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    Bees died, what next?

    Hello all,
    I started one hive last year. I tried my best, as a novice, to do all the right things, mostly according to what I read in books. Unfortunately, they died over the winter, probably...
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    Plants/flowers to attract bees/repel deer?

    Hello all,

    I am looking for suggestions on flowers or plants to place on my father's grave. He was a passionate lover of bees and beekeeping and I thought I should plant some flowers or plants...
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    I got the strips out!

    This was last week on Wednesday, on a day when it was 45 outside. It was very easy to do. I wore my veil (as always). I just slid the top box over and took them out. They were in for just under 8...
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    Reading is good exercise for the mind

    and actually comprehending and taking in what one reads is better.

    To Bleta12, berkshire bee and Maine beekeeper, but especially bleta12, if you read my post I did have a plan for removing the...
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    Thanks to everyone for your replies. Thanks to...

    Thanks to everyone for your replies. Thanks to Dick for your generous offer. I was busy on Saturday but am thinking one day early next week, which according to the forecast should be okay.

    Lora
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    How to remove Apistan strips in December?

    Hello all,

    I applied Apistan strips, hanging two strips in the brood chamber of my one hive back in October. I know (now) this was too late in the season to do this. I was optimistically hoping...
  7. Thread: Fall preparations

    by Lora
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    Fall preparations

    Hello all,
    It is October 18 here in Connecticut and I am just getting ready to do my fall preparations for my one hive. Temps have been 60 to 75 in the day, 45 to 60 at night. I have a couple of...
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    Super empty, wax gone?

    Hello all, I am hoping someone has some insight into my question.

    I did as I was told by my local beekeeping club and I fed my bees sugar syrup all summer, except for this last month when I was...
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    Honey in the first year?

    Hello all,

    Will I get honey in the first year for myself? The books tell me no, but I opened up my hive yesterday and the second deep looks pretty full; overflowing really. I hived them 10 weeks...
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    Thanks for all your input. So does this mean...

    Thanks for all your input. So does this mean that if I ever have a disease in my hive I have to destroy the equipment? I just think there must be a way to sterilize. And what about a honey...
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    Thanks, WVbeekeeper. That sounds like a great...

    Thanks, WVbeekeeper. That sounds like a great program in WV. I am in CT, however.

    I have asked the State Department of Agriculture via email if they have an ethylene dioxide fumigation...
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    Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer me...

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer me all the great advice. I suspected I was right, there are several ways, in fact it seems, to disinfect old equipment (I could use the glacial acetic...
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    Thanks so much for your response. Since more...

    Thanks so much for your response. Since more than one person has told me to not reuse the frames, I think that is what I will do.

    Nevertheless.....

    Call me stubborn, but I still think there...
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    So, it sounds like the problem with reusing old...

    So, it sounds like the problem with reusing old frames is because there might have been a disease I wouldn't know about, and the old frames cannot be...
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    So it sounds like I will be buying new frames...

    So it sounds like I will be buying new frames every year. Is that what you all do? It seems like quite an expense when there are multiple hives to consider. But if that is the best way I will do...
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    refurbishing old equipment

    Hello,

    I am a new beekeeper this year. I have a hive set up already, with no honey supers as of yet. I have received a bunch of old equipment and I am hoping someone can help me with some advice...
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