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    Re: Swarm Process

    all you ever wanted to know on the subject and more
    https://press.princeton.edu/titles/9267.html
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    I left mine running all winter like you....I probably should have brought it in to keep the battery from freezing, but the couch-inertia proves hard to overcome.
  3. Re: Consumer Reports Magazine November 2017 issue Unhealthy Honey

    Honey Compositional analysis by HPLC
    https://www.agilent.com/cs/library/applications/SI-01920.pdf

    One sample study on honey, sucrose, and fructose
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2394949/
    ...
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    Re: MAQS and honey suppers

    nearest the brood nest
    http://nodglobal.com/application-usa/
  5. Re: 7 days after nuc instal, and a supercedure cell??

    Similar situation, different question;
    Bought two 5 frame medium nucs on 5/8
    I the first nuc I've setup/desire to use as a resource colony.
    I just found capped supercedure cells in the colony from...
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    The hive we reversed this weekend was our first hive - started from a package in 2015.
    It has survived new bee-havers, a bear attack, last Fall's drought conditions, and a second winter (did I...
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    Re: Colony Update here in MA

    I'm not too far from you Newbie...I reversed yesterday...but this is only our second winter with bees so maybe I shouldn't have....
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    Re: Winter Colony Losses in Northeast Bee-l

    BEE-L home...you can subscribe from there

    http://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A0=BEE-L
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    Re: Hives have eaten their winter stores

    East of you in NH, and similar situation here too. Been feeding syrup as temperature allows.
    I was going to hold off on the winter patties until Thanksgiving-sh, but I think I'll get a rim on this...
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    Re: Checking 2:1 ratios

    Yes. Roughly. One gallon of water is 8lbs.
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    Re: Question for Slatted Rack Users

    Something is wrong here. 7 out of 7 beekeepers agree?
    Has the beesource forum software glitched?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Pulled our first frame of honey for personal consumption after our first full year of bee-having!
    Did an inspection and our Italians had started cross comb off the end of a frame in the top...
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    Re: Any idea what are they doing?

    I've scoured Beesource reading 'clustering' and 'bearding' posts.
    Here is what I've decided to think they are doing - credit Ravenseye from a couple posts quite a few years ago;

    I think it is...
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    Any idea what are they doing?

    Thoughts on this behavior?
    Italian. Foundationless. Second-year queen.
    Brood in three mediums.
    Fourth super on top has three frames drawn with nectar and honey. So they have space.
    This was the...
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    Re: New Hampshire

    03110,Southern NH, Hillsborough County
    5/24/16
    Weigela shrub
  16. Re: Cluster under bottom board after install- pic included

    Screened bottom boards usually have a slot to slip in a piece of corrugated plastic board (the type most political signage is made from).
    Consensus says that it's best to keep them in at all (most)...
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    Re: New Hampshire

    03110,Southern NH, Hillsborough County
    5/14/16
    Holly
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    Re: Noob here with a few questions..

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jones
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Follow up on the Bear vs. Bee-haver from last week....

    Was able to do a same-day install of a mesh electric-fence and protect the yard.
    Very easy to set up, probably took an hour.
    Given the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Love Boulder!

    ...sigh...It's just the bear being a bear.

    But, now we have a fence worth more than the bees we have...just gotta laugh it off and make it a good day regardless!
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I'll report back.
    We'll find a way to deter the bear.
    We've got a cranky, old, soup-pot rooster I'd prefer it take a liking to...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yes.

    We were tempting the fates. We knew we have bear here. Given the dogs and the proximity to the house, I was hoping they'd find easier sources of amusement than our hive(s).

    We'll probably...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    lol

    fixing now
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Bear got into our one hive. Remarkably little damage to comb or woodenware, except for the honey we'd left on as overwinter feed.
    Those frame were cleaned off as if the bear had used utensils.
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    Re: New Hampshire

    03110,Southern NH, Hillsborough County
    5/4/16
    Wild, low-bush blueberries
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