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  1. Thread: Need queen

    by Rogerio
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    Need queen

    I need a couple of queens ASAP. I'm looking for Russian or SMR. If anyone breeds such queens without using miticides, or knows of someone who does, I'd like to hear from them. I'm in NE Oregon.
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    Recipe for Megabee patties

    I understand that Megabee is not a complete pollen substitute, that it needs to be mixed with something to supply complete nutrition, but I can't remember what.

    What recipes do you guys use to...
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    Different size bars for brood and honey

    Some on this board have advocated using narrower topbars for brood than for honey. For those of you that use different sizes of topbars, I am curious if you start your hive with a fixed complement...
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    Dreamweaver or CMS?

    What are you Web gurus out there using build web pages with these days? Are you still using programs like dreamweaver and Frontpage, or are you moving over to Content Management Sytems like Joomla!?...
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    Thanks for the replies, everybody. I was going...

    Thanks for the replies, everybody. I was going to build 48" KTBHs ala Les Crowder, and had completed one when we made an offer on a property in Central Oregon and I started thinking about having to...
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    Anybody using Tanzanian TBHs?

    Is any body out there using Tanzanian (vertical sided) top bar hives? Do you notice more problems with attaching to the sides with a TTBH? I'm probably going to be moving my hives around some over...
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    When do the boys get the boot?

    I'm curious as to when most of you northern beekeepers see your drones getting kicked out of the hives. I want to make queens this fall but, because of things I have on my schedule, I'm not going to...
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    When do the boys get the boot?

    I'm curious as to when most of you northern beekeepers see your drones getting the boot. I want to make queens this fall but, because of things I have on my schedule, I'm not going to be able to...
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    According to Les Crowder, who's been using topbar...

    According to Les Crowder, who's been using topbar hives for many years, you will get approximately 6 times the wax production from a top bar hive that you will from a Langstroth. Your honey...
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    Doesn't work so good on foundation

    My foundation is too stout to push the punch through, unfortunately. My bees have made a lot of foundationless comb but unfortunately they are using that for honey storage and they are using all of...
  11. Thread: Location?

    by Rogerio
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    Location?

    How do I change my location in my profile?

    Thanks,
    Roger
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    My point exactly

    Sheri says: "Do you think a native pollinator will last through a mass pesticide spraying?"

    My point exactly. Honeybees work well with our current methods of agriculture because they can be...
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    Honey bees are not native to North America, and...

    Honey bees are not native to North America, and there are numerous native pollinators. Read "The Forgotten Pollinators" by Gary Paul Nabhan and Stephen Buchman. Much as I love my bees, the world...
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    Look up Wallowa County in Oregon. It's remote...

    Look up Wallowa County in Oregon. It's remote all right.

    There is a guy over in Idaho that brings bees over when the clover starts blooming early in June, but no beekeepers here until then. I...
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    Bummer

    I was hoping that the queen would have mated before the swarm. I just moved my two hives about 300 miles across the state, and where I'm located now I've seen absolutely no sign of any bees within a...
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    Queen left behind after a swarm

    I understand that when a hive swarms the old queen leaves with the hive. Is the new queen usually mated by the time the swarm leaves, or is that something that happens after swarming?

    Roger
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    6.5 x 55 Swedish

    As usual MB is right on the money. The 6.5 by 55 Swedish is one of the great cartridges ever designed. Loaded with the 140 grain bullet, it will take down a moose, but the recoil is mild enough for...
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    Moving Hives Across the Yard

    I just moved my bees across the state and set them up in my back yard. Once I got the hives set up my lovely wife informed me that I had set them up precisely where she wanted to put her garden. So...
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    Thanks, Matt. This is scheduled during my...

    Thanks, Matt.

    This is scheduled during my spring break so it's very fortuitous timing, and well worth the drive from Bend.

    Roger
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    Queen rearing class

    Is there any info available on where to sign up?

    Thanks,
    Roger
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    Check out Zia Queenbee

    http://www.ziaqueenbees.com/

    They actually make a starter "nuc" for topbar hives with 19" topbars.

    Roger
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    Article on New Mexico Top Bar Hive Beekeeper

    Hey, a little mass media attention for top bar hives.

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Food/1128LEDE_HONEY
  23. Thread: ABC and XYZ

    by Rogerio
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    I'm pretty sure that the 41st is the latest...

    I'm pretty sure that the 41st is the latest edition, so, yes, that is the one I'm looking for. Thanks, aszalan, for the links.
  24. Thread: ABC and XYZ

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    I tried Root and couldn't get their bookstore...

    I tried Root and couldn't get their bookstore site to open.

    Roger
  25. Thread: ABC and XYZ

    by Rogerio
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    ABC and XYZ

    I thought I had seen a 2007 edition of ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture. Amazon doesn't have it. Does anyone out there know who does have it? I had heard that this was the best edition of this book in a...
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