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  1. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    what is the time factor with feeding syrup and pollen patties, to getting new brood?
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    Re: Another feeding thread

    Stores, very short on 5 of 6 hives.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I have a little of everything in my hives, but my favorite is black plastic, the girls seem to like black over white, don't want to seem racist, but it's them and not me, I only purchase the black...
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    Another feeding thread

    I don't like feeding but there isn't very much moisture in our area, so I had to break down and start feeding, I sat 4 bottom feeder jars on 5 gallon buckets about 90 ft. from the hive, I have to...
  5. Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan...
  6. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Smoke, and DEET, works for me
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    Re: Not taking syrup

    I'm noticing my 6 hives were slowing down, dearth? so I placed two quarts on a bucket about 100 feet from the bee yard, the last two days they go through the two quarts per day, I think I'll keep it...
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    Re: Mann Lake's Pro Winter Patties

    I didn't get mine from Mann Lake, I forgot, my bad, because it came in wax paper, I just put two of them in-between the supers and smash them down, till the box was flush, much of the patty went...
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    Re: clover planting

    I have a hay field across the road from me, lots of red clover, never see my bees on it, but see bumble bees on it, do honey bees like red sweet clover?
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    As I sit at my computer and read this thread, I think about the moderator on this site, who deleted my post because I was telling about bad customer service of Walter Kelly Bee Company, I wonder why...
  11. Re: Upset neighbors. Must part with or move my hives.

    Ground bees are very aggressive at this time of the year, my flow has started, my honey bees are focused on honey production and not bothering people, I think part of their anxiety is ignorance of...
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    Lowes has the bubble wrap, I use my bubble wrap to cover my SBB, too much cold air if I leave it.
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    When my girls are a little testy, I spray a little cutter backwoods on my sleeves and gloves, they don't bother me as much. Also go out early evening, smoke um up, then do my thing, haven't been...
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    I've wrapped my hives with aluminized bubble wrap, keeps the heat in reflects the cold, but need to watch the moisture, now I have six hives, this stuff is expensive, I use aluminum tape to seal it,...
  15. Re: Can someone please tell me what kind of bees these are?

    A friend of mine had one in his back yard, when he explained it to me I thought it was a honey bee swarm, when I saw it, I said oh, my! We went to the hardware store, purchased raid wasp spray, I...
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    Re: Tired of losing all the honey to robbers

    I recently changed my entrance reducers like Daniel, made a big difference!
  17. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Really cool Frank, what a talent and forethought!
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    Re: Drones got the boot!

    My drones got the boot in the last week of July, I watched my hives yesterday for drones, not one drone.
    I listen to animals and insects for winter weather projections, IMHO, it's going to be early...
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    Re: Visit to Dadant Today

    Well, guess the 1st. Amendment doesn't apply here!
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    Re: first year, should I take some honey?

    I really shouldn't comment, but I had a new hive from feral bees, brood box full, honey deep was 80% full with honey, they were running out of room, so I added another deep, swapped out several...
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    Re: Hive swarming

    I have 2 swarms this year, couple of things I did was integrate, used brood comb in the bottom, box, then put some frames I just extracted in the top, along with a couple of frames of honey. They...
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    I live in a great location for bees!

    I feel so blessed this year, I live in a geographical area that is great for bees. It's sort of in the country but close to houses and flowers, there are many food sources close to my hives, I've...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    I'm just a once removed hillbilly from Kentucky, semi retired, bills are paid, have health I'm very successful in life! with that said, I'm ignorant with bee genetics, had several variations of...
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    Re: Feeding supplements?

    I used HBH on one of my boxes when I captured a swarm, the bees that fell onto my tarp, went right into the box, I laid out for them.
    I sprayed HBH on the frames and the inside, it was like they...
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    Re: Robbing sucks....

    I quit feeding, thanks to Mr. Bush this year, no robbing this year, listen to Mr. Bush on the feeding issue/
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