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    Re: buying an established colony

    If you want to buy an established hive, why not get with some beekeepers from Michigan. There are a lot of great beekeepers up there that would probably sell you something. Worth a try. Get some bees...
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    Buckfast Queens

    I saw a post from a Buckfast queen breeder but did not get your information. If you raise Buckfast queens from stock that you got from Ferguson please get with me. Thanks
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    by Malcolm
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    Re: lang quilt box

    I have been using these on my hives for 2 years and love the results. I only use them during winter to give the moisture some place to go. Come spring time I take it off and put the inner cover back...
  4. Moving newly mated queen to new hive safely.

    If I put a new 2 or 3 week old laying queen from mating nuc, with frames of open and sealed brood with nurse bees from other hives will they accept her? I was going to use frames of brood from...
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    Dead hive with queen in the cluster

    Today I opened up a dead hive to see what was left. The cluster was in the bottom deep box between the 4 and 8 frame. The queen was with the cluster between the 6 and 7 frame. The top deep box has 7...
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    Re: should I swap boxes?

    March 21, 2009 I switched brood boxes on 5 of my hives because the cluster stayed in the top after winter. All 5 queens reacted by moving the brood or stopped laying altogether and I lost all 5...
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    Drone comb

    I used one frame of drone comb to trap mites and had great results. The bees cleaned out the dead drones and the queen went back and filled the frame up again. I know that a full frame is not used in...
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    I had the same problem with 2 new nucs and found...

    I had the same problem with 2 new nucs and found them to be without a Queen. You might go back in and look to make sure. Good luck!
  9. Thread: Bee Plants?

    by Malcolm
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    Bee Plants?

    My property is surrounded by soy bean or corn crops. Do bees like either one of them?
  10. Thread: Hive Placement

    by Malcolm
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    Thanks for all the info. It will help a lot in...

    Thanks for all the info. It will help a lot in where I decide to setup the nucs.

    Malcolm
  11. Thread: Hive Placement

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    Hive Placement

    I am getting 5 nucs soon and I am trying to figure out exacly where to place them. Room is not a problem, but I am worried about the winter months. Is this something to be that concerned about?...
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    To super or not to super

    I am a third season beekeeper and have learned how to clean out dead hives and spend money on new bees. This year my 2 hives made it through with one stong and one weaker. The strong hive appears to...
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