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  1. Re: Any Michigan Beekeepers concerned with the recent ruling "loss" of Right to Farm?

    This would affect me also, I am in a residential zone and each lot around me is 1 acre, so the 13 houses I don't think would make it but I'm 100ft from my next door neighbor, so my small operation is...
  2. Any Michigan Beekeepers concerned with the recent ruling "loss" of Right to Farm?

    I was unaware of the changes but apparently this just went though. The best I can tell is people with livestock, honeybees included, are no longer under Right to Farm protection with last months...
  3. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    I'm also in Midland MI a few hours north, I also picked up a not as late as yours, but I got one Sept 1st. I'd guess 30-35K bees, really a big swarm. I've been feeding them 2:1 ever since they got...
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    Re: put a caged queen in trap out

    I haven't but that's a pretty good idea it would seem. I did one trap out this year, and I put a frame of eggs in it, and they raised their own queen. By the time I pulled the hive, they raised a...
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    Re: Smallest swarm in the world!!

    Can't get the photo to upload but I save it as my pic on my name so click there and check out the monster swarm!
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    Smallest swarm in the world!!

    Check this out. I had a bait hive out and a friend of mine told me there were bees in and out of it w/ pollen. I went and checked on it and did see a few bees inside but didn't sound like many when...
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    Re: hello from michigan

    Welcome from Midland, MI. I've got four packages going now I just installed little while ago and I've got 3 from last year. One is going wild, two deeps full of bees, I just supered it w/ a comb...
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    Re: New swarm traps deployed!

    Wow the traps look great. I just got done w/ four of them, I'm hoping to get time to put a few more together and get them out. Still a little early in MICH for swarms, but just around the corner....
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    Re: mini bear containers

    [QUOTE=blueskybeesupply;867408]We were nominated for an award for helping to design the "2 oz." bear, as we pushed for its development (we were the first to carry it). ..............

    I ordered...
  10. Re: Complaint against Auburn Michigan Veteran, beekeeper, prompts viral response

    Yes, the article does read that everything should be fine according to the Mayor, and I know they are both Veterans. Showing some support towards the Beekeeper that is a Veteran is what I'd like.
  11. Complaint against Auburn Michigan Veteran, beekeeper, prompts viral response

    http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article_41501872-2945-5f5b-b2b1-e4bb22210f7b.html

    Give this article a read. I just met Mr. Bacon a few months back, he is one of the most experienced beekeepers in...
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    Re: Take some honey or leave it?

    Four years ago I said that too, with my first hive. Four years later and a few swarms under my belt, now I've got eight, I've already got 400lbs in pails and a few hundred more in supers yet to...
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    Re: Very bumbed!

    Yeah, hold onto your stuff, maybe things will allow you into the hobby again.

    Brad
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    Re: My first swarmtrap

    I didn't snap any pictures but I did video myself swapping it over into the nuc. box just because. It took four minutes and it was cool because I just put another single frame in drawn out and reset...
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    Re: My first swarmtrap

    I fashioned up a very similar budget swarm box out of a bankers box (cardboard) with a lid and single drawn frame and a few drops of LG oil. I poked a single hole on the side for entrance. I've...
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    Re: 1st swarm captured

    Awesome story. I know the zip the veil part pretty well. Did that ONCE during an inspection and whoa... is that bee in here... whoa, yeah it is!

    Ha ha!

    Brad
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    Re: Newbie from West Michigan

    Welcome, I'm crossing my fingers my five hives make it thru the next month. I'm in Central Michigan, my 4th year beekeeping. Just made a 5gallon batch of mead today!

    bRAD
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    Re: Extraction playlist?

    Imma bee. Black eyed peas.
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    Re: How to make the most of the fall flow.

    Im in Midland a few hours North if you. I pulled a deep and two mediums off my strongest hive last week and extracted them and I put the extracted boxes back on top of the other two mediums that are...
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    Re: Hello from Bob in S-E Michigan

    Welcome....I am in Central MI ..third year beekeeper with six hives.

    Brad
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    Re: Need your input to price my honey.

    I am in Central Michigan and I only sold 80 lbs but I sold it for 5$ per lb. I buy plastic bottles and caps and that adds .55 cents of cost. I also made up labels and those were I think .06. Per. ...
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    Re: Me and my 8 yr. old catch a swarm!

    Well done, and great video too! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Best Swarm Call Ever!

    Wow looks great. Funny I saw the cardboard box too. I just saw a youtube vid where a guy put a frame in a cardboard box sideways as a trap. Talk about low cost...I slapped one together today! Brad
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    Re: Do hives in a yard attract swarms?

    I had a swarm show up at my house last year, going after some boxes I had in the garage. At first I thought it was my own robbing what was left out of the supers, but they didnt leave until after...
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    Re: Can a swarm give you honey?

    I'm in Michigan, and I had a mid Season good sized feral swarm that showed up at my garage door trying to get into my 'empty' hive bodies inside. This feral swarm was awesome, they were 'up'...
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