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    On the bright side.....

    I won't have to buy equipment this Spring.
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    Re: What's this on my bee?

    There seems to be fluid traces on the abdomen, as well. I vote for nectar.
    Great pic, by the way!
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    Re: What's this on my bee?

    Looks too large for being a mite.
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    Re: How many hives is enough?

    Just a couple more.:shhhh:
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    Re: Is this statement really true?

    I believe it was Olivarez.
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    Re: Installing in mediums.

    oops
  7. Re: Ventilated Bee Jackets - Group Purchase $ 89.00 and shipped for FREE

    Full suit. Thanks for putting this together!
  8. Re: Hello from Central Michigan, Lansing Area

    C.O.M.B. (Center of Michigan Beekeepers) meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the MSU Pavillion at 6:30pm. There are great people and great resources. See you there?
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    Re: My new 3 colorful hives

    We have hives that color! Gotta love the "oops" paint!
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    Re: Backyard Swarm Capture...She's a Big One.

    Gonna need a bigger boat!!
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    I only scratch cells the knife misses. That's the same procedure as the electric knife. No time lost.
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    My cold knife with offset handle sits in a hot water bath between frames. Run a towel over it, cap a frame, back in the hot water, reach in my pocket to feel the $75.00 I saved!
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    Re: Michigan Swarms

    Hived a big swarm last Thursday, not far from you.1781
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm for me! 4/26/12 Mid-Michigan Had to be around 6 lbs.1753
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    Honeyshack, the bearding has greatly diminished and I am satisfied that they are in good shape. I appreciate you sharing your experience and your insight.
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    Mike, I don't think September 15 was meant to be a hard date. And to be fair to them, they had not had their heads in my hives. The instruction was that I needed X amount of brood in the bottom, X...
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    She was with the package from Olivares. I'm assuming she was fresh this spring.
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    My mind is getting feeble, but not to the point that I can't remember April! :scratch:
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    I do have another colony. They are behaving similarly, but to a much lesser degree. They have been behind the "boomer" all year. I have been pretty confident in each move I've made with them until...
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    Re: Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    Yes, the hive was boiling with bees. I reduced the space on the advice of mentors. Advice being....We set them up to winter in three mediums and we do it the 15th of September.
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    Another "Getting ready for winter" question

    I "squeezed" my hives down to three (3) mediums yesterday afternoon. Since then there has been a large amount ( estimate about five pounds) of bees bearded on the front of the hive boxes, above the...
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    Re: propolis

    It bothers me the most on my hands, and I DO use the torch to light my smoker. Hmmmmm.:shhhh:
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    propolis

    Okay, somebody share their secret for getting propolis off ther hands and tools. There must be a magic soap, solvent, or special concoction. Thanks:scratch:
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    Re: just another wintering questio

    Have you wintered with four mediums in the past?
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    Re: just another wintering questio

    Why? What are your thought?
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