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  1. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    The temp slightly below freezing is what I recall from the small mammal article.
  2. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    Interesting read. It made me recall an article I read in ABJ a while back about wintering singles outdoors in Saskatchewan (SK). The link to the article is:
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  3. Thread: First Cutout

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    Re: First Cutout

    Hey Bsquad,

    I do bee removal work in the twin cities metro and would be willing to advise on the removal you are attempting. You can PM me or find my phone number on bees on the net under...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    swarm collected 7/5/2013 5-6# Plymouth, MN

    Removal request moved in 7/6/2013 5pm Minneapolis, MN
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Two bait hives in burnsville, mn are occupied 6/27. last checked two weeks ago.
  6. Re: Uncapping and cappings processing options for sideliners

    Adrian,

    My wife likes to make salves and lotions with our cappings wax and I realize that the cappings from a cappings scratcher are really easy to clean/rinse and yield a product that is very...
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    Re: Do Bee Weaver bees winter well

    Vance,

    My beeyards are in the twin cities metro area.

    I wintered two queens that I bought from beeweaver last summer and four daughter nucs. All made it through the mild winter in...
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    Re: Looking for AMM queens

    Did you never get the queens or were they of poor quality?

    I know of no one who is selling AMM but would be curios to know of a source as well.
  9. Re: Problem with Trap-out - entrance is around some pipes!

    You might be able to use some thin sheet goods (masonite, 1/4 " plywood) as a substrate to fasten screen to. take your pieces of sheet goods and slide them behind the refridgerant lines and...
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    Re: Happened upon a Feral Hive today.

    There are often queen cups/cells left over from past seasons. Check back in 4-5 days and if you see eggs still you are in the clear. 6 frames is a decent number for this time of year for our area. ...
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    Re: Cheesewire 18" long with wooden handles.

    Hi Adrian,

    they are probably doing this partly because bee space is a little bigger than they want. I have run hive bodies and supers through a tablesaw to take off the extra wood I didn't...
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    Re: Giving Bees Away

    I'm not the brightest beekeeper unfortunately. It is amazing that we're in our 3rd year and the little buzzies have survived under my care this long. I think they talk about me behind my back and...
  13. Re: Winter Survival Musings - year to year variability and how are yours doing?

    Adrian, I will keep you posted about the meeting in April. I am going to learn more about the MDA splitters method. I have been reading alot about sustainable beekeeping on beesource.

    Thanks...
  14. Re: Winter Survival Musings - year to year variability and how are yours doing?

    Adrian,

    That is good to hear of your success. Where have you aqquired your bees from?
    Do you attend the Hobby Beekeepers meeting in St Paul every month? I unfortunately have not been...
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    Re: Honey Glow Farm, Owen,Wi.

    I totally agree with everything that all of you have said. I ordered two booster packages last spring that they shook from their own hives. I arrive pretty late to find them waiting with pop and...
  16. Re: Winter Survival Musings - year to year variability and how are yours doing?

    Hey Adrian,

    How are your bees doing so far. I have had some losses and moved some honey that was left in the losses to hives/nucs that seemed lite. That was in the beginning of Feb and I...
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    4 dead out of 14 with 8+ weeks left.

    One was an overwintered swarm from '10 that produced a crop but went down hard to mites in the fall.

    another was a swarm from the same bee tree as...
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    Re: New from Rogers, MN

    Welcome JAmeine!

    Best of luck with your new adventures. The u of m is a great resource and you should joing the MN Hobby beekeepers club if you have not already.

    Yuuki
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    Re: What kind/ size fence charger ??

    Vance G,

    Where can you get a hold of the state of MN recommendations.

    Thanks, Yuuki
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    looking to buy 20 frame extractor

    Hi I am looking to purchase a 20 frame extractor. I would prefer an older belt driven dadant model. Please PM me or leave a reply here. Thanks for your time.

    Yuuki
  21. Re: Looking for nucs in the northern Wisconsin area

    smn bee,

    Dry lake farm is on beesource as Sundance. He delivered down the 94 corridor spring 2010. I think his plan is to do the same. Hope that helps.


    Yuuki
  22. Re: Looking for nucs in the northern Wisconsin area

    I know this is not PM or email. You could try this guy. I bougth some nucs from him a couple springs ago and the queens he gets were top notch. It would be a little bit of a haul for you to pick...
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    Re: Happened upon a Feral Hive today.

    I would suggest placing the hive upright on a wooden base. bracing to make certain it does not fall over. a lid of plywood to keep weather out. Some 1/2" hardware cloth to keep mice out. It they...
  24. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    I will be very interested to see the long term health of the hives I have surrounded by corn and beans (also treated for the most part I believe) in southern MN. I have also caught swarms in this...
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    Thanks for the insights so far. I am going to keep looking and hopefully I can find some beekeepers in my area that have some of these models for me to look at.

    It seems that there are pros and...
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