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  1. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    Also, once the smoker is going put a little green grass on top of the fuel to cool the smoke. Test the the temperature of the smoke-not too hot.
  2. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    A propane torch to light the smoker works great. Also you can use the propane torch to clean the inside of the smoker.
  3. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Well, I don't know what city people need to be protected from regarding livestock and farms, and gardens. What are people so fearful of?
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Hi CircleBee,
    I used hopguard I last year with pretty good results. This summer, I purchased hopguard II from Mann Lake for some of the smaller hives. I will wait and hear what you have to say...
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    What about seaweed? Some people use seaweed in their vegetable gardens. I think it is too cold in zone 5 for bee bee trees. My bee bee trees died. Maybe a peat pot would have made the difference. I...
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    Re: a field of poision ivy and a beehive

    How do you manage? Do you worry about getting poison ivy on the outside of the honey supers-especially when you pull the honey supers?
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    Re: a field of poision ivy and a beehive

    Oh, this is great news. I was worried about transferring the oil of poison ivy onto my clothing and equipment.
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    a field of poision ivy and a beehive

    What are your thoughts. The bees are happy. How do you deal with this problem?
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    Re: securing a publicly accessible hive

    I would post the ten commandments by the hives. I would label supers, bottom boards and hive covers with my name and phone number.
  10. Thread: Bee Camp

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    Re: Bee Camp

    Hi Michael,
    I really enjoyed your presentations as did my mother, because once we went to an open hive where you were the guest speaker. You sang and played the guitar so nicely. My mother...
  11. Thread: Bee Camp

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    Re: Bee Camp

    Are you near any water? Will you have male and female bathrooms with showers? It sounds nice. I always think swarm control is the hardest part of beekeeping.
    Some sessions on swarm control would...
  12. Thread: Dead Queen?

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    Re: Dead Queen?

    I understand that your hive is tilted forward, but when you speak of bottom board drainage are you speaking of some sort of drainage grate on the bottom board?
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    Re: Removing entrance reducer

    Hi Wisc beek,
    I find the straw is dry next to the bees and the straw is only slightly moist at the top. I put some extra cooked candy around the central opening of the inner cover. The set-up is...
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    Re: Removing entrance reducer

    Grumpybeeman told me to do the following. Take an empty super. Put the empty super on top of the inner cover. Fill the empty super with straw. Place the outer cover on top of the empty super. Do not...
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    Re: New Hive Tool Design for Honey Hive Farms

    I ordered two jagged edge hive tools from Honey Hive Farms (white and a light yellow). They arrived in the mail today and they are very nice. One is a gift and the other one is for me.

    My mother...
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    Re: Swarm prevention idea???

    Dear Michael Bush,
    How did you heat your perm-comb to 200 degrees? Would you have gotten 5.4 mm size cell if you had dipped green drone frame in wax? Are you saying that the extra wax on the frame...
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I like Brushy Mountain full bee suit. You could call them and talk with one of the seamstress.
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    Re: Swarm prevention idea???

    Maybe you use a plastic frame of drawn foundation and coat it with oil or candle release product. You could pour melted beeswax into the form and then let it set. Once the wax had cooled it would...
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    Re: Swarm prevention idea???

    One of the problems is the first year beekeeper has no drawn foundation. Does anyone produce 100% beeswax foundation with a deeper impression? Has anyone made a mold with a deeper cell wall...
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    Re: Two man hive lifter

    Can you still buy the hive carriers with the rubber grippers?
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    Re: Ok..Tell me what you think.....

    Your yard and apiary are very nice. What about the black compost bin; will that black compost bin attract hornets? Hornets are not good neighbors - at least not for bees.
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    Well, it was the disciples that gave the Lord Jesus Christ a piece of broiled fish and honeycomb. This was after He died on the cross but before He ascended into heaven, 24th chapter of Luke.
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    I remember reading in the Bible that the Lord Jesus Christ fed honeycomb to his disciples and cooked fish for his disciples. Was this after He died on the cross for our sins? I think He made this...
  24. Thread: What a mistake!

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    Re: What a mistake!

    Well, I appreciate all the help. In hindsight, I should have just mounded the additional candy around the inner cover. I guess if I needed extra space I could have added a second rim. As far as the...
  25. Thread: What a mistake!

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    What a mistake!

    It was a day in the high 40's. My plan was to quickly take off the outer cover and slide some candy onto the top bars. The hive I looked at today has a 5lb candy board. The bees naturally broke...
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