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    clover planting

    Is it to late to plant Alaski clover for next year? in :waiting:central Michigan
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    yellow sweet clover is done

    so what do I need to do now brush-hog it down and re-till then re-seed for next year? and the same for the white sweet clover when it is done? I also have some Alaski clover I need to plant and I...
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    heavy overwinter kill in MI

    I have had a severe winter kill over 40%. how clean, do I have to have the dead outs, and what do I do with all of the old dark comb,just scrape it off down to the foundation. Bee died surrounded by...
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    bees in a whiskey barrel

    A lady gave me a swarm in a whiskey barrel and I decided to just leave them in there. So I drilled a hole in the back side, and one in the top, then I set a super on top, after a while, they filled...
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    Re: Sweet Clover planting question

    My lawn is a lot of White Dutch, but I plant white/yellow sweet clover just for my bees,
    and they seem to prefer it over Dutch.
    I am thinking that the second or third week of August is when I need...
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    Re: Need Planting Advice

    Nix hardware & seed Nix Missouri Larry the seed man
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    Re: Sweet Clover planting question

    I always buy the stuff for inoculation, and mix it up,this will be the second year that I have sowed sweet clover, last year, equipment failure caused me to be late,and I wasn't sure when prime time...
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    Sweet Clover planting question

    I just bought 20 lbs of white and 20 lbs of yellow sweet clover when is the best time to plant it, for next year in Michigan, and will it hurt to mix the two seeds.
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    cleaning up dead outs

    my bees have defected all over every thing inside of my hives, will it be ok to install new bees in these hives? and how much clean up is required and with what? :(
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    last years sugar water

    I have a lot of 2 parts sugar and one part water left over from last fall (winter came early) can I still use it this spring. I hate to dump it all out, and make new 1 on 1, or will it keep until...
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    weak hive moving

    I have a couple of weak hives, that I need to move into stronger hives. Without moving them 2 miles away, how do I get them to stay, where I have put them in my be yard
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    I personally have not done this but I know lady that cuts her foundation into 1 inch strips,removes the wedge, places the foundation in, then nails the wedge back in, to hold the starter strip in...
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    The best time to plant sweet clover?

    I bought 10lbs of yellow sweet clover and 10lbs of white sweet clover when should I sow it for next spring, I am in south central MI. Do I wait until after the first hard frost?
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    Re: weak hive cure?

    The weak hive has bees inside of the hive.I cant tell how many because I am stealing quick peeks. I don't want to smoke them, or leave the top off to long, it is still getting cold here at night. I...
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    weak hive cure?

    I started with two packages last spring, and both have made it through the winter. However one hive, has about 10 or 12 bees, out flying around it, while the other hive has hundreds out flying around...
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    should I

    Switch the deeps,right now the brood is on the 1st floor and the honey store is on the 2nd floor. Will I need to switch them around before winter.
    Also will one deep be enough to get them through...
  17. Thread: buckwheat

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    buckwheat

    If I put in a couple acres of buckwheat next summer how long will it last before I have to reseed it. I don't want the wheat just the nectar for my bees.
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    Any nuc forsale in MI

    I need to buy a nuc to save a hive. I live between Jackson and Lansing about 6 mi east of US 127 If someone lives anywhere near me, that has nuc for sale please let me know
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    what is going on ?

    In one of my two hives that I just started this spring,the bees are building comb up on top of the frames of the lower super,the second super is for covering thew one gallon jug of syrup that I am...
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    Could this mean problems?

    I just installed two packages, hive #1 has about 12-15 bees on front of hive flying around seems pretty calm, hive two has 50-60 flying seemingly in a frenzy in and out of hive a lot.
    I just...
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    The Queen was fine, and the girls were too. In...

    The Queen was fine, and the girls were too.
    In all the pictures, and u-tube film that I have watched, it never shows bees flying all over the place.
    My greatest fear was that I would take two...
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    You should have been there

    People would have paid a lot of money, to see this show.
    OK the girls came in on Tuesday night, and the thunder was blasting, and the wind was howling, and the rain was cold , and hard and very...
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    Thank You, Yes my syrup has a slight yellow tint...

    Thank You, Yes my syrup has a slight yellow tint also,but still clear. Now I can go to bed and sleep. Thanks again, I was worried. :)
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    Do I have a problem?

    This how I made my bee syrup, put 3 gal + 1 pint on stove brought to a boil, then I turned off the heat waited for a few minutes to stop boiling started pouring slowly in 25 lbs of cane sugar, after...
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    Bees in 10 days

    I am just getting started with Bee keeping,and was getting everything ready for the girls when they got here. So I decided to put some water in the top hive wood feeders to be sure they didn't leak,...
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