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    Re: Best way to treat a swarm for mites?

    I have two nucs made up from my two over wintered hives. One nuc is now in a five frame double deep.
    the other in a single five frame deep. I plan to treat for mites with maqs and am wondering if i...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I had a pleasant day. Clean up supers and set out two swarm traps. My koi fish came out after spending three days
    hidden under the stone ledges. The bees come to the sandy beach i made for them....
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    Re: June mite treatment threshold

    getting off o.a. treatment i use mite away quick strips. i am planning on treatment this week on my two hives that i overwintered
    i have made two nucs from them that are booming. i plan to split...
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    Re: Is it normal to not react to a sting?

    For me its the unexpected jolt from the stings i get. doesn't hurt long at all
    Its the itchies and the hand swelling that gets my goat.
  5. Re: From install thru 1 month. Random pics

    nice pictures. get your supers ready. there is a heavy flow in your area now. good luck
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    Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

    ky mike thanks for posting ohio state site. great info. there about bee keeping.
  7. Re: Hanging on the porch; do they look like they're up to no good?

    Yes Newbee. i will have to pay close watch for that. Lots of bees fanning at entrance now.
  8. Re: Hanging on the porch; do they look like they're up to no good?

    HI I doubt swarming. when its hot out my bees hang out on the hive front. It happened a few days back.
    Yesterday i reinstalled my quilt box where the inner cover goes. took all the wood shavings...
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    Re: Nurse bees bear hugging queen cage

    Rebaxte, i set up a 5 frame nuc almost 2 weeks ago. with no queen in it i hoped the bees would make queen cells to get a new queen. they didn't make any. they had a louder than normal buzz going on...
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    Re: First sting ever

    Working with out a veil with my brother i got a mild sting on my cheek. not bad at all. 3 hours later my brother calls to see if the sting hurt or got swollen. I said no not at all as I rubbed the...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    MY first year having bees survive. the 2 seasons before i had single hives lost to robbing and starve out . i installed 2 pkgs. last april. i studied Rusty, Lauri and Mike Palmer. and Beesource...
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    Re: Mann Lake Commercial grade deeps

    I have had good luck with the budget grade deeps and shallows from them. they fit very well.
    I would contact them they are a good outfit.
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    Re: Pollen in MA in late november

    yesterday my ma. bees were out getting pollen also. There were so many it was just as you describe, summertime. the temps were 50ish. they were the bigger older ones. maybe their last lifetime chores.
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    Re: Fall Harvest

    I was told my dark honey like yours was from knotweed. And its delicious.
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    Re: mowing around hive

    MY hives are 2o yds from the patio. Its a jungle of tall weeds and wild blackberry bushes growing within a foot of each hive.
    The clearest spot is behind the hives that get trampled down for hive...
  16. Thread: Hive Lift?

    by mike martel
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Brandy, I went looking on the Grangers catalog under hand trucks and dollies
    They have a brand called Magliner There is an assortment of material handlers
    and adapters you may be interested in....
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    I have a small koi pond about 22ft x 16ft. and 2 hives 20 yds. from it. birds were swooping down snatching bees.
    A heron was flying over the pond licking its chops. I went to the hardware store and...
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    Re: Starting w/ foundationless frames & nuc

    Me too, thanks Michael
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    Re: Met a great beekeeper!

    i have enjoyed John Pulta's website. A darn nice fellow, who loves to help beekeepers.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    oh boy, i was just wondering if you pull a deep vacuum on the honey, would it turn to a near solid?
    hmmm. maybe sometime will try it.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    if you knew a hvac guy you could pour into a pressure cooker and he hooks up his vacuum pump
    it would be bone dry in 24 hours. too bad your so far away from here.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    i too got stung today on top of my bald head, twice. i have two hives about ten feet apart. three feet
    at the sides of the entrance i have chairs set up for my viewing pleasure, checking for...
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    i like the northwest new jersey beekeepers assoc. web site for my bee education.
    they have recorded speaker seminars and good videos.
  24. Thread: Dark Queen

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    Re: Dark Queen

    wow she looks huge !
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    Re: Bee Old Wive's Tales

    just last weekend i went to my brothers home to check his hive for a possible split
    he has this one hive and pulls off a 5 gallon bucket spring and fall. the hive is going on 4 years
    this spring. i...
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