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    Re: maple flow is on

    Nice to see other folks in the mitten state are having the same out comes as me.

    I to also had a 50% hive death rate last year and this year it was reduced to 0%!

    Looks like I need to buy more...
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    Re: Cops and Bees

    You could file a FOIA request to get the video if it is out there.
    Most police stations have the forms right on their websites.
  3. Poll: Re: What percentage of your winter hive deaths do you think are condensation related?

    I have three hives and have had one dead out last year, this year they all have made it so far.

    But last year was really wet and I was feeding them too late in the season. It got really cold...
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    Bee Bearding Photos in China

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2011/07/world/hires.bee.bearding/index.html?&hpt=hp_c2

    he had 26.8g kg of bees on his body.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    48840 Haslett, MI.
    May 7, 2011
    Dandelion
    started bloom, about a week later exploded.

    48840 Haslett, MI.
    May 11, 2011
    Apple Blossom
    crab and wild apple starting to bloom in the city, the...
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    Re: Beekeeper raided by Feds in TN?

    what is considered raw honey?

    I just run mine through a couple of screens to remove the wax.

    I do not heat it any.

    I see they sell what is labeled as "raw honey" in the health stores around...
  7. Re: Questions: Queen for split has arrived, But its Cold outside, snow today, what to

    I did the split today.
    pulled two frames bees.
    one with brood, it was peppered with drone cells, don't know what to think of that?
    the other was mostly honey, but covered in bees pretty good.

    i...
  8. Re: Questions: Queen for split has arrived, But its Cold outside, snow today, what to

    Muskrat-

    I thought about that, then I was like, two days until thursday, I will just bring the frames in to get them up to room temperature before I add the split.

    I have decided it is better...
  9. Re: Questions: Queen for split has arrived, But its Cold outside, snow today, what to

    beeup-

    i'm assuming you got your bees from AWS?

    i will say installing packages is very different then pulling a split.
    package bees have no home to defend, the split does, and these girls have...
  10. Re: Questions: Queen for split has arrived, But its Cold outside, snow today, what to

    thanks BB.

    New question.
    what temperature should i be storing the queen at.
    on top on my computer is just to accessible for my curious cat, the buzzing got her attention, she will not rest until...
  11. Questions: Queen for split has arrived, But its Cold outside, snow today, what to do?

    I just got my carnie queen and I was going to use her to split a strong hive.
    my problem is it is cold outside 38F right now, it was snowing this morning, and maybe tonight?

    weather man says it...
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    Re: Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    well, if you going to treat, there would be an amount.

    personally, i would consider small cell foundation an organic treatment of some sort. ;)

    I consider myself from the biodynamic camp, I...
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    Re: Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    i can see your website is like the "red pill" from the matrix, i clicked on the cell size page and that is a lot of info.

    does it work?
    I figured the mites would select for a smaller size after a...
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    Re: Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    Michael,

    I have not looked at your site yet, but one thing all good books needs is a quick reference section.
    an organic quick reference for treatments and amounts would be invaluable.

    I am an...
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    Re: Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    I will not be able to attend the confrence, look svery cool, but short notice and lack of funds.

    but i did join the yahoo group.

    can you suggest a good organic beekeeping book? i have the one...
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    Re: Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    there is an organic beekeeping conference.
  17. Re: More Dead Bees - what to do with the hives?

    I had a hive die in early january after a warm spell.
    the weird thing was i was expecting to find the bees clustered up in the middle, but it was opposite, most of the bees were clustered around the...
  18. It was 55 today in mid-Michigan, Inspection & Feeding. Have questions.

    It has been very warm here the past week and today has been the warmest so far topping out at 55 F. I took advantage of this warm spell to do some emergency feeding, well I an not sure if they...
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    Splits, how early in the spring can you.

    In the spring when can you split hives.
    what conditions do you need to make it successful?
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    Re: The girls are finally out today

    jmgi- today was even nicer weather so I went to check on the girls, I was sure I would be picking dead bees out from between the frames.

    I got there; I keep them at my cousins farm, hiked it out...
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    Re: Mid-Winter Dead Outs: What to Do?

    country boy- I think the bees that died emerging, parished because it got cold and wet?

    I really think the inside of the hive got wet and the bees got chilled. I forgot to mention before that...
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    Re: Mid-Winter Dead Outs: What to Do?

    Brac - I'm not sure. I find it very strange most of the bees were on the outside edge of the hive and not in the middle. If they got wet, they would be dead really quick.

    I have a second hive, but...
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    Mid-Winter Dead Outs: What to Do?

    I had my first dead out, I picked the hive up from my out field, and brought it home. I cleaned as many of the bees ouf of the hive as possible, I think I got about 90-95% of them.

    I could not...
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    Re: Bee Breed and Hive Size Question

    I did read that Carnies are more prone to swarm, is keeping double deeps a method of swarm prevention?

    I am asking this question because a couple of people at the bee club said that having double...
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    Bee Breed and Hive Size Question

    I am looking to get more bees this spring and i am looking at getting something other then Italian's. I am considering Carniolan's this year because i read they over winter better then my current...
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