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  1. #1
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    Bailey MI
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    Smile Hello from Michigan.

    Hi,
    My husband Mike and I are small just hobbyists but have enjoyed beekeeping in the past and now have the time to do it. We are also sappers and now that the syrup season is ended its time to shift our focus to our new packaged bees arriving on April 24th. Hope this weather straightens out soon. We look forward to learning more about our bees and their care from people who have first hand knowlege on the subject.

  2. #2
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    Ludington, Michigan
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Your close to me. welcome Where are you getting your bee's from

  3. #3
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    Kalamazoo,MI
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Welcome to the forum fellow Michiganders.

  4. #4
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    Marion, IL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Welcome. I grew up in Mt.Pleasant, not too far from you. Just started my first four hives a week ago. Having a blast!

  5. #5
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Welcome to the site!

  6. #6
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    Grand Haven, MI
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    I am new to the forum and beekeeping and getting my packages April 23rd. Also from Michigan as well. The weather here in Grand Haven has been awful and I am getting concerned come package delivery time. Any experience with this in the cold Michigan weather and installing packages?

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Don Lamb from West Olive.
    Thanks for the welcome.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Thinking about that ourselves but trusting God to bring the weather we need. The bees should be fine if kept cool & dry. Have a new sprayer with feed ready. Just ask your supplier what you should do. All bee keepers we have found are happy to help beginners, and their wealth of knowlege is priceless.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by vanesther View Post
    Don Lamb from West Olive.
    Thanks for the welcome.
    Dons in Holland not west olive. I take a newbee or 2 down there every year to get there first bee's.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    At least we will be in the fifties next week. Come on spring!

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    I talked to Don a few days ago, he said that they want to do 3 trips next year. Seems there is a high demand for pkgs this season. I'm really not surprised with all the winter loss we have had here.

  12. #12
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    May 2012
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Welcome once again to the site. We are not too far apart from each other. I am in Bailey many times during the season.
    Have a great time with your girls.

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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Welcome!
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  14. #14
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    Mar 2011
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    Dorr, MI
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Vanesther,

    Welcome. For the April 23 pickup we have scheduled a couple of package installations if you have any questions on the procedure. Good luck.

    Bryan

  15. #15
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    Dec 2012
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    Grand Haven, MI
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Plan on being there. I believe it is at 7:00 PM? I haven't kept bees for a lot of years and very excited to get some again.

  16. #16
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    Mar 2011
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    Dorr, MI
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Jsbyers,

    Yes, the time on April 23 and May 7 is 7:00PM. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

    Bryan

  17. #17
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by bryani289swmi View Post
    Vanesther,

    Welcome. For the April 23 pickup we have scheduled a couple of package installations if you have any questions on the procedure. Good luck.

    Bryan
    Bryan You working with Don? I know Larry Hasselman retired. I am mentoring a guy that mentioned the april 23 install class and said if I couldn't help him on May 7 when his bee's arrived that he wanted to drive down for it.

  18. #18
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    You're right, Holland. Wrong info from my hubbie.

  19. #19
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Danno,

    I'm not working with Don, just on the Holland Area Beekeepers Association board with Don. I'm tasked with setting up meetings and such. I've never heard if a Larry Hasselman around the club, but I've only been here a few years. There will be installation demonstrations at both the April 23 and May 7 pickups, your friend would be welcomed at either. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

    Bryan

  20. #20
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    Ludington, Michigan
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    Default Re: Hello from Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by bryani289swmi View Post
    Danno,

    I'm not working with Don, just on the Holland Area Beekeepers Association board with Don. I'm tasked with setting up meetings and such. I've never heard if a Larry Hasselman around the club, but I've only been here a few years. There will be installation demonstrations at both the April 23 and May 7 pickups, your friend would be welcomed at either. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

    Bryan
    Larry is from fremont and up until a few years ago made the trips down to GA with Don. I used to pick up my queens at Larrys place rather then drive to Holland.

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