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« on: March 31, 2005, 06:59:00 PM »

Hey guys iam new to the whole bee keeping scene.

This will be my first season with handling bees Smiley. ( so iam open to taking any advice any suggestion i would really appreciate it.) But First.

I just ordered my First Basic Kit for bee keeping from this website: http://www.millerbeesupply.com/online_store.html  --- I got the Basic Beginners Kit.


Now iam looking to purchase bees ( probably 3 pounds 1 package with a Marked Queen).. I live in Bergen County , New Jersey if that helps Smiley.

Please tell me where you guys purchased your bees this season, because iam ready to order my bees today and yet have found a place where they are not sold out or the place does not ship them ( for local pickup only )...

Thanx alot everyone for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005, 07:35:05 PM »

By Monday I will have four or five hives for my first time beekeeping and I didn't purchase any of them. Just the work it takes to get them out of building walls or where ever they may be.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005, 11:15:39 PM »

rossman apiaries 800-333-7677 they had some a while back. They do ship if you are not to far away. They are about the only ones that I know of.
good luck I like Jerry got two feral collines and am waiting to get one or two more. Plus I am getting two packages.

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005, 10:13:39 AM »

Have you seen this site?

http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/usbees.htm

They list many many apiaries that sell bees around the US. They even list what kind of bees they have for sale - Italian, Buckfast, Russian, Caucasian, New & Old World Carniolan, and even Yugoslavian.

The companies that have a web site are linked there, and the ones that don't have web sites just list their address and phone number for contacting.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2005, 08:07:10 PM »

thanx alot guys i will be ordering my bees tomorrow, will call a couple of numbers and ask around.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2005, 09:30:24 PM »

Ok i ordered my bees from this website: http://www.buckeyebee.com/price.html

Cost me Total of $75 for 1 package of bees which will include 3 pounds of Italian Bees and 1 Queen. ( non marked Sad )

Before ordering i asked the salesperson on the phone about the package and how they ship it, he explained that the bees will be at my house by friday, that the queen is in a separate cage, with a couple of worker bees.



Can some people tell me if they ordered the bees from that site before, tell me more about them , how was their experiance Buckeye Bee.


Now i have to find out how to properly install my new package of bees. Please provide me with a website where i can read the instructions, or give me your advice on how to do it.

 I have a couple of questions.

1. If it rains, should i wait see if the weekend is better and do it while its sunny? I heard u have to do it later on the day right before sunset  ( so bees don't have to fly that day and get to know their queen)

2. I live in Bergen County New Jersey, should i be concerned about the laws here about bees? if they are any laws against bee keeping.

3. Where is the best place to put my hive, i have a long 6 foot fense on one side of my backyard ( i think its best if i put it on that side , please confirm my decision and why. )


Hopefully this week i can take pictures of my backyard and my beehive to show you guys what iam talkin about.


Thanx alot for the help.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2005, 10:35:23 PM »

Check this out for installing;


http://www.beemaster.com/honeybee/install.htm
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2005, 09:41:32 PM »

Ocean, have you considered www.betterbee.com in NY. I am new to beekeeping myself and I like dealing with them. I think its P/U only.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2005, 07:07:45 AM »

I ordered from Buckeye last year and this year. They're kinda hard to get a hold of, but I think it's a family operation, so that's not too surprising.

He said his colonies are booming this year, so instead of me driving to Ohio to pick them up, he's shipping them a week early. That's good news--booming hives!

I got what I paid for last year (and I'll let you know about this year), so I'd say I'm happy with them.

By the way, the bees won't be delivered to your door. Your local postoffice will call you when they come in--probably at 7:59 am, if my PO is anything to judge by, and you'll pick them up.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2005, 09:30:16 PM »

Thanx alot Leslie,

I ordered one package on monday, the salesman said they will ship it on wednsday, which they already did because i called them, and he said it should be here on friday, ( only thing is tomorrow is going to rain, Sad and i will have to keep them indoors for now )

but first thing saturday mourning i'll do it i guess, or maybe when the sun is about to go down, since they say its the best time to do it.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2005, 09:38:31 AM »

If it is sprinkling you can install packages in the rain.  If you hold them just brush or spray sugar syrup on the screen and feed them.  Keep in a cool dry place until you hive them.  Spray sugar syrup on package screen a couple of times a day.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2005, 08:15:15 PM »

Ok, so I installed my bees on Friday at around 5pm. I guess everything went well, but the only flaw that i had is when i was trying to get the cork out of the queens cage, i accidently pushed in , not out lol so i just left it there, but it was plenty of room for the drones to do their job.

