ? I have two frames with all stages of egg to brood plus 1 of honey 7 used comb and lots of bees all in a medium 10 frame box ....
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    Mike Palmer Queens

    Does Mike palmer sell queens ?
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    Re: Mediums for Nuc's

    I should have said 10 frame mediums, I know the location says capecod but I have a yard in northern NH as well , the girls on the cape flew all winter last year. thanks
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    Mediums for Nuc's

    Anybody use mediums for nucs in the north , temps down to -15-20 sometimes. I am trying to switch to all mediums. thanks
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    Re: anybody onthis board from cape cod

    Im next door in Harwich going to NH tonight home early sunday if the storm dont mess me up to bad I can look next week, are those your hives on Queen Anne? jay
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    Re: Do you plant for your bees?

    white clover,yellow clover,bucwheat,goldenrod,aster,i let some of my colecrops flower,i also have fruit , nuts and berries, but their for me
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    Re: Do you plant for your bees?

    white clover, buckwheat, yellow clover , golden rod , i let some of my cole crops flower as well, and of course my fruits , nuts, and veggies but their for me
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    Re: Recuperating my Honey Super Cell

    cleaned of what sugar and honey? If so let the bees clean them I just put some HSC in some of my nucs that were loaded with pollen and honey
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    Re: newbie needing bees

    see if u can get some old comb and lemon grass oil and set up some swarm traps do a search here its not that hard and is alot of fun .

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    Re: Polystyrene Nuc Feeding

    I use better bee top feeders and cut a shim to act as a box( as someone here mentioned) and put the cover on that , works just like a standard top feeder.
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    nucs or packages in NH or MA

    I have 3 hives that died this month is any one selling nucs in the northern NH VT area. Packages will do as well .

    thanks jay burgess
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    Re: feeding honey

    Im feeding a swarm I caught in a marsh on capecod bay they are the smallest honey bees ive seen , tiny, gentel little ladies. I dont want to give them sugar cause i dont feel like buying it when I...
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    feeding honey

    i want to start feeding the girls and have some spare honey what is the right ratio H2O/honey thanks
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    Re: White Dutch Clover addition

    I use it as my lawn around my house, and around my fruit trees as well, its low growing unlike the red ,and the girls love it, my trees dont seem to mind it either.
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    Re: what to do about bee harrasment

    I have had that happen after feeding sugar water with entrance feeders. I switched to division board feeders and top feeders , both internal feeders and it stopped. This year I didnt feed at all ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 16, trapped swarm, filled entire 5 frame box trap. Orleans MA 02653
  25. Re: Bees throwing larvae out the front of the hive!

    2 is nothing to worry about as your hive sound healthy, chalk brood can cause removal as can other issues but I think you would see more like 50 +
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