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  1. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    So sad. And during NAtional Pollinator Week, no less. :pinch:
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    Has anybody noticed any adverse effects on the bees? I am considering trying this for one of my garden hives this year because I like the natural look of it... are there better alternatives?
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    Lost two out of three. One was borderline going into the winter, the other started building up brood in January and dispersed so many bees they froze. I'm hoping the third hive makes it through all...
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    Re: Hello from New England

    Hi Beestacie! You've chosen a great pursuit. I am looking forward to starting my 4th year of beekeeping this spring, and teaching my new bees how to cheer for the Red Sox! Welcome to the forum -...
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    Re: What would you do?

    There is another option. You mentioned this hive was a split, so you have another hive. If the other hive has some barely-drawn frames, I'd swap them for 2-3 of the honey frames from your...
  6. Thread: Pants

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    Re: Pants

    I'm a big fan of Duluth Trading Co. firehose pants for women - tough, durable, and comfortable. They make a men's version that they call "Ballroom Jeans" which are a little looser in the crotch...
  7. Re: Two queens... and they're getting along?

    Thanks - that's exactly what I just did. Out of curiosity I inspected the hive and there were over 20 queen cells between the top and bottom deep, plus 2 that were already open which I assume just...
  8. Two queens... and they're getting along?

    Just wandered past one of my hives whilie walking the dog and noticed a strange sight... two queens hanging out on the "porch" with their attendants. And they were not fighting. Guessing some queen...
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    Re: Hello! From South East Virginia, USA.

    Welcome from Northern Virginia!
  10. Re: US Customs Restrictions on Ethiopian Honey

    Also - my guess is even if it's being shipped to the US rather than hand carried, there would still need to be a customs form provided when the package is presented for shipment. CBP can always opt...
  11. Re: US Customs Restrictions on Ethiopian Honey

    Hi MES613, I had to look this up for myself because Iw ill be visiting a bee "farm" in Africa in November and also wanted to bring some items home. Here's what it says per the Customs & Border Patrol...
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    Re: Frankenstorm

    Here's what my girls did this morning :lpf: We're about to head out and drive some 2x4's along side the hives to (hopefully) keep them stable. And no, I didn't leave their entrance barricaded :no:...
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    Possibly 2 Queens... what to do?

    While pulling supers yesterday, I noticed a queen that was on the top of my queen excluder, desperately trying to get down below it (I'm guessing she was trying to hide from the sun). I didn't want...
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    Re: How to help them cool the hive?

    Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that... I have some makeshift "walls" up to block the sun, as long as we don't get any gusts around here they should be ok. I just went out and filled a large...
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    How to help them cool the hive?

    I'm in Northern VA and we are experiencing I think the 14th consecutive day with temps above 95 degrees. In fact, today is supposed to top off around 105. So what can I do to help the girls keep...
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    Goldenrod Honey: Take it, or leave it?

    While doing my first inspection of the season recently, I was surprised to find several frames of what I presume to be Goldenrod honey (lemon yellow cappings, we had an extended goldenrod season in...
  17. Evicting bees from an overwintered super

    I made a rookie mistake last year and ended up leaving a super on one of my hives. There wasn't enough in there to harvest, and I honestly didn't know what else to do with a partially filled super,...
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    Help for a struggling hive

    I started two hives this year. Hive #1 is busting at the seams with bees, honey, pollen. Hive #2 was off to an amazing start in the spring but began to falter in July - I suspect the queen was...
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    Re: Honey Bound?

    Hi again - I just wanted to give everybody an update in case others find themselves in this situation... I took the advice of Alpha6 and swapped some 100% honey frames with some undrawn frames from...
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    Re: Hi, from La.

    Welcome - I'm a newbee too and loving it so far! I hope you find it very rewarding.
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    Re: Anise Hyssop Sighting

    I just returned from Lowe's and there were several anise hyssop plants on CLEARANCE!!! So I picked up a few - $2.25 apiece instead of $9! They definitely (in my opinion!) stunk up the car on the...
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    Re: Honey Bound?

    Yes, I put a super on 3 weeks ago when the top deep was about 7/10 full, and they haven't drawn out a single cell yet. I did have a queen excluder on originally, but removed it yesterday given the...
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    Honey Bound?

    I started my first hive in late March from a 3# package. It was remarkable how quickly the colony drew comb and the population exploded. By mid-April the hive was going gangbusters with so much...
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    Hello from Northern Virginia!

    Hi everybody - new NOVA beek here! Just started 2 hives this spring from packages and I'm completly fascinated with these amazing creatures! I've been lurking around the forums for a while learning...
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