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    Re: Michigan beekeepers......

    Heavy bee loss in Michigan this winter by what everyone is saying.
    Maybe you need more likes on your facebook page! :scratch:
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    Re: Pseudo Laying Workers

    That's my thoughts too Flower.
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    Re: locust flow in michigan

    The olive flow was intense down this way. It's about over with now though.
    Our bees are all over the ball clover since last week.
    I'm also raising a huge crop of wood ticks around the outyards....
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    Re: locust flow in michigan

    I think we are due a good flow after the winter we went though.
    I put two supers on to start with anyway.
    How you doing over there Doc?
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    2 7/8 jar hole
  6. Re: Large House infestation. Oh Great ...Plaster and Lathe.

    Most old farm houses were built with balloon construction methods.
    The 2x4 wall void runs from the floor to the roof with no floor plate between.
    The sawsall and fine cutting blades are the tool of...
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    Re: hey from michigan

    Google, Holland Bee Club. Welcome
  8. Re: Season is early in Western Washington State

    Dang it Lauri, your so organized. Makes our outfit look shameful.
    Keep up the fine work. I'm so impressed
  9. Thread: grafting

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    Re: grafting

    Stephen, that's the best video of grafting I've ever seen. Thanks for posting!:thumbsup:
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    Re: How much hose on your bee vacs?

    35ft. It's like a waterslide straight down. Only time we use that much hose is when we have no where to set the catch box closer. Have used that length with success though.
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    Re: How much hose on your bee vacs?

    I have found that a 12 ft. hose works for most jobs. Got hoses made up to reach 35 ft.
    You got a leaker in your setup! It doesn't take much suction.
  12. Thread: She made it!

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    Re: She made it!

    Yesterdays sunshine brought on loads of pollen from our yards here in Kalamazoo Co.
    We also found a bunch of morels growing in open spots.
    Spring has arrived here now.
  13. Re: Lots of interest in my bait hive assembly line.

    I like the key ring idea Frank. I have the same metal entrance disc's.
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    Try vaseline petroleum jelly.
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    Re: Dysentery and/or Nosema?

    frank, anything larger than a dime size hole will permit mice an entry.
    If they can get their head into it, they can slip their body on through.
    Where is winter mouse guards?
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    Re: Dysentery and/or Nosema?

    Does it look like that on the inside of the hive?
    If it does, I would bet you have a problem.
  17. Re: Michael Bush at the Kalamazoo bee club today

    A signed copy of his book and a free box of smoker fuel.
    Life doesn't get any better, does it? :D
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    Re: open drum feeding

    Me three, I also use Cam's method of inverted 5 gallon bucket feeders on pallets.
    Turn them over and walk away.
    Just to easy and hardly any dead bees.:thumbsup:
  19. Thread: Chat Room

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    Re: Chat Room

    I'm getting warnings with firefox that chat add on it a risk to my personal info?
    There's a java icon in the warning.
    After checking, it gives us the warning using chrome too.
    Maybe it's my...
  20. Thread: Frame feeders

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    Re: Frame feeders

    We like the cap and ladder too!
    http://motherlodeproducts.com/
  21. Thread: Chat Room

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    Re: Chat Room

    Firefox blocks the Java deployment tool kit add on, due to the problem they had before.
    Says it's unsafe!
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    Re: Swarming 2014 -- any yet ?

    Bunch of beeks around here swarming the snow shovel!
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    Re: Wrist watch for beekeeping.

    That's a girls watch!:no:
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    Re: Trapping Experts, Will this Work?

    I've always used 10 frame deep bodies for swarm traps.
    Had a handful left when we switched over.
    Just fill them with my medium frames and they work great.
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    Re: What happened to all the nasty mean bees?

    Mites did them in!
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