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  1. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Central Minnesota it's blooming like crazy here too.
  2. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    I already cleaned them up month and half ago just left the honey. Weather not so good today will go in tomorrow and pull whats left.
  3. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    Thanks Ravenseye I already have the entrances reduced to 1 bee width. Should I pull the frames that have honey in them now before I get the nucs then add them back a little at a time ? I haven't been...
  4. Thread: Robbing

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    Robbing

    So I had 1 out of three hives make it through our brutal winter that woulnd't end. So I have been letting the wintered hive rob out the 2 dead outs figuring it's syrup honey from fall feeding so why...
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    Re: When will bees break cluster?

    Yes it's a possum . 20 years ago we had none but because of some warm winters and drought they hauled in hay from down south . Now we have a very good population of them here. That son of a gun was...
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    Re: When will bees break cluster?

    Had that happen in early febuary on a 40 degree day and alot of bee's cleansed and crashed and burned in the snow that hive is since deceased lost alot of bee's.Might of had something to do with the...
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    Re: Lost yet another hive

    Mine were out on Wednesday doing the same thing cleansing only to crash into the snow. There were about 150 to 200 dead bees out in front in the snow.Kinda made me sick watching them commit...
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    Re: Entrance reducer

    Thanks MGOLDEN I will make up some reducers like you said should i put an opening at either end or just one in the middle ? Also I am just wrapping with 15 lb felt will this be enough or should I use...
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    Entrance reducer

    So I have put my moisture quilts on and going to wrap up the girls this weekend. Just wondering I have made reducers with different openings. From what i have read here most put the one bee width...
  10. Thread: Quilt Box?

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    Re: Quilt Box?

    I built 3 of these just wondering bees, quilt box, inner cover, tele cover in that order. Is this right ? Also have made entrance reducers for 1 bee width is this correct or do I need wider than 1...
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    Re: A sting might have saved my life (true story)

    I know everything is supposed to be inventoried before and after. Instruments gauze packs surgical rags etc.Someone is supposed to do that. Surg nurse and doc together ? I know it happens all the...
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    Re: How long is the goldenrod flow?

    GUS979 are you sure that's not Aster because here in Minnesota Goldenrod hasen't started yet. Not til around Labor day like someone said.
  13. Thread: First harvest

    by rumeye
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    First harvest

    Pulled this last week and extracted and bottled up. Very happy with the results thanks to many reads from this site. This is from a 10 frame medium and 6 deep frames.7284
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    Re: Nuc with Texas bee's

    I will call him today. I ordered the nuc about 11/2 months ago just assumed I would get the norm for bee's up here. You know what they say when you ASSUME............
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    Re: Nuc with Texas bee's

    That's what I thought. He knows some people down there and brings up the hives and splits them and put's up nuc's. Do you know what kind of bee's he's talking about ? I find that strange because...
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    Nuc with Texas bee's

    So I live here in Minnesota and picked up a nuc from a guy in Wisconson on Saturday. I asked him what kind of bee's they were and he told me they were a Texas hybrid. Claims no worries about AHB...
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    Re: Minumum amount of Drawn comb

    I have plenty of plain frames with foundation. So I will do as Beepro said put the 3 or so drawn in the middle and go from there. Yes I am feeding 1:1 syrup on my other package and they are doing...
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    Minumum amount of Drawn comb

    On the 16th I will be putting up another hive this one I have no drawn comb for. A buddy that has 6 setups says he maybe can spare some frames of comb. My ? is what would be the minumum amout of...
  19. Thread: Hive placement

    by rumeye
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    Re: Hive placement

    If they are 3 ft apart will they rob from each other ? Or will that not be a problem ? Just want to get it right before hand so I don't have to move anything later.
  20. Thread: Hive placement

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    Re: Hive placement

    Yes both are exactly the same. If I put another colored rock on top cover different from the other would that work ?
  21. Thread: Hive placement

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    Hive placement

    I have 1 already set up in a fenced in garden facing east. In 1 week I will be getting a nuc. Do to space issues I want to put this one facing south. How far can I put the new one away from the...
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    Re: Installing bees in bad weather

    I to am going to put up 2 packages this Saturday it's snowing right now we are looking at 2 to 6 inches. Weather for Saturday 40 for high and low's in the high 20's til next week then high 30's for...
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    Re: Feeding new packages

    Thanks AstroBee.
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    Re: Feeding new packages

    The honey is left from winter still in the hive it's cleaned out and ready for bee's. Should I just give ea hive 1or2 frames of honey and feed syrup besides as not to get them honey bound? This hive...
  25. Thread: Frames

    by rumeye
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    Frames

    Can I mix wood with Mann Lk plastic was thinking I would change over slowly to wood. Any feedback on that would bee appreciated. Pluses or minuses. Or will this cause problems mixing ?
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