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  1. Re: Please share your foundationless experience from package install.

    Three years ago, I started with medium boxes, foundation less frames. I hung the queen cage in between 2 frames. I fed sugar syrup. They built comb quickly, while not always perfect they knew...
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    Re: March 20th in Ontario

    Around here I was thinking pussy willows.
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    Re: All Mediums a bad idea?

    I have used medium boxes with 8 frames from the start. It has worked great for the bees and me.
    They made it though my first winter, and hoping things go as well this winter.

    Michele
  4. Re: how many mediums do you Very northern beekeepers winter on?

    Last year I had 5 medium, with 8 frame boxes. My girls overwintered with alot of honey left over. Which is good. This year both hives have 4. Keeping my fingers crossed. I also use a bee...
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    Re: Your favorite 'natural beekeeping' BLOGS?

    Linda I must chime in and say thank you for your blog. I watched and read before I got my first hive. Seeing how you do the crush and stain method was great.
    Also I studied the Bush website. ...
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    Re: losing to beekeeping (MN)

    I think I would make sure your ma is not at home, when you go out to check bees. Send her to town for groceries, maybe taking the little one with! :) She has to leave the place once in a while!...
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    Re: losing to beekeeping (MN)

    Hang in there. Your story telling skills are great, sorry I did chuckle a little.
    I farm with my dad in the "background." I have heard some of the same things, your mom told you. :) My dad...
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    Re: No smoke seems better!

    I have my first hive, and what do I know. I do wear a jacket and hood. But I don't wear gloves and I have yet to smoke them. Here are my famous last words, I have not been stung yet either. :)...
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    Re: Too much info

    Ah I have found the same thing to be true, too much info, too conflicting. I finally quit reading everything I could find, and have stuck with the ones that I think make the most sense. Not that...
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    Re: bee max verses wood

    Thanks for the thoughts on the poly boxes. The old posts give lots to consider. I have thought about it some and wonder.........maybe wood would be better, as a "natural" product. Now if I...
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    bee max verses wood

    I am just getting set up and wondering about the bee max equipment verses using wood. I live in Northwest WI, so winters can be down right cold. I also looked though older posts, and did not find...
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    Re: Hello from Northwestern WI

    Thanks for the nice welcome. I have so much to learn.

    Michele
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    Hello from Northwestern WI

    Just wanted to say Hi, I have been lurking here for quite a while, and finally joining up. I am hoping to get my first hive going this spring, so I am a newbie who is totally overwelmed! I have...
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