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    Re: Why I think top entrances are a bad idea

    I started using a rim i've made by ripping a 1x4 board in half, so approx. 1 1/2" wide w/ a 5/8 hole drilled on one end. this rim is on top of the inner cover during our long winters w/ a sleeve of...
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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    sometimes my reply to people who ask why I wrap in tar paper, "to make the beek feel better", but the reasons I do it is to give the bees that solar this time of year where the sun has some solar...
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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    yes, this winter in N Michigan has had no winter thaw,enough for good flight, it hit 40 degrees on Jan. 14, and 36 on Feb. 19, then back to the 3rd sub zero 10 day or so stretch this year. the snow...
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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    today was the type of winter day that I am glad I wrapped my hives in tar paper. Very cold, I don't think we broke 6-8 degrees for a high temp, but the sun shone all day, and march sun does have some...
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    Re: Leaving a frame feeder in?

    I like to leave them in overwinter here in N.Michigan, it makes for easy feeding in March when the snow can still cover 2/3 of the hive, and there minimal cluster disturbance in cold temps. I just...
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    Re: Lemon yellow honey

    Basswood... would have a minty aftertaste to confirm
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    Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    contact these people for a catalog, you'll find everything you need to build the best fence possible, plus tech support thats top notch www.premier1supplies.com 1-800-282-6631
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    Re: how's your summer

    Here in NW lower Michigan the bees are built up and ready to make a crop,the early season was cool and wet to build up good ground moisture, then no rain since mid june. I've never seen the basswood...
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    Re: How's your spring????

    Here in NW lower Michigan the first cleansing flight I can remember was this past monday April 15, and yesterday also. Now just waiting for the maple to pop,excellent ground moisture this season, and...
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    Re: How's your spring????

    what spring?
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries

    I wish I was in tennessee, I would go knock on his door and see what he has to offer. To answer your question i think he has had his cage rattlled,but he keeps playing opossum
  12. Thread: Queen breeders

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    Re: Queen breeders

    I've had great looking carnies from Lohmans, love em
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    I've gotten nucs from Fla. for the past 2 seasons w/ open mated cells that were the danish buckfast strain from Miksas. I personally have been very impressed with these bees, nucs making me a honey...
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    Re: Winter Insulation of Hives?

    I started using a simple idea I learned from an old beek who has passed long ago. set a empty shallow shell on top of the inner cover and fill with a leaf of straw w/ lid on top. the straw absorbs...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Barry, I don't think Long Creek Apiaries took payment in credit cards, most likely because he would have to answer to these credit card companys. Cashed checks are just pieces of scrap paper I guess
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    Long Creek Apiaries: Will we ever see our REFUNDS?

    I thought I would wake a sleeping bear, David do you ever think that you are going to repay what you owe to me and many others? You have stated many times how you are going to repay all in full. You...
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries

    I go down to my mailbox everyday for the past 3 years looking for my check, WHERES MY CHECK?
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiaries

    What happened to this business plan,I thought with the perfect and early warm spring weather, you would have good strong bees to work and use to repay the real orders, that were prepaid and never...
  19. Re: Attempting compilation of Carniolan queen suppliers

    I really like Lohmans old world Carniolans, 3rd year I've ordered them, nice bees!
  20. Re: Central New York boomers...pondering next moves

    Yup saw whitining and actual burr comb on quite a few,no robbing,must be some good maple bloom out there
  21. Re: Central New York boomers...pondering next moves

    I am heading out this morning to try some methods of opening up the brood nest, I've never seen the bees so strong and heavy so early in the season.There was nectar shaking out on Mar. 19th! I will...
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    Re: Honey Bee Genetics

    I bought queens from them last year which are the russ/carn strain they offer. these bees built up quickly from mid-May nucs I made and filled/drew out their second deep of foundation plus some made...
  23. Re: Metal dividers for mating nucs??? 2 frame or 3?

    Yes the luann holds up fine, the bees coat and preserve it well, keep it dry and you'll be fine. i cut all my boxes for 3-way before assembly, who knows if in the future I'll want to use them as...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    Maybe it is time to awaken this post and David Winters on this cold winter morning, as I plan and budget for the coming beekeeping season. David, do you really anticipate sending a full refund, to...
  25. Re: Metal dividers for mating nucs??? 2 frame or 3?

    I like the 3 frame,like David Miksa uses, a proven method of his, I use 1/8" luann ply as dividers and cover the entire box with nylon screen to seal the divisions, the bees glue it down w/ propolis,...
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