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  1. Thread: Bears?

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    I have had no luck keeping the bears out with...

    I have had no luck keeping the bears out with just the electric fence, however what has worked is placing 4'x8' sheets of plywood with nails sticking upward around the hives.(we only have a few hives...
  2. Thread: no brood

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    Yes I saw all of the queens, not that all that...

    Yes I saw all of the queens, not that all that difficult when all you have is 3 frames to look at . thanks for the advice Oldbee.
  3. Thread: no brood

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    While they were in the brood boxes, i had the...

    While they were in the brood boxes, i had the beemax top feeders on.
    Yes they are all in nuc boxes now, including the packages I recieved yesterday(that was fun).
    The temps are forecasted to be...
  4. Thread: no brood

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    I'm still waiting for my "early spring" currently...

    I'm still waiting for my "early spring" currently we are at 39 degrees and thankfully only raining. The snow bank in the front yard is almost gone. The maples are trying to bud but just can"t yet.
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  5. Thread: no brood

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    no brood

    I just examined my last 4 colonies that survived our long winter & found no brood in any of the hives. i found the queen in each hive then decided to place the survivors in 5 frame nucs. we had tried...
  6. Thread: Rossman bees

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    we have purchased bees from rossmans now for a...

    we have purchased bees from rossmans now for a couple of years. they have been great to order from.
  7. Thread: Free Shipping

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    I placed an order on Saturday, expect my package...

    I placed an order on Saturday, expect my package on the 13th. unbelievable! will continue to send business to bushy mt. throughout the year.
  8. Thread: broodless

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    broodless

    I opened up one of my hives yesterday & while going through each frame, my wife asked me where the brood was? Sure enough there was no brood, eggs or larva. We did find the queen up in the upper...
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    This is my third year using them, I think as long...

    This is my third year using them, I think as long as you paint them & don't abuse them they will hold up. I lay logs across them to hold them down, I have had them blow off.
  10. brr!

    In the last 24 hrs; 31" of snow in my front yard. last week the bees were out having a great time.
  11. Thread: Better bee

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    I just hung up the phone with betterbee...

    I just hung up the phone with betterbee requesting an update on an order placed at the beginning of the month.(check cleared on the 8th). I was informed that bb needed an additional 24.00 before they...
  12. Thread: swarm boxes

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    I'm thinking about purchasing from bushy mt. one...

    I'm thinking about purchasing from bushy mt. one of their swarm traps[it looks like a large flowerpot]. has anyone used one of these
  13. Thread: candy board

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    Mike, should the candy get hard or stay tacky....

    Mike, should the candy get hard or stay tacky. Thanks for your help
  14. Thread: candy board

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    I have it cooling on the kitchen counter, will...

    I have it cooling on the kitchen counter, will let you know how it works
  15. Thread: candy board

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    unable to access the search this morning, and was...

    unable to access the search this morning, and was wondering if anybody had the recipe for candy board (fondue) for winter feeding. Thanks!
  16. Thread: winter feeding

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    I just checked the hives earlier today and the...

    I just checked the hives earlier today and the bees were fine. when lifting the deeps I estimate about 60 lbs. Our winters in the western up are quite long & was wondering what to feed during the...
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    My wife likes them, I hate them for the same...

    My wife likes them, I hate them for the same reason. Our strongest hives tend to have the queen shoot right up the middle of the supers laying eggs, The wife gets frustrated when the first couple of...
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    Thanks everyone for the input! I spent some time...

    Thanks everyone for the input! I spent some time with the well driller who drilled this well about 14 years ago. Was also good friends with the previous owner of the home we bought. found out the...
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    Thanks Waya, We moved into this home about 3...

    Thanks Waya, We moved into this home about 3 months ago, water was tested at Michigan Tech for nitrates & bacteria and the results were fine. I forgot to mention on the orginal posting was that we...
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    About a month ago our drinking water turned a...

    About a month ago our drinking water turned a dark brown color for about 2 days. (we had 4 inches of rain 3 days before & blamed it on runoff). Today my wife turns on the sink and again the water has...
  21. Thread: bats

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    Thanks everyone! It's been two days & no bats in...

    Thanks everyone! It's been two days & no bats in the house that we know of, begining to see mosquitos in the bedrooms again. Kinda miss the little guy
  22. Thread: bats

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    Yes it's a single bat, it came in one evening...

    Yes it's a single bat, it came in one evening while the door was left open.. will go out & pick up a tennis racket
  23. Thread: lawn tractors

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    Yes it has a hydrostatic transmission, front &...

    Yes it has a hydrostatic transmission, front & rear pto.. I have looked at Kubota and was impressed, but the closest dealer is 1/2 a day travel each way (for service).
  24. Thread: bats

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    We have a new addition to our home this past week...

    We have a new addition to our home this past week & would like very much to evict this bat, any sugestions? thanks
  25. Thread: lawn tractors

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    I am in the market for a new lawn tractor and...

    I am in the market for a new lawn tractor and haved looked at several brands.. I'm leaning towards the Simplicity legacy 27hp (4 wheel drive). has anyone owned this tractor or have an opinion on it?
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