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  1. Thread: dead bees

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    It could be the problem. I couldn't get into the...

    It could be the problem. I couldn't get into the frames in the bottom super because the bees were just too ornery on my last inspection. They were a nasty hive. I checked the top super and it was...
  2. Thread: Midnite bees

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    Hi, I was in search of midnites also. York no...

    Hi,

    I was in search of midnites also. York no longer carries them. I have used search engines and followed up on all listed suppliers on this site. I'm really curious as to why no one seems to...
  3. Thread: dead bees

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    Thanks for all the response. I get the feeling...

    Thanks for all the response. I get the feeling losses in the northeast will be high this year.

    It looks like I need to get to a workshop on proper treatment of my hive. All the books I have are...
  4. Thread: dead bees

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    I tried fumadil B but they didn't take it in the...

    I tried fumadil B but they didn't take it in the fall. The bottom super was pretty empty the top super was very heavy ( I could barely lift it). It was completly full of stores going into winter. I...
  5. Thread: dead bees

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    I have lost my only hive this winter. Today ws...

    I have lost my only hive this winter. Today ws the first day I felt the temps were warm enough to check. They are all dead. This wasa very strong hive going into the winter. There is plenty of honey...
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    I forgot to answer one of your questions. The...

    I forgot to answer one of your questions. The capped cells are mostly along the sides. I didn't see any cells hanging on the bottoms. The middle cells a basically empty except for one or two really...
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    Thanks for the reply. I did not see any eggs. I...

    Thanks for the reply. I did not see any eggs. I was looking very close but could not see any little tiny white specs at the bottom of the open cells. This doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any, I...
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    I posted a few weeks back about cold weather and...

    I posted a few weeks back about cold weather and that I lost one of my hives. Well the hive pulled through and so did the queen (starlines). Many of the bees did die and the brood was chilled. They...
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    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately it doesn't...

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately it doesn't matter that much anymore at the moment. One of my hives died last night. The temps here have been cold and rainy for a week and below freezing at...
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    I checked my two new hives for the first time...

    I checked my two new hives for the first time yesterday. Everthing looks good except there was as an exceptionally large cell, or maybe two, right in the middle of the brood on one frame in my second...
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    I have two new hives each about 3 weeks old. The...

    I have two new hives each about 3 weeks old. The queens are laying nice patterns of brood and have filled about 3 frames with brood and some honey. In addition the bees have used an additional 2-3...
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    I have started two hives with packages one week...

    I have started two hives with packages one week apart. The first hive refuses to take any sugar syrup. I am giving them a 1:1 syrup and they haven't touched it. They are very busy and I see them...
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    I promised I'd post how things turned out. Thanks...

    I promised I'd post how things turned out. Thanks to these replies I got 3lbs of carnolian bees from Alden Marshall here in New Hampshire and I took a chance and ordered a 5lb package of midnites...
  14. Thread: plastic foundation

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    This is my first year of beekeeping. I am ready...

    This is my first year of beekeeping. I am ready for my bees to arrive this spring and can't wait. I do have a slight problem (maybe). I recently purchased frames with foundation already laid. I...
  15. Thread: feeding

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    Thanks for the reply. Should I wait until there...

    Thanks for the reply. Should I wait until there are two full brood Chambers? Did the bees have any honey stored in with the brood?

    lav
  16. Thread: feeding

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    How do you know when to stop feeding the bees in...

    How do you know when to stop feeding the bees in the spring? First year for me.
    Lav
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    Thanks for the help, I'll follow up on the leads...

    Thanks for the help, I'll follow up on the leads and post how it turns out. Lav
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    I am brand new at beekeeping and plan to start...

    I am brand new at beekeeping and plan to start with a hive this April. My father-in-law has kept bees and is helping me get started. I have the proper set up, but have discovered I can't get bees...
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