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    Re: Checked my two hives today!!!

    I checked my 3 hives yesterday, 1/12/14 and found 2 of 3 doing well. Bees were active & seemed to be enough stores & general population in 2 of my hives.

    Unfortunately, the 3rd which had been...
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    Re: In the North East

    I'm a 2nd year keeper in North Greenbush, NY (12144) and so far it looks like a much better year this year than last. Granted I have little previous experience to reference but we've had a lot of...
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    Re: Does this look normal?

    Agree with Me Beeing Me. Looks like they're just hanging out to cool off a bit. I'm in upstate NY & see similar conditions where bees "washboard" or "beard" on the exterior of the hive if our...
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    Re: How do I bait a swarm?

    Thanks for the reply Motj3. Sounds similar to what I have done. What are you using for "bait"? What's the significance of putting trap 6-10 feet up off the ground? Don't know if I have abiltiy to...
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    How do I bait a swarm?

    I've got a little over 1 year experience. Started off last season with 3 nucs, all of which made it through this past winter. I experienced my 1st ever swarm in July last year as one of my 3 hives...
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    Re: How often do you inspect?

    I do much the same as in the 2nd reply of this thread by Jon B. I'm a hobbiest w/ 3 hives and 2 yrs experience. I inspect all 3 hives weekly between late-March until about mid-July, depending on...
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    When to expect flow in upstate NY?

    Just looking to tap into the expertise of more expereinced beekeepers... I'm a hobbiest w/ 3 hives in the side yard & wondering when to expect a honey flow for upstate NY area. I'm about 20 minutes...
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    Re: Mowing by bees??

    Figure I'd chime in here now that I've mowed for the 1st time this season. As a hobbyist beekeeper with only 2 years experience, I keep my hives about 20 feet away from what I mow weekly as my side...
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    Re: Newbie in NY

    Welcome. I just joined the forum myself. Looking for info & share experiences w/ others. I'm North Greenbush, NY & started last year in early May w/ 2 hives. Adding at least a 3rd in a few weeks.
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    Re: 3-11-12 CT pollen already flowing?

    I noticed the same with my bees here in upstate NY yesterday, 3/29. Pussy willow is out & has been for a week + and maple buds are swelling. Bees litterally returning to the hives covered in pale...
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    Re: Trees For Bees

    As new bewekeeper, I read the preceeding thread on trees that are beneficial for the honey bee. I have a few willows, maples, blk locust, and several poplars surrounding my bee yard. Are these good...
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