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    Re: Hive top feeders

    ill give you a call this afternoon! if you can hold 20 of them for me i would be more then happy to come take them off your hands Monday or Tuesday this next week!

    just sent you an email as well.
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    Re: Have I lost my queen?

    for starters go take that second box off and stop feeding if all the available comb is packed with feed. do not add more boxes until the first is fully drawn out. do you have another hive? i would...
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    Re: Nuc vs established and checkerboarding

    as for the nuc i wouldnt worry about an excluder. It all gets backfilled with honey if the queen starts to lay too high up in the boxes. usually once a band of honey forms above the brood nest she...
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    Re: Nuc vs established and checkerboarding

    like everything else some people checkerboard others dont. my girls do just fine if i plop an empty deep right on top of the brood nest or under it. just make sure your flow is on or you are feeding...
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    Re: where to buy bees

    you are way overthinking things for someone with little experience. get some hives and get them to survive winters then worry about genetics and aggressiveness later on. ur first priority over any of...
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    Re: Will GMO crops affect bees

    the only thing ive learned from this thread is that people still have a massive disconnect with what GMO crops actually are. GMO crops have only been in the united states for 20yrs. anything before...
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    Re: Will GMO crops affect bees

    glyphosate was just listed as a carcinogen so it is rational to say that roundup is harmful to people. Those fields will be soaked with roundup it may or may not hurt your bees but its another added...
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    Re: Need a little help... New colonies

    for the future you only give them one box to start never add the second until they have 8/9 frames complete and covered in bees. starting them in 2 boxes can keep them working just in the center or...
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    Re: Feeding honey

    A good answer would be don't unless its from the hive your feeding it too.
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    Re: Who Re-Queens After the Summer Solstice?

    best part about this is going queen-less for a week. it will kill off most of you mite population. i am going to be doing this this year.
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    had an issue with this last year near the end of summer. my chickens moved around the yard in a chicken tractor and would eat the ones they could spot on the ground and i didn't think anything of it...
  12. Re: Queen cells after week and half after installing package

    if your 2 packages with no eggs are the ones making the queen cells your queens in those hives are most likely dead. give them a frame of fresh eggs from your other hives to make into a queen or...
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    Used it last year with no issues. If you don't want to re coat down the road go with west marine sealer. A bit more expensive but will last forever.
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    Re: Overwintering Borage is possible

    15993 15994 15995 15996 15997 ;)
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    Re: Overwintering Borage is possible

    When the first fall frosts start I rake my borage plants into a tight row where they sprouted from. It usually provides enough insulation for the soil so that any seeds that dropped during late...
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    Re: Russian sage is impresive

    Borage! 5 months still flowing with frosts every night and any chance my bees get they are on it!
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    Re: my hive inspection apprehensions

    Scrape burr comb from frames if its in the way. If they start to pack the frames thick with honey remove a frame and evenly space the other 9 should help you avoid some issues. I have the same...
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    Re: Bee Package Cages

    next to nothing without bees
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    The orange ones are fresh from the nest colors have not set all the way in. I would use a blow torch, point into hole and cook em.
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    Re: Greetings from Livonia, Michigan.

    Welcome! Maybe i will catch you around in the spring im right over in lake orion Mi.
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    Im having some problems with moisture. I just got back from a weekend away and the hive had become very humid. The feeder has been removed and the bottom board cleaned to help it along. Is this a...
  22. Re: New Diy observation hive with part of a late season swarm.

    I actually let them out today. It was the first time since the queen was introduced and it was only in the mid 60s so i figured it would be a good day for cleansing and cleaning dead bees from the...
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    7992 This is the hive and girls as of today.
  24. New Diy observation hive with part of a late season swarm.

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    Well long story short i collected a very late season swarm in michigan 2 weeks ago. The bees all took off from the hive i put them in. After a week there was still a sizable amount of bees...
  25. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    Well bad news after all that hard work to try an help these girls they must have decided it wasn't quite what they were looking for. I went out to add some feed this morning and all the bees have...
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