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  1. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    I pulled 7.5 gallons off my two first year nucs last night. No smell of goldenrod from either hive, but it is definitely blooming and being worked by the bees.
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    Reading the title I though this thread was going to be about prostrates!
  3. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Just got back from a fishing trip to the U.P. Lots of golden rod in full bloom. I was surprised to find some starting to bloom here in SW lower michigan.
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    Re: from the U.P

    Da UP eh? A nice place ta visit!

    SW Lower here.
  5. Re: Can you give a nuc too much honey at installation?

    Thanks guys. I ended up pulling a couple frames of honey and replaced with drawn comb, and then added the second box with the two frames of honey and the rest drawn comb. The nucs look pretty...
  6. Can you give a nuc too much honey at installation?

    I moved two nucs yesterday into 10 frame deeps. I gave them each 5 frames of honey that I had left from dead outs. My plan was to put a second box with drawn comb on in a couple weeks. Now I'm...
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    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    Thanks Moots I will look into those. Any others?
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    Looking for a good hat/veil

    I've got a jacket already and would like a hat/veil combo for my quick peeks into the hives. I'm tired of getting stung in the face! Any recommendations?
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    Re: Extractor and other equipment....

    I tell my clients they can do whatever they want on their taxes until the IRS comes a-callin (of course I won't prepare their return :no:) In all honesty, there is such a thing the IRS calls...
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    Re: Anyone running all 8 frame deeps?

    I've run 2 deeps (mediums for supers) for the past two winters with no losses so far, but I'd like to move to the same size boxes for brood and honey. Maybe I need to use all mediums and plan on 3...
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    Re: Anyone running all 8 frame deeps?

    So very close in weight between an 8 frame deep and a 10 frame medium.

    I'm assuming in my area two 8 frame deeps would overwinter well?
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    Anyone running all 8 frame deeps?

    I want to try standardizing my few hives and am thinking about either 8 frame deeps or 8 frame mediums for brood nest and supers. Looking for some input on the pros/cons of using deeps. I would...
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    Didn't open mine up but there is atleast 1 bee in each of my 2 hives that is still alive. :) I'm hoping that translates into two hives still alive.
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Thanks!
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    Re: Moving hive in winter?

    I moved a hive 100 feet early this spring before the bees were flying and placed an old wooden sled with steel runners in front of the hive to force them to reorient. They were stuck indoors for a...
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    I'd love to hear your process of melting/filtering your wax. I have some to melt down and filter and was thinking of trying to make a candle with it.
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    Re: Bees in the Trees

    Friend got one down this summer from 30' with 3 slugs.
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    Re: Hive stands

    Here is my stand. Similar to Robbin but using 2x6" that are around 5 feet in length. Enough spacing to set a box between the two while your working on a hive. I used the cement blocks so that I...
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    Re: Can a sting cause a low grade fever?

    It's because everything is opposite in the southern hemisphere. :D
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    Re: My First Harvest

    It might speed the straining process up. I'm considering for next year using a 5 gallon bucket with honey gate on the bottom, then a 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut out with a paint strainer...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    Like gmcharlie mentions above. Yes you lose the comb but for me, I have two hives (three for next year) and they will give me more than enough honey for my personal needs with some left over to give...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    All my frames are plasticell. I used a spoon to scrape off the comb then a putty knife to scrape off all the remaining honey. I found by using the spoon first instead of the putty knife that I didn't...
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    Re: My First Harvest

    I didn't think anyone would notice the "honeyshine".
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    Re: Can a sting cause a low grade fever?

    I always get a little swelling and itching for a couple days afterwards. The fever might be from a bug I picked up, but the timing is suspect with the bee sting.
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    Can a sting cause a low grade fever?

    I harvested honey this weekend and made the mistake of kneeling on the ground and got zapped through my jeans on the knee. No big deal on that one, just some minor swelling and itching like my...
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