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    Yeah, honey I have plenty of from the dead hive. ...

    Yeah, honey I have plenty of from the dead hive.
    The old capped cells I saw were worker brood, but they looked like they were quite old, possibly from late last fall. I opened a few up and there...
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    No, the dead hive only had bright yellow pollen,...

    No, the dead hive only had bright yellow pollen, half of which was moldy. Almost all the bees coming into their own hive had "pollen" and there were only a few going into the dead hive. Plus right...
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    There's no pussy willows out yet. Ours usually...

    There's no pussy willows out yet. Ours usually don't start producing pollen until April. I'm not sure if there are other beekeepers around here. It's a pretty rural area, but I guess it's possible....
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    Yeah, I was thinking of splitting the other hive....

    Yeah, I was thinking of splitting the other hive. When's a good time to do that? April maybe? Should I switch some frames from the dead hive with the live one, or just transfer some frames over from...
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    Now that I think about it, I believe I've heard...

    Now that I think about it, I believe I've heard of bees bringing grain dust or something of the sort into the hive when pollen is not available. Any chance they might have been collecting it from...
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    pollen at this time of the year?

    It was warm out today in CT, and I went out to see my hives. My one hive that has survived the winter had a bunch of bees flying around it, and I watched them for a while. I soon noticed that a bunch...
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    one dead hive, is it safe to reuse?

    Well I haven't posted in quite some time, but thought I should post now to ask about one hive of mine.
    Both my hives were purchased last year and started from nucs. They were all carniolan bees.
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    Thanks for the information. I was just out again...

    Thanks for the information. I was just out again checking the hive. I went to see how the bottom brood box looked. It had some older brood and honey. I think the problem may not be as bad as I first...
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    Some problems with one hive

    I was just out checking the hives. One is doing fine. They've started filling up the supers with honey. They had started late since I hadn't realized the bees were reluctant to go through the queen...
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    I think one hive's queenless

    I noticed a bunch of bees sitting on the face of one hive today, so I decided to put the first super on to that hive to give the bees more space. After I was done with that, I checked on the other...
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    Hmm.. Interesting. Well, I really can't prove...

    Hmm.. Interesting. Well, I really can't prove that the penny helped, since I have noting to compare to, so who knows. There's probably a bunch of different variables in something like this like how...
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    I got stung today when I shook my hand when a bee...

    I got stung today when I shook my hand when a bee landed on it. I got the stinger out and then my first thought was to try the penny (I always have change in my pocket). I held the penny on my finger...
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    I just installed my two nucs yesterday. When I...

    I just installed my two nucs yesterday. When I checked on them today the bees had were nearly finished with a side of one of the frames I checked (I didn't check them all). A few bees had started on...
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    I got a folding square veil with a white plastic...

    I got a folding square veil with a white plastic helmet from Brushy Mountain. Then I thought we might need another if someone else wants to be around the bees with me. I ordered the round veil and I...
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    Yeah, I know the wasp was never actually dead....

    Yeah, I know the wasp was never actually dead. But some things do seem dead and can come "back" to life.
    I know a lot of organisms like certain fish or insects have a natural antifreeze in their...
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    Oh I was just thinking of the Coke commercial the...

    Oh I was just thinking of the Coke commercial the other day. We saw it on TV, (though I've seen it before, I really never thought about it) and my dad said "Why doesn't the polar bear eat the...
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    bringing bees back to life

    Well, this doesn't really all have to do with beekeeping involving honeybees, but anyway. Today I went out on our balcony in the early evening to look at the moon with my telescope. It was below...
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    Ah, I was going to ask the same question. I'm...

    Ah, I was going to ask the same question. I'm starting out in CT with 2 hives also. I knew about the mites but wasn't sure about wax moths and beetles. No bears on our farm though, deer and turkey...
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    or incorrectly. oops.

    or incorrectly. oops.
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    I researched the Crate BT25. I found a lot of...

    I researched the Crate BT25. I found a lot of good reviews about it and you people recommend it. I put it on my list of items to look for.
    How much difference is there in the sound using active or...
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    I was thinking of bee movie too. I just like...

    I was thinking of bee movie too. I just like logic and facts. There's too many people that are ignorant about what would seem to be common knowledge (read some Darwin awards). Maybe if cartoons were...
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    beekeeping vocabulary used wrong

    Until I actually became interested in beekeeping, I'd heard that the workers in a bee hive are called drones. I've heard that multiple times in the past. Now I know drones are only the male bees. I...
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    My mom knows a place nearby that sells used...

    My mom knows a place nearby that sells used guitars. I may be able to find something there if I look. Would anyone recommend a combo amp? It seems to be practical for something like just playing at...
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    Bass guitar

    Does anyone here play bass guitar? I've been thinking about guitars lately (too much Guitar Hero 3). I'm not really much of a guitar player, but I've been using one of our acoustic guitars and...
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    Milkweed

    How do honey bees like milkweed? We have some large patches of it in our field that I've told my my dad to mow around. Every summer it's covered in insects. Bumblebees, wasps, giant 2 inch hornets,...
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