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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    I found a really nice pdf on the internet about mating nucs. Go to google.com and type exactly "mini-nucs .pdf" without the " and it will be the first link. Everything you ever wanted to know about...
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    Re: Alright oxalic dribble mixing

    It's suppose to be I bought it from a chemical supply company.
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    Re: Alright oxalic dribble mixing

    Thank you that helps
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    Alright oxalic dribble mixing

    I'm confused need a chemist!!

    I have to formulas for mixing oxalic acid.

    45g acid + 600 g sugar + 600 ml water = 3.2% acid

    Or

    35g oxalic acid + 1000ml of 1:1 syrup = 3.5% acid
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    Re: The PNW winter

    I have a mix of migratory hive top feeders and telescoping. Mostly migratory tops; I like drilling holes and stapling mesh over the hole. Especially in the entrance of the hive tops.
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    Re: The PNW winter

    I put them in on whatever side of the hive the widnd doesn't hit. I've not had problems with rain. As long as it is on the non-wind side.
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    Re: The PNW winter

    Moisture control/prevention. Quit boxes, Popsicle stick in top cover or anything to let the warm humid air escape. Cold don't kills our bees condensation killls.
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    I haven't smelled it yet but Knotweed on the west coast is about to bloom soon. It's about two weeks early here.
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    Re: How to tell if a cutout just swarmed

    If they had eggs and young larvae don't worry about them for 14 days, then check them. Look for eggs and larvae then.
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    Re: Tricking the flow, timing?

    The key is getting the syrup warm enough for them to eat.
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    Re: Queen finally started laying!

    Is the cutout comb oriented the correct up/down direction?
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    Re: Queen rearing PNW

    What about everyone worried about the temp being close to 70 degrees for mating flights. We have lots of swarms april and may and temps don't start climbing till june. Say i start grafting April 15 -...
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    Queen rearing PNW

    when does everyone starting grafting on Washington coast? End of May or June. Im looking to raise 10 or so queens but I want to split heavily this year. We start getting swarms around end of april...
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    Re: To feed or not to feed?

    I live near you Honey. Thats a question i have as well. I have been making sure i keep candy on the topbars and replenish when needed. When i need to make more I mix a tiny bit of water with 5 lbs...
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    Re: Pollen in WA

    Could be I'll have to look to see if they are blooming right now, but the were bringing in a lot of it. Almost every hee had a pin head sized amount ont hem. Warmest day this year so far and we have...
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    Pollen in WA

    So I was out checking the hives today and they are bringing in yellow pollen. What could be blooming right now? I have not seen any dandelions up yet! What else could it be?
  17. Thread: Two swams

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    Re: Two swams

    Nice this is the same, two swarms three days apart. I did have to hive them into their new home, fir trees are a pain in the but to get bees off of.
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    Re: Two swams

    A week sounds good. If I do not see any eggs larva should I assume i killed the queenwhen i caught them and add a frame of eggs/larvae?
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    Two swams

    I've caught two swarms in the last three days from the same tree! The first one was fairly big about the size of a basketball, the second was about 2/3 the size. First was caught saturday the other...
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    Re: Western washington

    Bump... Anyone out there?
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    Re: Western washington

    Ok Ill try and contact him thank you
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    Re: Western washington

    Between my work schedule and living to far from the local clubs its hard to find any local guys and gals.
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    Western washington

    Anyone want to be a mentor for me in grays harbor county. Im starting two hives this year I have read several books and been lurking about the forums.

    Thanks matt
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    Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    I have the same thing here in washington a buddy of mine has a 3x3 foot hive in a wall of his barn. I really want to pull it out but when is best time of year?
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    Re: Why hybrid?

    When you hybrid anything wether animal or plant you get whats called "hybrid vigor" for the first generations. Until the hybrid is inbreed for many generations and a new species is made you only get...
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