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    Re: Save 10% On Your Order Through 12/14

    any chance of a "spring2014" coupon code? I'm looking to purchase your 8 frame lang either way.... :)
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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    Last year was my first beekeeping... I got stung a total of 5 times. Once on my hand, because I don't wear gloves. Once on my foot when I stepped on a bee barefoot... it's not something I'm afraid...
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    Re: Winter in Michigan

    It warmed up to the 30's this weekend, so I tapped on the side, I heard them buzz, so they've made it this far...
    I'll still be amazed if they make it... they never really became as strong a...
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    Winter in Michigan

    Bitter cold. I'll be amazed if they make it...


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    Re: swarm catching odds

    This past year was my first at beekeeping.... I put up two traps and caught two swarms. I was surprised, since the consensus seems to be you have to be lucky. I used swarm lure, couple drops of...
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    Re: Good beginners beermaking book

    How to brew by John Palmer. You can buy the book, but he has the whole thing posted online.

    http://www.howtobrew.com/
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    Ejecting drone/ empty comb

    I noticed bee carcasses below my tbh, I assume they are drone brood, correct?

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    Also I have four combs at the end that are essentially empty. My entrance is at the opposite end. I've...
  8. Thread: removing drones

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    Re: removing drones

    today it looked like they were kicking the drones out. My hive has swarmed twice.... I noticed quite a bit of drone cells a couple weeks ago. I thought this was way to early for getting rid of the...
  9. Re: can I harvest honey from a Warre in late July /early August to avoid having 6 box

    Great info and photos Bernhard. Danke Schoen! :thumbsup:
  10. Thread: Warre bait hive

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    Re: Warre bait hive

    I guess I won the lottery! I retrieved the hive last night, today I detached the top hive body and put my Warre together. I didn't get a real good look inside, but I could see there are several...
  11. Thread: Warre bait hive

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    Re: Warre bait hive

    there's lots of bees coming and going.... but wasn't positive I had a swarm. I did see bees entering with pollen today, so this means I do have a swarm, correct?
  12. Re: First year beek, hive doing great, thanks all

    Well, they swarmed yesterday. Amazing how loud they were and how quickly they were gone (they landed about 50ft up a pine tree) Here a pic of them bearding the night before. It's been hot here...
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    Re: Busy Week in Central Michigan!

    My hive swarmed this morning, so yeah it's swarm season in Michigan.... Last I saw they were about 50 ft up a neighbors pine tree.... with any luck they'll come down to where I can get them...
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    Re: A couple pics from last weeks swarm

    Great pics. I'm still waiting for a swarm to "take the bait"....
  15. First year beek, hive doing great, thanks all

    My hive is doing great, I just want to thank all who participate in this forum for all your good info, especially Michael Bush, Dave of Davesbees.com and Turtlebee farms for the great package of...
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    Re: Michigan checking in!

    I wanted to build my own hive, so I made a TBH last year based on videos from davesbees.com. I also built a Warre hive and have a bait hive up to try to populate that. For my TBH I bought a package...
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    Re: Michigan checking in!

    First year beekeeper in East Lansing (originally from Flint...)

    My TBH is doing great. We'll see once winter gets here. I'll be intersted in how Monty's bees do in the UP this winter...
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    Re: Moving down into the next box

    Warre Store posted again on this subject:

    I think the biggest myth in beekeeping is that "bees like to move up" when building their nest. This is absolutely false! Bees absolutely do NOT prefer to...
  19. Thread: Warre bait hive

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    Re: Warre bait hive

    I have the queen cage, the plastic nasanov tube and a couple drops of lgo on paper towel in a zip lock baggie.... I hope it's not overkill. I've only read that too much lgo is detrimental...
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    Re: Warre bait hive

    it's not that high up, maybe 8 feet. Also, I put it up a month ago, seemed like a good location, but now that the leaves have come out, I'm wondering if it's too hidden. But I have so much scent...
  21. Thread: Warre bait hive

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    Warre bait hive

    Here's my Warre bait hive. Two Warre boxes, the bottom box doesn't have any top bars in it. If I get a swarm, I just have to unscrew the boxes and place the top box on my warre stand... very little...
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    Re: Moving down into the next box

    The Warre Store posted this on their Facebook page...

    Although your bees will likely build out the upper hive body in no time (often only a week or so), they will not immediately follow-up by...
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    Re: First swarm in Michigan

    Good to hear. I'm waiting for for them to start over here in the middle of the mitten...
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    Re: Winter Survival; Northern States

    Well, how did they do?
  25. Re: Day Two Re: First Package Received and Hived! (Long, as usual. )

    I'm expecting my first package in a week, your posts give me a good idea of what's to come...
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