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  1. Thread: Maine Losses

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    well, no honey is O.k....this is my 6th year with...

    well, no honey is O.k....this is my 6th year with bees, and the first where I even thought of maybe getting into extracting....what little they have made in the past I just gave back to them....I...
  2. Thread: Maine Losses

    by pegwillen
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    in Fairfield

    I only have two hives....went in last w/e for the first time, found one appearing to be queenless (I couldn't find her, nor was there any brood) but pollen was coming in; the other had a small amount...
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    hello...I have a bumblebee hive, and would like...

    hello...I have a bumblebee hive, and would like to know more about keeping bumbles...the American Bee Journal had a series of articles about bumbles, the 1995 July & Nov., and 1996 January & February...
  4. Thread: IPM crisco

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    I use a pastry blender to mix the shortening and...

    I use a pastry blender to mix the shortening and sugar...less mess in your hands.
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    hello...this upcoming winter will be my first...

    hello...this upcoming winter will be my first with bees...I live in Maine and have one hive...it will likely be 3 deep boxes, 1 is the brood box, and 2 with honey (I say 'likely' because the top deep...
  6. Thread: Chickens

    by pegwillen
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    I'm a little late on this topic, but try: ...

    I'm a little late on this topic, but try:
    www.backyardchickens.com
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    yes, I think the present queen is a drone layer,...

    yes, I think the present queen is a drone layer, most of the brood are bullet shaped, and have been since the get go...but since the bees have only been in the hive <2 months, until the first batches...
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    I too am a new beekeeper, I hived two packages...

    I too am a new beekeeper, I hived two packages the end of April...today I inspected a hive I hadn't been in for two weeks and found gigantic black bees that reminded me of horse flys (I hived...
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