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    Re: A very early question for over wintering

    Thanks for the information. I had 4 hives going into the winter all of which were strong with what looked like a lots of reserves. The three that died when opened in the spring still had lots of...
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    A very early question for over wintering

    All,

    I know this is a little early, ok a lot, but wanted to know what you think.
    In light of the losses we saw this last winter do you think moving the hives to inside a greenhouse would make a...
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    Re: Mowing around the hive

    Yep had that same thing the past couple of times, only 1 bee that likes to follow me for about 100 ft....like a stalker. Fortunately I walk fast and duck and weave.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Dogwood in bloom. Oaks stating to pop.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Pussy Willow in full, Magnolia and some Daffodils are starting
  6. Re: honey harvested over many plants: what do u name it?

    Ditto: Called Wildflower Honey.
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    Re: Todays Observation

    Spots and bees dead outside are about a hundred, spots inside, I saw 2...yea that's nothing but I guess being a newbie I am over concerned.
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    Todays Observation

    All,

    It has been a nasty winter this year, so far this year we are colder than normal.

    Went back to look around the hive this afternoon and noticed many more bees dead out on the snow and...
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    Re: Newbie in the house

    Joe,

    Welcome, you have come to the right place. The BKs here are a wonderful lot and always will to provide you with information and guidance.

    As I have seen written here many times your first...
  10. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Re: Plastic frames

    I have the white plastic frames and they work well. The bees take to them without issue and build them out well. Am in the process of building boxes for 2 more hives and plan on using the plastic...
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    Re: Bees bearding on front of hive

    Brian,

    I have the bearding here also here in SE Pa. They were all over the front and the side away from the sun. I have always had a SolidBB so am curious as to why they are doing it now as they...
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    Re: Building hive boxes

    Thank you for your comments. I just wanted a second opinion to confirm my suspicions.

    Thanks
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    Building hive boxes

    All,

    I need the opinion of the group here. I am starting to build hive boxes.:) I have a supply of pressure treated boards, 1 x 6. The boards have been out in the weather for about 10 years.
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    Re: What do you think?

    Looked at the hive today and here is what I found.
    Configuration: I have two deep supers then a queen excluder and then a medium super.

    The two deep supers are about 90% full of brude and honey,...
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    Re: What do you think?

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Yes there is a second deep in place. I guess that could be a reason that they are consuming so much. So then my plan will be to cut them off and evaluate this...
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    What do you think?

    All,

    I set up my first ever hive this year and it appears to be doing well but wanted to float a couple questions past you?

    The hive was started in mid-April with a 3 lb. package. Have...
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    Re: Any other PA beeks having good luck?

    Glad to hear that there is life in Pa. I will be starting my first hive in about a week. Am getting a package next weekend.:)
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    Re: Primer before painting?

    For my hive I did both a primer and a paint, both latex and both for external. Went with a 'Golden Sunrise' color.
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    Re: Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    Fred Bee, yep am well aware of the tilt of the hive forward. This is the first question that I have had as most of my questions have been answered by my readings.

    As was said in other posts...
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    Re: Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    Guys,

    Thanks :thumbsup:for all of your insight and as expected this is a hobby of Trial and Error.:scratch:

    So thanks for the info and the wisdom that you all provide.

    I am still not sure...
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    Re: Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    I have separate boards, one screened and one solid. I can always modify the screened to make it a dual screen and solid.
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    Re: Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    Ahhh...so you have a modified screen bottom board, basically a screen bottom with a winter feature. :applause:
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    Soilid or Screen Bottom Board???

    Good Day all.
    This is my first year in beekeeping. Am getting a package in a couple of weeks and will be assembling the hive boxes shortly. All is well except that I have this one nagging question...
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