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    Re: Medium foundation in a deep frame?

    Yes it is possible. Not usually with good results. (But sometimes) If you have drawn medieums they may put some stores in them but when they can be replaced…replace them.
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    Re: Buying nucs on medium frames

    Maplevalleykennell
    I would wait till spring to purchase nucs. I sell medium and deep nucs in the spring. There are also other beeks in area that sell mediums.
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    Re: Killed my queen by mistake help

    I have queens and am close by.
    greg
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    Re: Laying worker

    If you have brood elsewhere split the hive with the laying worker. Giving each split two frames brood and a queen (purchased probably). Give them a couple days to get used to the queen and turn...
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    Re: Raising fall queens?

    Make sure there are plenty of drones for mating and the young queen starts laying well.
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    Re: Help newbee question

    The good thing about having two hives is if something happens to one you still have resources to pull from. Keep watching and check in on them in a couple days if you think there is a problem. Did...
  7. Re: 1st time Bee keepers here, excited to Bee here from Fenton, MI.

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    Welcome Syrup from the kalamazoon area. Have fun beekeeping.
    Willie
    (I tap too)
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    Re: Bottom boards

    Some screen botttom boards come with a plastic insert that can just be slid in Fm the back. If your hive is sitting on a hive stand maybe you could just slide a Pc of plywood under the hive.
    My bet...
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    Re: Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    They were not beekeepers that stole the hives...they were THEIVES! (Experienced)
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    Re: Preparing equipment for next spring

    So far five feeder boards, (in use) and ten med nucs. Deep nucs and frames still to come.
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    Re: Howdy from Northwest Indiana

    Welcome Fm South West Mi
    I would go with a couple nice.

    Regards Willie
  12. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I could use a toad trip.
    Thanks Willie
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    Re: Winter hive loss what to do.

    Sorry for your loss. I've lost two already. I'm going to leave the dead outs alone till spring, then use any left over stores to boost other colonies.

    Regards
    Willie
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    Re: Greetings from Livonia, Michigan.

    Welcome FM s.w.mi.
    FYI Kalamazoo bee club is having their big bee school Feb 22

    Willie
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    Re: combining weak hives into a nuc

    I can't argue with the bigger weak hive statement. Do you have experience dumping bees out vs powder sugar dust for a combine.
    Thanks Willie
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    combining weak hives into a nuc

    I have two summer splits that never built up. I was going to combine them into a double nuc. I was going to powder sugar dust all to join them. Another beek suggested I dump the bees in front of...
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    Re: Hi from Philippines

    [QUOTE=Apo Mariano;1006833]I'm newbie beekeeper from North Cotabato Philipp

    Welcome
    I visited your country right after mt pinatubo erupted. Fabulious landscape and people. Good luck with your...
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    Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

    alen
    what kind of forage is around?
    Any other beeyards around?
    Good luck willie
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Cought my first swarm from my bees...boxed them in...will release in morning.
    6/10/13 rainy all day and only 70 deg
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    Re: Need flower and plant ID

    Did you see bees working them?
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    Re: hello from michigan

    Welcome
    I went into winter with 5 hives and came out with four. Six new starts this yr.
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    Re: Queen needed in SW Michigan

    I am going to graft tomorrow with some local reputable bee breeders. If you need a queen I will check.
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    Re: Michigan Newbee

    Welcome
    Enjoy those bees
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    Re: Swarming in Michigan?

    Yes swarming is happening. Lost a nice one Saturday morning.
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    Re: hives per acre

    Keep in mind the possible chemical uses in ag areas.
    Good luck.
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