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    Re: sounding off from dirty jerz!

    hey, welcome-sorry cant answer your email question- but lots of go info here
  2. Re: Consequences of climate change on plants, pollination, and bees

    the natural world has always been, and always will be, in flux- and people of all stripes use "global warming" to further their interests. I am certainly no scientist, but I don't think human beings...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    Thanks Cotton- springtime taking the long way around here in the NE-I see everything from bluebirds & robins, to coons and possum, scratching around for a meal this year. In a way i'm glad it...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    All of you guys were right on the money. She came back last night, and really finished what she started the night before. Tore the supers rght out from under loader bucket, and ratchet straps....
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    I hear you on getting the fence up as soon as possible- thankfully there is a wealth of bear fence info on this site, and because I would like to get to 50 or so hives in next few years, I am def...
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    First winter, so learning everything all the time, but 2 things stand out: 1)let them keep Majority of fall stores, and 2)ventilation- I suspect after thousands of years, they may be pretty good at...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    yea I figured that- actually have the bucket from the tractor resting on top of the hive-short of gnawing a hole in the hive I should be alright for a week til I get time and money to get a correct...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    Oh yea, and congratulations on you're being an official apiary
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    I'm not that old, but typing this makes me feel that way: What happened to common sense in this country? It seems a lack of it entitles one to millions of dollars.....for sheer stupidity. And the...
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    Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    Incredibly lucky this happened during this little mild spell, considering how this winters been. Found supers, and frames scattered in a 20 foot "debris field" this morning. And surveying the damage,...
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    Re: Merry CHRISTmas!!!

    Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year to everyone, and their hives!!
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    Re: finally a positive post from me!

    happy to here your girls are hanging in there; I understand your anxiety too, whenever I take a peak at the hives and find a bunch of dead ones just outside the entrances, I got that weak feelng in...
  13. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    I empathize with you being distraught over losing your bees. I am also new at keeping bees, and just about everyday I go and put my ear to my hives and listen for that low steady hum. and am thrilled...
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    Re: Why did you start to keep bees?

    even though I was born and raised in the concrete jungle of Brooklyn, I was always into outdoors, wildlife, and, especially the ocean- after 20 years in the fishing industry I moved away from the...
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    Re: getting a little anxious. a lil help please

    trottet-i am pretty close to you, over in Long Vallley, and my bees are still pretty active during the day with relatively mild temps for Oct-still bringing in some pollen (though I don't know from...
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    Re: Where are the butterflies?

    not familiar with any particular species, but I cannot recall a year where I have seen them in such abundance as this summer
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    girls just started bringing pollen in again last week, not a bonanza by any means-but nice to see something coming again- didn't see much in from joe pye weed, hoping the GR and loosestrife build up...
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    Re: The Most Amazing Gift of Life.

    thay was a really cool story-nice to see someone who takes pleasure in the moment
  19. Thread: Harbor bees

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    Re: Harbor bees

    I lived and worked in Montauk for quite a few years-just thinking there must be a pretty good amount of forage compared to the rest if Long Island, and I guess your comment kinda answered my...
  20. Thread: NJ Newbie

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    Re: NJ Newbie

    gotcha- I wonderedbout that as there are so many NYers here
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    Re: another NJ new guy

    thanks lazer and Nature, I am presuming you mean turnpike-I am way west of it, rt80 would be closest at exit 30
  22. Thread: NJ Newbie

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    Re: NJ Newbie

    Hey, whats up Just53! I am also new to beekeeping, and will probably be asking a lot of those same questions you are talking about. When time allows I read way back in the Welcome forum and find...
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    another NJ new guy

    Hi everyone! I would just like to thank everyone that posts here for the wealth of info I've already gained. I can't recall anything else that has captured my interest, and enthusiasm like...
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