Today after 4 days passed, my bees finished their syrup and i had to refill it. I was really happy because i guess their doing good since they are using the water. ( i still havent opened my hive for the first inspection )


I need a suggestion, when should i go in and check for my queen, see if she was released already and if the bees are drawing. Should i wait full 7  days , and do my first inspection on Friday, or perhaps since i messed up with the queen cage and the cork, should go in maybe wednsday?
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2005, 11:49:10 AM »

The cork from the sugar candy end, I hope.  As long as the bees can get at it to eat the sugar and free the queen, you will be fine.  This should only take a day or so.    I wouldn't go back into the hive until 4 days after installing the queen.   I put the queen cage through the hole in the inner cover and that way, I can pull it out without opening up the entire hive to see if she has been freed.    

Also, if you see the bees coming back with pollen, that is another sign that there is brood being raised.  Broodless colonies consume less pollen.

the problem is that if there is only a few days that have passed, you will only be trying to see tiny little eggs to see if the queen is laying eggs, in a few more days the larvae will be out and growing and they will be easier to see.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2005, 05:35:24 PM »

Thanx alot for the info, and yes today is the 4th day since i installed my bees, so i finally went in, and checked the queen cage, ITS EMPTY! Smiley

ive seen the bees already drew out couple of combs and still working on some....

here is my next question.. IN some holes i seen yellow stuff and the other i seen clear. iam guessing the yellow is the nectar, and clear is the sugar syrup that i provided them with?
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2005, 07:01:36 PM »

the yellow is probably pollen, and the clear would be nectar or sugar syrup.

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2005, 10:39:45 AM »

GREAT NEWS!!!!!

today i woke up and checked on my bees and they are coming back with different colors of polen baskets on their feet, some come back with Bright ORange, some with Pure White, and Even Grey. I'm so happy for my bees that they are doing their job and can't wait to inspect them this weekend Smiley.

I also noticed that they stop taking sugar syrup that i provided them with. I guess its a good sign, that the queen is laying eggs and colony is doing well.


Yesterday i ordered 2 supers, queen excluder, and many foundations Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2005, 11:18:47 AM »

I wouldn't get in a big rush to put the excluder on.  Add the room as they need it, and let them expand as much as they can.  Get a little drawn comb in the bank.
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2005, 12:42:50 PM »

I'm glad your bees are doing well. Mine, unfortunately, got lost in the mail. No kidding. 5 3lb packages lost between Ohio and NY. I am so bummed.
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2005, 04:10:24 PM »

And you ask yourself, how in the world you loose that many bees? They are bees for crying out loud, sucks to hear that Lesli, hope they show up, bye
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2005, 05:20:56 PM »

You know those tales of postal workers throwing bunches of mail into dumpsters?
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2005, 09:43:17 AM »

Good Mourning Everyone!

Great news, Today i will be going in and inspecting my hive, i want to see if everything is good, that the bees are working, make sure there is Larva and the queen is healthy.

I also got my digital Camera back from my sister, so today i will be posting many pictures of my whole setup. Smiley

Ok guys i'll be posting little later on Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2005, 07:33:55 PM »

Ok here are some pictures i took of my setup.

Im open for suggestions, iam still very new to this bee scene and willing to learn and take any advice from people who are already really good at beekeeping, so please don't be shy post away Smiley.

Here they are:























IN THIS PICTURE below DO I SEE BROOD, or am i mistaken? please let me know.









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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2005, 07:41:38 PM »

Yep. That would be brood
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2005, 11:43:19 PM »

Hey how long does it take till brood becomes a bee? Im asking because i can't wait to see the growth in my bee population Smiley already
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2005, 05:08:49 AM »

Here you go. The cycle of the brood

http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/bkCD/HBBiology/colony_org.html
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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2005, 04:29:15 PM »

Hi - I am getting my first bees May 14th & loved looking at your pictures.  The water pitcher was a clever idea.  Did you just turn the pitcher over on a container & does it come out slowly?  I was trying to think of a way to supply the bees with water.  Also, was the contraption on the top for shade?  Did you come up with that yourself?
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2005, 04:36:38 PM »

Buckeye replaced the packages lost in the mail, and my five arrived last Friday. I hived them the same day, and Tuesday checked--queens all released. The bees are gentle enough. I needed to tear out some badly drawn comb, and they were fine with it.

