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    Re: Extracting from a hive after winter

    Bumping this post to this year as I have the same scenario/question.

    Should I extract the honey with some in its crystalline form or heat up the frames slowly to re-melt the honey before...
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    Re: HopGaurd

    i simply have to ask... whos gonna know if you use this in a state that doesnt hae the exemption yet for your backyard hobby hive!
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    Re: BeeMax Hive Top Feeder with comb

    Ive had ants chew into the foam to find their way through to the syrup. My packages got a late start, and even with that in mind Im wondering if I should just abandon the feeding entirely. Through...
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    Re: Beemax moisture problem

    my styrafoam beemax feeder now has ventilation... because ants drilled their own holes right through near and along the tops!!! A contributing factor was my neglecting to monitor the feeder from...
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    Re: installing packages into medium huve bodies

    with that in mind i have two questions. When should i add the second medium hive body? And when that time comes, I should put it underneath the one that's building up now?
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    Re: entrance reducer

    Yes I am feeding them from the top and I think there is plenty of food out there now. Heat is one of my concerns so I think I'll switch to the medium opening.
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    Re: entrance reducer

    i just installed my first three packages. On two hives I have the entrance reducer set to the very smallest opening; on the third I have it set to the opening that is just a few inches.

    I tried...
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    Re: installing packages into medium huve bodies

    Thanks all for the replies. And Kevin I love your signature. I used to say something similar when I was a flight instructor and I am sure it applies to beekeeping as well, went something like this:
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    Re: installing packages into medium huve bodies

    I meant HIVE bodies of course!
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    installing packages into medium huve bodies

    I iwll be installing my package bees saturday.

    Do I initially just use one medium hive boday and frames or start with two? Most examples i see out there are using deeps so I better not be to...
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    Re: package delays at Betterbee..

    thanks for the replies (so far). feeding wont be a problem even if i have to.

    Pete, i am starting on plastic foundation as well. When you say you switched to wax did you do that for ALL of your...
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    package delays at Betterbee..

    the three packages i ordered at Betterbee now cant be picked up until June 4th.

    My question is, in this upstate NY area, how late is tooo late to install packages and have a healthy colonies going...
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    Re: Ordering from Betterbee

    well like i say i better cross my fingers then and keep it simple with just the packages. i just hope the pickup date doesnt move back further...
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    Re: Ordering from Betterbee

    im new and i felt i was running out of places to order, and i just ordered my very first 3 packages to pick up inlate may. Now I read this. I guess i better crss my fingers and hope fr the best. I...
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    Re: Behind the curve in upstate NY

    betterbee is taking orders for packages to be picked up 5/27. is that too late to start packages in central NY?
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    Re: Behind the curve in upstate NY

    i drove to and bought my hardware from dadant.. nice drive. betterbee is closer.. thanx for the lead.
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    Behind the curve in upstate NY

    I am beginning beekeeper in Oneida County, NY. I purchased medium boxes and frames for three colonies... boxes are built and im about to assemble frames. I fell behind in getting this hobby off of...
  18. Re: Get started right with FREE record keeping software

    Im new.... and looking forward to your app. 'Cloud' computer use.... online apps and online storage is absolutely how its gonna be done in the future if not already. Youre approach is on he right...
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    Re: Masonite for inner cover

    I am assembling three hives with the Dadant masonite inner boards. Just to be certain, is the shiny side supposed to be facing up?? The Dadant instructions are not clear.
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    Re: queen excluder - material

    Thanks everbody for the responses.

    I purchased the metal excluders and it seems like folks are happy with them. On to the next thing...
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    thanks for the tip. ill wth for that book used.
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    Beekeeper Handbook

    http://www.amazon.com/Beekeepers-Handbook-Third-Alphonse-Avitabile/dp/0801485037/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296589125&sr=1-1
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    yeah I am aware of that complication. Deep/medium... package/nucs. I could hem and haw through an entire year and i decided to commit! I am not opposed ot packages if I cannot find medium nucs...
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    Thanks John. I do have a great book from Cornell, and this site and others are filling in the gaps (as well as adding to the variety of advice).
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    queen excluder - material

    Composing my first purchase of three hives.

    Queen Excluder- Dadant has wood, metal and plastic. Wood is most expensive why would i use it. Plastic is least expensive why WOULDNT I use it, and lets...
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