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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    LOL! You guys are great..... Much appreciate the help! :applause:
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    Thanks! Was my fear as well..... Had one land on my eyebrow but brushed her off before she could hit me.... Couple were in my hair as well..... Luckily the only hits I got were on my arms....... ...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    Know what you mean.... Normally I'm pretty calm with my bees but this completely caught me by surprise.... My wife was coming back from shopping about the time they hit me and laughed as I dropped...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    That makes sense.... Before they have a chance to really wake up and get rolling....;- )
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    It was definitely the mower that really set them off.... I went over to the hives later and they just ignored me as usual but when I was mowing I actually saw a couple of the girls trying to sting...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Thanks! Makes sense..... Was in a hurry to mow to try and beat the rain that was expected for today..... I know I was sweating buckets so I guess I should not be surprised that the girls were a...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    LOL! That would certainly catch my neighbors interest.....:)
  8. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I like plastic foundation (PF100 series plastic frames) as well.... Have traditionally mixed them with foundationless but based on Lauri's excellent work am strongly thinking about cutting out the...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Bees came after me when mowing the lawn yesterday.... Very much not the normal behavior for my hives so am pretty sure that we have started the dearth here.....
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    Mowing around the hives

    What a difference a couple of weeks make..... Was mowing the grass yesterday afternoon within about 10 feet in front of my hives and ended up with two stings.... Was amazed to see a couple of the...
  11. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Really appreciate you sharing all your work and observations Lauri...... Great stuff! :thumbsup:
  12. Re: Setting up foundation-less frames questions - Wedge Style Frames

    I overlap the edges of 3 sticks and secure with a half inch long set of crown staples . It doesn't have to be as strong as the top as long as there is something they can secure the comb to.,..
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    I have the maxant and find it extracts honey without any problem between the frames.... Well made and it was fairly local since I'm in Mass so I could pick it up at the home manufacturing site in...
  14. Re: Setting up foundation-less frames questions - Wedge Style Frames

    I am foundationless as well and have found adding a small strip (I use craft sticks) at the bottom of the frame for them to anchor the comb to helps ensure the comb is secure.... Other than that...
  15. Re: How to keep varroa at comfortable levels w/no chemicals????????

    Check this out.... It may help....

    Michael Bush Presentation at Palm Beach
  16. Thread: Honey Super ?

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    Re: Honey Super ?

    You might want to spray your super frames with sugar water just to catch their interest..... Sometimes they don't recognize the new space as available until you do something to get them to work it...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Rose of Sharon
    7/14/2014
  18. Re: I weighed my hives today....not at all what I expected

    Awesome! Thanks Mike!
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    Is this the scale? Cabelas 330 lb Digital Scale
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Still going strong here in Quincy MA..... Not sure what they are working but they still seem to be going strong..... Did see a couple of hives throwing out drones so not sure how long this will...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Winter Savory
    7/9/2014
  22. Re: What do u do with your honey supers after you extract?

    Not pollen but the protein in used brood cells.... If the cells never had brood then there should be no problem with wax moths.....
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    The honey gate does sit about half inch above the edge of the conical bottom as you describe.... After letting it drain down from the sides and tilting it to drain I guess there is roughly half a...
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    Another vote for the Maxant.... I have a 3100P and it is nothing short of awesome......;- )

    An extractor is a serious investment and if I am going to spend the money I would rather spend a bit...
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    I tried it this last weekend with two supers and thought it worked pretty well using the lowest setting on the heat gun.... Nice not to have to deal with the caps afterward.....
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