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    Re: Angies List question

    Not a fan here either,Got cheap subscription then got charged full price that they would not correct,finally had to call the credit card company to take back the charges.
    Then the endless emails...
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    Re: Does A New Beekeeper Need An OAV Set-up?

    I have to confess, I bought the OAV set up to have on hand "just in case". I tend to be someone the would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

    It might be just...
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    Re: cool video i got from a bee web site

    And how calm the dog was.
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    Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    I built 2 top bar hives but have not used them,I am thinking of going to 8 frame deeps and mediums but keep on getting deals on 10 frame equipment.
    My mentor wants one of the TBH to play with so I...
  5. Re: Northern Michigan 8 year Learn'r.. Hello fellow crazy folks

    Welcome John!

    I'm down one so far,and it was my fault.
  6. Re: study: Life span of worker honeybees reared in colonies kept on small-cell combs

    You almost make it sound like small cell is a bad thing.
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    The problem is with some people any fee is too much and also I know beeks that do not tolerate anyone coming to their yards without an invitation. The last thing they want is an inspector coming in...
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    Re: in need of a used beekeeping suit

    Search craigslist also, or maybe Ebay.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I run my Excaliber at 125 degrees and when dry they pop right out of the pans,no oil or grease used.
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    Re: Equipment in Michigan

    Keep an eye on craigslist and check with your local club,closer to spring is when you start to see all the stuff for sale.
  11. Re: Does anyone have a Dadant Junior Bench extractor?

    I picked one up for cheap,used it this year for the first time. It worked well but am already wanting a motorized one.

    I am not sure about putting four frames in,never tried. If I did the amount...
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    This is an interesting thread,I just Checked one of my best hives and all gone,no bees, no brood,no mites,nothing, still have honey and clean comb.
  13. Re: Newbie in Michigan! Interested in taking a class....

    Welcome!
    You might want to check the Michigan beekeepers Association to see if there is someplace closer.
  14. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    I'm not too far from you,

    I do not like the idea of more regulations and will be sending a letter against it But, I wonder what the reason is for this....I think as acebird said. it gives the...
  15. Thread: Hive Stands?

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    Re: Hive Stands?

    I was under the impression I needed the ramps until I started looking at all the photos of peoples hives and the only time I see them is on
    someones brand new single hive in their backyard. Never...
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    Re: I was a beekeeper for Halloween!

    My daughter and some of her friends went to a halloween party, I left my bee suit in the car and she let one of her friends use it.
    I was told about it the next day.
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    If this deal falls through there will be more, a lot more.
    Try to get into the local club,You will find some awesome deals.
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    Re: Hives lost weight

    Same problem here, out of six hives two of them went light. All the others seemed to maintain the weight or even gained a little.

    They are all in the same yard and one of the light ones was the...
  19. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    My wife is on the same thought process as you,She wants to raise bees and she does not want me to mess with her hives unless she is there.
    She has no interest in taking honey from them either.
  20. Thread: 1st OAV attempt

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    Re: 1st OAV attempt

    So was the unit faulty?
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Shipping

    I order from a car parts place online that always has an approximate shipping of $25 ,they always ship for much less,reason being they charge actual shipping and do not know how much til it's boxed...
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    Re: Advice on using products for bee health

    I just made up Lauri's recipe and it was very easy with no cooking or sticking.
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    Re: Greetings from Michigan

    Welcome!
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    That looks like a good price,I know Sams Club is getting $9.89 a 25 lb bag for it
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    Re: Smoker Frustration!

    Dadant +11
    I bought a brand new off brand at a bee convention and it drove me crazy so I'm back to using the old Dadant one that I
    picked up at an auction,No guard on it but waaay better.
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