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    Re: Sugar Dusting

    I use the PS technique, something I Learned pretty quick was to use a simple screen board to put over the top of the open box before I shake the sugar. I made mine from an old canvas art frame and...
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    Hive placement by the sea

    Hey bee-sourcers,

    I have the opportunity to place some hives on a property with a small vineyard and a 2-3 acres of fruit trees. It is in a well to do, somewhat high income neighborhood, so lots...
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    Fall split risk?

    Anyone in the new England area split hives in the fall? What is your usual time frame?

    Is this even an advisable thing to do?
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    What to do with a dead out?

    I am coming out of my first winter and two of my hives died, sad but I'm trying not to dwell. I have a few questions about what to do next. The pictures I attached show three things that I need some...
  5. Re: Now I understand why NOT to open a hive at night!

    I have a bad evening experience myself. I heard from an older bee guy that its all about the older field bees being home. They are more likely and eager to sting compared to the younger nurse bees....
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    Requeening?

    So I installed a package in the spring and they haven't filled out three mediums yet. They seem to be doing fine other then population. I have been feeding them which seems to have helped. But I am...
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    Re: Beekeeping bucket

    Adam- A metal pail is a great idea. If I had one I would use it. Fire is kind of the reason I added the smoker shelf. Carrying a hot smoker and the bucket and usually a feeder, or a honey super is a...
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    Beekeeping bucket

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    I customized my tool bucket to hold my smoker this afternoon. I can't wait to get it out in the field. Anyone else have a custom rig to carry their tools in. Share a pic.
  9. Re: The Order of the Combs - Does it Matter (to you)?

    LOL!:lpf: I googled Hozzle, because I thought it was some beekeeping thing I hadn't heard of and this was the first result from urban dictionary:

    Hozzle -
    A fat overwight lebanese man , who eats...
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    "I'll take the rap for my bees"

    An interesting time for bees to swarm in this article. Is it common for a nuc to swarm?

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/escaped-bees-bring-a-visit-from-the-police/
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    Swarm Delay Baseball game

    Cool story about bees delaying a baseball game.


    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/03/swarm-of-bees-delays-play-in-giants-diamondbacks-game/1#.T7ZONFIw2Hg
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    Re: Did I carmelize the syrup?

    The picture isn't great but it was definitely a tint of yellow. What I plan on doing in the future which seems to be the most common method is too boil the water first then remove from heat and...
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    Re: Did I carmelize the syrup?

    I thought the same thing this spring when I made my first batch of syrup. If you search you might find my thread. I fed my bees with it and all has been fine. I would say unless it is really brown,...
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    Re: Bee hive stand legs?

    I just screwed the legs straight to the stand. I am thinking I will have to modify it to be stronger.
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    Bee hive stand legs?

    So I constructed my own hive stand and attached legs made of 2' pieces of 2x4 to get it off the ground to avoid animal intrusion. I was wondering if the weight of the hive might end up being too...
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    Overwintering in the New England area

    So I spoke with a beekeeper in Mass yesterday and he said that he had never had very good luck overwintering Italian queens in the New England area, and suggested that if I had the opportunity it...
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    Re: Hiving a NUC after sunset??

    My little beekeeping experience has taught me that working bees at night is not fun. If you can wait, I'd wait. I went out to re-queen my bees at night and the bees crawled and burrowed everywhere. I...
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    Africanized bees in CT?

    This is a link from my local news. Probably no africanized bees, but rather just some scared neighborhood people. I'll be paying close attention to why a beekeeper refused a swarm. What do you all...
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    Chornicle of my bee adventure

    So my hive is a bustling source of activity today. I really have enjoyed every beekeeping activity I have done so far. I also have been chronicling major and minor events on my blog. If my fellow...
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    Re: HELP! My queen flew the coup

    So I got a new queen from the supplier on Tuesday and installed here that night. Which posed an interesting challenge being that I didn't get to my hive until 9 at night. I'll just say I won't be...
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    Re: Frame of eggs

    I installed a queen from the supplier of my package. Things are looking good so far, thanks for the advice.
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    Re: HELP! My queen flew the coup

    I went this afternoon to see if the queen returned. I inspected the hive pulled out the few frames with bees on them and didn't see any queen. Its possible she was hiding somewhere. Although there...
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    Frame of eggs

    My queen flew the coup. I was hoping I could find a beekeeper in the southern New England I could buy a frame of eggs from so my new package might rear their own queen. Please send me a PM if you are...
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    HELP! My queen flew the coup

    So yesterday I installed my first package. All went rather well even though I was stung about 6 times. I read somewhere that giving the queen a day with the cork in in the hive was good to make sure...
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    First time bee survey

    So I just finished my first install. It was AWESOME! Really it went as scheduled. I started without gloves and was stung almost right away on the thumb so I slipped on my gloves and went to work. I...
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