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    Re: Brood comb on top bars

    99% of this comb will be drones that have little value to your yard. Virgins don't mate in their bee yard. Sure they will ladder up to the above box but if bee space has been followed they will...
  2. Re: OA vaporizer - dedicated battery or the one in the truck?

    Add 20 ft of orange extension cord to the vaporizer with 2 battery post size alligator clamp to the other end. Orange will help to keep you from tripping over it. 20 ft will keep you from...
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    Re: Brood comb on top bars

    If you don't take care of it the bee's will completely attach the two boxes together and you will end up doing more damage when the bottom frames want to come out with the top ones. Scrape it off
  4. Re: Need advice on cleaing out honey supers after extracting

    I would guess maybe 600 or 700 ft. from about a doz colonies but I would be afraid of being closer. I also set tubs of capping wax out to be robbed out before I put it the melter.
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    Re: Late swarm in Wisconsin

    I caught a big one yesterday also. About 10 #er I'd guess. I have never had any luck getting these late swarms to over winter but will try to do just that with this one. I put them in 2 deeps w/...
  6. Re: Need advice on cleaing out honey supers after extracting

    I simply stack them near one of my yards, criss crossing them about 10 high with a cover on the top and let the bee's rob them out. By criss crossing it leaves about 2 inches open on the ends of...
  7. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Amen!!!!!!!
  8. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Agricultural lands don't have fence height restrictions. Animals, even bee's must be 250ft away from neighboring property.
  9. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    The right to farm act was written to protect people just like me in Michigan and a week after is was dropped I was on the phone to my state rep. I have a Centennial farm meaning that it has been...
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    Re: RoboVac Air Sealing

    I have to duct tape the two seals to get enough suction. I use it in my honey house to vac bee's off the windows during extraction time. Nice way to beef up weaker colonies.
  11. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    First off this didn't just happen this week. It happened in May The reason for dumping the right to farm was abuse. People living in cities were trying to over ride local ordinances. People were...
  12. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    The problem with brewing with home grown hops is the alfa acids can change year to year so with out a expensive lab test you have to experiment on how much to use. I use pellets for bittering and...
  13. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    Hops is the new up and coming ag crop here in western Michigan. We have 5 farmers in this county that have planted 5 to 20 acres and the number is growing. Most are going organic and used locust...
  14. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    No The poles are not along the road. My home is a couple hundred yards off the road so these are on my property. I also tried the same thing on my silo but the ground there was to heavy with bad...
  15. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    The only variety that I have had trouble growing up here is willimette. What I did was screw eye bolts about 20 ft off the ground on a couple of power poles on my farm. Through this I ran a 40ft...
  16. Thread: Need a SBB?

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    Re: Need a SBB?

    before you go through all of this you might want to do some reading. Many including myself are going back to solid bottom boards
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    Re: New BK question-need help

    yes feed them 2:1. They should store the syrup above which will start to push the brood chamber down. As for the fumagillin you wont get a straight answer here. Many will say yes and many will say...
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    Re: spider eating bees

    Bruno
    So you are a finlander? I thought only Norwegian's and Indians lived in Minn. By the way I'm Norwegian and the family is from Mankato
    Sorry for hijacking the thread
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    Re: spider eating bees

    People down south wonder how we can live way up here with long cold snowy winters and people up here wonder how you guys can live down there with so many poisonous things crawling around
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers?

    I was going to suggest the same as beeware10 If the supers are still on the hives you can shake the bee right back in the home or at least at the front door. If not you can shake them into a box...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Greg how did you locust flow go this year? We finally had a bloom this year. First time in about 5 years. The bee's got one good day of it then the weather turned.
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    A few weeks ago a friend asked if he could borrow some supers. I gave him 15 thinking the way this season was going I would have plenty. Then all hell broke loose. Now I've got a 100+ supers on...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Bobbarker
    here's the difference the lake makes with our weather. Our first day that we hit 70 deg here in Ludington MI this year was May 8,2014. The first day Vermontville MI hit 70 was April...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Maple
    Like you I live within a few miles of Lake Michigan and can tell you that everything is a couple of weeks behind the rest of the state. Right now the bees are hitting the star thistle...
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    Re: Hello from norther Michigan

    hey mark
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