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    Re: Survey - wrapping & Insulating Hives

    I have never wrapped until this year. I did my six hives today. I got this idea from a bee school I went to.. I replace intercover with a screened 4" box that I filled with 3" of cedar chips and...
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    Re: Shimmed top cover for better wintering"

    I'm in Holland not to far from you. I plan on wintering with a screen inner cover 4" deep and put 3" of ceder chips on that with a 1" chimmey to suck out the moister.Also puts a black plastic bag...
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    What are your bees working today?

    Today at 1 Pm and 65 degrees and partly clouldy mine:) are working the following.
    Goldenrod = nector and pollen
    Knotweed = nector and pollen
    Dutch White clover= Mostly pollen
    I am in SW...
  4. Thread: Smaller Bees

    by ghulst
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    Smaller Bees

    This is my first year with with a TBH. I beleive that the bees are smaller then the the bees in my lang hives. Has anybodyelse noticed any size diffence?
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    Re: a few MI summer honey crop photos

    Nice job Nick. What are you avg. going to be this year?
    Gary
  6. Thread: Swarm Queen

    by ghulst
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    Swarm Queen

    When you catch a swarm is the queen already mated or does she mate after hiving? I got a swarm last week and put in my TBF hive as I was watching it the next day I beleive that I saw the queen take a...
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    Re: Dead drones at hive entrance?

    I got a very nice swarm Saterday. Hope the dromes did their job.
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    Re: Soybean flowers?

    I don't have to put them out i must have over 400 acres within a mile of all my hives. It is hot and very wet here this year in michigan. Tomarrow I will have to look if they are working them.
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    Soybean flowers?

    Are they a good sorce of nector? I have many acres around me here.
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    Wintering in One Deep

    I remenber as a kid 50 years ago of a neibor that wintered his bees in one deep hive body. He only produced section comb honey. Do any of you over winter in one hive body instead of the normal two?...
  11. Thread: How Much Honey

    by ghulst
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    How Much Honey

    How much can I expect to get out of a full mediam super with 9 frames.
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    Wintering in TBH's

    How good do they winter in TBH's? I made a tbh and put a small swarm in it 2 weeks ago. Looking good so far.
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    When to tranfer to TBH

    Just built a tbh today. I have a very small swarm in a mediam size super. I got them14 days ago. How and when and if it is possible would you tranfer to the tbh? This is a new experince for me.
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    Triangular Wooden Guide size

    What size do I make them?
    Thanks
    Gary
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    A Dumb Question????

    How fast do bees fly? If the fly out a mile how long would it take them?
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    Sounds like you are having fun. Bees are a ball....

    Sounds like you are having fun. Bees are a ball. Are they carring in pollen? I got my first swarm about a year ago. I have since split the hive plus had a swarm last week.
    Gary in Zeeland about 15...
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    Which Queen Leaves with a swarm?

    When a hive swarms does the old queen leave or a young queen leave with the swarm??
    Thanks
    Gary
  18. Nice to know that there is somebody local on...

    Nice to know that there is somebody local on here. I am from Zeeland.
    Gary
  19. Thread: Hive Splits

    by ghulst
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    Hive Splits

    I am new to beekeeping although I had bees 40 years ago. A friend in church had a hive that got my blood flowing. I made eguipment and caught a swarm last year that made it though the winter very...
  20. Thread: White Pollen

    by ghulst
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    White Pollen

    It is still cold here in Michigan however my hive were working bringing in white pollen. Not very big loads. It was a high of 49 degrees today. What is blooming at this time??????
    Thanks
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