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    Re: New from Washington State

    I'm a first year beek in Seattle.....enjoy your bees.....they will "grow" on you....this photo feels like "rise of the carniolans"

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    Re: Is the Blackberry Flow early?

    This is the second year in a row that the blackberries in the Pacific Northwest have been a couple of weeks earlier than usual. they are starting to fade now in the Seattle Area....we could certainly...
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    Re: Cold weather (minor) bearding?

    I've got the same thing. All my Italians want to sit on the stoop and gossip on these cool Northwest days.....
  4. Re: They swarmed....where did I goof..or are thy just disloyal?

    To close the loop on this thread ( and thanks to all), I did a full inspection today and found three queen cells. Yes, they swarmed....and the brood nest was pretty full and there were still a lot of...
  5. Re: They swarmed....where did I goof..or are thy just disloyal?

    Thanks to everyone....now I am wondering if this was my swarm! We believe what we want to or think we should so I automatically assumed it. My quick look yesterday was hardly confirmation.....I'll...
  6. Re: They swarmed....where did I goof..or are thy just disloyal?

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    The swarm...I recognize some of these disloyal girls. :)
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    Yes, I opened the hive yesterday briefly and my bee count is way down. The remaining bees are working actively but I'm down my at least a third from ten days ago...maybe much more considering...
  8. They swarmed....where did I goof..or are thy just disloyal?

    First year Beek. Read everything in books and this forum...New hive of Italians installed very successfully in April 12. The queen went right to work and by day 31 had filled 80% of the first medium...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Blackberries making great progress in the last 48 hours in Seattle. With sunny days and 70 degrees forecast for the next week, the flow will be well underway by June 3-5.

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    unhatched drones...what's up?

    My two hives are doing beautifully. 42 days in from package installation we have a second medium on both hives, plenty of brood, honey in the corners, active queens, active flight patterns, pollen...
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    Re: How Much Syrup can they Drink

    Thanks.....well I guess I have capped brood. Wow, She must have started laying the minute she got out of the cage.....
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    Re: How Much Syrup can they Drink

    Well, based on everyone's comments I did a quick hive inspection and ,yes, they had drained the in frame feeder of syrup in six days. Filled 'er up and replenished pollen patty.

    Took a short...
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    How Much Syrup can they Drink

    I installed two packages ten days ago and filled the internal feeder with syrup. I did a quick look five days in to take out the queen cages (queens successfully out!) and fill the syrup. They had...
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    Re: New from western Washington

    Vance, many thanks..

    Patience in all things....good advice
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    New from western Washington

    Hello and thank you to all the members whose useful posts I've been reading for months. In a few weeks my spanking new backyard hives will receive packages and I will join you. I'm starting out with...
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