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    Re: Observation Hives in the Bedroom?

    Someone who is not a beekeeper and could care less could never, ever, ever, ever understand why anyone would want to put an observation hive in the master bedroom, but a true beekeeper knows why. I'm...
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    I'm only a state away from Blue Sky, if I order before 3-4 p.m. I get my order the very next day as long as its during the work week. You can't beat that for shipping time.
  3. Thread: Michigan

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    Re: Michigan

    48138, Wayne County
    Southeast Michigan
    Saw first pollen coming in today, three colors, white, pale yellow, and orange yellow. Only trees that look like they might be blooming are some kind of...
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    Re: Bees packing in the pollen today 2/21

    Nice to know pollen is coming in down your way, won't be too much longer for me (I hope) up here just south of Detroit. That elm pollen does come in pretty early, I'm always surprised to go out to...
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    Re: package bees in old hive

    Yeah, when you shake'm in the hives in the cold, the bees come out of the packages like shelled peas, no flying at all. I would much rather shake packages in the cold than heat, the bees in the...
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    Re: Cleaning an extractor?

    I disconnect the power and then I spray it out with a hose right in the honey house. I get a few empty 5 gal. buckets and put one underneath the open honey gate and start spraying it down on the...
  7. Thread: virus warning

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    Re: virus warning

    My computer is fine now, I didn't do anything. I can post and PM again.
  8. Thread: Creamed Honey???

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    Re: Creamed Honey???

    In the above video, the guy says to not use your own creamed honey for seeding new batches, that you should buy it from the store, why is that?
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    What kind of honey is it Mike?
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    I would have to agree.
  11. Thread: virus warning

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    Re: virus warning

    I have the same problem with one of my computers, yesterday and today when I went onto Beesource I was getting warning messages from my antivirus program that it was blocking intrusion attempts by a...
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    You can bottle and cap lots of honey by hand. How many tons do you plan to bottle? You need to explain a little more about your plan here before anyone can give you some serious answers.
  13. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    Yes, honey bees aren't the only bugs that seem to have built in winter survival. Many of them have anti-freeze in their systems.
  14. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    They survive the cold because that's what bees do and have done for millions of years. Its hard for any of us to really understand how bees can sit out there in those wooden boxes in below zero...
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    Re: do ten frame boxes increase starvation?

    If the OP's winter temperatures are in the 30's-40's there shouldn't be any starving at all in any size box as long as the cluster is strong and the box they are in has sufficient food in every...
  16. Re: Alternatives for securing the metal top to a telescoping cover

    I use galvanized phillips drive pan head screws now, about 3/4" long, they won't ever come out on their own and you can easily replace the wood of the cover if you ever need to and reuse the metal...
  17. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    I like them and use one regularly when doing inspections, especially when you want to set the frame aside with the queen on it. I don't like setting the frame on the ground leaning against the hive...
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    Re: Checking on Bees in winter. How often?

    As others have said, if the hives went into winter with plenty of honey/stored syrup, they shouldn't need any inspection until the weather breaks, which for me is early March. If it makes me feel...
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    Re: Here's how I do my oxalic acid vapor treatment

    It seems as thought the other vaporizer manufacturers would be aware of this also, if this statement is even true. Maybe this is just a sales tactic to make their particular vaporizer look more...
  20. Re: Bee's STILL collecting pollen in the sun, November 17th, near Niagara Falls!

    Its about 55 and sunny here right now and my bees are bringing in lots of bright orange pollen and a little less off white pollen. I have no idea where they are getting it in that quantity, as...
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    Re: What got learned from my last extraction

    Yep, cutting through those old cocoons is tough! Going with one less frame in the box will help some. I run 8 frames in a 10 frame box to get nice wide combs, but you do have to deal with much more...
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    Re: enough honey to survive winter?

    I used to run a few TBH's years ago, and my opinion is that they don't seem to use as much honey through the winter as a regular Lang hive does. That being said, if the other 10 bars have all the...
  23. Thread: OAV and Honey

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    Re: OAV and Honey

    Exactly. Not only that, but if you do one last treatment around Thanksgiving (which many do) the weather isn't always perfect, at least in my area you can count on cold weather, maybe very cold....
  24. Thread: OAV and Honey

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    Re: OAV and Honey

    I am in the same situation as the OP, I left a medium super of honey on all my hives this fall because the brood boxes were a little light on food storage after the fall flow. I need to do my final...
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    Re: Decappers?? Thinking Ahead

    Having not seen the video, I won't say it couldn't work, but it just seems to me that the wax would re-harden after you take the hair dryer away from the comb, and reseal the cells again to some...
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