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    Re: Smoker lighting using this type of fuel?

    yep news paper then add wood shavings. after its going good... pack it full like a cigarette . smokes for hrs
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    Re: I still am not sure how to split a hive.

    I just did the same thing mr bush just sugested last week deal them like cards. easy to do. checked and got queen cells today.
  3. Thread: cut down splits

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    Re: cut down splits

    I did my first cut down split yesterday. got 2 more hives to do. didn't put any suppers on, may have to do it Sunday jmgi do plan on putting queen excluders 0n in a...
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    Re: What are my bees doing VIDEO

    to me if you look half way through the vidio you will see a bumblebee come out.
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    Re: anyone making splits in the north

    with that 2 weeks of 70 to 80 deg weather we had in march my queen went nuts. I got more bees in one hive then i would have in june or july
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    anyone making splits in the north

    Got to ask is anyone making any splits in Michigan? cold weather has been holding me back. nighttime temps still in the 30ts. and still no drones on my end. ...
  7. Thread: To split or not?

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    Re: To split or not?

    Im no bee pro . but it looks more like a Supersede cell.
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    Re: timing for splits question

    Nope no drones here yet.. and night time temps to cold for me to split. may get mixed snow tomorrow.
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    Re: Finding the queen for splits?

    I also want to use the queen excluder to isolate the queen. can you leave it on between the deeps for 7 day with any problems? sorry mjuric for asking on your post. was wondering...
  10. Thread: cut down splits

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    Re: cut down splits

    Im going to do the same jmgi to all my hives. When do you plan on doing this? im 2hrs north of you. Was aiming for mid april but the weather cant make its mind up.
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    Re: How many mites can a hive survive?

    A battle won now, but by the third winter, will the hive still win the battle, or will the mites win the war?


    sorry i vote that the mites will win
  12. Thread: Drones

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    Re: Drones

    no drones yet here in the middle of the thumb. im thinking 2 weeks top
  13. Thread: maple flow is on

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    Re: maple flow is on

    With all this crazy weather. when do you think it will be time to start splitting ? Im aiming for April 15 if the weather holds
  14. Thread: maple flow is on

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    Re: maple flow is on

    Same here. The maples and all the willows are busting out. Way to early for this. I hope it dont get cold i have never seen any trees bloom before mid april
  15. Re: How soon can i start the powdered sugar treatment?

    Cool thanks.
  16. How soon can i start the powdered sugar treatment?

    Fast question plz
    How soon can i start the powdered sugar treatment? its March and warm and would like to try this. just didn't know if there was a certain time of the ...
  17. how soon can i start the powdered sugar treatment?

    Hi all
    I would like to try the a powdered sugar treatment? I have never done it and with all the warm weather was thinking of giving it a go. is it to early to do this? its been 70...
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    using a Burgess Insect Fogger for mites

    has anyone tried using a fogger filled with FGMO (FOOD GRADE) mineral oil for mites? I was thinking about buying a new one and trying it.
    would love some ...
  19. Re: Fatbeeman demonstrates Natural Mite Control with fogger

    I think ill buy a new one if i start the foging. But does it work.? So fare no one seems to have tryed this.
  20. Re: Fatbeeman demonstrates Natural Mite Control with fogger

    go to you tube and or goggle Fatbeeman demonstrates Natural Mite Control with fogger and it should bring up the video
  21. Fatbeeman demonstrates Natural Mite Control with fogger

    just saw this video and would like some feed back on how well it works? only have 10 hives and this looks like a great way to treat for mites. and i got a fogger ...
  22. Re: dry sugar or top feed with sugar water-in michigan

    yep thxs will use dry sugar to. but kinda want to try the baggie thing
  23. dry sugar or top feed with sugar water-in michigan

    hi all
    its going to be in the upper 60 ts low 30 ts at night all week here in michigan and was wondering
    if i should put some dry sugar on my hives or top feed with sugar...
  24. Thread: Losses reach 50%

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    Re: Losses reach 50%

    im thinking i will have the same
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    Re: moving "hot" bees

    if it not to heavy mount 2 2X4s to the side and lift it like a stretcher.
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