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    Re: How to make sugar syurp

    one 5Gal bucket.... 25lbs sugar... fill with hot water from tap. Stirrrrrrrrrrr... Add to feeders... Good for about 2 to 3 days...If you want to change the PH add a little apple cider vinegar or...
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    Re: How to make sugar syurp

    Hot water right out of the tap... no need to use the stove. Might have to mix it a few times. I mix mine up about an hour before I place it in the hive. Easy
  3. Re: 'A sting to the scrotum is painful but the nose is far worse,' says scientist...

    I do not agree at all with this. Never. never ware Button fly pants when working bees. :eek: :lookout:
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    Re: how much white clover to plant for bees

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_American_nectar_sources_for_honey_bees
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    Location, Location, Location..... That's the answer. My first year with 4 packages I got about 10lbs. The next I got about 100 lbs. This past year with 8 hives I only got 70 lbs. I moved in May about...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Design questions

    Unassembled Frame For Double Mating Nuc http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page61.html

    and just order End bars for the size you want or need
  7. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    Packages $85 to $135 (5lb) . Nucs $135 to $200 (way over priced and not worth that) . 2 deep hives $200 to 250
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    Re: Impediments to importing European stock?

    Google Sue Cobay and WSU importing bee seman. What they had to do just for that.

    http://entomology.wsu.edu/apis/breeding-program/
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    Re: Western Bee Supply - outrageous shipping costs!

    Most ground freight rates are based on 6lb per cf ( they want about 1000lbs per running foot in the trailer). Along with what class the freight fall under. From a class 50 to a class 200. Class...
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    Re: What happened to Lauri?

    You have to be able to pay for all of that sugar some how
  11. Re: Spring has Sprung in the Pacific Northwest

    Heather?
  12. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Count me in
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    Re: Tobacco smoke for monitoring mites.

    Blackleaf 40. My father used it on his beans to kill aphides and a few other plants. It was banned in the 80s I think. Chewing tobacco soaked in water can also do the job ( the juice).
  14. Re: Cheapest equipment? New in NW Washington State

    http://www.pugetsoundbees.org/queen-bees-and-nucs/

    Remember no 10% sales tax on mail order
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    Re: Silicone to seal feeder?

    Thats for the people that are doing large custom aquariuns. Most of what I built the cheep stuff did just fine. Just make sure to let it cure.
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    Re: Silicone to seal feeder?

    GE Silicone I . Saltwater reef aquarium safe. My guess its also safe for bees.

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2289883

    You have to make sure the one you buy DOES NOT have...
  17. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    Costco?
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    Name this Wasp/Hornet

    I have been watching this wasp/hornet (or one of its friends) for the last 3 days catching bees in mid air as they come into their landing approach. First time I was able to swat one of them as the...
  19. Re: Rumor? California will require migratory beekeepers to use Cordovan

    California blondes. Get out the mini surfboards amd the vollyball nets
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    Seattle. Blackberry bloom. May?

    I see blooms on them along 405. WoW. Looks a little early this year.
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    Lesson of the day

    Never ware Levi 501 button down fly pants when playing with the bees. Enough said. :wiener:
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    Re: hive 300 feet from house?

    Love that idea. Best way to keep all the unwanted sales people and other rift raff from knocking on the door.
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    Re: Shipping by rail

    Many moons ago I use to work for a Freight Forwarder and moved 40' trailers all over the US by rail. At the time I used a company(s) by the name of National Piggyback and Hub City. It was know at...
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    Re: Chinese queen cages?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Bee-Queen-Keeping-Introduction-Transportation-Moving-Catcher-Catching-Cage-/110845709227?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ceeb4bab
  25. Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    Nails,some glue and you are good to go..
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