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    Re: REMOVING HONEY SUPERS

    Yes, in the cooler regions with long winters, 2 deep brood boxes to overwinter with is strongly recommended. Even with two here in New England I end up heavily feeding in the spring and placing...
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    Re: REMOVING HONEY SUPERS

    Thank you for your reply.

    I see they are still bringing in pollen. I'm in Northeast Massachusetts (Just north of Boston). Not sure when the Golden Rod finishes up here......
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    REMOVING HONEY SUPERS

    OK, this is most likely a dumb question, but I can't get it out of my mind....

    In the spring, when the hive is new and starting to build up, you have to add a 2nd deep when the 1st deep is about...
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    Re: HELLLLLP! Can Someone Tell Me...?

    Thank you. I'll try to get pictures tomorrow.
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    Re: HELLLLLP! Can Someone Tell Me...?

    So, just let me be sure I got this right...

    It's OK to brink in the 3 or 4 frames with the SHB larva, freeze them in my freezer (should I put them in a plastic bag?) to kill them. Then bring them...
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    HELLLLLP! Can Someone Tell Me...?

    OK, one of my 3 hives seemed to be getting a little less strong quickly. Then I noticed there were fewer bees coming and going and bees constantly fighting at the entrance and stinging each other. ...
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    Brood In Honey Super!

    Just checked my hives and it appears there is (What appears to be) brood above the queen excluder in my honey super. Strange pattern in the lower and upper corners of a couple frames. What do I do...
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    Re: What Do I Do Now?

    Thank you. Another question, I use deeps for brood and mediums for honey. If the new hive in my stack of boxes has brood in a medium or two, Should I move the mediums as they are and made them my...
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    What Do I Do Now?

    I have 3 hives; 2 survived the winter and seem very strong. One didn't so I closed it up and considered making a split with one of the strong hives.....

    My problem though, I have a stack of my...
  10. Re: FINALLY! I Got Honey This Year! Now I Have Questions....

    Thank you!
  11. Re: FINALLY! I Got Honey This Year! Now I Have Questions....

    I'm selling local too, but I have friends that used to live here and other friends that are just trying to support me so that is why I am trying to figure out the shipping costs so I can get honey to...
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    Re: Screened Botton Boards and a New England Winter

    Thank You!!
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    Screened Botton Boards and a New England Winter

    I know there are pros and cons with screened bottom boards. Those who like them, LOVE them! Those who don't, HATE them. I understand that. What I'm looking for here today is not replies from...
  14. FINALLY! I Got Honey This Year! Now I Have Questions....

    After several years of beekeeping and me making mistakes, area kids knocking over hives, bears, a season with mites and a season where the bees just disappeared, I finally have honey! I got 3...
  15. Re: Massachusetts Honey Prices Per Lb (Bulk Per LB and Self Sell Per Lb)???

    Thank you for your reply. I don't really have a lot. I MAY end up with 1 or 2 Five Gallon Buckets. I thought I'd keep a little for myself, a little to make Bear Jars for some family and friends...
  16. Massachusetts Honey Prices Per Lb (Bulk Per LB and Self Sell Per Lb)???

    OK, sorry if I posted this in the wrong place or if it is already answered somewhere. I tried a search and was getting posts from 2004. So, I am going to ask today...

    I live just North of...
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    Re: HELP! DROWNING IN Propolis!!

    Thank you Nancy! I will try this. :)

    Bob
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    Re: HELP! DROWNING IN Propolis!!

    PS: Hi! Thanks for the reply. I haven't been on here in quite some time. But, over the years when I do come up to brag (though usually this is followed by) or whine about problems, you've always...
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    Re: HELP! DROWNING IN Propolis!!

    How odd. A few years ago they went on and on in Bee School about how much Propolis and Pollen is worth. Did it used to be worth something?
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    HELP! DROWNING IN Propolis!!

    OK, FINALLY, I may get honey this year! Maybe even a decent chunk (for me, a 3 hiver)!!! But, I just went out to put in my bee escape and had a ***** of a time getting the inner covers off on 2 out...
  21. Thread: Hive Front Beard

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    Hive Front Beard

    I understand that as a hive increases in population, on the hot days, a lot of bees wait outside and for a beard of sorts on the front of the hive and hanging below. They even stay there through...
  22. Re: Package Install In Hives with Pre-Drawn Frames

    Thank you!
  23. Package Install In Hives with Pre-Drawn Frames

    Hello everyone! (Oh no! He's back!)

    I have been doing this for several years and because of bears, kids kicking hives over, mites, and my back for lack of care one year due to illness, I haven't...
  24. Re: Is It Too Late TO Have Undrawn Honey Supper Put On?

    Thank you! (See my answer to Bee Havin above)

    Bob
  25. Re: Is It Too Late TO Have Undrawn Honey Supper Put On?

    THANK YOU! I'll pick up a couple honey supers tomorrow and get frames and wax foundation and toss them on.

    As far as feeding goes, I stopped feeding a couple Months ago (Mid June) but a couple...
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