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    Re: Equipment in Michigan

    Keep an eye on craigslist and check with your local club,closer to spring is when you start to see all the stuff for sale.
  2. Re: Does anyone have a Dadant Junior Bench extractor?

    I picked one up for cheap,used it this year for the first time. It worked well but am already wanting a motorized one.

    I am not sure about putting four frames in,never tried. If I did the amount...
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    This is an interesting thread,I just Checked one of my best hives and all gone,no bees, no brood,no mites,nothing, still have honey and clean comb.
  4. Re: Newbie in Michigan! Interested in taking a class....

    Welcome!
    You might want to check the Michigan beekeepers Association to see if there is someplace closer.
  5. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    I'm not too far from you,

    I do not like the idea of more regulations and will be sending a letter against it But, I wonder what the reason is for this....I think as acebird said. it gives the...
  6. Thread: Hive Stands?

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    Re: Hive Stands?

    I was under the impression I needed the ramps until I started looking at all the photos of peoples hives and the only time I see them is on
    someones brand new single hive in their backyard. Never...
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    Re: I was a beekeeper for Halloween!

    My daughter and some of her friends went to a halloween party, I left my bee suit in the car and she let one of her friends use it.
    I was told about it the next day.
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    If this deal falls through there will be more, a lot more.
    Try to get into the local club,You will find some awesome deals.
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    Re: Hives lost weight

    Same problem here, out of six hives two of them went light. All the others seemed to maintain the weight or even gained a little.

    They are all in the same yard and one of the light ones was the...
  10. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    My wife is on the same thought process as you,She wants to raise bees and she does not want me to mess with her hives unless she is there.
    She has no interest in taking honey from them either.
  11. Thread: 1st OAV attempt

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    Re: 1st OAV attempt

    So was the unit faulty?
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Shipping

    I order from a car parts place online that always has an approximate shipping of $25 ,they always ship for much less,reason being they charge actual shipping and do not know how much til it's boxed...
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    Re: Advice on using products for bee health

    I just made up Lauri's recipe and it was very easy with no cooking or sticking.
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    Re: Greetings from Michigan

    Welcome!
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    That looks like a good price,I know Sams Club is getting $9.89 a 25 lb bag for it
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    Re: Smoker Frustration!

    Dadant +11
    I bought a brand new off brand at a bee convention and it drove me crazy so I'm back to using the old Dadant one that I
    picked up at an auction,No guard on it but waaay better.
  17. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Same here. The thing I see here are the questions might be the same but the answers are always changing.
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Lauri,
    So what is the difference between feeding the sugar blocks and feeding the patties? One to get them through the last part of winter and the other to kick start brood building in the...
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    Re: Thoughts on starting a bee club/group

    +1 on keeping it informal,Some of the local clubs around here do not have fees but will sometimes ask for donations to get speakers in.
    Now our local Volkswagen club meet at different restaurants...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    I wonder if the Small hive beetles would go after it?
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    Re: Possible bear in uncommon bear area

    Wow!
    Looks like you just might have a bear. You need to set up a camera trap if you have one,I would love to see what it is.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    I wondered about using heat tape on a settling/bottling tank to warm the honey to bottle. I'm gonna have to try it
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    Re: Bees held for ransom

    Just trying to get you all emotional and pay to save them.
    Seen one on craigslist for a dog they wanted $500. for or they were going to have to kill it.

    Idiots
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    Re: pulled super and now bearding

    That is what my wife wants to do but wants to leave at least 1 super on each hive for the winter.
    I was told to pull all supers by the 2nd or third week of August to force the queen down to the...
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    Re: pulled super and now bearding

    That sounds good,
    The bearding has eased up alot.
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