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  1. Re: Is it just me, or is everyone else having to feed their bees this year?

    Goldenrod is blooming already...going to be a long autumn...
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    Re: Distance between hives?

    I have racks that hold 6 hives each...4-6 inches apart...no problems. Have duel 1" reflectors at each entrance, mixing colors for each set of hives.
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    Re: on placing capped queen cells

    When a queen emerges, as long as it is virgin, she has to feed herself. They workers will only take care of her every need AFTER she has been mated. If hatched into a cage and left there, she will...
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    Re: Not a bee pest but still a pest!

    The tick you found on you is not the tick you get Lyme Disease from. The ticks that transmit it are deer ticks which you probably wouldn't be able to see as they are a lot smaller than the type you...
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    Re: What's the reason for this?

    Sounds like you either have an infertile queen or a laying worker. Can merge it with the good one for now and later get a queen and make a split, or get a nuc with a laying queen and merge it with...
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    Queen Rearing...

    Attending a Queen Rearing course at Penn State this weekend...anyone here going to it...?
  7. Re: Bee Poop in Neighbours Yard, Need Help... Please

    You could try getting a 40gal horse trough and placing it close to the hive for a water supply, that's what I do with mine in 2 locations with a 5 gal one with mineral salts in the water. Make...
  8. Thread: Slatted Racks?

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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    I have them on all my hives (20) and I have no idea if they are better but to me, I figure it keeps the bottom of the comb further from the drafts that may develop as they also all have SBB. Thats...
  9. Thread: Hi.

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    Re: Hi.

    I hope this isn't it... http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/01/03/zombie-fly-parasite-killing-honeybees/
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    Re: Drone frames for medium super...

    Thanks guys....
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    Drone frames for medium super...

    Anyone know if they make the plastic drone frame for 6-5/8 mediums and where I might get them if they do...? Thanks....
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    Re: Swarming today...in Pottstown, PA

    By the time all was done, they were finally housed in the hive after 4pm, and yes, I had spread a few drops of lemongrass on the landing area and 4-5 drops in the hive proper...

    Dennis
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    Swarming today...in Pottstown, PA

    Hey,

    Very exciting day today...came home around 10:30 to a swarm in progress. It was totally amazing, everyone should see one of these. 20,000 bees flying within 10x10x20' envelope that you...
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    Pa pollen in mid-Feb...?

    Howdy all, bees are out in numbers today and a surprising number of them are coming back with a light yellow pollen with them, full beads. Can't see anything but they sure did find a stash. Moved...
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    Finger's Crossed, no losses yet...

    Well, opened all 4 hives up today. The 2 3deep hives still strong but the 2 deep hive was quite small now. Almost all of their capped honey/sugar water is gone, added some fondant and protein sub...
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    Re: Beeginner in Phoenixville PA

    Welcome to the site and beekeeping...its a lot of fun and very interesting, doing and reading...
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    Re: Hello from Philly !

    Welcome, another Pottstown kinda beekeeper, last year was my first year. Very interesting year, learned much and had a lot of fun.
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    Re: Dadant Winter Patties ?

    They have it on-line...search for winter patty.
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    Re: Home made queen excluder

    1/4" = .25...too large 3/8" = .375...way too large 3/16 = .1875...don't know if that'd be close enough...
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    Re: Who makes the best frame feeder?

    I have used the Mann Lake Pro Feeders most of this year and have only ever found 1 bee dead in the ladder...I like them, the 1-1/2gal size is what I have.
  21. Re: How long/generations before a queen is "Localized"

    Local in people is born and raised there...ergo, a locally bred queen would be born and raised in the locale, preferably from overwintered stock, just to make sure they can take the climate. And if...
  22. Re: If THIS doesn't help, I'm blaming the Dragon Flies

    The Hive and the Honeybee pp 178 - figure 2 - bees can not see in the red region
  23. Re: If THIS doesn't help, I'm blaming the Dragon Flies

    Don't know if the red ones will work, my understanding is bees can't see red...
  24. Re: I have to KNow has anyone else seen this behavior much ?

    That bee should apply for an airport security job...
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    Re: Entrance feeder for TBH

    Howdy...newbie but what I did was use an entrance feeder when I started them back on May 8th. I had a false back with a cutout for the large entrance feeder from Brushy Mountain, 1/2 gal size. Had...
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