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  1. Thread: Milwaukee, WI

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    Re: Milwaukee, WI

    Welcome, Jeff. I'm about 50 miles south of you in Lake Geneva. My wife and I lived in Beertown for a short time back in the 1970s, and I've worked for a couple of companies there. But now we're back...
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    Re: IPM bottom boards, anyone use them ?

    Hillbilly...Like David W. above, we use screened bottom boards and add a 1/2" styrofoam "insulator" just under the outer cover. Also flipped the inner cover over to the "winter position" so the notch...
  3. Thread: veil wearing

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    Re: veil wearing

    mountainboy...yep, outside the collar. Pull the collar up first. Then work the shroud around the back of your neck. The 2 strings usually come out from the veil in the front. Pull them gently to...
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    Re: Hello From South New Jersey

    Welcome, Joe. Yep, those grandfathers will do that to you.

    I'm a grandfather myself now, and it was MY grandfather who got me interested in beekeeping in the early 1960s. He got involved in...
  5. Thread: hey from Ohio

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    Re: hey from Ohio

    hillbilly...I'm a member of an old tractor forum, and we've got a guy there that has a handle about like yours. It's Ohiohillbilly. His real name is David Mitchell. My wife and I went through Ohio...
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    Re: Hello from Eastern South Dakota!

    David...small, small world. Do you or your dad remember Doug Lund and Larry Gruseth? They were cousins. Doug was an announcer for us when I went out there in 1973 (it was KSOO-TV then). Larry was his...
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    Re: Hello from Eastern South Dakota!

    Welcome! from another David.

    Where's Humboldt? My wife and I met in Sioux Falls where we both worked in the mid 1970s. We worked for KSFY-TV. But I don't remember Humboldt.

    Moved back to where...
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    Re: New Bee Keeper in West Bend, WI

    Welcome, morgantheship, from a fellow Wisconsin beekeeper. Like you, I got away from beekeeping for a while, then came back to it three years ago. Only difference is...my absence lasted 45 years.
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    Re: Hi from northern Wisconsin

    Yes, Jack...Welcome. We lost one out of three this year. Been feeding the other two with granulated sugar around the inner cover hole for the past several weeks. One of them is using it and the other...
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    Re: Hello from Manitowoc WI

    sevenmmm...WELCOME, from a fellow beekeeper in Lake Geneva. Manitowoc is one of our favorite WI towns with the Maritime Museum, shoreline and all. We seem to come through your town every couple of...
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    Re: Hi From the poconos in PA

    Heck, LorriM, I get to feeling intimidated every once in a while too--and we're on our third year of keeping bees! It might be a good idea, however, to join the group and visit other members' bee...
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    Re: walter t. kelley box quality

    Just a comment, beeme13. We get most of our equipment from Dadant. I have found that if I INSIST on squaring the boxes, making them perfectly square, they sometimes rock a little. Sometimes yes,...
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    Re: MiteAway II application question

    Challenger...Honeydew is right on the gloves and face protection. And avoid the fumes too. One good whiff of MiteAway might just put you right on your butt. Strong stuff.

    David
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    Re: Hello from Kentucky

    Mtn. Bee...Bingo! You are so right. A have a similar situation this year and you'd better believe I'm going to split it. Off Hive Skilty (our SIL's nickname), we'll split Hive Eilish (our new...
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    Re: Hello From Kansas

    Maura...I agree with a couple other comments that you should seek some knowledgeable help in this project. Look for your nearest beekeeping association and give them a call. Or go to one of their...
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    Re: Hello from Kentucky

    Clay...I think screened bottom boards are the way to go. Two main reasons. One, to check varroa mite drops. Two, ventilation, which promotes a healthy hive. I agree with what everyone is saying about...
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    Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome, Alice, from the southeastern part of the state--Lake Geneva. I agree with WI-Beek that it's interesting you don't keep bees yourself, considering your passion for the creatures. Then again,...
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    Re: Dead-Out Questions

    Thought you might be interested in the diagnosis following my dead-out.

    I sent my sample of bees to Beltline, MD and received a reply the following day. Great service. Thanks to scdw43 for that...
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    Re: Dead-Out Questions

    Thanks for the link. I did just that, yesterday morning. Sent the samples to Beltline overnight mail.

    Unfortunately I had discarded virtually all of the bees when I was cleaning up the equipment....
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    Re: Greetings from Snowy Wisconsin

    John...ahh yes, that's a hike, isn't it? As you know, it's a 26-mile trek along the lake shore. If you walk the road, it's 23 miles.

    I did both--when I was a bit younger. Once with my dog.

    It's...
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    Re: Greetings from Snowy Wisconsin

    I'll do that. Good old Wooddale. A lot of that area was developed back in the 50s and 60s by an old-time builder/developer named John Syver, a Norwegian, whose own home is on Linn Road. It's a...
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    Re: Greetings from Snowy Wisconsin

    Barry...small world. I live on the south shore, about 1/4 mile away from the lake. I'm just off of Linn Road, which ends at the part of the lake called "The Narrows." It's about the center, east to...
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    Dead-Out Questions

    We had one hive that did not make it through the winter. Now I'm trying to figure out why, and whether or not I should replace/reuse some frames.

    The bottom brood box was very light, just 21 lbs.,...
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    Re: Greetings from Snowy Wisconsin

    Jesse...took the ferry to Washington Island about a million years ago. Neat place. We used to have a doctor down here in Lake Geneva, named Britt Kolar, who I think grew up on the island. He retired...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan :)

    Renthorin...welcome! I have a good, good friend in Michigan who I've known since U.S. Army days who used to live in Canton. He's remarried now and splits his time between Plymouth and Roscommon.
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