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  1. Thread: Drifting

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    Re: Drifting

    That is good news I was concerned that the small cell bees would somehow change to larger bees but I guess as long as the foundation(small cell) stays the same there would not be a problem
  2. Thread: Drifting

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    Drifting

    I ordered small cell bees earlier this season assuming my present hive would not make CT's tough winter. Well they made it and are doing okay. I live on a little less of a quarter acre and the only...
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    Need to re queen?

    I am wondering if I need to re queen. I inspected last week and there still wasn't a lot of brood and the queen was just walking around the frame, not laying and none of the bees seemed to be tending...
  4. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    This may seem like an obvious tip but when removing your boxes place them on top of your inverted telescoping cover. Bring an old t shirt and lay it on top to keep away any unwanted bees. I also keep...
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    Re: weak hive or slow buildup?

    Thanks Oldtimer for the clarification as far as the feeding I had tried a hive top feeder and an inverted jar. They did take some but not enough where I had to refill it. Always ended up dumping it...
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    Re: weak hive or slow buildup?

    The bees do seem to be acting normally. They are flying and bringing in pollen. Their wings look good too. I do not see any crawling and struggling. The inside of the hive smelled normal. The outside...
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    weak hive or slow buildup?

    This is my first year I was able to over winter my hive. I inspected today and did not see the queen even though she is marked and I usually can find her. I did see her last week. There was some...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    May be a dumb question but if there is lots of stored honey do you still need to feed syrup?
  9. Re: Spring inspection showed hives full of "honey"

    What could be some of the problems? I had honey left over which I thought was a bit much because we had a long cold winter. They barely ate any of my candy. I am not sure if I should remove it but I...
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    Re: 42 degrees; got bees

    Yesterday here in CT we received about 6 inches of snow and the week before bitterly cold temps. Today temps were in the upper 40's. My bees were flying. Checked the candy board and still had plenty...
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    Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    Not sure if it's allowed but which supplier did you get your bees from? I am going to order carnolians this weekend .
  12. Re: State of the Bees - Marla Spivak , April 2014

    Thanks for sharing. I found it to be very informative.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I made the sugar blocks according to the recipe minus the essential oils. I did not add those because I wasn't sure how much. I was afraid I would add to much or not enough to have any impact. I am...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks for the clarification. I will give it a try this spring.
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Thanks Greg, I am going to try this. Just to clarify,you feed this straight to the bees as is.
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I am still new at this. I would like to treat with the essential oils and have heard about mixing with the sugar syrup. My question is how much of the oils and sugar syrup do you use? I am afraid I...
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    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    This is my first year with Carnolians and I was surprised of their calm disposition.
  18. Re: Help me get through my first Indiana winter.

    I also was told with a package that mites wouldn't affect first year packages. Let me just respond by saying they were wrong. I lost my first hive due to mites over the winter. Besides it is good...
  19. Thread: Robbing

    by Tjsegla
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    Re: Robbing

    One more question regarding the robbing screens: How do the drones get kicked out in the fall or how do the bees remove any debris?
  20. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I read the Vicks will confuse the robber bees but not the bees from the hive. The robber bees seem to be only interested in the honey scent and the Vicks Vapor rub confuses them while the hive bees...
  21. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I have two deeps with a honey super along with what I thought was a strong hive. I will get the robbing screen. Would I leave it on for the rest of the season or is it something that stays on for a...
  22. Thread: Robbing

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    Robbing

    This morning around 8:30 a.m. I noticed my hive was being robbed. I know it was robbing because of the fighting and the enormous amount of bees flying in. We immediately threw a tarp over the hive...
  23. Thread: Cleaning super

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    Cleaning super

    I hope to be brief and still make sense. I have a medium super that I extracted over the winter after losing my hive which I intended to put on my new bees to clean it up but one thing led to another...
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    Re: Know this type of flower?

    It looks like a clematis. Look up Curl-flower to be more specific
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    Re: observe bees is super slow motion

    That was quite impressive
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