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  1. Re: Can upper New England bees find their own food sources now?

    My bees are an hour South and West of you, I have two hives and two recently installed packages. The two hives I have been feeding pretty much constantly since the beginning of March, and the...
  2. Re: Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    It depends on the reason for the deadout. If they failed because of something like a lack of stores or they couldn't break cluster to reach food the pollen is probably fine to use. If the deadout was...
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    Re: My Hive Hand Holds

    Good investment, looks like a pro did them. Are you selling woodenware or are they just for your apiary?
  4. Re: Queens are relatively cheaper now than before Varroa????

    This is from CC Miller; Fifty years among the Bees.

    "In 1866 I got my first Italian queen, paying R. R.
    Murphy $6.00 for her, and the following year I paid
    $10.00 for another to Mrs. Ellen S....
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    Re: Packaged Bee splits?

    Dunkels' suggestion has worked out for me in the past; built up a package to a strong hive, split with a bought queen, then did it two more times. This year (if they all make it through the winter,...
  6. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    Tom, thank you for the quick response. Your spreadsheet is a great tool, I was plugging in numbers for different setups and it was very informative and fun. Very generous of you to make available and...
  7. Re: Success - First time Building Super, Bottom Board, and Entrance Reducer

    They will definitely do the job, and cant beat the price. Really inspiring. If you are worried about those knots you can put a bead of wood glue around them, in and out and you won't have to worry...
  8. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Sign me up, please. Very generous prizes.
  9. Thread: Molly

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    Re: Molly

    Thanks for sharing that experience, it was nice to read. It is important for me to be reminded that there is a lot of good around, even though at times there doesn't seem to be. I am sorry for your...
  10. Illegal Chinese honey importing case is still dragging on after years.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-19/how-germany-s-alw-got-busted-for-the-largest-food-fraud-in-u-dot-s-dot-history#p1
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    Re: Help With Creamed Honey

    It did say. Between 5-10%, it emphasized not less than 5% and not more than 10% so as not to get too large a crystal size.

    My questions are what do you grind the honey in to get the starter...
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    Re: beekeeping HOA restrictions question

    That is really amazing! Congratulations.
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    Re: beekeeping HOA restrictions question

    I wouldn't think you could win on this one, not even an observation hive. All they have to say is they have to represent everyone in the HOA not just a few who agree on opposing a bylaw. It could...
  14. Re: Can you show the bees a nectar source by taking some there?

    Oh yeah I'm sure it would be a lot of time and work. I would think there would be a lot of variables also, which hive, type of bee, weather, distance, time and so on that would effect the outcome, so...
  15. Re: Can you show the bees a nectar source by taking some there?

    It would be interesting just to find out if they could find their way back to the hive if they hadn't flown from there to begin with.
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    IT'S ALIVE!! Very cool. How did you get it to spin so freely and smoothly. Is it pivoting on the threaded rod? Great job.
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    Re: Ticked off bees

    Last weekend I helped a friend add supers. He just put up an electric fence after a bear got into two of his hives a week or so earlier, when I got the lid off one that had been tipped they went full...
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    CCD Research

    An interesting article on CCD.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2013/06/22/the-harvard-scientist-linking-pesticides-honeybee-colony-collapse-disorder/nXvIA5I6IcxFRxEOc8tpFI/story.html
  19. Thread: Fogger

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    Re: Fogger

    Has anyone tried, or does anyone know if you can use a fogger safely to admin a solution of oxalic acid for mite control?
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    Re: Smoker Fuel.....pine needles

    Brown dried pine cones work well also.
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    Re: What exactly does honey bound mean?

    Thanks. Excellent answer.
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    What exactly does honey bound mean?

    What is it, and what does it look like, and what should you do about it?

    Thanks
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    Re: ALERT!!!! Supermoon this weekend!!!

    That's awesome. Thanks for information I hope the weather clears up here to be able to check it out.
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    Re: New split, dead queen after about a week

    I'm not 100% sure. When I split the hive there wasn't any sign they were going to supercede or swarm, no queen cells, the hive had some room to grow. When I introduced the new queen to the original...
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    Re: Queen swarm cell in newly received nuc - what to do?

    I'm no pro, but I don't think you have to worry about one qc. I guess it is multiple qc's is when you worry. From what I've read and seen in posts on this site up to 6-7 qc's can mean they will...
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