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    Re: Bees are flying ;o)

    Hey Buzz; Thanks, I do have a lot of maples around us. I live on a 90 acre swamp, wich gets good when things take off. I do hear the pins popping.
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    Bees are flying ;o)

    S.W. Michigan temp 50 deg. 6:20 PM Bees really started to fly yesterday. Today I'm feeding 1:1 and notice they are bringing in a (white pollen) I think??? there is nothing in bloom yet, maybe...
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    Re: early sightings

    Thanks Bryan,

    Decided to wait till friday, just a little warmer. but feeding is the plan.
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    Re: early sightings

    Thanks WWW.
    I'm on it today, hope they are holding on.
    jerry,
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    Re: early sightings

    Thanks I guess if they are short they die, might as well help them now.
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    Thanks Ravenseye, I lost one hive late last year, and was hoping I didn't short this hive when I harvested last fall. I thought I could smell the honey when I saw the bees flying in feb, but today I...
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    early sightings

    Hi everyone; saw bees early this feb. but it's gotten cold in march and I need to start feeding soon. Should I just open them and get started or wait the week they are saying it will take to get it...
  8. Thread: missing bee's

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    Re: missing bee's

    Thanks Tom, Going up to 60 today and I'm going to look at good hive for swarm cells, maybe I can build up weak hive.
    I'll be looking for a queen in whats left of bees (if they made it through last...
  9. Thread: missing bee's

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    missing bee's

    Hi everyone,
    I had two hives going in to winter 2011, this spring everything looked good. We had a very warm March, for michigan.
    I started feeding and waited till april to really look at each...
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    Re: weather swings in michigan

    I have put (3) Quarts on one hive and less in the other (they are taking it) is this alot?
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    weather swings in michigan

    Boy two weeks in the 70-80's; now 28 deg tonight, been feeding, bee's really active with pusywillows bustin out.
    Any issue a sec year should be thinking about???
  12. Thread: Anise oil?

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    Re: Anise oil?

    Googled it and it has it's uses as a swarm bait, per the article
  13. Thread: swarms

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    Re: swarms

    Hey thanks, BTW the comb was empty no honey, I had spun that out last year (my first harvested honey)... :o) I will get the lemon grass oil and give it a try
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    swarms

    I had a extra bottom and a shallow box, I built a top and set it out between barn and my two hives. There are old frames that had honey in the from last year. Do I just leave it out there or should I...
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    Re: Hi from Char;otte Mi.

    Yes I made Screen Bottoms for both, I think tonight will be mid 40's. Didn't think about covering them. Thanks
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    Re: Hi from Char;otte Mi.

    Yup I'm still learning, the pusywillow really got started. I was happy both hives made it.
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    Hi from Charlotte Mi.

    Feeding two hives, weather going cooler to freezing overnight. I had aready taken out insulation and tarpaper off
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hey 001... you've asked the million dollar question :o( My son lost his for the last three years. I guess that I've been lucky my two hives are going on their sec. year.
    Good Luck keep trying.
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    Re: Frazor

    Thanks, Had a very weak hive and one very strong one. Had worked very hard to help poor hive get through, looking to requeen this year.
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    Frazor

    Hi everyone snd yr. keeper, ya! my bee's made it thru :o)
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