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  1. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    The problem with brewing with home grown hops is the alfa acids can change year to year so with out a expensive lab test you have to experiment on how much to use. I use pellets for bittering and...
  2. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    Hops is the new up and coming ag crop here in western Michigan. We have 5 farmers in this county that have planted 5 to 20 acres and the number is growing. Most are going organic and used locust...
  3. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    No The poles are not along the road. My home is a couple hundred yards off the road so these are on my property. I also tried the same thing on my silo but the ground there was to heavy with bad...
  4. Thread: Growing Hops

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    Re: Growing Hops

    The only variety that I have had trouble growing up here is willimette. What I did was screw eye bolts about 20 ft off the ground on a couple of power poles on my farm. Through this I ran a 40ft...
  5. Thread: Need a SBB?

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    Re: Need a SBB?

    before you go through all of this you might want to do some reading. Many including myself are going back to solid bottom boards
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    Re: New BK question-need help

    yes feed them 2:1. They should store the syrup above which will start to push the brood chamber down. As for the fumagillin you wont get a straight answer here. Many will say yes and many will say...
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    Re: spider eating bees

    Bruno
    So you are a finlander? I thought only Norwegian's and Indians lived in Minn. By the way I'm Norwegian and the family is from Mankato
    Sorry for hijacking the thread
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    Re: spider eating bees

    People down south wonder how we can live way up here with long cold snowy winters and people up here wonder how you guys can live down there with so many poisonous things crawling around
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers?

    I was going to suggest the same as beeware10 If the supers are still on the hives you can shake the bee right back in the home or at least at the front door. If not you can shake them into a box...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Greg how did you locust flow go this year? We finally had a bloom this year. First time in about 5 years. The bee's got one good day of it then the weather turned.
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    A few weeks ago a friend asked if he could borrow some supers. I gave him 15 thinking the way this season was going I would have plenty. Then all hell broke loose. Now I've got a 100+ supers on...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Bobbarker
    here's the difference the lake makes with our weather. Our first day that we hit 70 deg here in Ludington MI this year was May 8,2014. The first day Vermontville MI hit 70 was April...
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    Re: Nectar flows in Michigan

    Maple
    Like you I live within a few miles of Lake Michigan and can tell you that everything is a couple of weeks behind the rest of the state. Right now the bees are hitting the star thistle...
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    Re: Hello from norther Michigan

    hey mark
  15. Re: Where/how to store harvested supers until extraction day

    Why would you guys advise to keep them cool? They don't extract well when cool. I have a hot room and hold them at about 90. As for bagging them I wouldn't. They will drip but bags would be a...
  16. Thread: How much wax

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    Re: How much wax

    59.99 #s cubic ft and you have 4 cubic feet
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome from ludington
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    When we make jalapeno poppers everything from the bacon to the cream cheese to the peppers is made by us
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    we finish off a few hogs every year. doesn't take up much room and they are market size in about 3 months. We sell one at fair with the 4H and one to a friend or two so we about break even on the...
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    Re: Oxalic Sublimation Temp?

    The Heilyser vaporizer uses a VW glow plug. It is a autolite #1104 and used on 90 & 91 Jetta's
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    Re: top feeder removal?

    If it isn't molding leave it
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    Re: Howdy from Rhinelander Wisconsin

    I spent alot of time back in the 70's in Eagle River. I really miss that area and those days. grew up in antigo. welcome by the way
  23. Re: Finding dried out dead larva...is this indicative of a disease or my paranoia?

    If you do nothing it will disapear as soon as the damp weather goes away
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    Re: Frame feeder question

    Personally I dont like frame feeders. They drown to many bee's. I dont like opening the hive to feed. They hold to little. Most people that use them just leave them in. The brood nest seldom...
  25. Re: Caught and installed swarm from my hive. Now what?

    I don't know if you are treating or not but either way a colony making it through one winter doesn't not mean that you have any special mite resistance as stated above. Mite loads don't over take ...
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