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    I shopped around and found a decent price at...

    I shopped around and found a decent price at Betterbee.com. Their price beat most others.
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    I lost one colony in April during that nasty...

    I lost one colony in April during that nasty blast (from Alberta I think) that hit us April 3rd, the day before we acquired our 4 packages. The colony had made it through March, but was dwindling...
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    Ian, that's exactly what I did, I misted them...

    Ian, that's exactly what I did, I misted them liberally with 1:1 SS and got em prompty into the hive before they got cold. worked like a charm. I can hardly wait the week before checking them out,...
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    In their new homes

    Today was warm enough (if you can call 25 degrees and 25 mph warm) that I got them into the hives okay. We used a small wind-shield to break the wind as we dumped them into the hives. Queens and...
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    Just gonna do it

    Hey all, thanks for the insightful comments. It sounds like the bees are okay staying in my basement for a couple more days if need be. I am just gonna wait for the wind to die down and hive em...
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    Hiving cold

    Thanks for the repsonses. Bjorn, I guess I'll give the weather a few days, it is really nasty, I think too cold (15=20 degrees and 20-30 mph winds) for Isaac's baptism method, unless I want...
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    Too Cold for hiving packages?

    I just got my bees, April 4th, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. THe wind has been blowing non-stop 20-30 mph with temperatures in the teens to lower 20's. My supplier advised me to keep the bees in a...
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    I have a similar question posted in Bee Forum...

    I have a similar question posted in Bee Forum "How Small Entrance for wintering in the Cold North". My concern is drafts, cold winds, and excessive propolising for them to do (and undo in the...
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    [ October 26, 2006, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: YooperBee ]
  10. I'm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where winters...

    I'm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where winters are longer than in most other regions and temps are commonly in the minus 30's for extended periods. Since this is my first year, I am wondering...
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    Thanks Bjorn and Tia, I will try the early AM...

    Thanks Bjorn and Tia, I will try the early AM attack method and continue with reducer in the late AM and again in the evening. This hive is stationed at our home, away about a mile from the other...
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    This is our first year beekeeping, have 4 hives....

    This is our first year beekeeping, have 4 hives. One is a very late bloomer, only about 2/3rds as many bees as the other 3. I have been noticing alot of yellow jackets (YJ) coming in and out of the...
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