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    Re: Fuzzy Yellow Bee

    I think its a male Bombus flavifrons
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I checked on 3 splits made with swarm cells. While I was in the parent colony I found 4 more swarm cells that I missed a few weeks ago. I had the opportunity to watch them emerge from theirbm cells....
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    Re: Swarms in Michigan?

    I have 3 so far all from my colony
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    Re: Just starting out in Michigan

    Welcome from the Thumb.
  5. Thread: Live BeeTV

    by skosma
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    Re: Live BeeTV

    Thats so cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Free bee flower seeds

    I got the same.
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    Nope
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    Re: New Beekeeper in mid-Michigan

    Welcome from the Thumb.
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    Re: LEGO Beeyard Project

    I supported it.
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    Re: Bees in MI bringing in pollen today

    I saw some yellow coming into one hive. I think they found some corn dust or soybean meal somewhere.
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcome from Port Austin, Mi.
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    Re: LEGO Beeyard Project

    Supported your idea. Hope it works out :)
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    Re: My first packages

    I've done this and it works pretty good.
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    First initial last name
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    Re: The Beekeeper - a documentary

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  16. Thread: 2015 plans

    by skosma
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    Re: 2015 plans

    I hope to double my production hives to 16 currently 8. Also get more nuc colonies started currently 2. Try to raise my own queens.
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    Putting a weak nuc next to a strong colony without a reduced entrance. Also putting a caged queen into a colony with out looking for ALL the queens.
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    Re: honeybee Christmas gifts

    I got a bee skep.
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    Re: Merry Christmas to all of you!

    Merry Christmas to all.
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    Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    I started off with one colony because of finances. I also had some used equipment from a trusted local beek. So I put out swarm traps, the "free bees" helped with my second.
  21. Thread: 9 frame spacers

    by skosma
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    Re: 9 frame spacers

    I don't like them(got them in purchased colonies). I like to slide the frames around to make room to work. My bees seem to glue the frames down more with the spacers. Next spring I'm going back to...
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I have been keeping a hive log book since the beginning. I have found it helpful in keeping track of all that the hive happenings. Now that my daughter is starting out she has a reference point for...
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome to the site
  24. Thread: from the U.P

    by skosma
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    Re: from the U.P

    I'm not a Yooper, but I'm from the thumb. Welcome to the site.
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    Re: swarm takes over nuc?

    I checked the nuc just before dark, and they now have about 4 frames of bees. This nuc was on life support from my other colonies until their new queen started laying. If this is a swarm they have...
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