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    Re: Feeding Dry pollen or maybe flour

    Thank you all. I really appreciate all the help you have given me over the past few years. Most beekeepers are just good people.

    God bless...
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    Re: Feeding Dry pollen or maybe flour

    Thank you Ian and Brandy... Can you just get something like Ultra Bee dry feed (or pro bee) and mix with flour and put it in a bucket?

    Please excuse my ignorance.. i just did not think they would...
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    Re: Feeding Dry pollen or maybe flour

    Thanks Graham and Mr. Burns... yes. Lauri is my hero... I regard her opinion highly.. very highly and she is not selling anything either. I want to try her recipe this winter for sure.

    Mr. Burns,...
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    Re: Feeding Dry pollen or maybe flour

    My girls are pretty much not bringing anything in to amount to anything. We have had rain almost every day for the past 2 months and usually it takes 24 hours for the pollen to recover.. So brood...
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    Feeding Dry pollen or maybe flour

    Dear Bee source friends,

    I want to feed my hives some dry pollen or some substitute. Around here the rain washes the pollen away every 24 hours or so...last year it was dry so this was not a...
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    Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    Thank you for posting this guys..
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    Re: Feeding vs. SHB

    I found something that seems to work for me to keep the SHB out of the feeders.. I stopped using a regular inner cover. I cut a piece of 5/8 plywood the size of the inner cover, glue and nail a 3/8...
  8. Re: Use of one of those Queen Introduction Screen frames?

    Oh, really?.. So I should make up the NUC(with no queen) and put my mailing cage right in there with the candy exposed? I had been told by an old timer to make them queenless for at the least 24...
  9. Re: Use of one of those Queen Introduction Screen frames?

    Hi, Michael they will be newly made up. I am making them up today and the queens will be here Wed. I am assuming they will start building a emer queen today as well. I am sort of not wanting to...
  10. Re: Use of one of those Queen Introduction Screen frames?

    I am getting some diff breed queens for some NUCs we made up. These are some wild bees that have been pretty strong but not productive and have been pretty hot. I have just been putting up with them....
  11. Use of one of those Queen Introduction Screen frames?

    Dear Beekeepers,

    I am about to add some new queens into some 5 frame NUCs. I was looking at these queen introduction frames. Do you think that would make me more successful at getting a...
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    Re: New from Michigan!

    Welcome... God bless
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    Re: Extractor question

    Then after a day or so I hose it out with very hot water and dry it with some lint free towels. I always wash and clean / dry before we use.
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    Re: Extractor question

    I lay our extractor outside on its side and the bees clean out for me
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    Natural treatments?

    Dear, Bee Friends,

    Do you folks have a list of natural treatments or know where one could fine one. I know may folks are using sugar shake for vero mites.. some form of grease patties for trak...
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    Re: Use of the Queen Excluders?

    Thank you guys for the help. I have a couple of hives I placed the QE sideways and that worked well.. I can go to all deeps on some and med on others. I will have to just give it some thought.

    So...
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    Use of the Queen Excluders?

    Dear Beekeepers,

    Do you have any opinions on what one can do other than using a queen excluder? My girls did not seem to work on the other side of the excluder. One of my best hives had plenty of...
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    Re: wax worm frames

    Try your best not to let those nasty little critters get to the ground... They will go there and return later as adult hive beetles...... I am starting to hate any sort of beetles... I used to like...
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    Re: wax worm frames

    I am guessing they are small hive beetle larva? are you sure they are wax worms? wax worms would be a new one on me...

    If it is small hive beetle larva....
    Last year I had one hive that I almost...
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    Re: Cappings...extracting question.

    I use a 5 gallon strainer, like a paint strainer. I have a friend give me a pack of them that were food grade. Of course you guys have a bigger operations than me. I can usually ring most of the...
  21. Re: Anyone with experience using 3 hive bodies for brood nests?

    I got several hives I plan to add another deep 8 frame, feed and then split when they have filled it. I overwintered all of my large hives in 2 deep 8 frame and did not lose any in that sized box. I...
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    Re: Hi everyone!

    Welcome... there is a wealth of info here... Thanks for joining..
  23. Re: how do you get your frames cleaned out after extracting?

    I have been putting ours back on wet after the summer flow. Then after the late flow, if we get one I stack them out crisscross so the sun can shine down inside and let the bees clean it up. So far...
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    Re: Pale bees, disorientation, slow death

    Someone on another thread said "Hopguard can be used without temperature restrictions ".. I don't know myself but you might could read the info on Hopguard.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle idea/question

    I think the black plastic with gravel on top is working for me.. The plastic makes the barrier and the gravel keeps the sun from eating the plastic. I had a lot of beetle traps in the hive all last...
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