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    pulled super and now bearding

    I searched and could not find the answer,
    I have a double deep (10 frame) that I pulled a med super off and now alot of bees are covering the entire front of both deeps night and day as if they...
  2. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    I see the girls hitting it hard in my yard and bringing in orange pollen. Also just south of G.R.
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    Re: Gallon Glass Jar With Standard Mason Lid?

    I have some too,just not enough. I have come across them at auctions once in a while and they seem to go for more than I want to spend.
    I was told they are not made anymore.
  4. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    This is confusing to me,It sounds like if a housing development is built in the middle of a farming community,it can basically shut down all the area farms within it's range?
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    How long was the warranty?
  6. Thread: Used equipment

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    Re: Used equipment

    Alot of people try to get half of new, but I have been picking up 10 frame equipment for $5 each some with frames/foundation.

    Just to give you an idea what I pay at times.
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    Re: Another harvesting question

    I am in the Grand Rapids area and have not seen goldenrod start yet.
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    Re: Another harvesting question

    My wife is different,She tries to not eat sugar and doesn't want to feed the bees sugar either unless it's absolutely necessary.
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    Re: Another harvesting question

    I have 2 Italians, 2 Russian and 2 mutts. So I will keep at least a couple of supers for them then. Just in case.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Re: Another harvesting question

    Thanks ,that is what I think I will do.
    My wife makes me second guess everything and the last thing I want to do is let "her" bees go hungry.
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    Re: Goldenrod honey value

    My mentor loves Goldenrod honey but he pulls all of his supers by the 3rd week of August.
    He leaves the Goldenrod flow is for the bees for winter.
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    Another harvesting question

    I am running 6 hives,2 ten frame deeps each, All of them are filled and looking good.
    I have med.supers on 3 of them filled and capped with honey (1 super each),I was going to pull and extract but...
  13. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Re: Plastic frames

    My mentor has a mix of everything and said he would love to go to all plastic, he likes to put the plastics in strong hives to let them start then move them. He did say some hives take better to...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    That is a really tough call, From my point of view being open to the public makes you look honest,friendly with nothing to hide and someone I want to do business with.
    Downside it leaves you open...
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    Re: Close up a hive during backyard party?

    Had a graduation party a month ago, 100 plus people and the 6 hives 20 yards away and no one noticed any bees,most did not know I have bees.

    Of course every situation is different. We had...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    If you buy more than the brush the shipping will most likely stay the same,Most places have a base shipping charge.
    Just had to order a$5.50 cable that will fit in a small envelope and shipping is...
  17. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    That is how I have done it and it has worked for me also,Seems to help even if the boards are little warped.
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Sounds like it,Just south of G.R.
    I'm a newbee this year but have learned a lot off of this site. There are also a couple of some what local clubs too.

    If you had one hive survive last...
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    I know an old beekeeper that still does that and gets all kinds of different syrups that were thrown out too.
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    I think I screwed up

    I had a single deep that had a virgin queen in it,Didn't pay any attention to it for 2 weeks until yesterday.
    Queen is gone and i have a capped queen cell in it and it is jam packed full of eggs,...
  22. Re: Is it too late to make a split this year (SW Ohio)?

    Newbee here too, My mentor just did some splits and he feels its a little late and only reason he did it was because he has some extra queens that are laying. He also has alot of back up hives if...
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    Now its all starting to make sense,next time I see him I will ask.


    Thanks Guys.
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    Re: Weird AFB question

    It must come from experience because most of the old keepers did not react to the comment but the newer ones were really concerned,I am going to ask my mentor about it too,I am sure he has come...
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    Weird AFB question

    I was at a meeting a while back and someone asked an old beekeeper that was there "Do you have American Foul Brood ?"
    And his reply was "Yes I'm a beekeeper and it is everywhere"

    I am...
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