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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    My mentor will run either all plastic or all wax in a box, it is so they can not choose one over the other.
    On my hives it all depends on the bees,I have some that will draw it and others will not.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm in trap also, 5/18

    Caledonia Michigan
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Baited 3 traps with S.C. and am do for refreshing them but It looks like I am getting scouts going in and out of 2 of them.

    Should I wait on spritzing them?

    Also,the third one I used lemon...
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    Re: hydrangea plants and honey

    Have lots of Hydrangeas and the bees never seem interested.
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    Re: For those who use the Testors paint pen..

    My mentor is using the Sharpie paint pens and the marks are still on after a year.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Grand Rapids Michigan,

    Friends hive swarmed but caught it and queen cells popping up in other hives.
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    Re: Hood or Cricket style veil/jacket

    Same problem here too.

    I have both and do not like the round hat style,It's harder for me to see eggs with it also.
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    Re: Latest from Brushy Mountain on Oxalic Acid

    It's Michigan,they drag their feet on everything.
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    Re: Friendly Artistic Passer By

    At least it's on the nicer side of weird:)
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    Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    I have a friend that went to plastic and had customers tell him that the glass felt like it was a better product,he switched back.

    Just giving you a different way to look at it.
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    Mine also free range,never been a problem.
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    Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I always seem to sell too low,I want people to get a good deal and I know, it is a disorder of mine.:(
    My brother has the disorder also,He has a little stand in front of his house that he puts...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    Not here yet
  14. Thread: Mowing the lawn

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    Re: Mowing the lawn

    According to my mentor, People should not be mowing at all.
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    Re: what kind of dog do you like ?

    Very true
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    Re: what kind of dog do you like ?

    We have Great Danes now and love them,One of the best dogs we owned was a Australian Shepard mixed with a Bouvier.

    House trained at 10 weeks and always guarded my daughters when they were outside...
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    Re: Local flow begins?

    I am trying to figure it out as well. My forsythias seem to bloom at different times,even on the same bush :scratch:
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    A friend of mine loses his all the time and we are out together he always wants to use mine.
    I do make him hand it back to me every time before he walks away from each hive.
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    Re: I can't believe the cost of nucs this year!

    I see nucs going from $125 to $225 around here all the time And they can be anywhere from 3 frame med to 5 frames deeps packed.

    All depends on quality and how fast you want to sell.
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    Re: Saw my Queen today :>)

    Sorry to hijack but will the queen be safe when you add a frame of bees and brood from a different hive?

    Got the same problem.
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    Re: good hive tool on amazon

    I had this one in my wishlist for months,wondered how good it was.
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    Re: Mowing, Dogs and bees

    Thats funny!!! We have 2 Great Danes and 1 of them does the same thing,Even will stick her face at the opening.
    I have to lock them up if I'm working the hives because the one loves honey and...
  23. Thread: Used Hives

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    Re: Used Hives

    I buy used equipment when I can but, I know the where and why of them most of the time.
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    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    I have ordered from Dadant a few times (peak and non peak times) and it always has been 10 to 15 business days before anything is shipped out.
    Mann Lake ships out within a day or so.

    I have been...
  25. Thread: Your toolbox

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    Re: Your toolbox

    I have something like that,got it from my wife because she got a new one for work.
    So far it has worked well,if I remember to take it with me.
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