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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    one of my one week old hives swarmed while doing yard work today 5/2/2011 11:00 am in Townsend Ma
    And its too high up for me to get
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    Re: New Package Install

    I went out to see what the problem was... severe robbing issue. the feeders were almost empty to the other 3 established hives. They were fighting it out. So I filled the other hives with food &...
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    Re: Mason or Honey . . . need an ID

    Looks & sounds like Miner bees. They look like a honey bee but are slightly different in color. Some are yellow with grey/Black some can have a bluish tint. My girlfriend had me come over to her...
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    New Package Install

    Hey Folks

    I have a question, I just installed a new package about 2 hours ago into a hive with drawn out comb. The queen is still in the Queen Cage in the hive but they are swarming to the tree...
  5. Defenders of Wildlife sent email to ban clothianidin

    What is everyones thougt on this subject?

    I received this from Defenders of wildlife on my facebook today.


    Stop the pesticide that's killing bees.

    www.act.credoaction.com

    Honey bees...
  6. Thread: soap recipe?

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    Re: soap recipe?

    I add 2 tbsp of honey per one lb of melt & pour soaps with fragrance I also add 2 tbsp of my own melted bees wax to the soap. I melt the beeswax in the microwave (be careful not to burn it, as it...
  7. Thread: Beary P O'ed

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    Beary P O'ed

    This weekend my family went to White Mountains in NH and Sunday we went to Clark’s Trading Post Home of Clark’s Trained Bears http://www.clarkstradingpost.com/ The bears and new babies were soooo...
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    Re: ? RE: Placing Hives on Farmers properties

    Thanks Rocky,
    I agree with your comment about seeing the excitement on the kids faces being reward enough. I have my own access to a power point projector which is a very good idea. Thanks for...
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    Re: ? RE: Placing Hives on Farmers properties

    Thank you everyone for your input. I appreciate it ! I think I will go with having these home groups view bees with an observation hive and they can watch 3 of my hives from my large picture windows...
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    ? RE: Placing Hives on Farmers properties

    I have a few farmers that asked me to place hives on their property for pollination of crops.

    Do you charge for this service and if so how much? Do you charge per hive? Do you require...
  11. Re: Need help with HOTTTT HIVE & Hive with @ 6 frames of bees

    Thanks Michael

    You , Ray Marler & Bershire bee have been a great help with providing me with options for this hive I really appreciate everyones help. I'm going out in an hour to start working...
  12. Re: Need help with HOTTTT HIVE & Hive with @ 6 frames of bees

    Sorry, stings went to my head :doh: Fumagilin-B for nosema in sugarwater and apiguard placed in the hive.
    Thanks everyone for the help.
    Hive 2 is definately queenless.
    Because I like punishment...
  13. Need help with HOTTTT HIVE & Hive with @ 6 frames of bees

    Talking about ticked off!
    Hive One doing GREAT tons of bees, brood honey and great productive queen. The hive is super gentle do not even need a suit as long as smoker is going.

    Hive 2...
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    Re: BeeMax Hive question

    Thanks Jim :D
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    BeeMax Hive question

    Has anyone used the BeeMax hives successfully? Also, what are your thoughts on these hives?

    Thanks for your help
    Eileen
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    Re: How to save hive hit by a bear?

    WOW....:eek: a mouse? sounds like crawdads!!! :lpf:
    After being hit I put up an electric fence baited with bacon tied around the wire and no more problems. (also my redbone hound was helpful as a...
  17. Re: Killing slugs without harming bees (Diatomaceous Earth (DE)?)

    non iodized salt. Slugs almost destoyed all of my lillys and I used salt with no iodine. worked like a charm
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    Re: How to save hive hit by a bear?

    The same thing happened to me last year, momma & 2 cubs wiped out my 3 hives. My bee numbers were low but I was able to prepare them for winter. I let them raise their own queen because there were...
  19. What order do I put frames of Honey & Drawn comb in Hives

    My 3 hives died off this winter and I pulled all the frames with honey and drawn comb and stored away so they would not be robbed by feral bees. My 3lb packages are coming April 28th. What order...
  20. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    Grimbee
    Sorry to hear that. It is so sad when this happens. The hard part is not knowing what went wrong! How long have you been keeping bees?
  21. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    Hi CedarHill

    Thanks for your response. Funny you mentioned the Nucs in Billerica I just found them just before you sent your post. Im still waiting to hear from them. I am going to try to...
  22. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    Hi Jeff
    Thanks, Yes it is a tough year. Sorry you lost some also. I still have honey for you to try out from fall. I loved it, so yummy :)

    I need to figure out what to do next. I ordered my...
  23. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    Hi Jeff
    I think it may have been recently because I have had bees flying on the warmer days in January and even recovered a few in the snow on my deck thawed them out and returned them to the hives...
  24. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    I used apiguard & Fumidil B in the spring and in the fall. Temps were in the 60's while treating. the 2 new hives were treated 2 weeks after putting packages in the hives. This year I did not wrap...
  25. Thread: 3 Hives Dead

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    Re: 3 Hives Dead

    Hi Mike, The queens were Italians all 3 from Georgia
    my hives were treated in the spring of 2009 and fall 2009 with Apiguard & treated for Nosema with Fumidil B. I treated all hives while the...
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