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  1. Re: Can You Identify this critter found in my new empty hives waiting for Spring

    Looks more like an assassin bug to me
  2. Re: love my complete top-bar hive from www.honeybeehabit.com

    I've pretty much made the switch from top bars to langstroths, but beeline (honeybeehabitat) has great prices on woodenware. One definite plus with their top bars is that they are the right size to...
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    Re: Growing Wildflowers, how?

    there's a good step by step here,
    they also sell real prairie wildflower seed, not the typical "wildflower" junk
    http://nativeconnections.net/blog/?page_id=89
  4. Re: Recommendations for Inspiring and Innovative Beekeepers

    Nobody's mentioned MaryAnn Frazier, Larry Connor or Tim Ives yet?
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    Re: scale for hives

    http://beeinformed.org/2013/07/coming-soon-bip-hive-scales/

    500-700$ ?!?! they aren't going to get too many participants with that kind of buy-in!

    I have been tempted to get a bathroom scale...
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    Re: Triple Deeps, Benefits of Larger Hives

    I don't think Tim leaves supers on for winter, but I do know he uses both top and bottom entrances and wraps with tarpaper. The majority of his stock is feral.
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    Re: Triple Deeps, Benefits of Larger Hives

    Yes, my understanding is that his hives are FULL of brood and foragers before other's even have a single brood cycle. He is supering up for maple, deadnettle, chickweed flows before everybody else...
  8. Thread: Cedar Nuc

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    Re: Cedar Nuc

    Titebond 2 resists water well, but can't take submerged applications, has a fast set up time, dry in minutes

    Titebond 3 has about 45 minute dry time and is "waterproof"

    For bee boxes either is...
  9. Re: Not so much a question, just saying. But feed back would be welcome.

    Seems early to be throwing out the boys - do you have pollen coming in?
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    Re: The worst sound ever...

    I am in Michigan and listed on driftwatch, and they still don't notify me...
    Fungicides contain unlisted synergists which increase the effects of insecticides. They also build up in the wax.
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    Re: Banking queens - Kill attendants?

    There is a video on YouTube with Michael Palmer showing how to release attendants from the cage. I have never gotten a queen who actually had attendants though...
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    Re: Glass vs Plexiglass

    you could go with plexi now for safety, and by the time the plexi fogs and needs to be replaced, the kids will be old enough that safety is less of an issue...
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    Re: Source of Green colored pollen?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source

    by no means an all inclusive list!
  14. Thread: Speakers

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    Re: Speakers

    tim ives
    574-910-0060
    liquidgold2009@embarqmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200531379277769&set=p.10200531379277769&type=1&relevant_count=1...
  15. Re: Rigid insulation as material for "Queen Castle"?

    http://www.michiganbees.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Styrofoam_Nuc_20100813.pdf
  16. Re: Is there any scientific evidence that grafted queens are inferior?

    back to the original point of the thread - i have read many differing theories of "organic" agriculture. i even wrote for one of the big organic publications for a while. most of the opinions are...
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    i don't personally have any experience with buckfasts, but my local bee club is importing them from ontario
    http://michiganbeekeepers.com/
    i would like to try some but they are $$$
    i am sure that...
  18. Thread: AB Honeyfarm

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    Re: AB Honeyfarm

    thanks for the review - they are local enough to me that i had considered making the trip

    as for the frames - that is the way don the fat bee man recommends so that they can be repaired without...
  19. Re: Greetings from the World's Newest Country (and also Texas)

    excellent!
    you should get in touch with tillers international
    http://www.tillersinternational.org/international/international.html
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    Re: biblio resource from Bee Culture

    here's an article from the same author and publication on drone saturation -
    from his website

    http://www.wicwas.com/document%20files/monthly%20articles/larryarticles2006/LarryJune2006.pdf

    not...
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    Re: Catch the Buzz - Job oppertunity

    here's another! if only it was closer!


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    Interested in working with bees in Pennsylvania? (Native bees, that is, not honey bees.)
  22. Re: Planting suggestions for covering chain-link privacy fence?

    sweet autumn clematis maybe
    wikipedia lists http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis_terniflora as a minor source of nectar
    and lovell's honey plants lists...
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    Re: Pollen Sub Improvement

    sounds to me like a huge distinction - thanks for the perspective and the article:applause:
  24. Re: Barrier Immune Effectors Are Maintained during Transition from Nurse to Forager i

    thanks - my scientific jargon is usually pretty good, but this is little heavy on the immunology!
    :eek:
  25. Re: Anybody get wooden ware from Beeline Apiearies in PA

    yes, they are moving to a location about halfway between mendon and three rivers, michigan. about five minutes away from my house! not only am i looking forward to shopping with them without...
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