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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    Glad to hear people are wrestling with the same things I am! I wanted to measure temp, humidity and hive weight but decided I needed to start simple so I stuck with just temp and humidity for now. ...
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    Re: How is my hive doing?

    I think the bees will take care of everything just fine on their own. If the top is filled, they will move down as needed.
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    Re: In the middle of a hard Michigan winter

    Nice! I live about 2 miles from Hammond, over toward the airport.

    I ended up planting quite a garden for the bees, not to mention my regular vegetable garden. Planted Borage for the first time...
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    Re: In the middle of a hard Michigan winter

    I have a candy board on and I guess I can hope that I'm not seeing wax cappings because they are already up in the candy board!! I've already put in an order for a nuc and a package so I'll be ready...
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    Re: In the middle of a hard Michigan winter

    My bees took a massive cleansing flight in between Christmas and New Year. It has been flippin' cold on this side of the Michigan ever since. No response from knocking on the hive and (even worse)...
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    Re: Hive entrances clogged with cadavers

    The bees aren't going to break cluster to go down and clear out the dead if it is cold out. Nothing wrong with scooping out the dead and saving the bees some work. Although they would probably do...
  7. Re: Frames / Plastic Foundation - Beginner question

    If you want plastic and you want small cell, you may want to consider Honey Super Cell frames. They are not cheap though.
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    Re: Where do I put my hive(s)

    I have a similar area to yours and I ended up creating a small garden that I placed my hives in. A few butterfly bushes or other taller flowering plants and you can't see the hive anymore.
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    Re: Goldenrod in full bloom

    Here in Michigan the Goldenrod has been in bloom for a while now.
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    Re: Split Question

    I'm sure I'll find out the hard way =)
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    Split Question

    I plan on splitting a hive and letting them raise their own queen and I'm wondering, since they will be queenless for a few weeks, if they are going to turn really pissy? Currently they are very...
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    Re: Weed Control

    I found this the other day and I plan on trying it

    http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    Yes, flat, bright, white, usually along the top of a brood frame is honey. Slightly darker, slightly domed, in the "center" area of a brood frame is worker brood. Bulging, domed and usually along...
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    I see some pretty young larvae in your photos. They are easier to spot than the eggs. As Mister Bush mentioned, there a plenty of eggs in the third photo if you zoom in and look. Maybe you didn't...
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    Michael Bush's book/website is very good. Also, I thought "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping" was good.
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    Re: Timing for adding super

    If they still haven't touched the outside frames near the end of summer you could just rotate them in one frame. Meaning, switch frame 1 with 2 and 10 with 9.

    I think the general rule is that...
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    Re: Not releasing queen

    I would think a week would be plenty of time for the bees to acquire the new queen's scent.

    A dumb question....did you remove the cork and expose the sugar? I wouldn't think it would matter if...
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    Re: First time Checking . . .

    Yeah, I'd relax and check again in another week. Not time to worry yet :D
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    Re: Laying Workers

    Mister Bush's solution:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beespanacea.htm
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    Re: How is my first hive doing?

    Too bad you don't have a second hive to compare this one to!

    Sounds like if they are all still alive and making more bees then you are doing well =) Not sure when your main nectar flow is in...
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    Re: Who's got a Bee Blog?

    Mine is http://beeginnings.blogspot.com

    I mainly do it to keep track of my experiences and to remember what was going on in my mind when I made this or that decision. Besides recordkeeping, it is...
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    Re: Honor Stand, FINISHED!

    Wow! Design is great with the hex pattern painted on there. Nicely done!
  23. Re: overwintering with or without screen bottom boards ?

    I'm in Michigan and my bees had no problem with a SBB over the winter. I did leave the sticky board in place so I could watch where the hive debris was falling. This let me know where the cluster...
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    Re: Melting cappings and wax

    That is how I melted down some of my wax. Make sure you watch it though and don't let it get too hot!
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    Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    I have a tough time seeing them too and my eyesight is good! I started spotting eggs in the PHOTOS I took while inspecting. Is it new, light colored wax? The doesn't make it any easier either. ...
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