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    Re: First timer from Virginia

    Welcome in, lots of great reading here
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    Re: Foundation Pins

    Foundation Pins don't work good on deeps, especially if your heading into warm weather. Gave up that idea a long time ago.

    You can find the 3" bobby pins at the dollar store. Better than pins,...
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    Re: top bar hive

    You should provide a guide on the bar or shape the bar. Head down to the TBH forum for lots of ideas and pictures of how to do it. I add a 1" x length of bar piece of foundation with no wires in...
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    Re: New Beekeepers in Eldersburg, Maryland

    Welcome in
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    Re: No Drones yet

    Lots of drones in mine and flying, you should be seeing them very shortly.
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    Re: Has your nectar flow began in VA?

    Agree with Astro, main flow is about 2-3 weeks. Minor coming in now.
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    Re: Package Install Method?

    [QUOTE=hulstbee;1244622] Has anyone ever tried hanging the queen cage(I'm either going to hang it from an empty bar, or cut a spot out of comb for it),QUOTE]

    Don't hang her from a full width bar. ...
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    Re: Planting fowers for bees

    I get all our borage seed from Johnny's in Maine
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    Re: Howdy from Eastern Virginia

    Welcome in
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    Re: Best Topical for Bee Sting

    Plantain works very well on mine.
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    Re: NewbEE in Maryland

    Welcome in
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    Re: New to Forum

    Mike,
    Nice to have you in TBH world especially nice that your making your own equipment as I also make them. I run between 4-6 TBHs. I use them mostly for brood, queens, and comb building.
    When I...
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    Re: New to Forum

    Good build, but bad place for the side entrance, you'll split the hive that way, if the queen is to one side and then gets honey bound she won't get to other side. If the people you built for use...
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    Re: Top bar hive entrance front or side?

    Front entrances on mine, even when they decide to close em.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9203&d=1392561487
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  15. Re: what size swarm trap have you had success with

    8 frame medium size for us.
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    Re: Bees bringing in polen in MD

    There are about 10 evergreen junipers around this area, very likely the ground creeping juniper. Cedars would be included.
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    Re: Bees bringing in polen in MD

    In this area of Southern and Mid Maryland you got Maple, Ash, and Juniper pollen now. The paler yellow is Maple and Ash; the darker will come from some type of Juniper in your area.
  18. Re: confused, like normal, seeing nectar in the comb

    I would agree with Mike if it's a band as he describes; but also lots of hives in Frederick area, could be your seeing some coming in from open feeding in the area.
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    Re: Dry pollen sub feeding

    Caleb,
    Head over to a big box store like HD or LWS, in plumbing section grab a length of 4" PVC and 1 cap for each your going to make. Then head out to the garden section and over by the drain pipe...
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    Re: Newbee in central VA

    Welcome in; lots of great info in here
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    Re: Dry pollen sub feeding

    In my area I can usually put out some dry around 1st week of February just before the maples start. As stated above this makes an easy feeder.
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    Re: How much longer till Maples bud?

    Main Flow: Usually if your weighing your hives you'll see weight gain after May 1st in Central Maryland. Nectar storage drops off after June 15th or so and within a few days of steady weight or...
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    Re: How much longer till Maples bud?

    They are here, lots of pollen coming in. In your area probably 2-3 weeks.
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    Re: Small Yellow Jackets?

    Got those little ones here, but they only seem to show up late summer/early fall.
  25. Re: Hello - New Beekeeper here from Bedford VA

    Welcome in
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