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  1. Thread: Michigan

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    Re: Caught a swarm today

    May 11, 2016
    Caught first swarm off 4 ways, 49009 Kalamazoo County
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    Re: Honey extractor management

    Since your just getting started, the local "Kalamazoo Bee Club" has a free loaner for members to use. Out of the 500 members, there are at least a dozen people that offer that service already. Just...
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    Re: Swarm bait on a rag/sock to catch bees

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?303234-The-Russian-Scion
  4. Thread: Michigan

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    Re: Michigan

    Southwest Michigan
    49001 Kalamazoo county
    Maple pollen
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    Re: Best frame assembly jig?

    We made a forty frame version, designed to do deeps and mediums.
    Used this video to design ours.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULR8F5TBcqQ
  6. Thread: Frame help

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    Re: Frame help

    Crimp wire no hook in grooved frames, is what we've used for years.
    Two wax tube fasteners in a crock pot speeds the process up.
    Exchange after each frame, keeps the wax hot.
    Works great and we...
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    Re: New Hive - No Shake Installation?

    A problem that you may have not shaking them out.
    They stay in the pkg cage and build comb in there.
    They normally have been in the pkg cage long enough that it smells like home to them.
    Then you...
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    Re: Bee removal from concrete wall in Orlando, FL

    Hey, that's Scott (Hardwood)
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    Re: Nuc vs Mating Nuc

    You could also buy the medium half frames and replace them with deep side bars.
    You have to call to order deep side bars only.
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page61.html
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    Re: Nuc vs Mating Nuc

    Lauri has some info if you want to make your own.
    Post#77 of this thread shows the router bits she uses. More pics on post#88
    ...
  11. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Re: Comb Honey

    "Comb Honey Production" by Roger A. Morse
    http://www.amazon.com/Comb-Honey-Production-Roger-Morse/dp/1878075349
    http://www.wicwas.com/Comb_Honey_Production
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    Re: First time success with escape board

    Got a link?
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    I like the metal zippers, sure wish there was a tall size offered.
    High water and bare wrists here too!
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    Re: Queen number discs

    We use Titebond II
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    Re: Bees in MI bringing in pollen today

    Bees have been working maples down our way. Hopefully the warmer weather will hold up.
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    Re: Installing Packages

    We've been feeding dry pollen sub (MegaBee) for a few weeks now.
    Has been to cold up here for syrup feeding.
    Night time temps need to be above freezing to feed liquid.
    Maybe next weeks weather...
  17. Thread: Runny Bees

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    Re: Runny Bees

    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34_67&products_id=577
    Or just tuck your pants into your socks!
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    Re: Glass-bulb queen catcher

    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/21/Queens-Bees/Queen-Rearing/4194/Queen-Pipe-Catcher
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    Re: Bee Yard/staging area ?

    If you do choose to wander over to them, you'll probably get your picture taken along with the deer! Remember, you can't run very fast in the snow.
    Get out your binoculars and stay at the road....
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    Re: What Bee Makes This?

    x3 Bald faced hornets
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    Re: Bees Flying Today

    Today was our first cleansing flight for 2015 also.
    Mercury at the first yard showed 47F, had the sun shining on it.
    Strange thing for me though, was that I couldn't a hive that didn't have a wad...
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    Re: Buckfast Queen source

    I see no mention that the Kalamazoo club will order Buckfast queens again this year.
    What I heard, $50.00 a pop and most didn't survive the winter.
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    Re: Modified Queen Excluder

    We've always referred to those as a timing box.
    We cut the metal queen excluders with a pair of bolt cutters.
  24. Re: How to stay focused for prolonged grafting? Music? Coffee?

    LOL. I do it the same way Jim! :D
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    Re: Open Feeding (Open Feeders) methods

    Found these on line, not quite as tall on the lid As Allens.
    Still have to order them!
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubbermaid-Roughtote-Hinged-Storage-Box-Set-of-6/23450324
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