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    Poll: Re: Packaged bees left their queen

    If you did't lock them down over night they may drift to another hive. I see this from time to time. Bees drift. They don't really like the hive they are in and go to the other one. So the idea...
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    Re: Confining the Queen for Production?

    Honey4all is right. I lived in ANC for 38 years still have a few houses up there. Go back an forth. Had bees up there for many years.
    Most of the guys that I'm in contact with cage a queen. On...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    You can use a push in cage bought or make one yourself. Will work anywhere you want not just Alaska. Provides a brood break and everyone goes to foreager mode. Doesn't affect anything. Note: you...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I used mega bee for a few years. Switched to AP23 and its great. An Less Exspensive. The bees up take it very well. but I mix it with lots of sugar to get them to uptake it faster and they do. It...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    Hello,
    I also ship bees to Alaska. Northwestbeesupply.com We get our bees out of McMinnville,OR. and then ship them up on Alaska Airlines. We provide five pound packages an four if you want. But...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Alaska

    You don't pinch the Queen!!!! You trap the Queen. Then everyone goes to foreager mode.
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I used Mega bee for a long time. I tried AP 23 this last month. Works fantastic. As good as Mega bee but less exspensive. Protien is a great thing in the time of a pollen dearth. Very important...
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    Re: Dead hive, I will never understand

    You really need to do mite alcohol wash checks. Like Harry said, go thru the hive with a commercial guy. They see everything on a magnified scale an are not in denial of anything that kills bees. ...
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    Re: Beginner-What if I just let them swarm?

    Simple answer. Nope. They won't survive.
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Well, that depends. It all depends where the queen comes from. A local queen is one that has servived the conditions for the area. Usually bred for a few generations in that area from what is...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I don't even offer local queens. I tell the cusotmers where the Queens are from and to requeen with a local one if they like. I have never had a problem anywhere in Alaska or the Northwest with...
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    Re: Deadout Diagnosis - With Pics

    First, Reduce the amount of boxes for winter, no more than two, then you must check mite loads, next you have to feed if you take the honey, but by the looks, those bees starved. Even if there is...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I agree With Honey-4-all. But as a supplier of bees Ill tell ya Local queens are somewhat better if everything goes right.
    But finding local queens in Spring is impossible in the Northwest. Even...
  14. Thread: Bee quandry

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    Re: Bee quandry

    Hello,
    You should really join a club. Also, your bees won't make it. Several reason. To many to talk about. Join a club. They can really help.
    Are you in the country? I hope because letting...
  15. Re: Essential oils concoction? Does it work? How to use?

    Here's the deal with Dans Queens. They are the best out there. I have all types from his yard.
    Dans queens even will have a 5-6% mite load on them. That he says is ok. But they do even better...
  16. Re: Essential oils concoction? Does it work? How to use?

    Hello,
    I sell packages to all the TF folks out there every year. But hey, don't beat yourseld up if you can't keep bees over the winter.
    Theres more where that came from. Keep trying. Its a...
  17. Re: Lost hive in Denver - because of added super?

    Send them to a warmer area maybe.
  18. Re: Lost hive in Denver - because of added super?

    Mite check 40. What does that mean? Fourty dropped off bees. I would recommend an alcohol wash. Count the mites then count the bees, a half cup is roughly 200, but count them. Then divide the...
  19. Re: Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    I used Complete Bee and Optima which has all that and more in the correct amounts, plus its made from organic products. Unless you know where the ingredients come from I wouldn't feed it to bees. ...
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    Re: Hive moisture

    I don't get moisture. I used to. I put a 3/8 in piece of wood under the inner cover and or on my migratory covers the end of the cover has ALL the 3/8 piece of rim removed.I was going to popcycle...
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    Re: The price of bees

    Hello Folks,
    I sell Packages, Northwestbeesupply.com. I like Keeping Bees and want everyone to Keep Bees that wants to. I try an get the best price I can for the customer. I keep the price low...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Ya the way you explain the system is very good. Think about this, very little heat is escaping because they are putting the heat back into the cluster by redirecting it. just a causal observation....
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    Re: package bees - small cell in the Northwest

    Hello,
    I can get you the bees. They are from McMinnville, Or., Northwestbeesupply.com
  24. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Shane,
    I'm in Sequim, Wa. on the olympic Penn. Not real cold here 35 average, damp in winter.
    You can wrap with 15# tarpaper, we leave the bottom board open and we all put a little shim (3/8 in)....
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    Re: beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest

    The PSBA has very good meetings the last tuesday of every month. You should plan on attending their classes.
    They have mentors also.
    If your bees dont make it thru the winter...
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