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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    I second that, and last month they had a free 6 gallon carboy with a $150.00 order, that and free shipping made it a great deal. I stocked up on everything from shrink caps to yeast. and go two...
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    Re: What to do if they don't survive?

    Keep the comb but be sure to freeze it to kill any wax moth eggs. depending on your location, you generally have until mid July before they become a problem. you can spray the frames with BT to keep...
  3. Re: Peach, orange, and cantaloupe mead. Questions on how to start.

    Sounds like Melomel to me!
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    Re: Need advise? bees have to go!

    Why Not? do you know something about those be we don't?

    KENTUCKYJEFF:
    September cut outs that far north are dicey at best. But some times you got to do what you got to do. ...
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    Re: Bees in a pipe How to remove

    I would get a sheet of 18 gauge sheet metal. You can probably go as thin as 28 gauge but that may bend. Roll a 36 inch long piece into a tube just small enough to fit into the pipe and move along...
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    Re: Are these my winter bees?

    Why treat if your bees show no outward sign of nosema, Healthy bees have little problem dealing with the ever present spores, it is when they become stressed that it is a problem.
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    Re: Where do missing queens go.

    I must admit, If you bough the queen from me she has been genetically engineered to return home after 90 days. if you just lost her I would imagine she will show up here within the week, as usually...
  8. Thread: 8 frame or 10

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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    I have been a beekeeper for over 40 years and have always run 10 frame deeps. that is the way it was when I started. With that said, if it were not for the fact that I have hundreds of hives, I would...
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    Re: can anyone identify this plant?

    my guess from the willow like leaves with smooth margins would be of the many varieties of privet, However I can not tell you which one.
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    Re: Queen right hive and laying workers.

    There are always potential laying workers and several per hive. The presence of Pheromones produced by the queen, and brood inhibit there ability to preform the function. Nurse bees nor field bees...
  11. Re: Cut Out Bees: Abscond while box open waiting for latecomers?

    If you have the queen and or the brood they will as a rule stay. I just did a cut out where I did not get the queen but I banded the brood into frames and the vast majority of the bees stayed with...
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    Re: Combine Hives?

    If you combine a laying worker hive with a queen right hive there is always the possibility that the laying worker will kill the reining queen. Which is probably why you were unable to re-queen the...
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    Re: harvesting bucwheat seeds

    Use a combine with a fine seed head.
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    Re: Comb outside the trap!

    It really does not matter what causes it. bees do it. In fact I had the same thing happen to me just a few weeks ago. I almost thought you hijacked my pic (LOL) see this post.
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    Re: No activity split hive after 2 days

    If the split was left in the same yard as the parent hive, it is likely that all the foragers (field bees) returned to the parent hive. Even with re-orientation techniques a majority return home out...
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    Re: Splits from a cutout

    I would not do more than a 50/50 split from a cut out. You never really know how well the bees will adapt to the cut out. A large mass of bees can wind up a modest single after all is said and done....
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    Re: Cemetary void removal pics

    I think they burry people in walls in Michigan, particularly the Detroit area!
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    Re: Moving Honey Frames?

    although some may advise you to move frames up to encourage the bees up, this is not always necessary, or even the best thing to do.

    Not being in Connecticut this year it is difficult to be...
  19. Thread: Mead Recipes

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    Re: Mead Recipes

    That is what potassium sorbate is for.
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    Re: Not sure if I should split

    I would just keep supers on the hive, remove the capped supers before the golden rod flow, and extract, then put them back on. The bees will refill them with goldenrod honey. Winter is coming, if the...
  21. Re: IPM Mite count & beekeeping activity that could SKEW results

    Right, but it will not skew the results in favor of the mites.
  22. Re: Bee foraging skills impaired by neonicotinoid pesticides

    hum, The bumble bee equivalent of a pot smoker.
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    If 50,000 volts won't detour them what makes you think 110 will. Giving them honey will not stop them either, most of the time they prefer the brood. I was walking a wood lot with a gent as I...
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome. This certainly is the place to pick up tips.
  25. Re: Bottom board conversion - screened to solid?

    Yes. that corrugated plastic will be a great place for Small Hive Beetles to hide unmolested by the bees. Contact the supplier tell them you ordered a solid bottom board, and want to exchange. Their...
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