We've had fantastic weather, though I hear it won't last. But the girls are out foraging, bringing back pollen and nectar and drawing comb. I saw larvae in one hive, but didn't want to disturb the others. Givent he girls' behavior, my guess is that they're queenright and all's well. I'll do a more thorough check in a week or twl.
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2005, 10:42:28 PM »

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Hi - I am getting my first bees May 14th & loved looking at your pictures.  The water pitcher was a clever idea.  Did you just turn the pitcher over on a container & does it come out slowly?  I was trying to think of a way to supply the bees with water.  Also, was the contraption on the top for shade?  Did you come up with that yourself?



Ye the water pitcher slowly lets out the water, if it evaporates, so it should last like 3-4  sunny days. i seen someone else do it on one of the bee websites, so i did the same.

As for the Little Roof for the top, it was my idea, first me and my dad wanted to make something attached to the house and put the hive under neath, but than what if we want to move the hive, so we decided to build a little roof so its easy to transport... we didnt think of it as shade for the bees, we more thought about the rain, and bad weather.
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2005, 05:55:39 AM »

nice photos.  consider early morning sun ,mid day shade, adequate ventilation ( wind flow ) and young boys when choosing a site.
                                     looks great...good job.....watch for nosema.
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2005, 06:19:37 AM »

That looks great. Good enough that if I was a bee, I'd wanna move in. Smiley

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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2005, 07:02:51 AM »

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Good catch,  some definate fecal tracks in the photo.
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2005, 03:21:02 PM »

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We've had fantastic weather, though I hear it won't last.


Boy, that's the truth -- 15 degrees cooler today than yesterday, overcast and threatening rain.

And wouldn't you know it?  When I woke up and came downstairs this morning, my cell phone is beeping with a voicemail.  Seems the post  office called at 5:45 am to tell me my two packages of bees arrived!  So I picked them up at 8 am, went to the office for a few hours, came back and hived them in the early afternon, before the rain started.  Not optimal conditions, but still in the upper 50s and dry.  So they're in.  I got this bunch shipped from Rossman, and the packages looked bigger (population-wise) than the one I got from York last year.

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2005, 05:56:11 PM »

Great Pics!!!!

I love to see bees HAPPILY living amongst close neighbors, as in my case. I always try to impress on people how important it is to have educated neighbors when it comes to having bees in your yard!

Just a note about mine - although I haven't gotten into a thurough inspection yet - can't believe how far behind I am in the basics of this hobby this year, I have noticed a huge difference in numbers of fights in C1 compared to the lagging C2 colony. I am looking at two or 3 days of rain here befor clear skies allow me to inspect them, but I can see that C2 may indeed need requeening, as well C1 which I'm thinking could use a new queen too in order to help curb its angry attitude this season.

I;ll have the camera and digital audio recorder out when I do the inspections - I'll be breaking the hives down completely to get all burr comb out of my way and basically get back to square one!

I'm really displeased with my LACK of Beemaster Radio programs - I swear I have HOURS of programming on my recorder and hard drive now and I'm kicking myself to find the time to edit it all together to make some quality shows. This week was a wash, between doing midnights at work, finishing them up and getting the motorhome www.beemaster.com/bus.html through inspection (yes, I am good until 2007) and also getting ready for a trip of 4 days starting this coming Thursday.

So good stuff is coming, but EVERYONE in the forums is SO ACTIVE and the number of POSTS, growing membership and photo sharing is really terriffic stuff gang!!!! Awesome to see such a wonderful Spring time SHARING of all your good and not so good beekeeping adventures.

Talk again soon!!!
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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2005, 07:38:30 PM »

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Good catch,  some definate fecal tracks in the photo.



u guys kinda scared me with this nosema thing, please explain more what i should do to prevent it and how can i know if its Nosema or not.. what tracks?
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2005, 09:04:44 PM »

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It looks like you have bee frass (poop) on the outside of the hive. I'd say no biggie. Nosema is disentary in bees. In winter, when the bees can't void outside the hive ("take cleansing flights"), it can kill a colony. In good weather, from what I've read, it's not a problem. My guess is that your girls (like mine) took a quick poop when you let them out of the package. Bees don't deficate in the hive--they hold it.  If they hold it too long, or their food is bad, or, or, or...

If they can fly where you are, I'm sure they'll be ok.
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