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  1. Re: red and orange liquid on the rear legs of a a bee or two

    I love the idea of coloring syrup to identify it. Any drawbacks to doing this?
  2. Thread: Dearth time?

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    Re: Dearth time?

    Yep I've been a little over confident. I've been trying to go low profile with the bee hive but my respect of the bees now outweighs my concern of the neighbors.

    I saw uncapped brood on that...
  3. Thread: Dearth time?

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    Dearth time?

    So is there a dearth on in northern NY? Watertown area? Went into the hive to to sprinkle them with some powdered sugar and they were ohnery. Before the sugar, as soon as I pulled a frame from the...
  4. Thread: Honey bound???

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    Honey bound???

    I know what honey bound is but what causes it and how do you prevent it? What do you do if you are starting to get too much honey too low in the boxes? Maybe I'm being a paranoid 1st year guy but I...
  5. Thread: Crazy comb ok?

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    Crazy comb ok?

    My first hive. I opened it last night to check it our before I leave town for about two weeks. There is brood comb between the top of the bottom box and the bottom of the top box. Brood in the comb...
  6. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    I know I probably won't get much if any harvest..... but I really hope I get at least a taste this first year.
  7. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    GOAL:

    1. Get a hive
    2. Get bees
    3. Get honey from said bees
    4. Eat said honey from said bees and brag about tastey it is and how cool I am for making my own honey (coercing bees into making...
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    Sugar-water or Sugar and Water

    So I keep seeing how people make syrup to feed their bees. Most of what I see is just sugar and water. Why not just give them sugar and a water source and let them make their own syrup? I'm sure...
  9. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    WOW! sounds like some great prizes.
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    Re: Beeswax prices?

    How much wax could one expect to get from say, 1x8frame med super?

    Cappings?

    Crush and strain?
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    Re: Wicking Feeder???

    That is the only down side I could think of. OH well, back to the idea well...
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    Wicking Feeder???

    Just thinking about feeders and I have not seen this idea so someone tell me what you think. From most types of feeders (hive top, inverted jar, even a division board feeder), could you run some kind...
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    Re: completely see through langstroth hives?

    I read the book by Mr. Langstroth about his hives and he talked about doing his hives with a glass box. Not sure if it worked or if this is even what he was talking about but he seemed to think it...
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Hahaha....I used to think I had to be the fastest or the strongest, now I'm happy just to keep up with the fast and strong guys every now and then. I'm good just to carry the M9 around the FOB. If...
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    10 Frame boxes are not square? See I didn't even know I didn't know that.
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    Re: 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Great discussion Folks! Thanks for the info. I'm sure I could lift a deep super full of honey and I am only planning on doing 2 hives (for now), But if I don't have to and the advantage outweighs the...
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    10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Same old argument??? I am going to get started this spring and I'm looking at which set up to do, all 8 frame MEDs or 10 frame deeps and supers. I think I understand the advantages and disadvantages...
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    Re: Traveling with comb honey

    Best bet might be to call the TSA at the airport you will be traveling out of and ask them. If they say it is ok, Get the supervisors name so you can refrence them in case the folks at the scanner...
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    Re: ESHPA, why aren't you a member?

    Where do I sign up? I know it exists but thats about all I know about them.
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    Re: Where do I put my hive(s)

    No HOA to worry about. We are going to put the garden about halfway between the house and the back fence. So we will probably put the hives in the same area. I like doing the paint a different color....
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    Re: Where do I put my hive(s)

    Interesting on the water. Very methodical planning to put up a random fence. Thanks for the ideas.
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    Re: Where do I put my hive(s)

    By "distinct smell" do you meanthe peppermint essential oil? Or something of the sort?
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    Where do I put my hive(s)

    Starting my first hive in the spring. I'm not sure where to put my hive(s). My yard is 1.5 acres with nothing on it except the house. No Fences, only (mostly dead) grass. the lot is about 75ft...
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    Re: Why did you start to keep bees?

    Fascinating thread. I too am planning on starting my first hives this spring when I get back from deployment. I heard a talk from one of my churces leaders and he talked about a lot of the things...
  25. Thread: bear attacked

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    Re: bear attacked

    I'm actualy kinda curious about the original question. Is that going to be a mean hive now? Will they calm down? What can you do to calm them down?
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