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  1. Re: Any reason NOT to just dump sugar on the inner cover?

    You want to put in under the inner cover on top of the bars (over newspaper) so the bees are closer to it in the winter. I've had success with this method the last few years.
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    Re: Queen marking

    Can you mark her when she's on the frame instead of picking her up? Or will the paint not dry quickly enough?
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    Re: Earlier vs. later extraction?

    WWW, I used your pictures from another thread a built a hive scale similar to yours. Works great - thanks for sharing!!
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    Very possible.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    My second planting is doing better than the first. I think we had too much rain earlier.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    I second the buckwheat. I plant an acre or two each year and all the pollinators love it.
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    Burdock - one of a hunter's worst nightmares! Then's there's sticktight, multiflora rose, and on and on.
  8. Re: Not Drawing on Plastic Foundation/Swithing to wax

    That's a great idea. What do you use for a heat source?
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    Re: Goldenrod?

    No, it's the only way to get rid of those blood thirsty skeeters! With all of our rain this year the skeeters are thick!! I'm always looking for a killing frost before deer hunting begins.
  10. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    You mean to tell me I've been giving away free smoker fuel to be used as garden fertilizer? I've been teasing my 13yr old daughter that she needs to figure out how I can burn our two hay burners...
  11. Re: These are yellow jackets right? Pictures.

    Although I employ the gasoline method to rid my 1 to 2 hives a year on my property, another good method that has worked is to wait until dark and pour Seven dust in and around the entrance hole. The...
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    Re: Summer honey harvest in Michigan?

    Anyone else?
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    Summer honey harvest in Michigan?

    I've always harvested honey in early fall but am wondering if I should harvest twice during the season. Anyone in Michigan care to weigh in with their experience/recommendations? I'm in SW lower...
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    2 for 2 still alive as of today here is sw michigan.
  15. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    I pulled 7.5 gallons off my two first year nucs last night. No smell of goldenrod from either hive, but it is definitely blooming and being worked by the bees.
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    Reading the title I though this thread was going to be about prostrates!
  17. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Just got back from a fishing trip to the U.P. Lots of golden rod in full bloom. I was surprised to find some starting to bloom here in SW lower michigan.
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    Re: from the U.P

    Da UP eh? A nice place ta visit!

    SW Lower here.
  19. Re: Can you give a nuc too much honey at installation?

    Thanks guys. I ended up pulling a couple frames of honey and replaced with drawn comb, and then added the second box with the two frames of honey and the rest drawn comb. The nucs look pretty...
  20. Can you give a nuc too much honey at installation?

    I moved two nucs yesterday into 10 frame deeps. I gave them each 5 frames of honey that I had left from dead outs. My plan was to put a second box with drawn comb on in a couple weeks. Now I'm...
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    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    Thanks Moots I will look into those. Any others?
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    Looking for a good hat/veil

    I've got a jacket already and would like a hat/veil combo for my quick peeks into the hives. I'm tired of getting stung in the face! Any recommendations?
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    I tell my clients they can do whatever they want on their taxes until the IRS comes a-callin (of course I won't prepare their return :no:) In all honesty, there is such a thing the IRS calls...
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    Re: Anyone running all 8 frame deeps?

    I've run 2 deeps (mediums for supers) for the past two winters with no losses so far, but I'd like to move to the same size boxes for brood and honey. Maybe I need to use all mediums and plan on 3...
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    Re: Anyone running all 8 frame deeps?

    So very close in weight between an 8 frame deep and a 10 frame medium.

    I'm assuming in my area two 8 frame deeps would overwinter well?
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