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    Re: Late Summer Swarm Erie Pa

    Give drawn comb and brood if u can spare
  2. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Went out to the hard today very stinky

    Saw several patches of goldenrod still blooming strong, bees working every frond of yellow

    Checked some hive weights by hand today they are starting to...
  3. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Smell of golden rod was strong in the yard last weekend have supers on several hives. Most are still packing on nectar. Also noticed a few frames of drones up in the supers lol queen had to cross 2...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Well if you want the best of both worlds get a couple of cases of dura gilt you'll love it! Greatest product ever wax and plastic in one. ;)
  5. Thread: Drone Exodus

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    Re: Drone Exodus

    I saw drone evictions about a week ago involving a couple of my hives. Sucks being a guy then the rest of the time it's just sex and eating
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    My best year for honey per colony in my short 5 year beekeeping adventure. Cleaned out the store of 5 gallon pails! Even the nucs needed extracted as they were so packed with honey. Got 7 gal from...
  7. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    How is the golden rod flow going in your areas? I haven't been to the bee yard in a week but thinking recent rains should be helping the flow. Noticed a lot of golden pollen coming in last visit
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Rechecked supers I put back on last Sunday

    Looks like they are about 50% refilled in the lowest boxes since I replaced. One of the largest yard wide orientation flights that I have ever seem...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Really fantastic here in barry county my best summer keeping bees just pulled supers was a great summer getting 50 lbs surplus and leaving a full extra super extra in case it's another cold winter...
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    Re: Tough lesson for a couple of first year beeks

    there is a great youtube video on requeening a very hot hive by splitting it up and then destroying the queen cells.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmmtjFgdqz8
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    Re: Reason to go to top entrances

    My bees eventually stopped using the top entrances this summer but they continue to guard them. No problems with pollen upstairs as most of them were using the lower by the time I had supered for...
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    Re: Reason to go to top entrances

    #1 reason in my book is bottom entrances can get clogged in the winter with snow, debris and dead bees and when the bees can't hold anymore they let the poop loose and the hive gets wet, then death...
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    9 frames in a 10 frame brood chamber is not a good idea bees will fill with extra comb anywhere there is more than a bee space. I have 10 frames in a 10 frame brood box and 5 frames in a five frame...
  14. Thread: from the U.P

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    Re: from the U.P

    Southwest lp here:)
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    Re: Control Winter Moisture

    i have had good success with the cedar shaving quilt box. very effective for moisture control

    I use something like this...
  16. Re: Expanding while mixing foundation and foundation-less

    funny you menttoined that chemguy

    I generally dont use foundation. But I have aquired a few boxes for free. when I have used it, my problem is I cannot get bees to draw out foundation. when...
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    Re: locust flow in michigan

    Had to open up brood nests and add drawn supers they have started blooming in the last 2 days
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    locust flow in michigan

    if the number of trees covered in white blooms are any indication there could be a good locust flow here in michigan. I have notice a few nearly filled medium supers on strong colonies. I added all...
  19. Re: Queens are released in foundationless...when to fix comb?

    yes fix em fast what they have now will set the pattern for drawing the rest of the frames.
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    Re: swarm entering established hive.

    I have had this happen several times in my yard. For example, last fall A small nuc left their box and took over a stronger nuc. I third to capture the invading queen as I was working the yard when...
  21. Re: If this is your first year and you plan to expand next year, READ THIS

    No problems extracting foundationless here, radial or tangential
  22. Re: 4 lb package of honeybees arrives and 90% dead!

    I can assure honey4alls packages are built like tanks. I was quite impressed with the precautions! Also the packages from koehnens and also beeweaver I received thru ups were well secured and...
  23. Re: 4 lb package of honeybees arrives and 90% dead!

    Yes I would agree with all of the above re use of the post office for packages

    I would never accept package bees thru the post office. I have received packages thru ups from both honey4all and...
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    Re: Fiberglass/nylon screen vs metal...

    Mice can easily chew thru the fiberglass nylon stuff and make a real mess
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Here in western michigan one of the coldest ever on record and second snowiest ever. I myself lost 3 of 11 full size colonies, all to dysentery like symptoms. I also lost 4 of 5 nucs that just...
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