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  1. I tried small cell bees from Buckeye and they...

    I tried small cell bees from Buckeye and they did a very poor job of drawing small cell foundation.
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    What do you do with a frame of honey that is only...

    What do you do with a frame of honey that is only 7/8 capped?
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    The only way I can get live queens in northern...

    The only way I can get live queens in northern Michigan this time of the year is by UPS overnight.
    This spring I had two packages shipped USPS and when they arrived the postmaster gave me a call and...
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    My email is markd@up.net I will be inspecting...

    My email is markd@up.net I will be inspecting them in a week or two. Mark
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    There is also a lady in Calumet area that has...

    There is also a lady in Calumet area that has alot of hives. See sells honey under the Keweenaw Gold lable. I am down in Baraga but only have a few hives for fun. Three large cell and just added two...
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    Should a package of small cell bees do a good job...

    Should a package of small cell bees do a good job of drawing out small cell foundation? Mine are doing a few rows ok but then miss a row to make bigger cells.
  7. Thread: 4.9 cell size?

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    I just searched for small cell and it came up as...

    I just searched for small cell and it came up as part# F47000
  8. Thread: 4.9 cell size?

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    Dadant has wax coated plastic foundation in 4.9

    Dadant has wax coated plastic foundation in 4.9
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    Who sells small cell bees?

    Who sells small cell bees?
  10. I moved a hive in a cessna 150. Just made sure it...

    I moved a hive in a cessna 150. Just made sure it was secure.
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    I had two queens do that to me last week. I was...

    I had two queens do that to me last week. I was checking a queen cage that I installed a few days earlier. I found a big ball of bees attacking the queen so I puffed a little smoke on them and she...
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    If I understand you right, the hives have been...

    If I understand you right, the hives have been doing good on their own without being treated for mites. You might have something!
  13. Thread: 8 frame hives

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    I was looking at the 8 frame medium super hives...

    I was looking at the 8 frame medium super hives sold by Brushy Mountain. They claim that it is the only hive they now use. Does it make any differance other than the cost of extra boxs to get the...
  14. Thread: 8 frame hives

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    Does anyone use 8 frame hives and what do you...

    Does anyone use 8 frame hives and what do you think of them?
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    I called Rossman Apiaries and they are replacing...

    I called Rossman Apiaries and they are replacing the queens. I am having them shipped overnight and hope that helps. Their catalog said that they are sent insured so I tried to fill out the paper...
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    Are queen bees insurable by the USPS this time of...

    Are queen bees insurable by the USPS this time of the year? Does anyone know the rules?

    [This message has been edited by yooper2 (edited July 24, 2004).]
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    I just ordered 4 queens and they showed up dead....

    I just ordered 4 queens and they showed up dead. It looks like they were overheated. How often does this happen? I would order more but hate to see good queens go to waste again. What kind of luck...
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    [This message has been edited by yooper2 (edited...

    [This message has been edited by yooper2 (edited July 09, 2004).]
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    Maybe I didn't understand. Did you put the...

    Maybe I didn't understand. Did you put the aquarium upside down on top of the hive over the feeder? If it is in the sun it would also make a good wax melter.
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    How hot was it in the aquarium?

    How hot was it in the aquarium?
  21. Thread: inbreeding

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    I have 3 hives in upper michigan and there are no...

    I have 3 hives in upper michigan and there are no beekeepers within 10 miles of me. There are also no ferel bees that survive the winter up here. If I wanted to raise some queens I assume they would...
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    I installed a few packages of york bees 4 weeks...

    I installed a few packages of york bees 4 weeks ago. Do I assume that mites came along with them? Should I have treated them before they had capped brood?
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