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    Re: My first winter.

    Great. Thanks.
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    My first winter.

    This is my second year and my first year prepping for winter. I did a full inspection today and I'm looking for some advice.

    I'm in southern New Jersey and have 2 hives both in double deeps. Both...
  3. Mixing Mann Lake and Ohio Bee Box Company equipment.

    I currently have all Mann Lake equipment. But I'm getting ready to order equipment for 5 more hives and I'm thinking of going with Ohio Bee Box Company. Does anyone have any experience mixing boxes...
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    Re: Who is attending EAS 2016?

    I just registered. I will be there all week. Doing the beginner course.
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    Re: Goplus extractor thoughts

    I am debating this myself. I currently have 2 hives and plan to keep expanding. For at least this year and next year I will be using deeps as honey supers. I have more deep boxes than mediums and...
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    Re: State Farm non-renewed my Farm/Ranch policy

    I just switched my homeowners to State Farm. They came out and did and exterior inspection of my house and garage. Took pictures of everything. My 2 hives are prominent in my back yard, only thing...
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    Re: Just an update. Going into my second year.

    Thanks for all the advise. I haven't mentioned what I plan on doing about mites because I'm still researching all the options. And of course my main goal is to get the hives healthy and over winter...
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    Re: Just an update. Going into my second year.

    There were maybe a couple hundred bees left. There were queen cells that were still open without eggs in them. I didn't see any sign of varroa.
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    Just an update. Going into my second year.

    Last year I started with a 3lb package in April. I did well going into August they had completely drawn out the first brood box and all but the outer 2 frames on each side of the second brood box. I...
  10. When to increase the opening on the entrance reducer?

    Forgive me if this has been covered, I did a couple quick searches and found little. I installed a package a week and a half ago. Everything seems to be going very well, the queen was released and I...
  11. Thread: First Install

    by Pittdog
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    First Install

    This is my first year beekeeping and I installed my first package on Sunday (4/26/15). It went a lot better than I was expecting. At the recommendation of the supplier I left both corks in on the...
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    Re: Snake Repellent

    Well that's good to know. I was always told if a snake has a pointed head they are venomous, and we always believed the local fish and wildlife guys. Lol
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    Re: Snake Repellent

    I don't mind them in yard or the woods, I don't like them around the house or shed. I've been treating like this for 3 years have not had a problem with mice. I did have mice in the house when I...
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    Snake Repellent

    Hello all,

    I've searched and was unable to find an answer to this.

    I tend to have a snake problem during the spring and summer around my house. Usually every 4 to 6 weeks during that time I put...
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    Hello from Southern New Jersey

    Hello all! I'm new to the site and to beekeeping. My bees will be ready to pick up on April 25th, I'm getting a 3 pound package of Italians with queen. I'm waiting on my hive and tool order from Mann...
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