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    I have also seen them chase the occassional...

    I have also seen them chase the occassional monarch. My folks used to have purple martins on their farm where I kept a few swarms, always laughed at the site of a half dozen bees chasin them around.
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    The kids named our salmon chasing boat,...

    The kids named our salmon chasing boat,
    Hun-E-Biz. Might just have to see if thats available for a personalized plate.

    Bill
  3. Thread: hive carrier

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    Dadants also sells a 2 person hive carrier. It...

    Dadants also sells a 2 person hive carrier. It worked well carrying heavy hives so far this spring.
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    Mine was made locally by a welder. If you have a...

    Mine was made locally by a welder. If you have a good welder nearby, they can make them for you. Mine fits on a hand propane torch where the flame just touches the backside of the plate with my...
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    A gallon of honey here suffices, plus we give a...

    A gallon of honey here suffices, plus we give a few different flavors (tupelo, buckwheat, orange blossom, starthistle) of honey that I have access to as an added perk. At Christmas, it's also helps...
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    Have to agree with Dave, when I attend State...

    Have to agree with Dave, when I attend State Beekeeping Association meetings here, I look around the room, and at 40 I seem to be the youngest in the crowd. I have been pondering local FFA (Future...
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    ok, got to be more on this list than just us 10...

    ok, got to be more on this list than just us 10 and 1/3 in Michigan and 1/3 in Kentucky LOL.

    Bill
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    Funny thing happened on a way to a fishing hole...

    Funny thing happened on a way to a fishing hole the other day with a co-worker whom I helped start a few hives this year. He asked me how long I had bees and how I got started. Well It got me to...
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    Anyone else try this old stand by? Pull the 2...

    Anyone else try this old stand by? Pull the 2 end frames out after inspection, or frames that are obviously not holding the queen, then push remaining frames together in groups of 2. After a...
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    Clinton can you email at WSkriba@aol.com, would...

    Clinton can you email at WSkriba@aol.com, would like to talk on the hive beetle problem you have.

    Bill
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    I would have to agree with Honey House, thinking...

    I would have to agree with Honey House, thinking that maybe you got last year's queens. In 15 years of ordering marked queens from a handful of different breeders, I have never recieved one marked...
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    I know there were some previous posts on a...

    I know there were some previous posts on a constructing a queen incubator, but I was wondering if I used the Hova-bator chicken incubator that isnt being used in my basesment for the same purpose for...
  13. Thread: CANDLE MOLDS

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    we've used scent in our flex molds with no...

    we've used scent in our flex molds with no seeming problems to them.

    Bill
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    I will be pollinating buckwheat (10 acres) for a...

    I will be pollinating buckwheat (10 acres) for a grower here in Michigan, (a first for me), so I posed the same question on the beekeepers newsgroup. The general concensus was 1 to 2 hives per acre....
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    Thanks for the info. Yes, that was the info I...

    Thanks for the info. Yes, that was the info I was looking for. On the question as to what to "cook" the boxes in, I have 2 oversized 55 gallon like drums, and an oversized propane heating unit,...
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    This kinda goes along with the painting thread,...

    This kinda goes along with the painting thread, but has anyone any experience with using paraffin to coat their boxes instead of painting. I read an article in one of the bee mags about this...
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    Was able to listen, also had bees around the vent...

    Was able to listen, also had bees around the vent holes in our 2nd brood chambers. We also get a relative feel for how much feeding we will have to do by just lifting on the whole hive.
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    Checked bees here in Mid Michigan today, temps in...

    Checked bees here in Mid Michigan today, temps in the high 20's. 12 for 12 still alive, 2 will need feed soon.
  19. Thread: NUCS

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    Having been down both roads, I prefer Nucs over...

    Having been down both roads, I prefer Nucs over packages as they come "ready to roll".
    We seem to be farther ahead by going with nucs, as the initial wait for that first round of brood isn't there. ...
  20. Thread: MDA nuc boxes

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    Clinton, The original MDA splitter boxes are or...

    Clinton,
    The original MDA splitter boxes are or were made here in Michigan in Wyoming. I dont think the orginals were waxed per my conversation with Mel the owner. He does have an extruded plastic...
  21. Thread: Frame Popper

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    I think the intent of the "popper" was to be used...

    I think the intent of the "popper" was to be used in the honey house when extracting. Just plop the box on the "popper" and it pushes all frames up for easy removal for uncapping. We have a...
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    If you are asking if they leak from freezing and...

    If you are asking if they leak from freezing and cracking John, we havent had a problem with them as yet, but then again we will start the feed in mid February.

    Bill
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    A friend and I were talking the other day of the...

    A friend and I were talking the other day of the subject of extracting for hobbyists. He lives in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan where beekeepers are far and few in between.
    He has a novel idea...
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    Does anyone use one of the super lifts or hive...

    Does anyone use one of the super lifts or hive elevators like the one kelleys advertises on page 50 of their new catalog? Was wondering if anyone has made one or has plans that I can take to my...
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    We use the 1 gallon plastic pails. I get them...

    We use the 1 gallon plastic pails. I get them from Groebs here in Michigan and then have to drill holes in the lids. We order double the number of the swarms we are running so we can fill at home,...
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