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    honey extractor

    We purchases an older honey extractor an online auction for $25..will hold at least 4-8 frames it didn't come with a hand crank or motor I'm trying to figure out how to install a motor to extract...
  2. Thread: fume pads

    by kaptkimbo
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    fume pads

    I'm thinking of using fume to get bees off of comb when I harvest...I have 2 hives...should I have one for each hive? how long will it take to work before I can get the frames out? I use short...
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    hive didn't over winter

    Hi everyone... just checked both of my hives...one didn't survive the winter...kinda bummed... started it last spring...other one will be in it 3rd spring this year its going well. the dead one is my...
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    Re: winter prep in Michigan

    Thanks..I was leaning toward removing them..I thought they would survive better in just the 2 deep supers if they need to cluster when it gets below freezing
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    winter prep in Michigan

    We have had Indian Summer here in Western Michigan...high today of 79 F. Bees where really busy today. Saw a lot on wild aster growing on our property. I have one new hive this spring plus a hive...
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    Re: bees in a maple tree

    Thanks ...that kin of reinforces what I was thinking...6 - 8 weeks take us into Sept or Oct here in Michigan..kind of cold for getting a colony growing...since the tree and bees aren't going anywhere...
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    bees in a maple tree

    I was out inspecting greenhouse crops when the grower and I started discussing bees. He has very large Maple tree in his yard that is hollow with a bee hive in it. He dosn;t want to cut the tree...
  8. Thread: deep supers

    by kaptkimbo
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    deep supers

    I have a year old hive with 2 deep supers...I'm in Michigan and its gets cold in the winter...I looked at my older hive and was going to try and move the upper super down to the bottom and move the...
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    new bees in old hive

    Hi...I had a hive that I started last year die out...one of two...I just installed a new package of bees. I left the good, drawn comb in it. I have 4 frames/foundation that I pulled out. Some comb is...
  10. bees in 2 hives...one good,,,other maybe winter kill

    I've just checked my 2 hives. Finally in Michigan we are up over 50. I started both hives last spring. One seem to have bees coming out of the reduced entrance. Other hive, may have lost all bees, I...
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