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    Re: hive split video - my first split!

    Do what I did, go to your local library; check out every book on beekeeping. After you are done reading them go to amazon.com and buy some books, I am not going to recommend any one, but rather, as...
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    Jump Started Queen?

    I started a new package this spring (late April), all was well, until a routine inspection, (10 days ago) revealed no capped brood, and spotty egg laying through out the brood nest. I did see the...
  3. Thread: Walk away split

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    Re: Walk away split

    Did my first walk away split on 6/6 looked for queen cells on 6/13, quit looking after I found four. Only surprised by which box queen was in as I did not look for her during split. Most foragers...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 6th 10:15am Caldwell, ID 83605 USDA Zone 5
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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    Does it have a malfunctioning speed control?
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    Re: Bee swarm in middle of national park?

    After removal.....inquire about placing a swarm trap at the location next spring.
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    Pollen vs Nectar Flow

    Just curious, I have read quite a few posts referring to nectar dearths. Does the evidence of incoming pollen, indicate a continued nectar source, what is the relation between the two (on an...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Hopefully the genesis of many more.
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    Re: Bee story on the local news last night

    In reading through this thread, I was thinking about organic farming; does the USDA take into consideration what is in irrigation water when certifying organic foods. Even though I may not use any...
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    Re: how to store frames of honey for winter.

    I would think vacuum sealing them would crush the comb and give you one heck of a mess...at least it would already be in a bag though. The wax cappings are enough of a seal.
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    Re: Help..bees are gone...

    You stated the queen was laying.....I am also not an experienced bee keeper, but it seems odd that they would abscond leaving brood behind. Brood seems to be the one item that keeps them tied to a...
  12. Thread: Poppy Frenzy

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    Re: Poppy Frenzy

    Papaver Somniferum or more commonly known as the Opium Poppy, these are the Red Shaggy variety. I also have orange Oriental Poppies, however they seem to give them less attention. It may be due to...
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    Re: two nucs, one doing great, one not so good

    Just a note you should be careful holding the frame with new comb in a horizontal fashion as seen in the first pic. it can easily break off and ruin your day and the bees, also setting them back even...
  14. Thread: Poppy Frenzy

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    Poppy Frenzy

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    They seem to go after the poppies so aggressively, that the flowers seldom last more than one morning. I always throw a couple of handfuls of seeds in the garden first thing in the...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Let the Poppy frenzy begin....started blooming on June 7th.

    My girls always attack the poppies, like no other flowers in my yard, not sure what they have to offer that makes them so...
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    Re: cheap veil options

    You should consider looking for a cheap pair of spectacles so you can stand a little farther away
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    Re: Interesting Hive set up...

    The sheet was in their 24/7. He had the same set up in the other hives in His apiary
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    Interesting Hive set up...

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    Just purchased two colonies from a former commercial Beek. When I arrived to inspect the colonies I noticed a hive top spacer with a plastic sheet hanging out. Initially I though...
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    Re: water seal instead of paint

    As I understand the oil is harvested from the seeds rather than logging the tree. Penofin claims on their website and in literature that they use only sustainable harvesting methods.
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    Re: water seal instead of paint

    I use Penofin Oil (Brazilian Rosewood Oil) it is 99% uv protection and has a mildewcide and fungicide. The down fall is it's rather expensive running $35 to $45 per gallon. However it holds up very...
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    And then I was a bee keeper

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    Although these are pics of my first swarm from last year, it is my first colony. I had been reading about getting bees for about two years and kept telling myself next year....then...
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    Re: Charge for placing a hive at someone's garden?

    Our local bee club promotes the concept and offered the price of $175 per year, it list the names of beeks who are willing to participate. It is up to the individuals beeks on whether they are...
  23. Re: Comb pretty beat up after extracting - will it always be wavy/crazy after this?

    You should put the extracted frames back in so the bees can clean up the honey that is left and they will fix and correct the comb that is messed up it will only take a few days.
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    Re: No queen, no brood for weeks

    More than likely a laying worker(s) will develop and they will kill a reintroduced queen you would be better off adding a frame of open brood and let them raise a queen you may have to add a frame a...
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    Re: Outdoor Temps and Hive Activity

    Bees have been regulating brood nest temperature for a couple of years before humans started keeping them (actually millions of years). A tree may be more insulated and more efficient at removing...
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