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  1. Question: Will a hive eject virgin queens?

    I had a strong hive that threw 3 swarms that I know if in the past two weeks; I managed to catch two of them. I noticed today that the hive that swarmed is already bringing in pollen and while...
  2. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    March 1st, 12123, 51 degrees. One of my hives is bringing in yellow pollen and some of the bees are bringing in a dark orange pollen. I am guessing crocus. I guess my 3 other survivor hives did not...
  3. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    March 1st, 12123, 51 degrees. One of my hives is bringing in yellow pollen and some of the bees are bringing in a dark orange pollen. I am guessing crocus. I guess my 3 other survivor hives did not...
  4. Re: Africanized bees extend their distribution in California

    Interesting article here

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3750330/
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    Drone removed

    I have a few hives that are removing drone brood and wanted to know if anyone has any ideas as to why? Is this considered a desirable trait or is this a sign of a big problem?
    24479:scratch:
  6. Thread: Mite levels

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    Re: Mite levels

    Cool vid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agK0nkiZpA&ebc=ANyPxKqySMoBI5rtcsKaaPiAoZO5DB-i92SgxIBUAlOV_qSjxYzks9lkSvX02GgjkX8YMiU6zmpxAsDLo2iNfN6KTNdkluPSkg
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  7. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    Upstate NY 12123
    3/22/16
    Coltsfoot

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussilago
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    Re: Bearding - Swarm Prevention

    Enjoyed this thread, I too have now seen these signs of backfill and queen cells. I found what I think was the old queen walking around the top of the hive bars inside the inside cover. I took her...
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    Re: Bearding in the rain and low temps

    13505

    Yeah it was a hot one, my bees were bearding big time.
  10. Re: Culling comb as a pest/Nosema management technique

    Thank you for the reply's.
  11. Culling comb as a pest/Nosema management technique

    Culling comb as a pest/Nosema management technique



    How often do you cull old comb as a management technique?
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Today hit 53 degrees I think or around that. Confirmed my fears all my hives lost. I need to take pics to display the damage.
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Yes Thank you for the link.
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Oh yeah I am trying to be TF but have feed global patties in the spring.
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    I am entering my fifth year of beekeeping and I have come across allot of different things that that all us beekeepers come up against. From 300 plus Ib black bears to little mites that appear as...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    I did not test for mites.
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    I live in upstate NY and the weather has been as you know down right cold. I had no signs of life from any of my 8 hives I went into winter with. I'm not going to rule anything out just yet. If my...
  18. Thread: Bee sting

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    Re: Bee sting

    I got popped in the lower eyelid the other day, that was the worst I ever reacted to getting stung. They do get testy this time of year.
  19. Re: requeen and try to make it thru winter or harvest now and write off the hive?

    If all go's right it takes 3 to 4 weeks to get a laying queen.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_bee
  20. Thread: minerals

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    Re: minerals

    I once saw my bees landing in an ash pit after I had a fire outside. I wonder if they were in the wood ash to get minerals? any one out there know why the bees were in the wood ash?
  21. Re: requeen and try to make it thru winter or harvest now and write off the hive?

    Do you have other hives? Try to find the queen if you suspect one may be there, might want to kill her off if you suspect a drone layer. Add a frame of eggs and brood from another hive if you have...
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    Re: making up a nuc hive

    If you supply food it will hopefully allow the hive to store a bit away until the hive has gained a good amount foragers. I am thinking of doing same as you, build a nuc now to see if it gets through...
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    Re: Honey Prices 2013

    Last year I sold .5 pints for $4 and full pints for $8., sold out fast. This year I got Queenline jars so I am selling half pound jars for $4 and full pound Jars for $8. Did not get the crop I...
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    Re: Honey Prices 2013

    Like the answer "to this thead" but those prices are fair to me for the raw stuff.
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    Re: How you seal your honey jars?

    seal the cap with bees wax, that could be your thing. marketing edge.....
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