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  1. Thread: One More Beek

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    Re: One More Beek

    Welcome, sounds like you have a great opportunity with land and resources
  2. Thread: Hello all!

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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome, share you experiences and ask questions as well,
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    Re: New Bee hobbiest.

    As mentioned, 2 hives to start, ( or more) and get acquainted with local bee club to have some one help when they only answer needs to have a pair of eyes and hands involved, WELCOME, we all started...
  4. Re: Experience with double front blue jeans and a bee jacket?

    i have a pair of roundhouse brown bibs i work in all the time, wear that with a jacket no problem- or if just doing light manipulations long sleeved denim shirt with veil and jeans
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    Re: Other uses of an external jar feeder.

    It will work, lots of different containers are used, with super or deep (depending on their height)covering them; with them being set on hole over inner cover
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    Re: Another one bites the dust

    I would freeze, getting some warm days occasionally and you dont want to pick webs out from wax moth ( not that you could). That drawn comb is a great jump start for next bees. You suspect mites,...
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    Re: Drone escape on pollen trap

    As far as pollen traps, Sundance wins hands down- use it and now leave yellow and brown ones in shed- give 2 of them to friends, (let them learn the hard way-then I'll tell them about Sundance) no...
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives?

    Dr Tom Seeley stated on hives closer than 50m (about everyones) drifting was determined to be up to 30%- so different colors, shapes painted near entrance , etc may help with drifting
  9. Thread: Newbie, sorta

    by wvbeeguy
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    Re: Newbie, sorta

    welcome
    30 years has seen some game changers, but grab couple of good books, check with state apiarist for treatment recommendations and youll be back in the swing of it in no time
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    Re: Apps or Ideas for recording bloom cycles

    check out eversweet apiaries website- they have some nice charts for bloom times, pollen colors and sources......
  11. Re: time to checkerboard/open brood nest in southern Ohio?

    would definately wait, we still have rest of winter (thru March for me) to expect. Mid April for me to checker board- and then use any pulled brood frames for splits. Accomplish 2 goals, relieve...
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    Re: uncapped honey what to do

    keep it frozen until a few days before you need it, set it out, then put it on, good to go
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    Re: second check on the bees this winter

    if they have a half patty left I would just keep check on them. Add as needed, too much patty and SHB will love you. This is the time of year we all get anxious- bees have made it so far and we cant...
  14. Re: Checker boarded, but not like Walt said, he didn't read the article

    not sure what is being done. Checker boarding is to prevent swarming- by pulling brood up the nurse bees goes up - which relieves congestion and the empty comb or foundation provides space for queen...
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    Re: second check on the bees this winter

    sounds like you were well prepared for a first year beek. if you find a large amount of bees on top of frames when you crack the inner cover then you may need to start feeding, sugar blocks, mountain...
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    Re: Just became a member

    welcome to the forum., guess we are all obsessed or we wouldnt be on this computer as much. Hope your bees are doing well in this unusual winter so far
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    Re: OAV and Feeding SUB

    Since it forms small crystals inside hive I think i would treat without patty inside, although it probably would not hurt them. JMHO
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    Re: First hive died. :(

    Flower planter has you on track- pull frames and check when you get to cluster area- not unusual for there to be brood under there. with our wacky winter so far - many feel queens laid more than...
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    Re: Solar extractor?

    Dadant still sells wax foundation-- understanding that each pound of foundation uses 6-8 pounds of honey to create that is entirely your decision. on a smallhobby scale it may not be a consideration-...
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    Re: Natural Apiary Jacket - any feed back ??

    dont know that vendor- i switched from cotton to ventilated jacket last year- what a difference- any breeze and you can feel it thru jacket- no stings thru it - got at Brushy Mountain- little more...
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    Re: Brand New Beekeeper

    Welcome
    The Marion county beekeepers are a great group of people, go to their meetings, they will help you every way they can, I am about 2 hours south, Mark
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    Re: Does June / July Nucs survive ? NJ

    have a couple of friends in NY that started with nucs last week of july 2014- I was skeptical , but they poured syrup to them, got them into double deeps by October, shimmed and fed sugar cakes over...
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    Re: Probably starting over next year

    GOOD NEWS, hope it works for next couple of months, would make sure their is a sugar block on top, if they are near there now and temps drop thwy wont go back down to other stores. Bees generally...
  24. Re: Package Question - expanding with spare drawn comb

    Yes, use them, queen has been caged for several days and the drawn comb will give her instant access to start laying again.
  25. Re: Winter Feeding partially capped Frames of leftover honey

    Vdot
    my mix is
    4 lbs of sugar
    1/2 teaspoon of citric acid
    skimpy 2/3 cup of raw vineager (with mother)

    mix in wifes kitchen aide mixer (she is not happy about the smell)
    form in 6x9 pan...
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