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    Re: any packages still available

    Called, sold out Sat morning Thanks for the reply

    Chuck.
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    any packages still available

    Purchased a package i 99% dead on arrival Looking for a package.
  3. Re: 3lb package of Italian Honey Bees w/ Queen - $110 (Montague, NJ)

    Do you have any 3 lb packages still for sale? do you ship USPS?
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    Re: 2014 Three Pound Packages and Nucs for Sale

    do you have any 3 lb packages for sale in May? do you ship USPS?
  5. Thread: My OB Hive

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    Re: My OB Hive

    Thanks guys, plans come from Bonterra Bess. The plans are good and pretty easy to follow. you will need some wood working tools, the biggest thing is dato out the slots for the frames. I did this on...
  6. Re: Observation Hive possible during a MN winter???

    I just started a thread My OB hive, my winters is about the same as yours if you need help PM ME.
    Chuck.
  7. Thread: My OB Hive

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    My OB Hive

    80268027I live in Northern Mi, this is going on my 2nd winter. The OB hive I call a hive maker, it swarms about 2 times a year and I replace my winter loses in my langs. I let them do it all, I let...
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    Re: observation hives

    Bonterra, I have there 10 frame double wide. I live in northern Mi, so they have to make it for 90 or more no fly days. we have had a good year for the bees and the OB hive has spawned 3 swarms and I...
  9. Thread: Honey Comb

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    Honey Comb

    I did a super of honey comb this year, how long can i store them before I should freeze
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    Re: Do Bees Sleep At Night?

    I have 9 lang hives outside at 2 different locations and a 10 frame swing away observation hive in my house. I have observed the hive in the middle of the night and it looks just like it does in the...
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    Supercedure Cells

    Hi, I have a 10 frame double wide OB Hive and have been watching them make a couple Queen cups in the middle of the brood frames. Does this mean they are going to replace the Queen, because there is...
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    Re: Storing Honey Frames

    I didn,t want to extract the frames that were not fully capped yet. My second deeps were almost full of honey for the winter
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    Storing Honey Frames

    Is it okay to store honey frames in freezer from one year to the other? I have some honey frames from last year that were say 60% capped and put them freezer, no bags just stood them upwright. Can I...
  14. Thread: Kelley bee co.

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    Kelley bee co.

    Hi, I would to say that this the second year getting packages from Kelley, I am very imprest in there shipping and there Bees. The bees are from Hardmans and for 2 years now they have come on the day...
  15. Re: Putting package into observation hive - would this work?

    Nice info!! I also just built a 10 frame double wide swing-view from Bonterra plans. I been trying to figure out a way to put the bees into it without taking it outside and dumping the bees into it....
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    Warm weather impact on bees

    I live in northern mi and have had a very mild winter. Is there any impact on the bees besides consuming more stores? My hives still have plenty of stores, and have been out doing cleansing flights,...
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    Re: Releasing the queen

    I buy packages from Kelly and live in Northern Mi. They ship out on Saturday and I have always got them on monday. Just to be on the safe side IMO let the bees release her.
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    Re: Show Off Your Observation Hive

    14411442Here is mine I just built from Bonterra plans, 10 frame double wide swing-view. Going to stick a package on drawn out frames in it this spring.
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    Re: Who has an Observation Hive?

    I just built a 10 frame deep double wide swing view from Bonterra Bees plans. Going to stock it with a package on drawn out frames this spring. Hope it last a few years, Just make sure you can feed...
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    Re: Fair price for half pints

    Here in northern Mi, most sell at 3.50 for half pint, 7.00 for pint, 12.00 for quart and have sold some half gallons for 23.00
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    Re: Harvesting--------along with some mistakes.

    Fog, what I did in Alverno, was put a empty super body about 20 feet away from hives, Tap the frame on super body, 99.9% bess fall off, like you were to shake a package. about 5-9 bees left on super...
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    Re: Harvesting--------along with some mistakes.

    Fog, I harvested friday and extracted about 13 gallons, need to do it again in a couple weeks on other hives. I did what Tom said he does at the meeting last week. Just tap the frame on the top of...
  23. Thread: Super Question

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    Re: Super Question

    Goldenrod not in full bloom yet, but star thistle came on in the last 8 days like i have never seen before. fields of purple, sure is a pretty sight.
  24. Thread: Super Question

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    Super Question

    Hi, I have a super question, I am using 10 frame deeps for hive bodys and med's for supers. I have 4 hives with 1 super on them, the supers are about 75 to 80% full. my question is do I add the...
  25. Re: are a lot of people still waiting for their bees?

    Got mine from Kelleys this year, May 9th. Right on time hardly any dead bees in package and nice marked queen. Will buy from them again. they are from Hardmans in Ga.
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