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    Re: Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    They were not beekeepers that stole the hives...they were THEIVES! (Experienced)
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    Re: Preparing equipment for next spring

    So far five feeder boards, (in use) and ten med nucs. Deep nucs and frames still to come.
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    Re: Howdy from Northwest Indiana

    Welcome Fm South West Mi
    I would go with a couple nice.

    Regards Willie
  4. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I could use a toad trip.
    Thanks Willie
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    Re: Winter hive loss what to do.

    Sorry for your loss. I've lost two already. I'm going to leave the dead outs alone till spring, then use any left over stores to boost other colonies.

    Regards
    Willie
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    Re: Greetings from Livonia, Michigan.

    Welcome FM s.w.mi.
    FYI Kalamazoo bee club is having their big bee school Feb 22

    Willie
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    Re: combining weak hives into a nuc

    I can't argue with the bigger weak hive statement. Do you have experience dumping bees out vs powder sugar dust for a combine.
    Thanks Willie
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    combining weak hives into a nuc

    I have two summer splits that never built up. I was going to combine them into a double nuc. I was going to powder sugar dust all to join them. Another beek suggested I dump the bees in front of...
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    Re: Hi from Philippines

    [QUOTE=Apo Mariano;1006833]I'm newbie beekeeper from North Cotabato Philipp

    Welcome
    I visited your country right after mt pinatubo erupted. Fabulious landscape and people. Good luck with your...
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    Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

    alen
    what kind of forage is around?
    Any other beeyards around?
    Good luck willie
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Cought my first swarm from my bees...boxed them in...will release in morning.
    6/10/13 rainy all day and only 70 deg
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    Re: Need flower and plant ID

    Did you see bees working them?
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    Re: hello from michigan

    Welcome
    I went into winter with 5 hives and came out with four. Six new starts this yr.
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    Re: Queen needed in SW Michigan

    I am going to graft tomorrow with some local reputable bee breeders. If you need a queen I will check.
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    Re: Michigan Newbee

    Welcome
    Enjoy those bees
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    Re: Swarming in Michigan?

    Yes swarming is happening. Lost a nice one Saturday morning.
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    Re: hives per acre

    Keep in mind the possible chemical uses in ag areas.
    Good luck.
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    Re: hopkins method with foundation?

    Thanks...I better get some comb drawn out w/o full plastic foundation.
    I love this forum! !! How helpful.
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    Re: hopkins method with foundation?

    I have plastic foundation (sorry didn't mention that) and was worried about possible damage to queen cell when cutting it from the plastic foundation.

    Thanks
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    hopkins method with foundation?

    I wondered if I could cut the queen cells off of foundation using the Hopkins method?
    Thanks for input.
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    Re: Aggressive Bees in an Old Hive

    I was given an old hive that hadn't been managed for 15-20 years. It was sitting on two deep bodies. I didn't even try to manipulate the frames because they were stuck together. What I did was to...
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    comb in wrong places

    My second inspection inspection of an installed nuclei in a 10 frame medium revealed a problem. I put the screened bottom board in upside down. So what the bees are doing is building comb down from...
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    building comb in feeder box

    I have an innercover with two mason jar feeders on top of that and the bees are building comb up threw the innercover opening. I have to remove it to do my inspection, but why are they doing this?...
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    Re: survivor hive

    ARROWWOOD, thanks for the indiana link, i will be at the nature center. Say hi if you are there, my name tag will say "greg" .
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    Re: survivor hive

    Thank you.
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