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    Re: hello my name is peter.b

    Don't worry Peter there's some posters that are here in the states that I have to read twice before I understand :). Welcome
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    Re: Too Early to Cut-Out?

    Got drones flying in case you lose the queen and they have to raise one?
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    Re: Bloom date sub forum

    This would be somewhat generic for what y'all want, but I've found this site usefull in the past.
    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage_info.htm
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    Re: Bees are ignoring top feeder

    Oldtimer's advice
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    I ran those feeders in shallow boxes and had no problems. Try a pint mason jar over the inner cover hole with holes poked in the lid, if they take it that way, you...
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    Re: What is Michgian Right to Farm act

    Westhill, better not do your your "laundry inspections" on a day when the the bees have been cooped up for a while especially whites! :D
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    Re: What is Michgian Right to Farm act

    Your going to have to find how your neighbors feel. My neighbor that fell within the 250' was fine with bees, but I heard a couple of cranks down the street were grumbling and one probably wouldn't...
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    Re: Which Queen survives?

    IMO putting queened hives together is a war of the workers, and it just creates mayhem till one queen is left. Roll the dice, cut cards or whatever, cull one queen and then combine, it's a whole...
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    Re: Cells filled with Propolis?

    Lowest bee on the bottom middle has K wing. Usually only one side of the bee is affected.
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    Re: Cells filled with Propolis?

    That comb is ten years older than dirt. It's like jw said, crowded and the bees chewed it down or the cell got so layered with cocoons that the workers sealed them shut so the queen wouldn't lay in...
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    Re: Sugar Brick Confusion

    It's better to have sugar on em, especially if they get stuck on brood and won't move the inches needed to get to more stores.
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    Re: Perone 'automatic' hive system

    I have to agree with camero, I've had a bee tree on my radar for about five years now and it's only been inhabited for three. The original hive died off 2 years ago another swarm moved in and they...
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    Re: They are all dead...

    The problem with the internet is this. Yes we're right there with you, yes we feel your frustration, yes we want to help, but we're hobbled by not being there physically.
    Beekeeping is not rocket...
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    Re: can you melt wax in a slow cooker?

    Got my crockpot for 6 bucks from goodwill.Don't try to hurry it by turning it on high, it'll scorch the wax. Don't ask me how I know.:D
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    Re: Did my bees forget about the bottom entrance?

    They're just being practical, probably taking the shortest route. Besides right now the bottom box is the cold dark basement and the upper entrance is the warmest entrance for a chilly bee to come...
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    Re: Open air hive in January in Indiana

    Straw on the sides are a good idea, but use some foam board on the top, if plywood gets a layer on snow on it, it'll condensate big time.
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    Re: Spring is on it's way!

    I'm looking at 6" from the clipper that just came thru. Lake effect for the rest of the week. Oh well, keeps the frost out the ground.
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    Re: Swarm control by destroying queen cells...

    I guess I'm a bit foggy on why your mentor is so dead set on not letting the hive fulfill it's impulse to swarm. Pull the queen two frames of brood, a frame of honey/pollen and frames for the queen...
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    Re: Swarm control by destroying queen cells...

    Just going thru the hives every week would upset the dynamics of the hive, let alone culling q cells and keeping the work force in swarm mode constantly.
    I'm assuming they're doing it for honey...
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    Re: Ice Cooling Vest

    Out of everything I've tried this outfit makes the best products for cooling.
    http://www.mycoolingstore.com/mission-athletics.html
    I use the tube style over my head and draped down the back of the...
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    Re: True definition of "overwintered nuc"

    I'ma thinkin it looks like, acts like, and quacks like. Yup, it's a overwintered duck.:D Sorry, couldn't help it.
    If your not in a area where you don't have to feed for spring buildup, why not let...
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    Re: Electricity and the Hive

    Oh Gawd, mites and SHB's, now electrical current?

    :ws:
  22. Thread: Ultra Bee?

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    Re: Ultra Bee?

    FOOD FIGHT? :lookout::lookout:
    Donno if they'll play out to OR, but Kelly's has mega bee and has free shipping over $150, their 40# bags are a buck thirty and some. I like mega bee as they have the...
  23. Re: Queen flew off, came back and entered neighboring hive

    Ya, it is unusual that they weren't on her like white on rice, but all it's going take is one worker go into "intruder alert" mode and she's not gonna have a good day.
  24. Re: Its going to be a good year or its going to be a bad year!

    It's like my mentor says when I ask him about his winter losses, "ask me in March". In this case, ask me in September.:D
  25. Thread: To Bee or Not

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    Re: To Bee or Not

    I'm thinking sqcrk is right on with the advice of don't get into bk'n to save the bees. It's something you have to want to do.
    Out of the ten or so of the people a year that show interest in...
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