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  1. Thread: swarm

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    Are you guys in NY seeing late swarming activity...

    Are you guys in NY seeing late swarming activity this year?

    I'm usually over by now, I went through my hives yesterday and today. I lost a swarm from one yesterday, hopefully prevented one from...
  2. Thread: Swarm Question

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    Well I had my first swarm. I knew we had too much...

    Well I had my first swarm. I knew we had too much rain and the girls had nothing better to do.

    I did manage to catch the swarm, so all is not lost. A couple of questions about the parent hive.
    ...
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    22 years call FF, 5 years beekeper, NH.

    22 years call FF, 5 years beekeper, NH.
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    Wow I thought I was asking a simple question ...

    Wow I thought I was asking a simple question smile.gif .

    Thanks for all the replies, I will check with my insurance agent. I did get insurance for the bees and products, it will be interesting if...
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    I have a lady who has requested bees for...

    I have a lady who has requested bees for apitherapy for her arthritis. She has been doing this for many years and would like to get them locally. She has been buying them from California and paying...
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    Bob, I'm about 2 hours Northwest of you. The...

    Bob,
    I'm about 2 hours Northwest of you. The weather we have been having is fine for opening them up. I had noticable fresh pollen coming in today, probably from pussy willow.

    Once you open them...
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    Hillside, I bet it could be done in about 5...

    Hillside,

    I bet it could be done in about 5 years or less. Just think how we, as a country, ramped up for WWII. We need that same thinking here. We could do this if the government wanted this....
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    Hillside,

    Hillside,
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    Hillside: Unfortunately, there have been some...

    Hillside: Unfortunately, there have been some studies that have shown that the yield from current oil crops results in a situation where there isn't enough arable land in the US to supply bio-diesel...
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    BB, How are you making yours, did you get one of...

    BB, How are you making yours, did you get one of those home refineries or have you devised your own. With #2 headed toward $3.00 a gallon I might like to make some here.
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    >?? What do you mean, "bamboo are still...

    >?? What do you mean, "bamboo are still flowering"?<

    I think the real name is Japenese knotweed. It looks like bamboo and has lots of late season flowers and nectar. It is invasive, and many would...
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    Last Saturday I re-queened 2 of my hives in...

    Last Saturday I re-queened 2 of my hives in preperation for winter. When I checked the release today I found one was accepted and laying, the other was not welcome and is gone.

    In the one that was...
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    Answer to question number 3. I wouldn't be to...

    Answer to question number 3.

    I wouldn't be to concerned, my wife has been questioning my sanity for the last 18 years smile.gif , she hasn't found that lawyer yet, but I suspect she has looked in...
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    Do a search for "Propolis Tincture" I beleive...

    Do a search for "Propolis Tincture" I beleive they use vodka or gin. Place the screen in the alcohol and warm in the oven, every once in while shake the container. I beleive the warm alcohol will...
  15. >wonder how long before I can see evidence of the...

    >wonder how long before I can see evidence of the bees making a new queen

    I just loaded my observation hive yesterday morning. Tonight they have a queen cup started. If you had eggs in the split...
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    >so what I did was put my hive by the tree's and...

    >so what I did was put my hive by the tree's and about 20 yards out is a creek. Nice open field with plenty of wild flowers, is this a good location????

    It sounds good, but I am unsure what your...
  17. Thread: Flavored Honey

    by NHbees
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    Thanks Jim, well said! I read the post...

    Thanks Jim, well said!

    I read the post yesterday and didn't think it was worth a reply, but your response hit the nail right on the head.
  18. Thread: Robbing?

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    >I guess the questions are is that reducer too...

    >I guess the questions are is that reducer too big an opening for a brand new package, and do fighting bees (if they're being robbed) roll and tussle for a while or is it a quick wrangle and...
  19. Thread: Flavored Honey

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    I am thinking about experimenting with the...

    I am thinking about experimenting with the different freeze dried fruit flavors that you can add to honey.

    I know you can add the flavor to creamed honey but i was unsure about liquid honey. Has...
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    March 30th in Hancock NH, first good flight day...

    March 30th in Hancock NH, first good flight day (58-60 degrees). Bees bringing in grey pollen probably pussy willow, and some orange pollen not sure from what.
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    Last weekend I was able to listen to Allison...

    Last weekend I was able to listen to Allison Skinner talk about studies they have done in Ontario on "organic" mite control. The NH Beekeepers Association invited her as the guest speaker at our...
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    <I feed for about 6 weeks or so before I make my splits / divides.
    I make them up 2 - 3 weeks before the main spring flow / swarm season.
    All capped brood and one frame with eggs and lots of room...
  23. Thread: Escape boards

    by NHbees
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    >See how we track the bottles here:...

    >See how we track the bottles here:
    http://www.bee-quick.com/rpt3/noc.html<

    Jim,
    This is a sure sign that you have way to much time on oyur hands. Good thing spring is coming and the beeyards...
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    I just finished building my OB hive yesterday. I...

    I just finished building my OB hive yesterday. I used the plans from the site as a basis and made one change. I put doors on both sides of mine instead of the slide in glass.

    The plans were OK, I...
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    >You could also ask one of the guys that saps...

    >You could also ask one of the guys that saps about where the soft maples are at and when they bud out.

    Thanks for the advice, the sap buckets are out, but we are in a cold snap this week so no...
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