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    How long does it take? Will the queen come out...

    How long does it take? Will the queen come out too? If i put a hive next to the entrance will they move into that ?
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    Hive extraction

    I have a hive located in a building where demolition is not a real option. What is the best way to get them out and save the hive. I thought of adding a tube with a conical escape and putting a...
  3. Thread: Good News

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    Good News

    This is a link to my local news channel. Its nice to see honey getting good publicity.

    http://wtnh.tv/blogs/index.php/anchors/2007/12/04/give_your_child_honey
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    They are carpenter ants.

    They are carpenter ants.
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    Carpenter Ants

    Last night I looked into one of my friends hives and found the bottom board below the screen to be infested with black carpenter ants. He said that he broke the hive down a few days before and...
  6. Thread: CCD solved ?

    by Donniebee
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    CCD solved ?

    Probably have already been made aware of this but thought I would post the link to a news source.

    http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/43163/story.htm
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    The supers I pulled were all 5 1/2" frames. I...

    The supers I pulled were all 5 1/2" frames. I think the water content in the honey is real low. We processed 6 supers and on some of mine the honey was very difficult to spin out of the frames....
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    Arent honey bees on the endangered species list? ...

    Arent honey bees on the endangered species list? someone should send that to the DEP besides killing the honey bees, burning chemicals should be fine. I fat fine wouldnt have him laughing anymore.
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    Honey super WOW

    I extracted honey yesterday and thought that the supers were really heavy so we weigh one, in the super with 9 frames fully drawn the total weight was 55 lbs. I was amazed beacuse I have always read...
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    Sticky: Large swarm from hive. 5-29 06751

    Large swarm from hive. 5-29 06751
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    Sticky: Sorry Zip 06751

    Sorry Zip 06751
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    Sticky: Sometime around May 5 to 15, didnt see them but...

    Sometime around May 5 to 15, didnt see them but half the hives gone and freshly emerged swarm cell with a new queen is what I found yesterday.
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    They make the Queen

    I have a couple of real strong hives and one that I believe is queenless, and has been for a couple of weeks to the best of my estimation. I was thinking about pulling a couple of frames from a...
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    I dont think I will be staying up all night to...

    I dont think I will be staying up all night to take out the bear. I have planned to put up a permanent wood fence with an electric fence on the outside of that. I have already contacted the DEP...
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    No bear last night !!! I am beginning to worry...

    No bear last night !!! I am beginning to worry about those supers. But I also have a big freezer.
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    Thanks for the input. Maybe soon CT will open up...

    Thanks for the input. Maybe soon CT will open up a bear season. I put up a 4 strand electric fence tonight and covered the wires in peanut butter. Didnt think about bacon. But maybe tomorrow. Thanks
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    Bear last night

    I have heard of bears in my area of CT but have never seen one. I have my three hives on stands with legs buried in the ground and then the hives are strapped to the stands. Well last night the...
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    Plastic Frames/Foundations ?

    I am thinking once again of adding to the number of hives I already have. I was thinking of moving new hives to all small cell foundations. And also thought about using Plastic frames/ foundations....
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    It was 3 degrees this morning here in CT. Last...

    It was 3 degrees this morning here in CT. Last saturday it was 50 degrees. I cant wait for spring. All three of my hives are alive and well. I put on feeders a week ago when it was in the 40's but...
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    Most lumber yards will run the engineered joists...

    Most lumber yards will run the engineered joists for you to determine the proper size and model. I would say that for 18' you are looking at 11 7/8" deep joists. I would also say that 2 x 12's...
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    I had a hive swarm about 1.5 months ago. They are...

    I had a hive swarm about 1.5 months ago. They are building up pretty well, but they have nothing for stores. I have another hive that it swarmed from which as far as I can tell is queenless and has...
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    I have found a wax moth larva between my screen...

    I have found a wax moth larva between my screen and the bottom board. From my inspections i have found no evidence they are into the comb or hive, but my worry is about the winter when the bees...
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    I used bee quick and was very pleased. All bees...

    I used bee quick and was very pleased. All bees out in 2 minuted. I brushed of the few remaining. The only thing about the fischers bee quick is that the fume board should be warm, leave it in the...
  24. Thread: Requeening

    by Donniebee
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    It appears that she would have enough space to...

    It appears that she would have enough space to lay. They are not honey or pollen bound. I put her in last night and did check the apiguard at the same time, Almost gone after only 36 hrs. We have had...
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    http://www.chemistrystore.com/oxalic_acid.htm

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