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  1. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    That is how I have done it and it has worked for me also,Seems to help even if the boards are little warped.
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Sounds like it,Just south of G.R.
    I'm a newbee this year but have learned a lot off of this site. There are also a couple of some what local clubs too.

    If you had one hive survive last...
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    I know an old beekeeper that still does that and gets all kinds of different syrups that were thrown out too.
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    I think I screwed up

    I had a single deep that had a virgin queen in it,Didn't pay any attention to it for 2 weeks until yesterday.
    Queen is gone and i have a capped queen cell in it and it is jam packed full of eggs,...
  6. Re: Is it too late to make a split this year (SW Ohio)?

    Newbee here too, My mentor just did some splits and he feels its a little late and only reason he did it was because he has some extra queens that are laying. He also has alot of back up hives if...
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    Now its all starting to make sense,next time I see him I will ask.


    Thanks Guys.
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    It must come from experience because most of the old keepers did not react to the comment but the newer ones were really concerned,I am going to ask my mentor about it too,I am sure he has come...
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    Weird AFB question

    I was at a meeting a while back and someone asked an old beekeeper that was there "Do you have American Foul Brood ?"
    And his reply was "Yes I'm a beekeeper and it is everywhere"

    I am...
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    Re: Mann Lake Experiences

    The only problem I had was one time there was a part missing from my order,Called them and received it within 2 days.

    Over all I have had nothing but great service from them.
  11. Thread: Hey Guys

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    Re: Hey Guys

    I vote for a giftcard also because it is hard to tell what they really want/need.
  12. Thread: from the U.P

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    Re: from the U.P

    Going up there next week for my kids orientation at Northern if that counts :D
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    Re: to smoke or not to smoke

    I have not used my smoker much and they have been fine until yesterday,Opened the first hive no problem,second hive was like a bomb.....
    I have never seen so many mad bees in my life and all the...
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    Re: Super mini beehive

    My mentor has them,When I first seen them I thought he was messing with me.
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    Re: Top entrance for the top deep?

    I have noticed that I have some hives use the top opening as much as the bottom and the others very little.
    I have notches in the inner cover with the lid up a little.
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    Re: Where are you on the tree of knowledge

    I am a first year newbee but being with my mentor (50 plus years beekeeper) has taught me more things I ever imagined.
    So far I have learned(and done) Feeding sugar blocks,feeding pollen...
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    Re: What do mad bees smell like?

    The smell is familiar to me but can never quite figure it out.
    Now I have to go get my bottle to see if that's what it is.
  18. Thread: Nuc question

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    Re: Nuc question

    Thanks for all of the advice,The top nuc was full all the way out,bottom nuc had only half of a frame left on each side to fill,queen was on one of outside frames in the bottom nuc.
    So I went and...
  19. Thread: Nuc question

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    Re: Nuc question

    I'm not concerned about being stacked but I've got a feeling that they filled almost all the frames in both nucs and just do not
    want to make a mistake by moving them into the 10 frame deeps too...
  20. Thread: Nuc question

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    Nuc question

    I have a double stacked 5 frame nuc and was wondering when I can move it into my ten frame deeps?
    Do I just keep the frames in the same order?
    The reason I'm asking is I pulled the cover and it was...
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    Re: To those who claim they never ever get stung

    Almost every time I have been out with my mentor,he has been nailed and he admits it's because he screwed up. He is more bothered by the fact that a bee died by stinging him than being stung.And if...
  22. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    Thats a good idea,I have always(until recently) carried tools in all my vehicles and was thinking of doing the same thing for bee stuff.
  23. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    dd
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    One of the local bee guys just got a swarm 2 days ago,funny thing was they were arguing about it being too early that morning.
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    Re: extractor set up questions

    That makes sense, I was trying to figure out how the honey was going to go from extractor to tank to bottling without the extractor being
    4 foot in the air at least.

    Johng: Do you know...
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