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    Re: drones for winter?

    My opinion is if your seeing an increase in drones...especially in some hives and not others...something is not right with that hive
  2. Re: Solid Black Bees Hairless Thorax mixed in with "normal looking bees"

    now to answer your question about the there hive. I would requeen the afflicted hive and keep tabs on the healthy one. I've had it before on several occasion and requeening generally clears it up. ...
  3. Re: Solid Black Bees Hairless Thorax mixed in with "normal looking bees"

    Classic example of Chronic Bee Paralysis which is a virus affecting adult bees.

    http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=275&video=03
  4. Re: No honey and very little brood but plenty of bees

    If they're Italians, they will often keep brooding even though they really can't afford to (honey stores wise) Feed the heck out of them if you want to save them. Also..it would be a great time to...
  5. Re: Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to younger, more sensitive viewer

    If they're brood laying golden Italians...yeah...it's somewhat normal
  6. Re: This bug is a BEE ASSASIN. What is it and how can they be stopped

    That's an assassin bug
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    Re: Grafting tool thought

    Take a flat head tooth pick and shave the small end down till very thin. Gently nibble on it to moisten it and shape into a curved end. It will take you a few tries, but in time you'll find what...
  8. Thread: Grafting 101?

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    Re: Grafting 101?

    Use a tooth pick. Take a box cutter and shave down the smaller end such that it's a thin as you can get..but not to thin. Then using your front teeth chew on the tip a little and bend it slightly...
  9. Re: Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring Is Mediated via Egg-Yolk Protein Vi

    Vitelloginin is the fountain of youth for bees...make no mistake about it
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    Yellowjackets in the apiary are actually your friend. They clean up the sick and dying. They are also an excellent indicator that something is seriously wrong with a particular hive. If yellow...
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    Re: Bee Identification With pictures

    Looks more like a member of the Megachilidae family
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    Re: What kind of bee (or fly?) is this?

    a member of the Bombilidae Family aka a fly
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    Re: Identify these bugs please?

    They are indeed roaches...they are detritus feeders and help keep things clean, although generally they feed of plant material I don't know why they're inside your hives except to escape predation. ...
  14. Re: What's the oldest a larva can be to make a quality queen?

    one to two day old larvae are fine. Indistinguishable in quality IMHO. That said..for the most part, I believe you will get better quality queens if you simply allow the bees to raise their...
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    Re: Dead hive with pictures

    Those a larvae of a type of fly. When the corpses rot in the comb, they come in a feed off the rotting bees. Open the frames up to allow the dead mass to dry out they dry up as well. Other than...
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    Re: Video of Queen Acceptance - Ready or Not Ready?

    There is some aggressiveness, not a lot. A couple more days
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    Re: What's this green lookin' stuff on the comb?

    Moldy comb.
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    Re: What are these critters in the hive?

    The beetle and the larvae that is black and white are carrion beetles of the Siphidae family. They are debris feeders and are of no threat. I'm unsure of the white larvae.
  19. Thread: Nosema ?

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    Re: Nosema ?

    As long as the bees streak on the outside of the hive, it's not a big deal. When you find streaks on the top bars, and we're not talking just one or two here or there, then you have a problem. ...
  20. Re: Just getting started in Snohomish, Wa and need some advice

    Paul...I'm is the Kent area. If the bees are well established in the top box, then chances are you will need to feed. It's better to feed and not need to the to not feed only to need it. The bees...
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    Re: fireweed spots around Seattle

    Forest Service road 70 up by Greenwater is where I take mine. There's also a nice place just north of Mt Si near North Bend.

    Highway 2 by Concrete works.

    Just visit the Ranger stations...
  22. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    I feel it'd always been legal for use in beehives. How else are you going to keep those top bars clean?
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    Re: beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest

    I'm in the Kent area...Do you have bees now?
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    Re: Drones with yellow eyes....

    They do indeed fly and return to the hive. Next time I'm at the bee yard I'll take a few videos
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    Drones with yellow eyes....

    ...these guys are way too cool to look at!

    https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1538742_10152725599578642_315808941_n.jpg
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