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    Re: what the heck?

    The queen does NOT have clipped wings. This is a Buckfast hive, in case this trait is somehow species relevant.
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    what the heck?

    I have been keeping bees for several years now and haven't run into this before: everyday for the past week or so my bees have been swarming...but without swarming. What I mean is that my bees will...
  3. Re: Looks like the colony is replacing a lost queen. How do I know when it's OK again

    If you ask me, better to play it safe and get a new queen asap. I always think of it as insurance. Spend the 30 bucks, get a good queen, and then you don't have to worry. It doesnt always work out if...
  4. Re: Good news and bad news from our first hive...

    I get pretty bad reactions from my girls, I keep two epi-pens on hand and suit up whenever I inspect. Plus I keep benadryl handy at all times and let my roommate know when I am going to do an...
  5. Re: Bottom Screens for the winter in Wisconsin??

    I'm NE Washington state. I get some COLD winters, too, and I keep my girls (carniolans) in screened bottom boards yearround. So far, so good.
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    Bee sting remedy?

    Hello, all! Whenever I get stung by one of my gals I swell up pretty good. Nothing dangerous, just a lot of localized swelling for 2-3 days. Does anyone have a remedy to prevent this? I use ice,...
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    Re: Worrying about every single bee

    man, in a world of wars, genocides, homicides, etc, it's nice to see a little compassion if you ask me. Let the guy help the bees while you move on to the next hive and maybe you'll benefit from his...
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    Re: When to put out Mason and Bumble houses?

    When I got my mason bees, I just stuck them outside (January) and waited for nature to do its course. They woke up on their own when the time was right.
  9. Thread: Kiwifruit

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    Re: Kiwifruit

    I tried arctic kiwi. I don't know what the bees thought because I couldnt keep it alive long enough to find out. I'm a pretty decent gardener, just couldnt seem to keep kiwis alive. That's my...
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    Re: Serbian Apiaires

    Wow! Amazing hives!!
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    Re: Olivarez bees

    I'm from the northwest where we get some cold winters too and I'm a Carniolan man all the way. Carniolans' native habitat is the Alps of eastern Europe. They've evolved to deal with cold weather and...
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    Re: Painting hives

    Fascinating! Thanks!
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    Re: NEWBEE From Washington State

    Greetings from a fellow Washingtonian (Spokane)!
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    Re: Honey bee dance...a fraud?

    I'm with you. If you can make a hypothesis based on careful study of data (the bees' dance moves), then use that data to make correct predictions ("hmm...based on those dance moves the nectar should...
  15. Thread: Odd hon

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    Re: Odd hon

    The only way I can think to describe the flavor is vaguely citrus-like.
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    Re: Odd honey?

    The only way I can think to describe the flavor is vaguely citrus-like.
  17. Thread: Odd hon

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    Odd honey?

    Hello! I'm a first year beekeeper and a few days ago harvested one frame of honey (got excited and wanted some). But the honey is just odd. It was capped so I know it was ready, but it is a very...
  18. Thread: Odd hon

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    Odd

    Hello! I'm a first year beekeeper and a few days ago harvested one frame of honey (got excited and wanted some). But the honey is just odd. It was capped so I know it was ready, but it is a very...
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    Odd hon

    Hello! I'm a first year beekeeper and a few days ago harvested one frame of honey (got excited and wanted some). But the honey is just odd. It was capped so I know it was ready, but it is a very...
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    Re: Bees won't super

    I have beeswax foundation in the super, but it has not been drawn out yet. And I THINK the nectar flow is still on (I'm in N.E. Washington state) although I don't know how I would tell.
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    Bees won't super

    Hello! I'm a first year beekeeper and everything has been going well. However, I ran into a problem recently that I can't figure out. About a month ago, I put a honey super on top of my two deep...
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