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    Re: Bee Escape Not Working

    Thanks gnor. I shook them down on Monday, but just trying to figure out what I did wrong or why this would happen. In hindsight, I think just throw the escape on, wait like 2 days and if it doesn't...
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    Re: Bee Escape Not Working

    Yes and I also tried using the other type of escape as well and it worked well on the other hive, but this hive did not want to move down. Same issue two years in a row with the same hive. This hive...
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    Re: Bee Escape Not Working

    Went out this morning before work. Had a nice crisp morning in the high 40s, which the bees did not like very much. The bees still did not move down into the two deeps. In hindsight I should have...
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    Moisture Box for Overwintering

    Normally, I run fondant with an inner cover and a piece of sound deadening material above it as my moisture board (normally is moldy come spring). It seems to have worked decently well the last few...
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    Re: Bee Escape Not Working

    Bringing this post back from the dead. I took a look yesterday and I am having the same issue this year with the same hive. Tried both types of bee escapes, the standard plastic one that goes in the...
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    It is a wired beeswax foundation.
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    So I am running 2 deeps and have 2 medium supers on there now. Does having that large area affect how easily they can stay warm and how and where moisture can become an issue in the winter? I usually...
  8. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Re: Mite Treatment

    This part of CT should see 40s tonight but then over 50 almost every other night into early October.
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    So I found some help pulling the boxes. However, do you think I can get another week or 2 without pulling them since the population still seems pretty large and I believe their is still pollen out...
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    To you as well. Thanks for the good wishes.
  11. Proposition 65 Warning on Pollen Capsules ?

    I was in CVS last week and noticed a pollen product in capsule form had a Proposition 65 warning (images attached). Directly from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazards Assessment,...
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    Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    This year in mid-August I ended up getting sick and in the hospital for 2 weeks. While in the hospital I received minor abdominal surgery and they said I shouldn't lift anything over around 20 lbs...
  13. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Mite Treatment

    So this year in mid-August I ended up getting sick and in the hospital for 2 weeks and missed my normal treatment window.

    I normally do my treatments as follows:

    Spring - Oxilic Acid -...
  14. Re: Possibly Moving - What is entailed in moving the hives

    So a night move would be ideal? All the bees are already in and it should be cooler. 3 hour drive and set them up quickly around 11-12 pm in their new spot.
  15. Possibly Moving - What is entailed in moving the hives

    I am possibly moving about 3 hours south to Pennsylvania. What is entailed in moving the hives and getting them re-established?
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    Swarm behavior?

    I came home from a game the morning of Saturday 5/4 around 11AM. I got out of the car and I could hear the bees like never before. I knew the population was up there and planned on adding a super...
  17. OAV Treament on new Package and overwintered hive

    I just installed a package yesterday afternoon. The queen obviously is still in her cage. Do most people treat now or wait a few days for the hive to destress and get alittle bit established but...
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    Re: Ways to Check if Hive is dead?

    So I checked the hive in the winter an I saw some bees in there and thought I was ok. About two weeks ago I pulled the hive apart for spring clean up and found this.

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    I guess the activity...
  19. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Makes alot of sense. Do you feel it places undue stress on them doing it to try and get the emerging brood? Not doubting you at all, just looking for your experience, obviously there are alot of...
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    Mite Treatment

    So I have been keeping 2 hives for a few years now. Still pretty inexperienced and like to bounce alot of things off a mentor I had helping me a great deal the first 2 or so seasons. I know he has...
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    Re: Ways to Check if Hive is dead?

    I did a formic acid treatment treatment back in August. I wanted to get in an oxalic acid treatment in November but it got cold early and I wasn't sure if it would stress them going into winter and...
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    Ways to Check if Hive is dead?

    During the winter in CT you don't generally get alot of days where you would really want to open up the hives due to the cold. The occasional warm 50 degree days are usually accompanied by wet...
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    Re: First time rendering wax....clean enough?

    Where do most people sell the wax?

    I was thinking maybe most lip balm, maybe a few candles but if its worth decent money.....
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    First time rendering wax....clean enough?

    This is my first time rendering wax but have been harvesting honey and saving my cappings for a few years. A beekeeper who stopped beekeeping probably 15 years ago gave me a bunch of mostly dirty wax...
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    So after all that. I went into the hive yesterday...

    So after all that. I went into the hive yesterday afternoon, and they moved down on their own. It took them 2 weeks and 2 different style bee escapes but they went. They left almost no honey, but I...
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