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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Sunday, May 30, 2010 - Milton NH ... Discovered that our hive (the only one of two Russian nucs purchased spring of 2009 that survived the winter) had a swarm in a small tree above the hive today.) ...
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    Too Cold to order foundation?

    Hello Folks ~

    I was just putting together my bee supply list and I was wondering about the shipment of foundation this time of year. I know the suppliers say that the foundation will be shipped...
  3. Thank you, tecumseh! I asked my husband to...

    Thank you, tecumseh!

    I asked my husband to pull out an old microscope we have in storage somewhere - so I'll read up and see if I can see anything. It's worth a try I guess! My biggest fear is...
  4. Wow ~ you can tell I'm new since I never thought...

    Wow ~ you can tell I'm new since I never thought of LOOKING for a problem first. I am already using a SBB but will probably now do BOTH sticky board and sugar roll.

    Thanks for the response, I...
  5. Heading into the fall…newbee questions..

    So far my first nuc colony is doing wonderful! I have so many pictures and have gotten so much enjoyment from them! I’m planning on ordering two more nucs in the spring! :) I love them! :)

    Now...
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    Pics of my bees - my first hive!

    Today my husband went out and did our first 'full' inspection of the nuc colony that we got at the end of April. Although we are novices, we are pretty sure we didn't see any signs of disease or...
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    Hived my first nuc!

    Here are some pics ~ I really appreciate the info I got from everyone on this site! I couldn't have done it otherwise....along with the support of my husband! (taking the pics!) :)
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    Wow! I love your site. Thanks for posting. :)

    Wow! I love your site. Thanks for posting. :)
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    Thank you for posting. I am active with our local...

    Thank you for posting. I am active with our local town boards here and I will keep this information in mind with future land use discussions.
  10. Hello Bob ~ I don't have the experience ~ but...

    Hello Bob ~

    I don't have the experience ~ but I am just north of you! :)

    I am anxiously awaiting my first nuc this spring!

    Perhaps...you could help ME out sometime? :p
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    That's a perfect idea ~ thank you. I hadn't...

    That's a perfect idea ~ thank you. I hadn't thought of that.
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    I was thinking about going the 'rustic' way and...

    I was thinking about going the 'rustic' way and just making new boxes each year, but the paper straw avenue now sounds easier! I was planning on bringing in boxes to my barn to overwinter.
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    They are neat little bees...check out this link: ...

    They are neat little bees...check out this link: http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/inse006/inse006.htm
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    Made my mason nesting boxes today...pic

    While I'm anxiously awaiting spring and my first nuc, I spent the morning making mason bee nesting boxes.

    I LOVE this world of beekeeping! :)

    http://www.metrocast.net/~palmeira/BeeBoxes.jpg
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    I see, thank you.

    I see, thank you.
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    How did you make it work? I was thinking that I...

    How did you make it work? I was thinking that I would use small cell as well, but I'm also ordering a nuc of carnis....so now I'm afraid I'm going to have the same problem. :(
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    It is exciting, isn't it? I just placed an order...

    It is exciting, isn't it? I just placed an order locally for a nuc of carnis. I am very excited. :)
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    You have a great website. :) I am learning so...

    You have a great website. :) I am learning so much from everyone.
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    Thank you both very much for taking the time to...

    Thank you both very much for taking the time to respond. :)

    I was already leaning towards the carnies and I can still order a nuc locally so that is what I will do. I liked what I read about...
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    Just read Ross Conrad's Natural Beekeeping...

    I'm a new beek and I would like to do things as 'bee friendly' as possible. Conrad suggests that one should purchase the mite resistant variety of bees in order to be successful. I am able to...
  21. Just read Ross Conrad's Natural Beekeeping...

    Double post...please delete!
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    Those are great links - thanks.:)

    Those are great links - thanks.:)
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    These are funny - made me laugh. :)

    These are funny - made me laugh. :)
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    Beautiful. Thanks for posting. :)

    Beautiful. Thanks for posting. :)
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    I have the same question. I'm still learning and...

    I have the same question. I'm still learning and I saw the two different types in a catalog the other day. :)
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