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    Re: Varroa Control Question

    Sorry, even though I didn't count I should have been clearer with my statement. While still frozen I broke the all the drone comb into small chunks and upon inspection it didn't take me long to find...
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    Varroa Control Question

    I've started adding one medium frame to each of my deep brood boxes for drone brood and then pull out, cut off and freeze when capped as a method of varroa control. Pulled my first ones and there...
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    Re: Ruminations on a wax boil tank

    Julysun,

    I think many folks agree on the longevity of wax/rosin vs. paint. If you think different that's fine. Continue with your methods, I guess I'm Crazy.

    Bryan
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    Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Danno,

    I'm not working with Don, just on the Holland Area Beekeepers Association board with Don. I'm tasked with setting up meetings and such. I've never heard if a Larry Hasselman around...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Jsbyers,

    Yes, the time on April 23 and May 7 is 7:00PM. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

    Bryan
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    Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Vanesther,

    Welcome. For the April 23 pickup we have scheduled a couple of package installations if you have any questions on the procedure. Good luck.

    Bryan
  7. Re: Anyone ever store their hives in a barn or greenhouse during the winter?

    Interesting discussion, This winter I read CC Millers "Fifty Years Among The Bees" and he moved his hives to the basement every year. He describes in detail the timing, how, and why he did it.
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    Re: heavy overwinter kill in MI

    I would say save any honey/pollen stores and feed back to your other hives, provided there are no obvious disease clues present. The bees will clean any deadout very well. Sounds like a rough...
  9. Re: When to remove isulation from below the outer cover?

    I wouldn't hesitate to leave it on even in warm weather. If you are uncomfortable with that buy a couple cheap probe thermometers and place one under a hive top with insulation and one without and...
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    Re: Coil Stock for top cover

    Laketrout,

    I switched to white from silver. I spoke with a guy in our bee club and according to his data white was cooler. I bought mine from Menards, they had rolls of several different widths...
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    Re: early sightings

    Hi Jerry,

    We had slipped a feed patty under the cover of each of our 4 hives maybe 6 weeks ago. A couple weeks backs we added a medium of honey to each that we had held back from last fall. ...
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    Re: Wax Dipping Boxes & Hive Parts

    Yesterday I went to a friends house as I thought I had seen some tanks there which might suit my purpose for dipping. Turns out he has 3 nice tanks, 28"L X 22"W X 26"H. He gave me one which at most...
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    Re: Michigan Beeks

    I'm from the Dorr area and a member of the Holland Bee Club, I would be interested in some type of get together. We are in our third year of beekeeping and currently have 4 hives which are still...
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    Re: Can I move my hive during the winter?

    You should be fine moving them now, just be gentle. It is supposed to stay cold for a couple weeks so they will orientate next time they fly. Just a quick non-related question, are you also over on...
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