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Many got new packages; some hives survived the winter. Let's share experiences.

John Hansen spoke at our last meeting, and, my apologies, I have yet to put our my notes. He was excellent, and gave us great insights, so there will be that, too.

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  • John

    My supply feel through so I'm looking to buy 2 hives or NUCs. Please let me know if you know of a supplier

    June 4, 2013

    • Debbie H.

      Chuck Bauer of Byron Center has Nucleus hives for sale from 6 year Michigan Survior stock with other hardy stock bred in. Nucs are $125, or $115 if you return the box. He also has some 8 frame fully populated deeps for $150. All have laying queens and brood. Contact Chuck at: [masked] or [masked]. Chuck will be at the June 12th meeting.

      June 10, 2013

    • John

      Thanks Debbie!!!

      June 10, 2013

  • barbara

    John Hansen was with us again last night. I hope he becomes a monthly attendee! With 35 years of experience, he provides us with information and calm. Many of us have one very slow growing hive, while the other is booming. We discussed whether to requeen or let the bees raise their own, and decided the latter might be better. Look at brood pattern; it should be tight at this time, another good way to judge your queen. There was lots more, for wanna beeks and those of us who are beeks, both.

    June 5, 2013

  • Theo

    What a helpful meeting and what a great group of people we are!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Zina M.

    My first time at the meeting, hoping to learn best way to match beekeepers with commercial builldings that are willing to offer their roofs.

    June 3, 2013

  • Lauren T.

    I can't make it but hope the meet up is great!

    June 3, 2013

  • Theo

    I'm looking forward to it--and I'd like a minute to talk about the situation I'm having with the Village of Skokie regarding my bees.

    May 30, 2013

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