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  1. Discarding drone pupae in fairly large numbers in foundationless live

    Hey guys!

    Just looking for some input on this behavior...It's 70+ degrees here in NYC and I went up to add an extra super since the bees are bringing back lots of pollen. I noticed a lot of dead...
  2. Re: The more I keep bees, the less I think I know...

    I'm not a first year beekeeper but in a way I'm beating my chest over my bees thriving because it goes against what a bunch of other beekeepers are insisting is an absolute truth. I'm not beating my...
  3. Thread: One "Tip" Wonders

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    Re: One "Tip" Wonders

    I think Michael Bush's website is the single most informative resource on the web. Also, giving bees some foundationless frames seems to make them happy. They get to make all the drones they want...
  4. The more I keep bees, the less I think I know...

    This season has been kind of strange to say the least. Wacky weather aside, my bees have held up really well, with plenty of food stored away. I honestly am surprised by all of the folks talking...
  5. NYC: Winter Beekeeper's Mixer in Brooklyn! Thurs, Dec 10th

    Come join the Backwards Beekeepers of NYC on Tuesday, December 8th (7-10) at 61 Local for a Winter Beekeeper's Mixer!

    Celebrate winter and BEES with some folks that really know how to...
  6. Backwards Beekeepers of NYC: Our 1st Meeting...Please join us!

    This Summer, Kirk Anderson came out to NYC to show us youngsters how it's done. As a result, a NYC chapter of the Backwards Beekeepers was born.

    Our first meeting will take place THIS THURSDAY at...
  7. Re: Kirk Anderson from the Backwards Beekeepers in Los Angeles is coming to NYC July

    Haha, well right after the event at Eagle st they are hosting an ice cream social to raise funds for the farm. We will be headed out to the farm shortly after for beers and bee chit-chat! No beer...
  8. Re: Kirk Anderson from the Backwards Beekeepers in Los Angeles is coming to NYC July

    This weekend! If any beekeepers in the Catskills read this, we will be up near Shandaken Mon-Wed and stopping the the Hudson Valley on Tuesday to see some of Sam's bee yards so if anyone wants to...
  9. Re: Kirk Anderson from the Backwards Beekeepers in Los Angeles is coming to NYC July

    Thanks for the move! Sorry for the misplaced thread.
  10. Kirk Anderson from the Backwards Beekeepers in Los Angeles is coming to NYC July 9/10

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    Re: Rooftop hives: advice sought

    I keep bees in NYC on rooftops exclusively.

    Heat is less of a problem than you may think, though you will get a significant amount of bearding going in the hottest months. Make sure you've got an...
  12. Estimating the amount of forage in urban areas....

    Has anyone here had any experience with this? Last year I got a map indicating street trees in Brooklyn by species and it's helped a lot in determining what my bees are likely foraging on, but what I...
  13. Beekeeping Gab-N-Guzzle in Brooklyn NY Tomorrow (4/19)

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191315774245035

    Time: Tuesday, April 19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location:The Bedford: 110 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, NY

    Come out to the BACK BAR at the...
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    Re: Installing packages in bad weather HELP/HOWTO

    Do it. Quick and dirty. Get someone to hold an umbrella. Get em in there fast, close em up. If the weather is lousy outside there is a less of a chance that they will abscond, that's the good news.
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    Re: where are the bees

    The folks I'm ordering through heard a two week delay and then heard NOTHING. I think a bunch of us here in NY are expecting we won't get any bees at all. I've got two high profile hospitality...
  16. Re: Just watched a video of someone using some sort of seeds in a smoker? (what?)

    Thanks! I usually used dried mulch, burlap (untreated) and old christmas trees that i leave out in the yard all winter. I've never seen anyone use seed hulls (who has a bunch of seed hulls lying...
  17. Just watched a video of someone using some sort of seeds in a smoker? (what?)

    I just watched this video of some novice beekeepers performing their first acquisition of a feral colony and during the video, they light the smoker and ther are what appear to be SUNFLOWER seeds in...
  18. Thread: Olivarez bees

    by MegP
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    Re: Olivarez bees

    I've got a couple of hives with Olivarez queens and they made it through a NYC winter really well. They looked kinda puny when I got them and it took 'em a little while to get going but I have to...
  19. Thread: Dead bees

    by MegP
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    Re: Dead bees

    Exactly the same here in NY: half of my bees are dead (5 hives of 10). Just as described above. I'm resisting the urge to buy southern-bred packages from here on out. Already committed to two and I'm...
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    Re: Electric Fencing Recommendations

    The hives themselves will be flush against the back of a barn, facing a south eastern tree line. There would be nothing available to a bear to climb on, and the bees will be there for as long as they...
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    Electric Fencing Recommendations

    Hey everybody!

    Hope winter is seeing you all cozy and well fed. I am going to be splitting my time between Brooklyn, NY and the Catskill Valley...I'll be starting a few hives up there and since...
  22. Re: NY: Workshop on Swarming with Sam Comfort 10/10 in Brooklyn!

    I'm going to hive my HD flip camera there so as long as I can get someone to hold it while we talk, there should be a video!
  23. Re: NY: Workshop on Swarming with Sam Comfort 10/10 in Brooklyn!

    UP! This is today at 2 p.m. Hope to see some of you NYC beeks in attendance!

    <3M
  24. NY: Workshop on Swarming with Sam Comfort 10/10 in Brooklyn!

    Hi folks!

    On Sunday, October 10th Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiaries will be coming down to Brooklyn from the Hudson Valley to talk about next season's swarms! We'll be talking baiting and catching...
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    Re: Phasing out a TBH?

    If you would like to come see it, let me know. It's at a rooftop farm in Greenpoint, BK.

    I think the real issue for me is that the person who gave me the hive didnt include a follower board so...
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