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    Re: My loss of bees!

    No I did not treat. Although many in our beekeeping group lost their bees this winter and do treat.
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    My loss of bees!

    I just posted a blog...lost my bees this winter. I believe my cluster was too small, perhaps due to a fall swarm?

    http://thewoodsygal.com/2013/03/14/unbeelivably-unfortunate-news/
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    Re: My little hive

    wow really...thats so FEW. The day these pics were taken we had ripped apart the entire hive down to the bottom...so I'm sure the bees were pretty darn PO! :)
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    Re: My little hive

    do you mean the cluster on my head?! :)
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    Re: Nice first post Tamara :)

    I have had a ton of views of my little gals...thanks so much everyone!
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    Re: Winter cluster generating heat

    I was unaware of this fact---very interesting and thanks for sharing!
  7. Re: Preparing for first hive, thinking backwards

    April is probably ideal. I couldnt get mine until this past mid-May and the flow was already on...I didnt have a choice with the supplier that I was going through though. I'm in northeast PA!
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    Re: Alergic reaction?

    Sometimes those dry roasted peanuts have a lot more ingredients in them than just nuts---could you be reacting to something else, like MSG?
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    Re: M Bush on Treatment-Free

    thanks! Watching this right now!
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    Re: Candy boards/fondant

    I do already have an extra empty super that sits on top with my feeder bucket. Temps are dropping and so I think my bucket feeding will be coming to an end. Andrew---when you say "properly prepared...
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    Re: Candy boards/fondant

    Whichever is healthier for the bees! :)
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    Candy boards/fondant

    My mentor uses these for the winter. This is my first winter with my bees (in PA). Does anyone have a recipe for making my own? DO I need these this first year? Any pointers or past posts that...
  13. Thread: purist

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    Re: purist

    wow..can't believe even linseed oil is a bad choice!
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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    I just posted a question about my hive and hadnt seen this discussion. I keep rocks on the top cover of my hive to help weight it down. Does anyone build a windbreak? ...this would probably be...
  15. Thread: Frankenstorm

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    Re: Frankenstorm

    What does this mean?! :)

    Stake through the hay bales?
  16. Thread: Frankenstorm

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    Frankenstorm

    So we have this huge storm due to arrive Mon-Tues from hurricane Sandy. We have 60mph sustained winds predicted and up to 8 inches of rainfall. I have one hive on the edge of our field. DO I try...
  17. Thread: purist

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    Re: purist

    nope, can you direct me to it? Hey...how is the weather for you on the coast today with Sandy?
  18. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    I am under the impression that first year honey should be left for the bees to overwinter, no? I was given estimates of them needing up to 100lbs just to overwinter.
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    Re: purist

    Thanks! I'm a new-bee as of this past spring!
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    purist

    I'm such a purist when it comes to food and eating healthy and have really been focusing on trying to avoid using chemicals on my bees. I'm really excited to read through some of these posts for...
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    Re: Nice first post Tamara :)

    I do try to kill whatever beetles I find.

    Also back in the end of summer I did go through and cut off all of my queen cells...per my mentor's mentoring. I was very afraid to do so in case I had...
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    Re: Nice first post Tamara :)

    Hi Lee!
    My frames WERE filled with brood in the summertime...now the brood is there but definitely more sparse. I do have some frames that looked filled though. We actually didnt see any...
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    My little hive

    I just got into beekeeping this year but am doing a lot of photodocumentation! Gearing up to overwinter as well. I just blogged with pics (had some queen cell issues this first year as well!) ...
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