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    Re: How many hives are "enough"?

    In our area, I don't think you would have any problem getting rid of a few spare queens or swarms. There are always folks looking for bees, and regardless of your experience, they would be glad to...
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    Nurse Bees in Overwintered Hives

    Where do the nurse bees come from in overwintered hives? Do the older bees have the capability to return to brood feeding bees?

    I though that only young bees had properly developed...
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    Re: Split low on bees

    Build yourself a shaker box.

    Nail a queen excluder on the bottom of a old hive body. Put the box on top of the hive you want to add brood to. Shake the bees into the box, the queen will get...
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    Re: Where's the pollen coming from?

    I had pollen coming in today. First of the year.
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    Re: Can I move the Queen to make a split?

    Sure. Take the queen, some open and some emerging brood, some honey and pollen and move them away.

    If you want the foragers, move the old hive away and leave the queen and new hive in the old...
  6. Re: Moving Frames Around and Other Newbie Questions

    Hi John, fancy seeing you here.

    I'm assuming you're using 10 frame boxes.

    Right now, I would avoid separating the brood with undrawn frames. Once it warms up a bit more (warm nights) you can...
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    Re: Where's the pollen coming from?

    Pussy Willows, Silver and Red Maples should all be in bloom now.
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    Re: Ok..Tell me what you think.....

    You're going to want to move your chair much closer.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    The first is always the best.

    A word of advise though. You don't want to be extracting outside. Every bee in the neighborhood will be in your face.
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    Re: Condensation solution suggestions?

    Ventilation is the solution to condensation.

    You need a top vent.
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    Re: Greeting from Greenfield Center, NY

    Hi Linda,

    You have a very active local club: http://adirondackbees.org/

    You are also near an excellent beekeeping supply company: http://www.betterbee.com/?gclid=CJb65uDy87gCFUmi4AodQUUAFg
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    AI Root 45 Frame Extractor

    A friend just purchased a property with a large garage that was a honey house.

    There are two old Root J-45 extractors built with a single motor and speed drive system for each machine.

    Other...
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    Re: Making undercut hand holds on bee boxes

    Does your blade have too big clearance on your table insert? It's hard to see from the picture, but a zero clearance table insert should help.

    It might also be from lowering the work into the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Heres the swarm on the flag I got yesterday.

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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a swarm today, clustered on an American flag in an office building courtyard. Lowered the flag to within reach, shook bees off into cardboard box. Flag never touched the ground.

    Hived and...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 27

    Niskayuna, NY 12309
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    Re: They love my seedlings.

    They have plenty of water. I have a chicken waterer out and they use it quite a bit.

    I just filled it with potting soil. It seems they like that better than the rocks I have in it now.
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    They love my seedlings.

    My bees are all over my seedlings that I put out to harden yesterday. It looks like they're getting water.
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  19. Thread: Split question

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    Re: Split question

    I would have reversed if there was no brood in the lower box.

    I inspected last weekend here. In all my hives, the brood nest was getting filled with nectar and there wasn't much room for the...
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    Re: Hive Beetle in Connecticut??

    I've had them for 3 years.
  21. Thread: Split question

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    Re: Split question

    I'm in NY also and there are no drones flying around here yet.

    I do have drone brood and I saw a drone in one of my hives, but I would wait a couple of weeks before making any splits.

    Unless...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    NY 12180

    First Dandelion
  23. Thread: Bee Pants

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    Re: Bee Pants

    I wear jean and they work just fine.

    I would get another jacket.
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    Re: Ok, so here's what I did... Splitting ;-)

    Do you have drones flying yet in CT?
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    Pollen in NY this morning

    44 deg and sunny. Pollen is being hauled in. It's about time.
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