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    Re: Ultra Breeze web site shut down?

    Yep I got on the site just a little later and ordered a jacket. Should have it Monday and just ordered it Friday. Good customer service.
  2. Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    Welcome to Beesource from a fellow Michigan beek. My opinion is to just go with Langstroth. It is the standard for many reasons and I think you will get better support and possibly have better...
  3. Over wintered hive mess. Clean up advice

    Today I opened for the first time this season an over wintered hive. Looks like I should have opened it earlier but Michigan has had a pretty slow starting Spring. I'll list what I found and I would...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze web site shut down?

    Thanks Pants!
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    Ultra Breeze web site shut down?

    I just went to ultrabreezesuits.com and a screen comes up and says "This account suspended". Is that the right web address?
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    Re: hived my first two packages today

    Congratulations Mariah. Welcome to this forum and beekeeping.
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    Re: Local flow begins?

    Great post Grozzie2!
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    Re: Local flow begins?

    Exactly Ruthie.
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    Local flow begins?

    My third year in bees and I still don't know when flows are on and off. I should know these things.

    I've read that in my area of West Michigan it is relative to Apple trees blossoming. When is...
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    Re: How to attract bees to water source

    Make it funky. This is just something I've read but according to it bees often prefer funky, mossy still water to clean water. The reason possibly is that bees can easily get caught by water tension...
  11. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    I sent a brood comb sample with a few of the cells that I showed in the pic above to Beltsville and just got the report back... No disease found. Whew! Well I've got a couple good home for 2 packages...
  12. Thread: Nosema ?

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    Re: Nosema ?

    Actually Tonysea, ask 10 beekeepers their opinion and you'll get 12 different opinions because by the time all 10 have voiced theirs, the first two will have changed their minds. lol
  13. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    Well judging from my inspection and these pics, it's looking like AFB to me. Agree advisors? Not all cells had this brown gook but enough did. Also it was not ropey but it was as you see it. Brown...
  14. Re: Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    Math and Vance, one was a 2nd year hive from a package going into last Winter. It had very good honey production last year. I planned to requeen but did not. I do recall during my inspection seeing a...
  15. Feed honey from dead out to live hive???

    2 of my 4 hives going into winter died out. I just tore them apart to see what happened. Both clusters were small and still in the bottom box of the 2 deeps. They were mostly head first into the...
  16. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Here it is in action last season. I might look into a way to stabilize the whole unit better but the wobbling stopped once the frames were spun the first minute and equalized.
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  17. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. It really worked well last season. Cleaned up easily and totally held together ready for this season. This year the only improvements I plan to make are...
  18. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Science girl there should be no reason for wood particles. All of the pieces were cut cleanly. Where do you see the possibility of that happening?
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    Lost 2 of my 4 hives already

    I lost one new package install from this Spring and one 2nd year hive. That one was a good honey maker this past summer. They looked great going into the Fall. My other 2 hives are looking pretty...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    Ten.. your first year there probably will not be any surplus honey to take from the bees. They put so much energy into building comb and getting there new home setup that there usually is not any...
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    Re: I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    I weighed out 2.5 grams and it was about a half teaspoon. 2-3 grams per double deep is what I heard from somewhere as the recommended dosing.
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    I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    My plan this year for each double deep hive was 3 OA vaporization treatments 5 days apart using 1/2 tsp of OA each time. I did these in August. Than just 1 treatment this month. I used 1/2 tsp of the...
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    Re: Bald Faced Hornets Nest

    I agree! I want to see this!
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    Re: Farming practices on my bees

    Dobee.. do consider the advantages of starting with 2 to 3 hives also as opposed to one hive. Your original post included the word "hive(s)" so that's good. Definitely hiveS. You will learn much more...
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    Re: Diagnosing a Queenless Colony

    Thanks MP!!
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