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    Social Grooming?

    Ok, a quick question. How much social grooming happens in the hive. While watching the hive entrance I took the following pictures. A couple of pictures are hopefully below. Lots of the girls...
  2. Thread: Betterbee

    by OB_Left
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    Re: Betterbee

    I don't have a lot of experience, just two order with them. But both arrived on time and were complete. All in all I will continue to use them.
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    Re: hello from central michigan

    Welcome from the SW of Michigan.
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    Re: Ventilated inner cover

    Plan from Honey Run Apiaries.


    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/plans/all_season_inner.pdf
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    Re: bees flipping on their backs

    I have noticed my girls doing the same thing. Seems like they are in a hurry and lose their footing as they come around the corner of the brood box above the bottom board. They don't seem to mind,...
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    Re: New beekeeper in Mid-Michigan

    Welcome to the asylum...:eek:
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    Re: My MacGyver Extractor

    Instead of the wood, thinking of cutting the holders out of some sheet plastic. Will increase my cost a little. What do you think? See link.
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    Re: My MacGyver Extractor

    Very nice!! Gave me lots of great ideas. I second the request for Instructions! :D
  9. Thread: Hi from W MI

    by OB_Left
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    Re: Hi from W MI

    Welcome,

    You can also check out the following web site. There is a meeting on Tue. (5-18) if you wish to attend.:D

    http://hollandbees.wordpress.com/
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    Re: Drone frame placement?

    I started a 3 lbs package on 4-19 and placed it in position 4. For drawing comb it has acted like a barrier. The bees have drawn out to the other side of the box (5 and frames, caped brood and...
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    Re: newbee from Highland, MI

    Welcome, I have had my bees since April 19th, with 1:1 syrup the whole time. I would say that of the 10 frames, I have 50% fully drawn out at this point.
  12. Thread: Bee Numbers

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    Bee Numbers

    From things that I have read I understand that the bees are flexable in the jobs that they do, basically fufilling the needs of the hive. The Bush Bees web site lists:

    Nurse bee (1-10 days)...
  13. Thread: SW Michigan

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    SW Michigan

    I have been reading for several months now, decided to register. THANKS!! to everyone for the help. :applause: I am a High School Chemistry teacher/ Golf Coach. Saw an ad for a 10 day long...
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