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  1. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    i have had plenty of activity at the swarm traps but have not had any captures yet.
    I am pretty sure one of my hives swarmed already though. Was at an out yard and found charged queen cells and...
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    Re: A Randy O model...

    the number of different adamant opinions on the same topic is what always amazes me.
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    Re: Resource hives aka Double Nucs

    i use them too. Brought 18 of 18 through winter fine.
    I have 26 splits in them right now.
    Just keep adding boxes above them, use them for stealing brood to boost production colonies, put an...
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    Re: master grafting tool

    thanks all
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    Re: master grafting tool

    cheers Mike ill give it a whirl if you dont mind my borrowing it. The chinese grafting tool when i can get it to work is easy enough to get the larvae off. I grafted yesterday looks like 34/42...
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    Re: anyone tried this gadget for grafting?

    thanks mate ill give this one a go see how we get on.
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    master grafting tool

    So i grafted yesterday and like usual i figured i had royally screwed it up. It takes me forever, i waste a bunch of larvae, i damage the comb a ton and i always feel like none will be accepted....
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    anyone tried this gadget for grafting?

    I am using a headlamp magnifier currently and its ok although not perfect. Every time you move in and out of the focal range of the lens you waste time trying to find that sweet spot again.

    Came...
  9. Re: Scott here in Central NY, New to forum and Beekeeping

    Welcome mate
  10. Thread: Mite count

    by aran
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    Re: Mite count

    formic pro. Easy-> kills mites and ok with your honey supers on.
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    Re: Cathedral hive - Year 2 - Modified

    ive never seen this gadget but is there enough space between the frames to put apivar strips in?
    Can one not drill a tiny hole in the bottom of the hive to fit an OAV provap into?
    can you put...
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    Re: How Long will 1:1 Last?

    i typically give a fresh caught swarm 3 gallons of syrup ( 3 x 1 gallon paint pails on shims on top of the frames all encased in an empty super.)
    This i find will let them build out the bottom 10 F...
  13. Re: Someone destroyed my Nuc box and probably killed a hive

    i wonder what kind of ******* thinks its ok to go onto private property, and intentionally damage other people's stuff and that doesnt even touch on the kind of moral fiber it takes to seal living...
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    Re: What is your other hobby ?

    thats my off season shape for sure!
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    Re: What to Plant in 1/4 Acre

    I pondered this also when we bought our new place.
    We decided to kill two birds with one stone and took an area about 1/2 acre i guess which was all covered with weeds/small trees/etc , cleared the...
  16. Thread: Swarm Yesterday

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    Re: Swarm Yesterday

    Swarm season looks like it will be a doozy this year. I have checked all of my hives and they are all packed and making drone comb between the boxes. Saw purple eye drones this past weekend. Swarm...
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    Re: Caution about opening hives in winter?

    Im in my hives throughout the winter in Upstate NY. Im not in them for long obviously but i look in the hives at least once/month starting in January to check and top up their food stores if needed....
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    Re: What is your other hobby ?

    Natural bodybuilding shows.
  19. Thread: Blue pollen

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    Re: Blue pollen

    i saw this cool blue pollen coming in also...very cool
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    Re: Overwintered Nucs (M.P. style)

    Ill be transferring the MP nucs into 10 F boxes on Sunday when its a little warmer here. I will add a second deep box above with:

    FFHEEEEHFF frame arrangements. I have plenty of built comb to put...
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    Re: Overwintered Nucs (M.P. style)

    i have 18 of these MP style nucs which overwintered. Im shocked at how frugal they are with their stores. Some of these little hives still have 5-6 frames of capped honey in there!
    Keep in mind they...
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    Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Looked today again. Some hives are getting pretty light. Had to swap some honey frames around.
    They are all bringing in nectar and pollen though so should be ok .
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    Re: dead and dying bees piled at entrance to hive

    This is awesome. How does the process work if i want to send them bees to test?
  24. Thread: sugar sold out?

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    Re: sugar sold out?

    i found 125lbs finally at a BJs 90mins away
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    Re: dead and dying bees piled at entrance to hive

    ok thanks
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