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    Re: Why I don't consider using treatments.

    That's really interesting, Roland. I haven't heard of this before, and I'll start looking into it. Thanks for the heads-up.

    -wanderyr
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    Re: Time to think about ordering mated queens

    Thanks!! I sure have been learning a lot from your posts over the last few weeks :)

    I recently moved to Portand, and left my bees in Reno. Depending on my housing situation, I may have to wait...
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    Re: Time to think about ordering mated queens

    Hi Lauri,

    What is the comb in that photo? I haven't run across it before...

    Thanks!
    wanderyr
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    I wouldn't let the diameter of the extractor influence the decision. You're correct that a larger-diameter model can spin slower. However, the reason for that is that you can build up the same...
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    Re: Feeders for lots of hives?

    Those are nice pictures :)
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    Re: ever consider electric treatment?

    This has been a fun thread so far! Milliferal has the math right, and Acebird has the right understanding :) Deknow made a point I want to clarify:

    An antenna's response (we want the mite to act...
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    More Reno help needed!

    Hi! I just posted an offer for somebody to come and get my hives:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?292467-Need-help-in-Reno-Free-bees-if-you-can-come-get-them

    Also, I have about...
  8. Need help in Reno - Free bees if you can come get them

    Hi everyone,

    I know of a few of you are in the Reno area. I recently made a whirlwind move to Portland, and had to leave my two hives. I can't think of a cost-effective way to get them up here,...
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    New hive; impromptu cutout

    I recently acquired a new hive that had been neglected since the beginning of the season. It was two deeps, on a screened bottom board. When they outgrew the hive, they built comb under the SBB,...
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    Re: A hybrid Bush/Wright hive configuration

    This is excellent, guys. Just the discussion I was looking for. Anyone else?
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    A hybrid Bush/Wright hive configuration

    Hi everyone. At the risk of showing you all that I tend to over-think things, I have a question to ask :rolleyes:

    I have tried the all 8-frame medium approach recommended by Michael Bush. ...
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    Post-swarm questions

    (I originally posted this in another forum, but I'm moving it here since it is a more appropriate place)

    Hello, newbie questions here...

    One of my two hives swarmed three weeks ago. I checked...
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    How many attendants?

    Sorry, I posted to the wrong forum...
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    Re: Container to carry smoker

    This may be what I have! That foam was a pain to remove :)
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    Re: How do your bees build on plastic frames?

    This happened to me, too, in a new hive, before the frames got heavy. Someone here on beesource gave me this advice: First, break the boxes apart with a hive tool, like normal. Then, make a twisting...
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    Re: Container to carry smoker

    I bought an ammo box for my 10" Mann Lake smoker. Sadly, I don't know what it was made for, cause it was repainted.

    Turned out that the tip of the smoker was about 1/2-inch too high :scratch: ...
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    Re: Needle Rollers

    I asked about this a little while ago. Lots of people thought these didn't work very well at all. I think there were a few links posted, too...
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    I think your land is too big for this to work on, but I wanted to add my two cents.

    We had ticks on our small property. Gave the dogs and cats those flea drops (Frontline Plus; it is one of the...
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    Re: Did my hive swarm or not?

    Whew! I have never been in a hive for so long. Probably an hour and a half or more. The girls were complacent, thankfully :)

    I couldn't find the queen. There were about six swarm cells (plus...
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    Re: Gloves Make The Difference!

    I have a pair of big leather bee gauntlets, which I only wear when the bees get stingy. I don't like them.

    I had to do some intensive hive work today, and thought of this conversation. So, I...
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    Re: Did my hive swarm or not?

    Thanks, kchurch :)

    Yes, they're still under there. I've been waiting all day for something to happen, but everything stays the same. The hive seems quite strong and there are sure a lot of...
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    Re: Did my hive swarm or not?

    After midnight here, I just went to look at the hive (I was up anyway)

    Turns out that there is a large mass of bees under the hive! I have an open screened bottom board, held up on the four...
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    Re: Did my hive swarm or not?

    Thanks guys.

    I was preparing to do an artificial swarm, but they decided to do a real one first. So, I could do one tomorrow morning (tomorrow will be warm and dry), but I don't want to go...
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    Did my hive swarm or not?

    Well, I did it. I accidentally let me strongest hive swarm :(

    Bees were all over the outside of the hive, in the bushes next to it, and matting down the lawn for a few feet! Lots of bees!
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    Re: Gloves Make The Difference!

    Awesome :lpf:
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