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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010
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    Osseo,Michigan,USA
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    Default southern Michigan beekeeper

    Hi my name is John Schelling . I'm from the tri state area, Mi,Oh,Ind. border.This will be my 4th season. My first hive was a swarm that moved into my storage trailer. Now I'm up to 7 hives all from swarms and cut outs. This sping I.m going to try some splits. Having lots of fun.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
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    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Default Re: southern Michigan beekeeper

    Welcome John and glad you're here.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2009
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    Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA
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    Default Re: southern Michigan beekeeper

    Welcome John, I'm a southeast Michigan beekeeper with 2 top bar hives at the moment, getting more hives this spring. So it looks like you were able to build up your number of hives off of swarms which is a nice inexpensive way to get bees, wish I could stumble upon some swarms myself. Did you advertise somewhere or contact the police dept. to be able to pick up that many swarms? Wish you much success. John

  4. #4
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    Jan 2010
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    Osseo,Michigan,USA
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    Default Re: southern Michigan beekeeper

    Hello jmgi,
    I have my name on a swarm removal list at the county MSU Extension office. Once your friends know you keep bees word gets around. Right now I have 3 bee trees, a hive in a chicken coop and one in a house wall to extract. Then this week I was contacted regarding a hive in a very large log. I'll bring it home and then when it warms up I'll split it and get them out.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maybee Mi USA
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    Thumbs down Re: southern Michigan beekeeper

    Welcome John

    I am just north of the Ohio line and I too have captured 3 swarms. I have also bought bees and have 2 packages ordered this spring. I have 5 hives going into the winter, but have only seen 4 flying on the warm days. Good luck with the ladies, they sure are fun.
    Susan

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