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    thanks all for the advice. I have already...

    thanks all for the advice.

    I have already fabricated the Lusby swarm frames, bought a bag of rubber and preparing to do the cut outs.

    I will wait for the apple blossoms.

    thanks again,...
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    When to hive a feral swarm

    Newer beekeeper here. I have two feral swarms I have been watching. One is in a tree (recently cut down by owner) and one in some old farm junk.

    I am getting geared up to hive both of these...
  3. Sounds good. The frames that have pollen or...

    Sounds good. The frames that have pollen or brood spots are frozen once and removed or are they stored in the freezer all winter?

    I did not have any brood or pollen in my honey supers, believe...
  4. CSbees, How do you store them? I am storing...

    CSbees,
    How do you store them? I am storing without paramoth or other chemicals and want to compare notes?

    bryan
  5. Miki, your points on "ethics" and "trust" are...

    Miki, your points on "ethics" and "trust" are well taken. I am planning to go with disclosure. Establishing a relationship of trust with a like minded beekeeper may take some time but worth it to...
  6. Looking for chemical free honey source in Michigan

    Hi all,
    As some of you know, this was our first year bee keeping and started
    7 hives from Nucs. Thanks to this group for the guidance over the
    past year or so setting up our chemical free hives....
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    Source of small cell Bees

    Spunky,

    The hives that are doing the best came from

    Donald Kuchenmeister
    292 Ashley Brook Dr.
    Lula GA 30554
    (706)677-3502
    email me at beekeeper4u2@wmconnect.com
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    How many more honey supers this year?

    I am located in SE Michigan and wonder how many more honey supers I might need this year. I started with Small Cell Russian nucs late spring and just put a 3rd honey super on two hives and and put...
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    thanks to everyone for the input. I did an...

    thanks to everyone for the input. I did an inspection yesterday and found many full frames (deeps) of capped honey plus a lot of other frames with a lot more than there should be. Still lots of...
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    Honey bound or just impatient?

    I started five hives from small cell Nucs here in SE Michigan this year and am a new beekeeper. Three in on April 27th and two more on May 9th. One hive from each source completed drawing out two...
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    Thanks for the informative replies as always. I...

    Thanks for the informative replies as always. I pulled all the trays from my SSB assemblies. I will grease them up when taking my next varroa count.

    thanks again,
    bryan:)
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    Sticky Boards really necessary with SBBs?

    If one does not put the sticky stuff on the tray under a Screened Bottom Board assembly, will varroa be able to climb the 2-3 inches up the sides to get back on my bees? I dust with powdered sugar...
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    Scales for the bee yard

    Anyone out there use scales in the bee yard?

    I have read in my beekeeping books that tracking weight of the hives is wise and can be a useful tool to compare and manage hives over time.

    Can...
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    I really like it. Simple, not too busy like...

    I really like it. Simple, not too busy like some. The word "Honey" is most prominent. I would skip the bee in the red circle.

    Only my opinion for what it is worth.

    bryan
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    MB posted on another thread: >I can't find a...

    MB posted on another thread:


    >I can't find a link for Golden Bee's, got one?

    There is no link.

    Golden Bee Products
    3524 Hwy 43 North
    Picayune, Miss. 39466
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    Well, still no reply from magnet-man to my...

    Well, still no reply from magnet-man to my repeated e-mail requests over the past couple of weeks.:( Gonna go with the Glory-bee suits that are on sale. I really need to have the jacket before I...
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    Thanks for the input. Permanant...did not think...

    Thanks for the input. Permanant...did not think about that.

    HSC is definitely a labor saver for the beekeeper and the bees. If I add up the time I have invested in assembling frames with and...
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    Honey Super Cell (HSC) economics

    I have been reading with great interest the threads about HSC, looking at posted pictures of the stuff while exploring the other alternatives like natural cell and small cell wax foundation.

    Can...
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    JZD, thanks for the input on the Glory Bee suit...

    JZD,
    thanks for the input on the Glory Bee suit and the sizing.
    bryan
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    Thanks Joel, I think I need a "bullet proof"...

    Thanks Joel,

    I think I need a "bullet proof" for those times you describe plus my wife is in this hobby with me and she is a bit safety minded and has a low pain threshold. My aim is to keep her...
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    I can't find a link for Golden Bee's, got one? I...

    I can't find a link for Golden Bee's, got one? I can't get MagMan to reply to my e-mails. I would like a suit before I get my bees and get the distinct impression that MagMan will not be able to...
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    Glory Bee Foods Brazilian Beekeeping suits

    Anyone on the list have experience with Glory Bee Foods Brazilian Beekeeping suits? They have a triple mesh version on deep discount via their website right now. See links below:

    Half suit:...
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    Excellent point MB..wish I would have come to...

    Excellent point MB..wish I would have come to that conclusion myself. Thanks. I will fill the remaining space with empties just in case I don't keep up with moving the following boards. Having the...
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    When using the follower boards, do the bees ever...

    When using the follower boards, do the bees ever enter on the wrong side of the follower boards and start building comb there? Initially there will be a three frames of open space outboard of the...
  25. Walts-Son-in-law, I am not sure what your post...

    Walts-Son-in-law,

    I am not sure what your post above means but if you are in contact with Walt, let him know I would like to purchase a copy of the Manuscript posted on MB's website. I sent him...
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