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  1. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I think that is the basic problem when you approach something without the details. Often times what seems like a great idea is not workable.

    My guess is that if it were economical to do things a...
  2. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Without reading everything that has been written it sounds like you are attempting something closer to organic and sustainable farming then what the farmers you are talking about want to do.
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  3. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Thanks everyone. The facebook page just works better for me. No negative comments, just friendly debate and discussion.

    Hopefully you did not take my comment as being negative, I'm genuinely...
  4. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Why do it this way rather then a starter strip across the top? What advantage are you seeing?

    The first year I did bees I did, starter strips, full sheets and combinations of the two. I basically...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I'm used to seeing cells grown vertically on cups like the pictures you have and or hanging off the bottom, side of comb. In all of those orientations there is a large base the bees seem to build off...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I was just about to post something similar.

    I did yet another queen raising experiment this year. I took a frame of brood, killed some of the brood around several holes and laid the frame flat,...
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    Re: Light Vine that has flowers for bees?

    Cypress Vines

    Excellent, appear to be from the same family as morning glories to probably exactly what I'm looking for.

    ~Matt
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    Light Vine that has flowers for bees?

    I have a deer fence up around a small orchard, ~400 ft perimeter. The wild grapes grow all over it but it is too heavy and pulls the fencing down, but it looks nice. I then noticed a couple shoots of...
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    Re: Slow Summer in N. Ill?

    How many packages did you get? Over the years I've found that some packages take off and others don't, regardless of weather. I'm north of you and put in four packages this spring. One is WAY behind...
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    Re: Need advice on bee tree.

    I was worried about that but was also thinking they would go from 3-5 frames to bloated in a week or so. I saw a mere handful of open brood so I'm guessing a good portion of the capped brood has been...
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    Re: Bee hive in a log - how do I get them out?

    I just did this Monday.

    I took a chainsaw, cut across the top, cut across the bottom and down the side and peeled the tree away.

    I then pulled the comb out and rubber banded it into empty, no...
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    Need advice on bee tree.

    Last fall I had a tree guy cut down a chunk of a tree that contained a hive. On advice from this forum I decided to leave it alone for the winter as they would not have much time to rebuild the hive....
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Here's my experience.

    I bought and requeened two hives with beeweavers last year. I also made up six nucs with them. All the nucs died, but like because I don't know what I'm doing rather then any...
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    Re: Queenless in the spring?

    I can snag brood from other hives but am hesitant to as this was the last hive I looked at and had just split all my other hives, probably a bad move but wanted to try and get back some of my winter...
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    Queenless in the spring?

    I just went thru one of my hives and found zero brood. I saw a few queen cells but nothing with eggs in them and no sign of a hatched queen cell. What are the odds that the queen made it most of the...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    First as others have said, don't do anything without a written agreement. That being said this is all on you and I would not expect to get a dime. You can't say "I'll do it for free", not do it and...
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    Re: Bees massing under the hive

    I had a hive do this once except somehow the queen got under the bottom board. Not sure if she got lost from a mating flight, dropped out during an inspection or what. I finally stuck a mirror under...
  18. Re: Any Michigan Beekeepers concerned with the recent ruling "loss" of Right to Farm?

    This would affect me also, I am in a residential zone and each lot around me is 1 acre, so the 13 houses I don't think would make it

    Theoretically the lot size of every house around you would have...
  19. Re: Any Michigan Beekeepers concerned with the recent ruling "loss" of Right to Farm?

    You would have to live in the city to get 13 homes in 1/8th of a mile (660 ft) but the 250 feet from the property would hurt me.

    You'd only have to live withing 1/8 of a mile of two 8plex...
  20. Poll: Re: Essential provisions in a (written) agreement

    This would be my biggest concern and I'm not sure exactly how you'd work it out. If you're running it like a business you'd have to have insurance, not sure how the insurance company would or could...
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    Re: 2013 - 14 Winter losses -Scientific American

    If that were true wouldn't there be a repository somewhere of peer reviewed "Bee studies"? I know that there are people out there still claiming smoking doesn't cause cancer, but when I can look up...
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    Re: 2013 - 14 Winter losses -Scientific American

    But is that correct? Or are bees w/ heads in cells as much as anything clustering to conserve body heat? And then, because there isn't enough for them to eat nearby, they starve. Or do they?

    What...
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    You must be on to something, eh Matt?

    I would like to jump to such a conclusion but from a statistical stand point I don't have enough hives to come to such a conclusion. To compound matters even...
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I learned that bees will survive in a winter like we just had.

    If you don't mind can you share what you think the key factors are for your bees survival? I'm only a bit north and west of you in...
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    Re: They got the runs...

    Mine havent flown since mid december

    Same here. It was 42 and Sunny yesterday so I took a stroll and looked. Had a 2-3 hives with quite a bit of activity and several more pretty covered in bee...
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