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    Grim, I can certainly understand that you...

    Grim,

    I can certainly understand that you want to avoid using as many chemicals as possible. I try and do the same. But...

    Going into your hive every day/other day to do sugar dusting is...
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    Workshops at Ruhl Bee Supply, Oregon

    May as well keep this as a running thread, since we're going to be hitting the workshops hard this year!

    We'll be updating the website online with upcoming classes, and soon---our catalog for...
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    Umm....I have to admit that leaving a super with...

    Umm....I have to admit that leaving a super with honey on your doorstep is flat out inconsiderate to your mail carrier, whether or not she's old and "stupid" or any age and well-informed about bees.
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    Since we're on the subject of feeding protein, I...

    Since we're on the subject of feeding protein, I wonder if anybody can share their thoughts on the following thread from another board. The topic is whether or not overfeeding of protein will...
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    Also...how about using wintergreen instead of...

    Also...how about using wintergreen instead of spearmint for an HBH type hooch? Any ideas?

    I use apple cider vinegar in syrup, and have for three years...they seem to slurp it down, and it does...
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    The "feet" smell is probably Honey Robber or the...

    The "feet" smell is probably Honey Robber or the like. that is, if the feet walked through cherry-scented vomit
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    Its a bargaining tactic. Probably how he got a...

    Its a bargaining tactic. Probably how he got a deal on that shiny expensive car. But the guy probably doesn't have the hamster power to realize the difference between dealing with an auto salesman...
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    I've had skunk problems with my palletized...

    I've had skunk problems with my palletized bees...I find that top entrances work well not just to avoid skunks, but for better ventilation. Or, just having double pallets...helps preserve the pallets...
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    June 26 Workshop Gladstone, OR 6is-9ish

    Midsummer Management workshop, great for first year and intermediate beekeepers,
    covering the following topics:

    Knocking Down Mites during Main Flow
    Mite Drop Testing
    Supering
    Summer Splits,...
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    I've had one of his very first full suits for...

    I've had one of his very first full suits for more than a year now, and I love love love love it. Has been through the wash a few times, has been abused quite a bit, and has been heavily used.

    I...
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    Beekeeping Books in Russian

    Here in Oregon we have a huge eastern European beekeeping community, and I was wondering if anyone here on Beesource can recommend a good beekeeping book written in, or translated to, Russian.
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    Uh oh, plug time. I'm partial, now that I'm...

    Uh oh, plug time.

    I'm partial, now that I'm working for them, but you should also consider Ruhl Bee Supply here near Portland, Oregon. I've been there two months now, and have really seen the new...
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    Just a reminder that MiteAway II is indeed heat...

    Just a reminder that MiteAway II is indeed heat specific, and needs to be used when high temps are between 50 and 70 degrees. Spikes in temperatures, especially in the first two weeks, are when the...
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    Let me guess. Is this the all-in-one plastic...

    Let me guess. Is this the all-in-one plastic frame? Your bees will get the hang of it, but in the meantime you'll have to keep scraping off their "artistic" attempts and keep feeding syrup to get...
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    The directions that are standard with the Megabee...

    The directions that are standard with the Megabee can be a bit off--I prefer to mix until I get the consistency I want (adding heavy sugar syrup a little at a time).

    I don't know how big of a...
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    My own neighbor disclosed his allergies when he...

    My own neighbor disclosed his allergies when he found out I was keeping bees. Without telling him, I moved my colonies--and let him know the next time I saw him.

    To my surprise, he was...
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    Bud, I'm really glad you came over to Ruhl Bee...

    Bud, I'm really glad you came over to Ruhl Bee Supply, and that you had a great experience!

    I've been a member here at Beesource since I began beekeeping three seasons ago, and I'm a new hire at...
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    Tell me about it. I work at a Bee Supply place...

    Tell me about it. I work at a Bee Supply place here in the PNW, and I got a few frantic calls today because of this report. It's creating a bit of a panic, it seems.

    Nosema c. was my guess,...
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    And remember, when you're selling local, raw...

    And remember, when you're selling local, raw honey, your product is more valuable than most crap found at the supermarket.

    Somebody once said you're selling yourself, too--people place a higher...
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    Doesn't it have to be "spray-dried" or something?...

    Doesn't it have to be "spray-dried" or something? I read somewhere that there are different means of preparing brewer's yeast that is important in selecting it for bee consumption.
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    Plastic foundation and wood frames works well for...

    Plastic foundation and wood frames works well for me. Bees draw it out more slowly than wax foundation, but I agree the benefits (time, less drone comb, etc) outweigh the drawbacks.

    But, except...
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    Hillside, I just asked that same question on...

    Hillside, I just asked that same question on another thread (re Canada). Any of our Canadian members care to comment?
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    This article, published in The Australian, raises...

    This article, published in The Australian, raises a good question as well as some opinions from Aussie package exporters. Canadians have long been importing Aussie bees. Why are they only now being...
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    Thanks, John, for replying! Michelle

    Thanks, John, for replying!

    Michelle
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    Pollination Booking Timeline

    For those of you who offer pollination services, how far in advance do you book your contracts? (Almonds, tree fruits, vine crops, seed crops, etc.)

    What works best for you for getting new...
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