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  1. Re: keeping a package in the house for 2 days?

    hived two packages to night, from Don, and both cans where about empty.
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    Re: Stainless Honey Tanks on Ebay

    I try to buy state side when possible. But I have a hard time doing that when it cost more than twice the money for the same quality. I paid less than $160 for two 100lbs cap. tanks with handles on...
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    Re: Stainless Honey Tanks on Ebay

    I bought one from propolisis on ebay 3 years ago, holds 100 lbs . The brand is OBS short for Orient Bee Supply, they are imported from China? The quality is good , just don't get in a bidding war...
  4. Re: extracting- when to put on escape screen?

    Make sure your boxes above the excape are solid no holes for robber bees to get in and steal whats not guarded.
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    Re: Beekeeper in Interior Alaksa

    Welcome from SW Michigan. I have read post from another forum not use a lot, unlike this one, that has a beek that lives in Chugiak, Alaska and he has over winter bees with some success. P.M. me and...
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    Re: have you seen this?

    "# 4 had no bees flying, alot of dead bees behind the entrance reducer. Maybe two or three handfull of bees, but peeked under the lid and could see some movement through the inner cover is this...
  7. Re: put new hives outside now? bees coming in april

    Close up the bottom entrance so no mouse moves in. Put a brick, rock or something heavy on the top to keep it from blowing over.
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    Re: Greetings from Maine

    welcome back from Fennville MI, once a beek always a beek:applause:
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    Re: hopefully new beekeeper

    Welcome! Find a local bee club if you have not all ready done so and a mentore with the hart of a teacher. Read, read & read some more.
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    Re: Chinese Hive Setup

    If the winds are perdominantly from a certain direction place the hives against the down wind side of the green house.
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    Re: Apilife Var question

    I don't know if its normal but my hive that I'm treating did the same thing and had a roar to it. Just put second dose on.
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    Re: Cheap Sugar at Aldi

    2.89/ 5 pound bag in Holland Mi at Aldi the cheapest I have found.
  13. Thread: Swarming hive

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    Re: Swarming hive

    it takes only 15 days to raise a queen from egg being laid to virgin queen emerging from cell. they may swarm before they emerge, bees will do what bees want to do. good luck don't wait to long or...
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    Re: frame construction

    I use two 1/4 inch crown staples with 1 3/8 legs in each corner on my frames and tight bond II glue have not had a failure yet, three years 2000 frames and growing. :applause:
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    Re: VSH Queens feed back

    I have two hives with VSH queens that are daughters from a Glenn's breeder queen. Both hives doing well. But winter is not over yet :shhhh:
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    Re: Any advice for a comb honey newbee?

    I believe some call that chunk honey when done that way. Although I have never done any that way, all I have seen done that way was left capped. I don't know if wax moth eggs if present will hatch...
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    Re: Any advice for a comb honey newbee?

    Leave it capped, or it will leak out of the comb over time. After cutting into pieces let the pieces drain off the honey from the broken cells, or just put in containers. Put into containers and put...
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    Re: Forgot your beebrush?

    Nope have not tried! He said beekeepers are chosen, that's where I went wrong, I chose to be a beekeeper...:doh: I bet there was a flow on when that was filmed.
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    Re: Hello from Holland Michigan...

    Welcome come check out our local club at http://hollandbees.wordpress.com/
    hope to meet you at a meeting.:applause: Dan
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    Re: Wine bottle for honey

    I have not thought of that one. I first thought neat idea but then on second thought it would be hard to fill and even harder to get back out. Remember ketchup before the squeeze bottle. Brings new...
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    Re: Moving Hives when it's Cold Outside

    Should be no problem. I moved one of my hives today 350 yards to my dads because it was being robed and for better wind protection this winter. The night before I moved it I screened the entrance off...
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    Re: Support beesource.com

    I just made my donation. Thank you for the site. Dan
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    Re: Screens for straining Honey?

    Mcmaster carr sells stainless steel screen in several mesh sizes and grades of stainless http://www.mcmaster.com/#stainless-steel-screens/=8zri1l
    hope this helps Dan
  24. Thread: bees bearding

    by skydiver
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    Re: bees bearding

    I have two hives just like yours. One of them swarmed yesterday a large swarm filled a ten frame deep. you may want to check for queen cells. Good luck, hope you don't have my luck! Dan
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived a swarm 9/03 filled a 10 frame deep in Fennville Michigan. Came from one of my hives, two of my hive just don't want slow down and prepare for winter. Good thing I had capped honey from last...
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