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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2023, 06:09:08 am »

Marking drones at bee camp
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2023, 06:11:41 am »

Various gadgets.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2023, 06:12:51 am »

Campfire
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2023, 06:26:33 am »

Catching swarms.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2023, 06:28:08 am »

Russian Scion we built during Bee Camp.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2023, 10:50:02 am »
looks like lots of fun.  I do miss those beekeeping get-togethers we had at Buds. Bee people are pretty cool!
Someone really ought to tell them that the world of Ayn Rand?s novel was not meant to be aspirational.

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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2023, 01:47:56 pm »

Demonstrating AZ hive at Bee Camp
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2023, 01:49:06 pm »


AZ Hive
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2023, 01:51:26 pm »

Huber Hive
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2023, 01:55:10 pm »

Huber Hive
Oh my gosh I love that book hive!!  It's the best bee book of all!  :cheesy:
I come from under the hill, and under the hills and over the hills my paths led.  And through the air, I am she that walks unseen.

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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2023, 02:34:59 pm »
https://bushfarms.com/huber.htm#LeafHivePictures

Come to bee camp and see a real one. :)
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2023, 02:02:25 pm »

Sibley tent from the inside.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2023, 02:03:30 pm »

Sibley looking up.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2023, 02:05:04 pm »

Wax dipping boxes.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2023, 08:41:40 am »

Inner View inner cover.  Looking through my barn at beekeeping odds and ends.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2023, 08:42:33 am »

AZ hive.
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2023, 08:44:38 am »

Grafting
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2023, 01:32:21 pm »
Not a lot of people at Bee Camp this year, but we did a lot.  We made 42 double screen boards ala Bill Murray.  So far I've used about half of them.  I think I may start using these for my mating nucs. 
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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2023, 08:49:14 pm »
So again Im running behind. Seems at everything this year, but I wanted to give a shout out and a thank you to Michael and his whole family for the two weeks Marley and I spent there at bee camp.

Managing and working bees is managing and working bees, but the conversation in my opinion was the best factor. Mr. Bush has taken the time to research in depth many things that still allude me and us in our endeavors today. That along with the contacts/people he has access to make the conversation amazing.

It took me a lot of years to figure out what worked and didnt work, what management style I wanted, from tracheal mites through varroa. I had just given up at one point. If I had a friend/mentor like him, with his knowledge It would have been a much easier journey, and I may be on a different management style today.

I would advise anyone serious about learning about bees and that has the time, to think about going to his bee camp, or being an apprentice to him. Push forward and make it happen. The personal 1 on 1 time far out-seeds any bee-club or you-tube video.

Also im not a very interweb sort of guy, but his website bush farms.com has a lot of outstanding info.

Marley is writing something that will be posted at a later date. And again thank you Michael and family.


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Re: Bee Camp
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2023, 06:36:28 am »
Not that I can take credit for the weather but the weather was pretty close to perfect the whole time.  Of course nights are cooler than days, but if it was any cooler at night Marley might have froze.  If it was hotter in the day we could have survived, but it was really quite pleasant.  Now it's hot, but it waited until bee camp was over.  :)  It wasn't a big turnout, but I would have had it just for Marley anyway.
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