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  1. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    each split breeds in the local drones so a few of those could have impacted what you now have.
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    Re: Price for honeycomb

    I sell mine for a dollar an OZ ,,so 1LB would be 16$

    I cut it up with little regard for the size or shape , then weigh every one and price to the nearest OZ I make for example 3 pieces from a...
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    Ok as I do not know what truly happened , this is my opinion. I take combs from dead outs or questionable hives and get a bucket of water from the pool.
    This water has Chlorine , algeicide and some...
  4. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    Cloverdale, I am in Mich. I never feed either. The bees need to tune to the natural blooms, and then they can optimize what is out there and brood up accordingly. In the spring if a hive is low, I...
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    Re: New swarm bearding

    They may be hot, if possible put them in the shade, if they already oriented, then put a couple short 2x4 on top of the hive with a "bigger" piece of tin or board so they have some shade and are...
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    i liked the, fire up the extractor, for 1 frame. why have a flow hive and an extractor? seems one or the other..
    At 45 degrees I do not open the brood next, so that was interesting. Also in...
  7. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Hi Greg, In the long hive of yours, have you tried to put one colony in each end? with divider boards on the inner edge adding in frames to the center?
    Mine will allow that, it helps to put 2 in...
  8. Sticky: Re: SW Michigan Horizontal Hives - Sans Treatments

    So we are talking terminology. By deeps I am referring to something I can do splits into, keep bees in, have in the yard with bees in etc. End state 1 deep is not big enough and neither is a "layens...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Well Russ you have 1 more than 85% of the people on the forum, and about to have 2 :)
    it is a lot of trial and error so that is the Path, you generally only learn on the error part.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    hmmm soon you will need to do w write up seems you have this down.
    Looks good keep some updates flowing
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    When you do the every other year discing/mow or thatch activity, try splitting the field into 4ths or 6ths width wise, 20-30 feet would work as well. Do those in the alternating years see if you...
  12. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    14 X 20 We had some left over 14 foot 2x10 and a pile of various species Inch lumber. Maple 1x8 on the floor mostly pine and spruce on the walls and roof.
    I did buy some 4x6 treated, and the nails...
  13. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Very astute, that is the long term plan, driving a point for water this fall need water to do an extract IMO
    took only 6 or so weekends :) we basically had the wood and it was use it or loose it. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ, My Plantings are Whitetail Clover, (Whitetail Institute product) :) as you may surmise the priority is to deer hunt over them. If you mow 1/2 or a 1/3 on a 10 day/2 week rotation some bloom...
  15. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Lately I have been wintering in a Shed for my way up north hives, The entrance faces East, do to open fields from the west and lots of winter wind.
    I close the 4 x 4 opening by 3/4. I set 2 hives...
  16. Re: Trap out in tree seems to be working...now what?

    if you can get a queen you could take what is there and place another set of frames in the box.
    It would work better if the cone where the bees come out is inside the box. Looks like good effort.
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    Re: Last years supers smell fermented

    yes i would use them, as the small amount left is not an issue. Next year dry them before storing. I place mine back on the hive for a week. I find they put some in the first one if direct placed. ...
  18. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    So there are bees in your Area, thats good news. Try to figure out why they would rather not go into your trap.
    Also maybe check more often, for that much comb they were there more than a week.
    GG
  19. Sticky: Re: SW Michigan Horizontal Hives - Sans Treatments

    queen less swarm , a good place to put a newspaper on and then a queen rite NUC, :) Agree Traps or decoys are good entertainment. Oddly this year 3 of the 4 swarms had Virgin Queens, Must be my...
  20. Sticky: Re: SW Michigan Horizontal Hives - Sans Treatments

    Nick, I did end up catching 4 swarms, and am in the process of picking up the decoys. Not sure it will help this year, But what I did was to take the hives I wanted to split, Pull the queen with 2...
  21. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV so far it is working well, I use a wheelbarrow to fill with stuff and then go hive to hive, So far the thing I like best is the separation helps with the aggravated bees. the old site if you...
  22. Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    I am with you on the Seeley points. In the swarming study the bees first picked the chimney, which was "blocked" then the "swarm" was a shook swarm of small size like 1/2 to 1 pound. So then an...
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    Re: Queenless and honey bound

    Very Aggressive I find to mean Queen less in my hives. So do a good inspection, If you cannot find a queen or lots of eggs then you are likely queenless. A couple larvae as Michael Bush pointed...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    For getting a lot of comb, My "method" is to wait thru winter. :) with 30 combs typical on each hive 30,60,90,120 they add up fast. 8 dead outs this spring. IMO one should do some early...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Capped over gww, do you have a picture of this, I do not think I have seen pollen capped over.

    Yes I lost 20 good combs on a decoy, it was 2 boxes in the "area" I had felt contained potential for...
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