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    Re: Taiwanese style hives in Thailand

    Been many years ago, but I use to live in Chiangmai and raised bees too. Always had to put the legs of the hive stands in cups of water to form a moat so the red ants wouldn't cross. And then...
  2. Re: What's the biggest mistake (s) you made starting out?

    Wishing I had heard about using ALL medium supers for ALL my hive bodies when I first got started instead of buying and using deeps/medium/shallow. Would have been so much better for uniformity and...
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    Re: Hello from Nagaland, India

    Hello nbhm

    Welcome to Beesource. And good to know about your projects in Nagaland. I have friends who are from the Naga tribe on the Myanmar side of the border. I would be interested in learning...
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    Re: Bringing in the groceries

    "Bee Culture" had a great magazine cover photo a couple years ago of various pollen and colors in comb. Was beautiful. Anyone have access to that photo to post?
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    Re: Pollen being collected

    First day for pollen here. But I'm only 5 miles from Lake Michigan where the weather is a little cooler than further inland. GREAT to see the girls so happy.
  6. Re: Anyone in West Michigan feeding yet?

    Started feeding syrup three days ago. Put pollen patties on today. They are taking the syrup. My hives have had dry sugar as a back-up all winter. But they are light on honey. Just hope they...
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    Re: Bring Out Your Dead...

    Lost 1 out of 8 so far. (S.W. Michigan) But we have a long way to go yet. A LOOONG WAAAY.
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    Re: improving acreage for bees

    Mike:

    I too asked the same question last year. Where can you buy WHITE SWEET CLOVER? I think many people get white clover and white SWEET clover confused. Plenty of sources of white clover. ...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    Well, it's only a hobby and guess where I'm from?
  10. Re: Help bee problem and i am not a bee keeper. (houston hwy 6 and 529)

    From the description, this sounds like Yellowjackets to me. Not honeybees at all. Sure would like to see a picture.
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    Uncapped frames

    Was wondering what large scale beekeepers do when the pull supers and they find uncapped frames. What do they do with those? Put them back on hives or just spin and move on?
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    Re: White Sweet Clover

    Does anyone know where I can buy White Sweet Clover seed? I can purchase Yellow Sweet Clover locally, but not white.

    Would appreciate a source. Thanks
  13. Re: Roadside Stand Retail Marketing Questions

    I will do things to get people back to my door. Yes, you are passing the cost of the jar on to the customer. But when I hear people say they get $5.00 lb. for a one-pound jar of honey, in fact,...
  14. Re: Roadside Stand Retail Marketing Questions

    What has helped me and my customers is offering them a refund on returned glass jars. I give them $0.50 for returned jar and lid. I tell them I'm trying to be "green" and they understand and like...
  15. Thread: Venting

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    Venting

    I thought I knew what I was doing but I need to vent today. I'm sure many of you have had some major set-backs. In fact I have read about several stories that you all have shared. It helps. But......
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    How to kill bees in a hive?

    Have foulbrood in one hive. I will burn frames and combs. Would like to kill the bees after they have returned back to the hive at night. What is a proven method of killing the bees in an...
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    Old comb

    After cleaning up the hives from some winterkill I have discovered that I have several frames of partially drawn natural comb. I had started frames from strips of foundation and most have filled the...
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    Drying Powered Sugar

    Wondering how everyone keeps their powered sugar from taking on moisture. It doesn't sift very well when it has the slightest bit of moisture. I should have keep it in a tupperware container or...
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    Extract it and run it through a fine filter. ...

    Extract it and run it through a fine filter. Have you ever thought about all the bee body parts and "other" things that are in extracted honey before filtering? I'm sure it will be fine.
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    Sounds like mites to me.

    Sounds like mites to me.
  21. Another thought. Remember that the prices I see...

    Another thought. Remember that the prices I see some are quoting from ABJ and Bee Culture are AVERAGES. Averages mean just that. Some are higher and some are lower. Some of us who produce GREAT...
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    I have dozens of them at my home. Very messy...

    I have dozens of them at my home. Very messy tree. Branches break easy in a wind, flowers leave a thick coat of white blossoms on the grass when dead, leaves are big and hang on and are the last...
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    See the posting in "Everything Honey"

    See the posting in "Everything Honey"
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    Has been cold here in Michigan too. Growers I've...

    Has been cold here in Michigan too. Growers I've talked to though say we'll just have to wait and see after things warm up. We were not as far along with budding as some areas.

    Just wondering...
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    Drone Layer and New Queen?

    Got a good look at my hives today for the first time after winter. Most are doing okay. I have one hive that looks like it went queenless and now has a drone layer. Nothing but new drone larvae and...
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