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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    I have ordered from Dadant a few times (peak and non peak times) and it always has been 10 to 15 business days before anything is shipped out.
    Mann Lake ships out within a day or so.

    I have been...
  2. Thread: Your toolbox

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    Re: Your toolbox

    I have something like that,got it from my wife because she got a new one for work.
    So far it has worked well,if I remember to take it with me.
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    Re: Heard Queen Piping for first time

    The first time I heard it I thought something other than bees were in the hive.
    These little critters never cease to amaze me:)
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcome!
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    Nice pics!

    Brings me back to when I had fish,way too many. Didn't help that I worked at a pet store and got to order what ever I wanted:)
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    Re: Feeder question for newbee.

    The jar with the holes in it worked well for me,I tried the chicken waterer trick in the yard and I put marbles in it so they
    would not drown and they crawled inside the waterer and died.

    I'm...
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    Re: Newbee mistake = dead hive?

    He admits it was an amateur move and that is why he was so upset about it,He did it to keep the queen down and let the small amount of brood hatch out and forgot about them. Credential wise he has...
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    Re: Newbee mistake = dead hive?

    Don't feel too bad,I was out with a very experienced beekeeper last year and he forgot to pull some excluders from one of his yards
    and lost alot hives there,he was sick about it because he knew...
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    Re: Beekeeping - a Guy or Gal thing

    The local bee club seems to have a good 30 to 50% female and the rest are mostly couples.


    I usually go to the meetings by myself and come home to tell the wife what it was about.
    She loves...
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    Re: Why isn't she being attacked??

    My wife has sat just off to the side just like that and that close too, Wondering what kind of camera shot to take.

    I went out to caution her and I'm the one that got tagged and I was behind the...
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    Not sure about being productive but I have noticed that the mean ones seem to make it through the winter.
    Of course maybe I just notice the mean ones more.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Thanks for the updates,

    I want to try it but it is more than I want to pay at the moment,of course I still have time here.:)
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I almost gave up before I even started just because of the overload, Becoming a doctor sounded easy compared to a beekeeper.
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    Re: what is your guys opinion on these hives.

    That seems to be the going rate around here, And a lot of them came with decent frames.
    At least thats what it was at the last bee club picnic and yard sale.
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    Re: How many beekeepers come out even or better.

    I agree, eggs do sell themselves same as honey. I am too busy giving it to family and friends:)
    My brother has a large garden,even has a small produce stand that he built,Gives all of the produce...
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    Re: Burning Sumac Berries

    I use it mixed with pine chips and hard wood pellets only because some of the old beekeepers around here use it.

    They are not totally sold on the mite control thing but any little bit...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    My mentor has pounded it into my head that I will lose bees, most likely all of them the first couple of years.

    He tells people this because too many of them think that it is easy,Buy bees,put...
  18. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    I never thought of that,but that might be part of the reason I can not be bare handed, They hit me fast but if I wear gloves (even disposable), no problem.
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    I have a bag of it just laying around,bought it for chickens years ago,now I might just give it a try to see what happens.
  20. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    I was told fabric softeners are bad also.
    I picked up a lightly used bee jacket from a friend and the girls attacked,found out his wife loves using fabric softener.
    Washed it and all is good:)
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    Re: Hive getting low on stores

    Out with a friend and one of his hives starved,There was larvae and brood in it.

    He did say this is the time of year when they start gearing up in our area.
  22. Thread: "I Don't Know"

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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    Love it........ skanky queens :D
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    Still new at this but this is what I heard and has happened,

    Alot of the locals swear by 3 deeps,

    On my hives, Lost one of my 3 deeps(I did not pay attention and they starved out).
    the...
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    Re: Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Sorry to jump in but what position to you put the old comb? Off to the side or right in the middle.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I wanted to post an update,
    I used Lauri's recipe and also put in some store bought winter patties, The bees go after Lauri's blocks but have not touched the patties.
    They almost like the blocks...
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