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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    Available on pre-order, with a discount if ordered by Dec. 23.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I've got sugar cakes drying in my basement, 2 furnaces and a dehumidifier dry 9" cake pans in 2-3 days rock hard. The large aluminum pans took a week and still weren't totally hard. The round cake...
  3. Re: Newbie in Michigan! Interested in taking a class....

    " I'd love to find a beekeepers class near by!! I've found one abt an hour and a half away"

    I assume you're referring to SEMBA's (SouthEast Michigan Beekeeping Association) yearlong beekeeping...
  4. Thread: 4 Failed Hives!?

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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    They're young small hive beetles. I've seen them recently in my hives also. They're really quick too. Also, you might get in contact with SEMBA - South East Michigan Beekeeper's Association -they...
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    Re: Mann Lake budget hive bodies?

    I'm with risky buzz. I bought 50 budget medium supers on sale a few years ago, and they've held up fine. As risky suggested I use a good primer and good topcoat. I did order more last summer and had...
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    TED talk - John Miller: No bees, no food

    I hadn't seen this posted yet. I apologize if I missed seeing it posted before.

    This should be the link...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfRHrJunQ8M&sns=em

    Great speaker. I'm sorry I missed...
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    Flew home last week to see my restored truck at a car show in Detroit. I came in a day early so I could check on bees in two yards. I knew I was in trouble when I parked, and opened the door on my...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    J&T beekeepers. Toby is a great guy, you won't be disappointed
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    Re: Michigan beekeepers

    I've heard of similar losses from friends in the Flint, Mi area. Sounds like record numbers of new packages bring ordered there as replacement for dead outs.
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    Re: Good queen rearing book for beginners

    His 'Better Queens' was my last read.
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    Re: Good queen rearing book for beginners

    Thanks CtyAcres and MP for your recommendations. I just inventoried the bee books I brought out to AZ for my winter reading, and I brought Laidlaw's book with me so it's next on my list. I also thank...
  12. Thread: Winter Survival

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    Re: Winter Survival

    I was late this year getting the hives winterized, like middle of December. A few hives had moisture in them then... I wrapped and insulated the hives last winter, and the tar paper wrap evidently...
  13. Re: has anyone here done the Penn State online beekeeping 101 course?

    Thanks for fixing the link, back to Ipad texting school for me
  14. Re: has anyone here done the Penn State online beekeeping 101 course?

    I haven't taken the Penn State class, but I highly recommend the B.E.E.S program online with David Tarpy at NC State University

    http://http://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/bees/

    11...
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    Re: Transporting Hives

    Beware of any abrupt changes in temperature. A friend was bringing home a trailer full of hives he split in Fla last winter, and ran into some bad storms coming back north in April. He lost half the...
  16. Thread: 6 frame nucs

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    Re: 6 frame nucs

    I've used 5 frame med and deep nucs as well as 8 frame med and deep hives. They all winter fine for me in Michigan. 6 frame nucs would be fine, but you'll either have to make them yourself or get...
  17. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    I have ordered ML budget boxes several times. In the last order, I received 2 ends with splits. ML sent 2 new replacements in a few days. Great customer service from ML.
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    After retiring in 2008 (not my idea) I'd been volunteering at a local nature center maintaining a blue bird trail. The nature center had an observation hive and I happened to meet the beekeeper who...
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    Re: Painting the Edges/Lips of Your Boxes

    I use plastic tile spacers as shims between boxes to keep them from sticking together. Also, I've learned that the satin finish oops paints take much longer to fully dry, than a paint with a flat...
  20. Re: Can my bees survive the winter in 3 8 frame mediums?

    I had an 8 frame hive with 3 medium supers last year come thru a tough winter last year in SE Michigan in great shape, but all 3 supers were filled with honey.
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    Re: Tips on winterizing

    I pretty much did the same prep as Andrew, for SE Michigan. Except...

    When I returned home from AZ April 3rd, I still had 9/10 hives left. I had fed plenty of syrup in the fall, cause we had a bad...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

    Untreated
    4/10 overall survival - 40%
    1/5 dbl 10 frame deep survived, 2/4 dbl 5 frame nucs survived, 1/1 8 frame medium survived
    Almost everyone else near me had 85-100% losses last year. Most...
  23. Re: What does your club charge for a beginner class?

    Wow, that is a big increase... If nothing else, at that price, the membership oughta be included. Half price discount for students? It seems the whole point of the classes is to help beginners get...
  24. Re: What does your club charge for a beginner class?

    One club I belong to charges $120 for a season long beginner class. Fee includes club membership, hive and bees are extra. Classes run April thru September, and you manage your own hive, with other...
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    Re: Marla Spivak- TED 2013

    Great video. I forwarded to my bee clubs to share. She's a very good speaker
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