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  1. Re: What species of honey bee did I catch?

    All of my hives have different colored girls and boys....this year I noticed they are quite dark.
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    Testing Honey

    I am just a hobbyist beek and thinking about getting my honey tested. How hard is it to get this done and what would the lab test for?..or even would it be worth the time and money? I know bees...
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    9 or 10 frame

    I have been using 3 medium boxes for the brood chambers with 10 frames for 8 years now (can't lift the deeps). I am thinking of switching to 9 frames...thoughts on which works best for you and why....
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    Re: Other uses for poor tasting honey?

    Bottle it...sell it...you will be surprised...and as Harley stated "limited spring special" on your label. One fall I harvested the smelliest darkest honey I had ever harvested. I didn't know what...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    And Lauri, hopefully someday you will offer classes for beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest....
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    Re: Big yellow like a crockroach!

    She's a beauty.
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    Re: Caucasian Hunt.

    A couple of weeks ago I received two caucasian queens from John Jacob of Old Sol Apiaries out of Rogue River, Oregon...these were a limited release. I am looking forward to see how they will fair in...
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    Re: Old Sol Queens - JBJ

    Hambone, theses folks are some of the best.. I've been using JBJ's queens for quite awhile now.

    Corinne
    Brookings, Or
  9. John Jacob Old Sol Apiaries Made Local News Station

    Love it when some of my favorite beeks make the news......https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aGWU0EQKpag:applause::applause::applause::applause:
  10. Re: More Swarm/Supercedure cells? After a swarm?

    Even though I have been beekeeping for several years, this year I had a lot of drama going on in my bee yard. I learned a lot of new things I had never had to deal with before....this board is...
  11. Re: More Swarm/Supercedure cells? After a swarm?

    Pics are great...don't delete...
  12. Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Yeah, thanks for posting...
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    Re: Thank you, thank you fat/beeman

    I had no mentor except Beesource and all of the great beeks who helped me when I first started. The videos are like going to school....makes it so easy.
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    Thank you, thank you fat/beeman

    Just want to thank you Don for the great videos. Been beekeeping for 10 years and never thought I could raise my own queens. You make it so easy.:applause::applause::applause::applause:
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    Re: Oregon Super Queens!

    I've used John's Selects in my hives for years...a few years ago I opt for one of his program queens...it was the best hive I have ever had and so far still is thanks to her excellent daughter...keep...
  16. Re: I have 3 solid bottom board hives and I've got Varroa what should I do?

    The hives cann't get away from Varroa. I find good queen survior stock aclimated to your area and I keep thymol strips on hand just in case loads get too high.
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    Re: Dog Biscut Recipe

    Thanks, AltamontBee.
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    Re: Dave Cushman Passed Away

    My heart is saddened.
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    Dog Biscut Recipe

    Does anyone have a good tried and true dog biscut recipe they could share. I will be selling at a Farmer's Market and would like to offer a dog biscut made with honey. Also what does one charge for...
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    Re: Queen for sale??? ANYWHERE????

    Thanks, catbackr,
    I just called Ruth and she said I'll have 3 queens next week...sweeeeeet:D:D:D:D Plus her bees are on 4.9 cell...so are mine.
  21. Queens Marked and Clipped, just Marked, or Not At All

    When purchasing queens which is prefered and for what reason(s)? Does it really make a difference if the queen is marked and clipped, just marked, or not? :scratch::scratch:

    Corinne
  22. Exellent advice from HarryVanderpool

    Harry is right on with his advice. I use his method and it works like a charm every time. I will reiterate works every time I have used this method. I have tried other methods with no success. Thank...
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    Re: survivor stock commercial option?

    Thank you for this info everyone. This is very enlightening.
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    Re: Laying worker maybe?

    Pic is worth a thousand words. Thanks Michael.
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    Re: Grease patty recipe?

    Thanks, Ernie. Chick, I personally use for human consumption the Gray Celtic Sea Salt. It still has the minerals in it. This is what I use for the girls. I could be wrong.

    Corinne
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