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  1. Thread: big bee log

    by Roy Coates
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    Re: big bee log

    part two: chain, come along, ratchet straps, a tree and some ingenuity and I have the bee log resting on the ground. https://plus.google.com/u/0/105525568580496768818/posts
  2. Thread: big bee log

    by Roy Coates
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    big bee log

    Long trip had to be made twice and worth every bit of effort. First trip the trailer suspension failed and had to be replaced. The cheapo chainsaw gave up the gost as well. Picked up a free farm...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/DC-690.html
    is what I just ordered
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    Re: Bees real pissy today here in MI.

    My girls are testy too I see some glodenrod in bloom and its outside their range hive weighs are also down
  5. Re: What do you do to strenghin or colony after a cut out?

    Good stuff guys thanks for the input
  6. Re: What do you do to strenghin or colony after a cut out?

    I hear "feed their honey back to them" Whats your favorite method? I have laid out the scrap comb in the yard, recovered some from the solar wax melter and even crush and strain. Dont like the draw...
  7. What do you do to strenghin or colony after a cut out?

    I am interested in what others are doing especially in the Midwest area to prepare a colony for winter that is a cut out.
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    Re: First Cutout

    I would be concerned about them already being sprayed also due to the expanding foam. I would still get them and just watch them carefully and not mix any of the honey or comb with any other colony....
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    Re: New from Michigan!

    Hi Digginmich. I am in Oxford mi. Mazin in Detroit sells bees from swarms he catches and starts colonies with. He is on craigslist and the classifieds of SEMBA. He and his family are very hospitable....
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    I read and re read Michael Bush's "The Practical Bee Keeper" Great! I was very interested in top bars so I also read Wyatt Magnum's "Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom and Pleasure Combined" I feel both...
  11. Re: Should a first year beek attempt a cut-out?

    see beesource "cut out tool list post for additional info
    Hive
    • 1 Bottom board with entrance reducer
    • 4 medium supers 1 w/ comb or foundation-3 w/ zig zag wired frames
    • 1 empty deep to use as...
  12. Re: Should a first year beek attempt a cut-out?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?245064-Cut-out-Tool-List
  13. Re: Should a first year beek attempt a cut-out?

    I say go for it. Wear protective gear cause the get testy. If your good with your hands and can take apart the house and put it back again so it looks as if you were never there you can charge 75 per...
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    search you tube for...
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    Re: Caught Swarm 3weeks ago. Questions?

    Im new too so please don't take this as rock solid. Many different approaches will get you to the same location as with beekeepers many opinions are different and work. You may get many replies. This...
  16. Re: Queen less cut out re-queening and splitting question

    Michael Bush made a great solution for me. Make two nuc's with the new queens and leave the cut out to raise the queens. Sounds like a win win
  17. Re: Queen less cut out re-queening and splitting question

    Thanks Peter, I am realizing that now to a point. I already ordered the queens and they were shipped. The only reason I mentioned " I have no way to raise the natural queen cells" is because I...
  18. Re: Queen less cut out re-queening and splitting question

    Any friendly suggestions? Anything I am over or under planning
  19. Queen less cut out re-queening and splitting question

    I did a cut out 6-3 I did not find the queen and suspected I did not get her with the bee vac(or killed her). I got about 8 frames of brood in all stages with some stores. by 6-6 they had made 6...
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    Re: Moved a hive

    Is this a cut out? Rescued?? When I cut them out I move them to there new location(my House) leave them locked in for the night, release them in the am with a branch so they re-orientate. Hope this...
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    Re: Costco Honey

    That was my wife's favorite honey until she tasted some raw wild honey from one of my colonies:D
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