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    Re: Hello From Oregon!

    Portland has a great Beekeepers association and very informative meetings that you are welcome to attend.
    The best thing about attending monthly meetings when you are new is that you keep better in...
  2. Re: If bee space is 3/8" , why is the bottom board space 3/4" ??

    All of ours are 1/2"

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00226.jpg
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    Re: the gold mine

    Very good post, Qvox.
    You nailed it!
    :)
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    Re: Loader lights

    Johnny, My loader has both.
    The red lights are low so that you can clearly see the forks entering pallets.
    What I lack, however, are additional red lights off the sides of the mast at truck-deck...
  5. Re: Did they kill the queen? (Package install)

    Read carefully:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips
  6. Re: Dadant Ranger Hand-Crank, out of balance right out of the box

    This little topic really gets my blood boiling.
    I don't want to mention names because they could have improved by now (doesn't sound like it) but I bought a 20 frame extractor years ago from a...
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    Re: Sunflower Pollination 2015****

    Yes, and all of those beefy locked gates weren't put up to help the steel industry.....
    ....or the steal industry!
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    Re: Best division board feeder?

    We run 10 frames in our brood boxes. Each top brood box has 9 frames and a one gallon feeder.

    The Mann Lake caps require a couple of bands to secure than and that makes the fit almost impossible....
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    Re: Sunflower Pollination 2015****

    There seems to be some variation of bee health when placed on sunflower plantations of different varieties.
    I received a call several years back from a grower inquiring if I would like to place...
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    Re: Your starting out story

    Boxes?!!!

    You know lots of folks in the "orcharding" community.
    Do you know the folks in the beekeeping community that may have longstanding relationships with these growers?
    The fastest way to...
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    Re: Problem with new packages

    I agree 100%

    I was thinking, H-4-A maybe we could set down over a beer and have a focus group meeting over the subject, "Design of a Queen Introduction Procedure That Produces The Highest Failure...
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    Re: Queen success! (So far)

    Good job, DJ!
  13. Re: which state is best to home base if pollinating almonds?

    Kentucky.
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    Re: What to do with a swarm queen?

    Not to pick on you...
    We always try to point out all of the reasons that this statement is not true.
    One thing that bees do VERY, VERY well, and have multiple paths in accomplishing is DIE!
    Bees...
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    Re: What to do with a swarm queen?

    We do not retrieve swarms unless they are right in front of us.
    We do not accept swarm calls. There are zillions of beekeepers that do that, and we refer the call to.
    In the time we take to hive a...
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    I made it myself.
    I have a Weller solder gun with tips for welding and cutting plastic.
    It took 2 Dadant plastic queen excluders to make this one.
    But you could also make one from metal.
    Its...
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    My first suggestion is to be proactive about what kind of frame you want to graft from.
    Forget old, dark, deep brood frames. Why do you want to graft from a mine shaft?
    ...
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    Re: Best division board feeder?

    I have had the same problem with other brands as well.
    The problem is that the polymer formulation is way too brittle, totally unsuitable for frame feeders.
    On the other hand, I have bought some...
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    Re: Queen Cell in New Package

    If it were me, and I had a good laying queen, I would want to get it over with.
    :)
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    Re: Queen Cell in New Package

    It is very common for packages to begin supersedure of the queen at a given point in initial brood production.
    This is believed to be an impulse initiated due to brood pheromones WAY out of balance...
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    Re: Spraying for Ticks/Lawn Ferilizer

    Why would one consider fighting ticks with an insecticide?
    Ticks are not insects; remember?
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    Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    I wish!
    Actually, we will be PAYING the almond growers to allow us to place in their orchards all around Solano, CA due to our bees looking so good!
    ;)
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    Re: How do eggs end up in a queen cup?

    This is incorrect.

    >>how or why would the queen lay the egg in the supercedure queen cup?" Assuming the queen has the ability to make a onscious decision of what cells she lays in.<<

    Why does...
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    Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Luke, everyone that I know has bees coming out of their ears.
    I don't know why anyone would drive more than a mile to buy more!
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    Re: Interstate Hauling of equipment

    I'm not sure how it is around the country, but in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation sets up a meeting with you shortly after you get your DOT number.
    They go over every detail of what...
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