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Offline LesliSagan

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Hello from Newfield, NY!
« on: June 05, 2022, 07:14:03 pm »
Hello All,
I was a member of this forum about 15 years ago, when I lived in Alpine, NY. Then Imet my husband, married, had a kid...and kept bees the whole time. In fact, I started a business around my beekeeping! But I stopped a lot of forum participation and club stuff because...small kid.

Well, the kid is almost 14, so I'm back. This year, I started with 4 hives, captured a swarm, and then captured what the owner of the house thought was a swarm. Turns out it was a hive under the decking. By then, I already had about 3 pounds of bees in the beevac, so I took them to my apiary, gave them a frame of eggs/larvae, and as of today, they are raising a queen. I'm enthusiastic about bees in a way I haven't bee for a few years. I kept having 100% losses over winter at my house (in the suburbs of Ithaca, NY) in spite of doing things "right," like treating for mites, etc. I'd never had so much loss and was getting discouraged. Now, though, I have my bees at my biz in Newfield, a rural valley. I'm hopeful they will do better on land that borders a state forest. I also have about 30 acres, and just planted a quarter of an acre of wildflowers. so that's the story! Glad to bee back. --Lesli

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2022, 07:45:10 pm »
Welcome to Beemaster, Lesli!   :happy:  It's always great to see members return to the forum, although you were a bit before my time.  I live in the mountains of North Carolina, and my bees do wonderfully here with a lot of undeveloped forest.  Hopefully your bees will love the forest too!  Feel free to ask questions or just share what's going on with your bees.     
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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2022, 07:56:05 pm »
Lesli,
Welcome to Beemaster. Great to have you back.
What name did you go by back then? If you registered it is probably still active. If you don?t remember the password I can fix that.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 08:19:58 pm »
Welcome back LesliSagan!

Phillip
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2022, 11:19:04 pm »
Greetings from middle Georgia.

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2022, 01:18:41 am »
welcome  :happy:

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2022, 07:28:12 am »
Lesli,
Welcome to Beemaster. Great to have you back.
What name did you go by back then? If you registered it is probably still active. If you don?t remember the password I can fix that.
Jim Altmiller
I think I was just Lesli, but when I tried to recover password, the email didn't match. Might have been my maiden name or my work email (at the time, long gone now).

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2022, 09:13:59 am »
So, in essence you have a Beemaster secret identity.

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2022, 09:19:57 am »
Lesli,
Was it Lesli with an email Lesli.st????@gmail.com.
With about 450 posts.
If it is and you want to use it let me know.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2022, 07:22:18 pm »
That's the one! It's my maiden name.

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2022, 08:43:50 am »
Welcome Lesli.  I use to live in Utica with no treatments and great success.  Not a business though.  I think what is around you makes all the difference no matter what you do.  Good luck.
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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2022, 10:47:03 pm »
HOWDY.
Going to EAS in Ithaca in a few weeks? If so I'll see you there.
Bob

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2022, 10:48:53 pm »
BobBee Apiaries welcome to Beemaster!

Phillip
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2022, 02:37:18 am »
Bobbee,
Welcome to Beemaster.
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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2022, 11:24:13 am »
Welcome to the forum, LesliSagan.

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Re: Hello from Newfield, NY!
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2022, 09:02:20 am »
How is it keeping bees in NY? I bet the Winters are like Missouri. We spend half the year getting the bees ready for the Winter.  In Arizona we spend most of the time keeping water around them, looking for flowers / nectar for the bees. No rain to speak of sense January, crazy dry year. Wish you well...
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