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    Re: Sending QMP strips with package bees.

    I'd pay the extra Nick to have the "back up " queen
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    Re: We now have a name:)

    Congrats on your farm naming!
  3. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    That is raccoon, we trap with large marshmallows.
  4. Re: Package bee sellers in Michigan area that ships?

    Try Wilbanks Apiaries in Georgia.
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    Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    100% I had six strong hives starting out the winter. 3 starved out with plenty of stores by the end of 2013. The remaining 3 hive died out within the last 2 weeks. This has been the coldest winter I...
  6. Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Clover and alfalfa
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    Re: Biggest mistake ?

    My biggest mistake was starting out with one hive.
  8. Thread: Shop accident!

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    Re: Shop accident!

    Glad to hear you didn't lose a finger.
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    I lost 4 out of six. All treated for mites. All had good stores. I hope the remaining 2 survive :)
  10. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Season's Greatings

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  11. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    I have 6 hives on a farm thats basically organic-all natural. I'm surrounded by big farms and crop farms who use harse chemicals. I think if the bees have plenty of forage near the hive they are less...
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    Re: Greetings from Livonia, Michigan.

    Greetings from the tip of the thumb.
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    Re: Which suppliers carry solid bottom bars ?

    Mann lake
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    Re: How many beeks on here are under 25 yrs old?

    My daughter is 14, first year beekeeper 1 swarm hive, just to see if she likes it. She took over my colonies once 5 hives. Looking to triple the number next spring. :)
  15. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Count me in. The prizes are awesome. Thank you
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    Re: Latest varroa cure by BAYER

    The bees bring lots of junk (chemicals) into the hive unknowingly. So if it might work why not try.
  17. Re: Is there interest out there for pallet clips to accomodate telescoping covers?

    I would like some.
  18. Thread: Molly

    by skosma
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    Re: Molly

    Sorry for your loss. Molly loved you dearly. She'll always have a place in your heart.
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    Re: It's been real, been fun!

    Good luck with your winter business and your girls. Happy holidays to you as well.
  20. Re: October swarm in Michigan?! Guess ill start beekeeping now.

    Congrats on your swarm. A few pollen patties would also help.
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    Re: Nice to see in mid september

    I have a very good alfalfa bloom going strong and I'm in Michigan.
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    Re: New from Michigan

    Its Huron County beekeepers
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    Re: New from Michigan

    Welcome to the site. I'm in Huron County.
  24. Thread: Fall Feeding?

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    Re: Fall Feeding?

    I don't know about Pennsylvania , goldenrod flow is starting here in Michigan. That is supposed to be our last major flow for the year. I'd start feeding 2:1 sugar syrup after goldenrod ends.
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    Re: Bees real pissy today here in MI.

    3 are first year hives started from packages (2 Italian and 1 carnie) and hive number 4 was a very small swarm.
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