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  1. Thread: Bees in tree

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    Bees in tree

    I got a call for a swarm recently and when I was there catching it I noticed that there were bees flying in a hollow about 30 feet up. The guy said that they had been there for quite a few years and...
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    Re: What is this bush

    Agreed, looks like privet to me also. Bees love then and they are quite fragrant. Just had a swarming one the other night.
  3. Re: Ipad / Iphone Software - Is there any hope for the "I" World?

    I use a handheld device for my job that has a barcode scanner. It is running windows mobile and is not a phone. It would be handy to use something like that where you could scan a barcode and have...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    What part of Michigan? I am on the west side in Soring Lake. Welcome to the forum and to beekeeping.
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    Re: Brushy Mountain foundationless starter strips

    Also I am curious about the best way to start doing foundationless if you already are using foundation? Can you start mixing them in with each other or dedicate a hive?
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    Re: Brushy Mountain foundationless starter strips

    Do you have to help them by moving their comb or do they cross comb even though there's a guide for them?
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    Brushy Mountain foundationless starter strips

    I am not aware if this has been covered or not but I see that Brushy Mountain has foundationn starter strips if you want to go foundationless which I have been thinking seriously of trying since...
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    Re: Winter in Michigan

    First year beekeeper here in Michigan and worried a little. I went out yesterday during the bitter cold storm and put my ear to a couple of my hives and heard them buzz. Gave me hope but it is still...
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    Re: R Weaver vs. B Weaver

    I ordered a Buckfast Queen from R Weaver last year and is a great queen. Excelleny laying pattern and gentle. I'll have to see how they overwinter come spring. They are very quick in shipping with...
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    Re: Brushy Mountian vs Mann Lake??

    I purchased ML budget hive bodies and was very surprised at the quality. A few knots but nothing that affected the quality. For the price you can't beat ML.
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Is that 12 cans of concentrate? It sounds good.
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    Re: FOOD GRADE essential oils source

    www.lorannoils.com sells food grade oils. If you call them they even are aware of beekeepers buying their products and can help you. Also wolf creek apiaries sells them on their web site. They are $9...
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    Re: Winter hive top feeder storage

    I like that. I was planning on using drivert sugar and that might work. Keep the same covers above that. Thanks for all the info.
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    Re: Winter hive top feeder storage

    I guess my thought was that if the feeders were in the hives over the winter, come early spring instead of opening the hive and chilling the brood I could put warm syrup without opening the hive. I...
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    Winter hive top feeder storage

    I couldn't find this thread anywhere so forgive me if it has already been discussed but I am wondering if it is possible to leave my top feeders in all winter. I am thinking about trying to feed some...
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    Re: Honey Extractor

    I bought the Reel Easy extractor on eBay and it is really well made. Stainless steel and holds two medium frames. You connect it to a drill. All you need then is to find some kind if a trash can or...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    Being new this year I thought it would be fun to try to do a trap out but also since I have a lot of frames with foundation they might be able to draw some frames for me for next year. Anyway we'll...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    I am gonna make my own. Kelley's is about $100 after shipping. Never thought about that with just using a funnel from Walmart. Another bee project. I love it.
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    The pdf Cleo sent was very helpful. I will definitely work on buying or making a box. I think if I can rig something up to get the box up there I can do it.

    I too love beesource. I have learned a...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    Thanks Cleo I will do that. I couldn't find the info online.
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    It is up about 15 feet on the corner of the chimney and siding. There is a crack. It looks like they are possible going up into the attic which is a plaster ceiling on the inside. Not fun. Like I...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    I have never done a cutout and to be honest I am nervous about cutting into someone's wall. I thought a trap out might be easier but wish I knew someone I could work with to help so I could get my...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    The guy told me that they just moved in about a week ago. The guy is gonna exterminate them if I don't want them and I figured if I could at least get them to draw out some foundation since I am new...
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    Do I have this right that you add a frame of eggs and brood to the box to attract the bees.
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    Re: Too late for a trap-out?

    Thank you. I know here in MI we still have Goldenrod coming so I was hoping their was more time. I have found Cleo Hogans info and will read it thoroughly. Thanks for the pointers.
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