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    Hey everyone,

    I just got back from Michael Bush's bee camp in Nebraska. I did a little write up on it with some photos for those who have been curious about it.

    http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com/michael-bushs-bee-camp/
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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    What an idyllic scene! Lovely photos and writeup. I am a first year and could not make the trip to partake but had hoped someone would post their experience.

    Will you be doing a followup with more bee related activity? We the people would love to see you working with these famous bees.

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    That was such a wonderful read that I've bookmarked your site for future viewing. I've always been curious about his camps. Thanks!

    You are a gifted writer!

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    I posted some more pictures:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beescamp.htm#pics
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    My assistant who was also at the camp just wrote a guest post on my blog about Michael's amazing beekeeping library! http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com/whats...bushs-library/
    Beekeeping Instructor / Live Bee Removal / San Diego, Ca / 90 hives. Check out my new book: Queenspotting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    I posted some more pictures:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beescamp.htm#pics
    can you please tell us more about this pic http://www.bushfarms.com/images/BeeC...orAsAZType.jpg

    It looks like a modern type of AZ hive, but notices it has " varoaxtractor " in the page source name. Does it have something to do with varroa?

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    >can you please tell us more about this pic...Does it have something to do with varroa?

    It sort of has something to do with Varroa. The inventor was simplifying doing drone removal for Varroa control. I was interested in it as an AZ type hive so they made me a box where all of them were removable instead of one or two.

    http://www.varroax.com/How-it-Works_c_1.html

    I will try to get some bees in it someday along with the actual AZ hives I have.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >can you please tell us more about this pic...Does it have something to do with varroa?

    It sort of has something to do with Varroa. The inventor was simplifying doing drone removal for Varroa control. I was interested in it as an AZ type hive so they made me a box where all of them were removable instead of one or two.

    http://www.varroax.com/How-it-Works_c_1.html

    I will try to get some bees in it someday along with the actual AZ hives I have.
    Nice !

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    Default Re: Michael Bush's Bee Camp

    Thanks for sharing your experience and BEAUTIFUL images!

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    Default Re: Michael Bush's Bee Camp

    very cool pics and better write up. looks like a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    > I was interested in it as an AZ type hive so they made me a box where all of them were removable instead of one or two.

    http://www.varroax.com/How-it-Works_c_1.html

    I will try to get some bees in it someday along with the actual AZ hives I have.

    Where did you get your AZ hives? Do know of any plans available?

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    The hives were from Slovenian Beekeeping LLC and you can contact them at beeslovenia at gmail dot com. If I were trying to build some, I would modify them somewhat to take the equivalent of Langstroth deep frames other wise the frames won't fit a US extractor. They have so many do dads and thingamajigs on them that I'd rather actually buy them. There are also some for sale here: https://beevac.com/product/slovenian-az-hive/
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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