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    Re: Products like Mann Lake Ultra bee.

    Lauri if you are still looking for a source for brewers yeast you might try tpi. They are a feed supplement supplier in oregon and washington. They sell a very large variety of protein including...
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    Re: Empty Drawn Frames in Brood Chamber

    Bees tend to move up as the year goes on. Some times they seem to forget they have space below them. If the queen is using the third brood chamber i would rotate it to the bottom and place the two...
  3. Re: Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    I start with news paper or old phone book pages. Rip them up small and light them then put them in the smoker and add more. Puff the smoker and get a good fire going. The put in a small hand full of...
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    Re: Riteway Stapler

    http://m.grainger.com/mobile/search/ecatalog/N-1z0dieb

    Grainger has one for $26 and another for 31 similiar to the riteway stapler.
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    Re: how to help failing hive.

    Thanks mike. Yeah that's what i was thinking. Since i figure ill lose them if i do nothing i might as well experiment and see if i can help out. If i still lose them its no bid deal at this point....
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    Re: how to help failing hive.

    There are lot of dead bees out side the hive. More from this one than other hives. I suspect varroa mostly cause this hive seemed to have bad mite load in the summer. Lots of deformed wing virus it...
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    how to help failing hive.

    I have A hive of Italians that is not looking good. Im thinking its varroa. Basicly the population is dwindling fairly quickly. Any suggestions on what i could do to help them out. Should i use...
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    swarm trap suprise picture.

    2852what dou you think of this? not sure if there is one or two swarms here.
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    Re: what size rubberbands?

    Yeah the wire trick really makes it a lot faster for me. It does make the comb a little off set on the frame but its not a big deal if you put them all in the hive the same way. I actually just use...
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    Re: what size rubberbands?

    Really any size will work that can stretch around the frame. I get a big bag from harbor freight of random sized rubber bands and they almost all fit one way or another. It makes it easier to place...
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    Re: making your own frames

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    I made a hundred frames this year from scrap 2 x material. It worked great. I simplified the plans posted in this thread. It takes some time but saved me some money. if...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Large swarm from one of my hives. Dallas Oregon. 5/29
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    Re: Honey Bee removal Video.

    Most of them had already hatched. The ones i caught were hatching out as i was removing the comb. I was planning on using the queen cells but they were so ripe that as soon as i disturbed the comb...
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    Honey Bee removal Video.

    I removed these bee's from a house where they had been for the last year. It was a high one. About 20 feet, which always makes it fun. You will notice the queen cells. the bees had swarmed two days...
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    Re: This weekends cut out(Video)

    Here is a follow up video of the bees in their new hive about two weeks after the cutout. The rubber bands did there job. Its amazing how fast they can build comb sometimes. ...
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    Re: This weekends cut out(Video)

    Yeah every time I do a cut out its kinda a lesson in bee biology for me. You can see they built new comb this year and they were building down. Not up like they normal would prefer to in a normal...
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    This weekends cut out(Video)

    I removed this hive of bees from a old farm house where they had been living for about 4 years. They are in there new home now and so far they look happy. I'm kinda excited to see how they do since...
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    Re: the dextrose part of hfcs?

    I feed dextrose to my bees last summer. Got it from a friend who has a Dr in animal nutrition. My bees loved it. Kinda caused a robbing situation from the hives that just had regular sugar syrup...
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    Re: swarm question? I need some advice.

    Yeah i used a 24 ft ladder and a long pipe on the end of my vac to get them down. Lol kinda hooky but it worked. thanks for the advice. I hope there is a queen. I put them in a hive last Saturday...
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    swarm question? I need some advice.

    I was called to remove a swarm of bees off a retail store last week that was on there eve. 35 ft up, lol. it was a high retrieve, but i managed to get them down safely. they said the bees had been...
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    New to Bee Source.

    I just wanted to introduce my self. I live out here in western oregon, i am relatively new to bee keeping. I have three hives and really enjoy my new hobbie.
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