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  1. Re: Farmers market single frame observation hive question

    Thanks Ruth, that's very helpful! I'm down to 2 hives right now and they're still trying to build up, so unless it's a nice mild day I think I will wait until June to use the observation hive. I'm...
  2. Re: Farmers market single frame observation hive question

    I also have a question about this... the county extension office wants me to man a booth at the farmers market (I'm the local 4H Honey Bee project leader) and bring the Ulster observation hive.
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  3. Can I harvest supers before brood box is backfilled?

    This is my first year getting a honey harvest, so I'm new to the details. My 3 backyard hives have produced 4 medium supers of honey. All 3 hives occupy 2 deeps, and the 2nd deeps still have brood...
  4. Re: Bees left the cone, but didn't use the trap hive?

    Good point. I checked it at 2 p.m. yesterday, and a fist-sized clump of bees were clustering on the cone, with lots of activity in the air. I removed the bees from the cone - they were all workers,...
  5. Re: Bees left the cone, but didn't use the trap hive?

    Ok, will do. Since they are more or less used to the cone at this point, any thoughts on whether it's safe to route them directly into the hive body, either now or later? The main thing I want to...
  6. Bees left the cone, but didn't use the trap hive?

    I am one week into my second trap-out (1st was 25' up a tree and didn't work when I couldn't access/block all secondary entrances). The hive has been in the 2nd floor ceiling/roof of a public...
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