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  1. Re: Need suggestions when visiting San Antonio...

    Thanks for the reply Joel... Its amazing how it can really affect some kids when they join, we can already tell a difference in her in only 5 weeks of being there in the 15 mins a week we get to talk...
  2. Re: Need suggestions when visiting San Antonio...

    I knew if I posted on here I would get some good suggestions. Thanks for all your replies it is much appreciated! And, thanks for your service to our country Lburou, it also is much appreciated. I...
  3. Need suggestions when visiting San Antonio...

    Going to be heading to San Antonio in February for my daughters Air Force basic training graduation. Probably do a little site seeing while we are there. I've heard the River Walk and the Alamo are...
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    Re: 8 Frame vs 10 Frame? Pros and Cons..

    Yeah Adam, I'm not sure. I was thinking about switching to all 8 frame mediums for the size, weight and everything I have read about 8 vs 10 it just sounds like it might have an advantage. But, I had...
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    Re: 8 Frame vs 10 Frame? Pros and Cons..

    What if you are wanting to get into pollination, do most growers, brokers or whoever else, require 10's or are 8's becoming more acceptable?
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    Re: Do I need to plane the wood?

    I was at a seminar a couple years ago and the speaker prefered rough sawn wood becaus it encouraged the bees to apply more propolis, and since propolis is an antibacterial the more the merrier for a...
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    Re: did your child us a full suit?

    My wife made our son a suit when he was 3. Just bought a coverall pattern and used heavier material ( I think it was called 'duck cloth', or something like that). We had an extra veil and bought a...
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    Re: Finger Joint vs. Rabbet?

    I bought some equipment from a guy whose dad was a beekeeper in the 70's, the equipement was well used before being stored in a barn for the last 30 years. The deeps are 1/2 and 1/2 rabbet joint and...
  9. Re: Anyone from Michigan ship bees to California?

    Thanks acbz, I dug through my old issues of ABJ and found the article you suggested. Good article, I found it interesting the bees are shipped from Michigan in January, the dead of winter.

    Thanks...
  10. Re: Anyone from Michigan ship bees to California?

    Thanks acbz, I dug through my old issues of ABJ and found the article you suggested. Good article, I found it interesting the bees are shipped from Michigan in January, the dead of winter.

    Thanks...
  11. Re: Anyone from Michigan ship bees to California?

    I am interested in possibly sending bees for the almond pollination and over wintering in the next year or so. I have talked with a broker and was guven some information from him, but I would like to...
  12. Anyone from Michigan ship bees to California?

    Just wondering if anyone from Michigan ship their bees to California for the Almond pollination?
  13. Thread: Wax moths

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    Wax moths

    Had my first experience with wax moths this year. Some of my suppers had a few wax moths here and there. I scrapped them out as best I could before extracting. Do they contaminate honey making it...
  14. Re: Video: Bee Hive Handles Korschgen jig using a drill press

    Great video and simple set up!

    I have to agree with stoffel64, no gloves around rotory equipment!
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Hey Lindsksq, its nice to see someone on here from this neck of the woods...
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    Re: do you need to feed patties?

    Hey, thanks for all the input, I appreciate it! I have another question, if you are to feed patties, how early do you start? I have a feeling from some of the articles I have read and some of the...
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    do you need to feed patties?

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but this is only my 2nd year. I have read that feeding patties in the spring helps with spring brood build up. If my bees are bringing in pollen by the bucket loads is...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcomeback!

    Big Rapids, MI
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    Re: Buying package bees...

    Cool thanks, I'll check into them.
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    Re: Buying package bees...

    LOL!!!! :lpf:

    Very good point to consider, I will remember that!
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    Re: Buying package bees...

    Hey,

    Thanks for the responses. I get The American Bee Journal, I will look around.

    Thanks again!
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    Buying package bees...

    This is my 2nd year beekeeping and love it. Wondering if it is cheeper to buy packages from apiaries down south and pick them up yourself or is it the same to just buy them from a broker. I'm in...
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