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    I have a swarm catch box out now. How often do...

    I have a swarm catch box out now. How often do you need to reapply the 5 drops of lemonoil, should it be good for a month? two?
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    I have arthritis in my ankle, multiple...

    I have arthritis in my ankle, multiple injuries....long story.

    Anyway, I got into beekeeping 3 years ago and noticed a correlation to eating a tablespoon of honey a day and when I do not do it. ...
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    Make a small nuc. Is this one of Sams queens?

    Make a small nuc. Is this one of Sams queens?
  4. I have some dandelions out here in Red Hook, NY

    I have some dandelions out here in Red Hook, NY
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    Here is the problem. The cost was $25 for 3, not...

    Here is the problem. The cost was $25 for 3, not $27....
  6. Thread: Feeder Pigs

    by Bennyjeep
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    Little pigs you feed and then eat. Usually...

    Little pigs you feed and then eat. Usually 35-100 pounds or so.
  7. I did this. Wife came home and grabbed a knife...

    I did this. Wife came home and grabbed a knife to help.......
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    I bought about 10 medium boxes from betterbee...

    I bought about 10 medium boxes from betterbee earlier this year. They are VERY tight. I had already assembled and painted so I figure it's not even worth mentioning to them.
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    Dutchess county. About 10 minutes from...

    Dutchess county. About 10 minutes from Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge.

    Jim
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    same here

    I have had problems getting equipment also. I am now anxiously waiting for a queen to be shipped and I fear the same dreaded outcome.....any day now....for weeks on end.

    Jim
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    I've got pigs and bees. The pigs are the kids...

    I've got pigs and bees. The pigs are the kids 4-H projects. No problems here, last year the hives were about 10 feet away from the pigs fence.


    Jim
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    I agree on the guinea's, I have them because they...

    I agree on the guinea's, I have them because they eat ticks. The ticks on my property have taken a HUGE hit. I do not find that many anymore. I also found an adult rat, dead in my coop that I...
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    I have never wired frames before. This is only...

    I have never wired frames before. This is only my second year and the started kit I bought came with all pierco frames. I am going to try starter strips this year. However, this discussion reminds...
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    Thanks all for the comments. They do help a lot....

    Thanks all for the comments. They do help a lot.

    I really do not know too much about starter strips and I think I may try that and see how it goes.

    Jim
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    Second year plan....please comment.

    OK...our first year went great: 1 hive, no major issues, lots of honey. Created a nuc from that hive and both seem heavy and healthy heading into winter. Minor problem with SHB.

    I have high...
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes it was really nice...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes it was really nice today. All the buds are finally starting to open up. We did our first official inspection today. We found the queen, we marked her when we got her. ...
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    When to remove entrance reducer

    I put my bees in the hive last week. Everything is brand new. So am I. I went to look at them today and they are flying around like crazy. Looks great. I have the entrance reducer on that has...
  18. Thread: Condensation

    by Bennyjeep
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    I got my Bees from betterbee. Thanks for all...

    I got my Bees from betterbee.
    Thanks for all the advice. I had about 1/2 gallon of syrup in there, and it was cooled down before I put it on. The condensation was on the bee guard and it was on...
  19. Thread: Condensation

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    Condensation

    I picked up my first package of bees this past Saturday. We installed them and everything went great. We checked on the queen today and she has been released. I have a top feeder on from...
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