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    Re: dead hive.. your thoughts?

    Im at work right now, but thanks for the info. I intend to do a complete go thru saturday. I will look for things you mentioned, and will do on not giving up. We loved having bees, just gotta get...
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    Re: dead hive.. your thoughts?

    Not sure how to post a picture. The only time the hive was touched since winter set it was yesterday. Has been a very very cold winter here in michigan and i didnt want to bother them
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    Re: dead hive.. your thoughts?

    Any parmasan cheese looking stuff on top of your frames? Thats my main concern. If its some kind of disease i dont want to re-use the frames and boxes for my new bees
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    dead hive.. your thoughts?

    Wish i knew how to post a pic. Few weeks ago it was warm and the bees were everywhere. Then it got cold again. Now its warm again and not a bee in sight. Opened the hive to see if i could find a...
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    Re: Notched inner cover

    Do you use shims for ventalation over winter as well?
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    Re: Notched inner cover

    How so? The only thing thats stopped me so far is worry of robbing
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    Re: Notched inner cover

    I have been considering drilling a hole in a higher box.. You recommend that eh.. You put the hole in all your boxes besides the bottom hive box?
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    Notched inner cover

    I have had a notched inner cover on my first hive since day 1.. First year beek.. At first i had hive body, notched inner cover, then and empty deep for feeding.. The bees used the notch entrance...
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    Re: New from Michigan

    There is a huron county bees facebook page
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    Re: New from Michigan

    Lot of bad axe folks.. Im over in sanilac county.. Welcome.. Im first year and beesource has been wonderful.. Nice helpful people (mostly).. Nobody has made me feel dumb yet lol
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    Re: Adding supers. above or below old supers?

    Lots of answers and reasons is the exact reason i posed the question here.. Its good to get a wide range of experience
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    Adding supers. above or below old supers?

    I recently read an article where they suggested when adding additional supers to not add them to the top of the stack. They said by putting a full super above an empty super it would get them to draw...
  13. Thread: Bee Milk?

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    Bee Milk?

    What kind of bees make milk?? Boobies! Sorry. Couldnt help myself. Lol
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    wierd after taste honey

    First year beeks.. Yes we know first year bees arent going to make a bunch of surplus honey but we couldnt help it lol... They have a super full of honey and their top deep had 2 frames of capped...
  15. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    As an employee of michigan sugar, i can only suggest michigan sugar.. It is hands down the best sugar in the world.. How do i know you ask? Because i made it ;)
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    Re: Physical strength

    Does 5 gallon bucket of honey weigh more than a 5 gallon bucket of water? How much would you say 5 gallons of honey weighs
  17. Thread: Fall Flow

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    Re: Fall Flow

    fair enough.. First year here so we are still learning our local plants and times of the year.. We started a log book when we started bees keepijg track of whats flowering when, how much, and things...
  18. Thread: Fall Flow

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    Fall Flow

    Our spring package seems to be doing well... 2 drawn deeps full of bees, first super is drawn, second super is about to go on.. Lots of capped honey.. My question is whats the fall flow like? Is the...
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    Re: How to secure the Extractor?

    Can you strap it down to anything? A good strap or two holding it to a pole would probably do wonders
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    Re: ordering queens

    Pigeon mountain
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    ordering queens

    We have a queenless hive.. Ive placed an order for a new queen and the only shipping option was ups.. When i order packages i have to pick them up from the post office.. Will ups be delivering to my...
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    Re: Why no honey or comb in my super?

    Not seeing the queen doesnt mean she isnt there... Is their eggs and larva??
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    Re: where we stand, first year, 3rd month

    Awesome.. Sounds like i should put this nuc box i have to use.. Thanks for the advice beeman
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    Re: where we stand, first year, 3rd month

    I was afraid it was getting a little late in the year to make a nuc....
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    where we stand, first year, 3rd month

    First package is doing great.. Second deep was added 2 weeks ago, they now have that drawn roughly 8 frames, will be putting the first super on later this evening or tomorrow if the weather turns.....
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