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    Moving foundationless pollinating hives

    Is it possible to use foundationless frames in our pollination business. We are looking to make a explanation from 30 hives to about 60 or 80, and wanting to make the jump to foundationless but don't...
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    Re: Switching boxes

    Why
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    Switching boxes

    I'm going to extract in a week and we will be going into a bloom in late August early September with honey I don't like so I tend to leave it for the girls.

    I was thinking that if I took the...
  4. Thread: Caulk brood

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    Caulk brood

    Is it the queen that is the issue or are all of the bees infected?

    I have one hive that is discarding mummies and would like to treat it or replace the queen.
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    Re: Earliest swarm

    Won't be long now, we ave a few hives split already drones are just starting to fly.
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    Re: Earliest swarm

    I'm in Vancouver Canada and last year we picked up our first swarm may 5.

    Drones are just starting to fly in our area.
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    Re: our new mating castle

    the 4 holes you see are vents and there is screen cloth blocking the entrance. There is an entrance on each side at the bottom of the castle.

    We start with a healthy hive remove 2 frames of brood...
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    our new mating castle

    here are a few picture of our new mating castles

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag46/jimmy2bme/6520091E-993C-40F3-8952-3DF848392657-4417-0000022D147CEEEA_zps087a25c6.jpg
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  9. Thread: Huge queen

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    Re: Huge queen

    I'm heading back to the field this afternoon after work and will try to grab a picture if I can.

    I really hope she doesn't die on me! I took 2 frames of bees and eggs and though them into a few...
  10. Thread: Huge queen

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    Huge queen

    I sent a hive with a few queen cells to the blueberry field that was a few days frome emergence,left it alowm for 10 days and had a look today..... O my god I have never seen a bee that big she is...
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    Queen introduction

    When introducing a mated queen do you point the candy down, up, or sideways?
  12. Re: extraction day, and sirprised that honey was dark picture included

    pumpkin? buckwheat? not to sure where it cam from, but it tastes great
  13. extraction day, and sirprised that honey was dark picture included

    Got about 150lbs of this rich dark honey. It is displayed beside some spring/summer blackberry honey.
  14. Re: Calling all Pacific Nothwest Beekeepers lid and inner cover questions

    Does anyone else have any feedback
  15. Calling all Pacific Nothwest Beekeepers lid and inner cover questions

    Well I live in Vancouver British Columbia Canada which has the same weather those around Seattle area. This is my second year of beekeeping and we went though growth and went from 2 to now having 22...
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    Re: crystalized honey

    It was all capped and I didn't store it, took it from the hive and extracted, triple strained and jarred
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    Re: crystalized honey

    Bees were in blueberry and raspberry this spring. I did feed a few feeders early Feb and march but my hives are moved in and out of fields from late April until mid July.
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    Re: Splittin & Nucs

    Be careful that you don't take too much, not sure about Georgia winters but you will want strong hive to enter into winter.
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    crystalized honey

    How come all my honey has started to crystalize within about a week of being extracted?
  20. Who uses inner covers and what are the benefits

    I have been using inner covers on most of my hives. I actually ran out and havent had the time to build anymore. I was speaking with a few beekeepers and one old guy metioned that he doen use them, I...
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    Re: swarm and swarm cell questions

    Crap I may have made my hive queenless......I took cells and placed a few frames of bees in nucs.
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    swarm and swarm cell questions

    If a hive has swarmed has the swarm cell queen emerged?
  23. Largest Swarm to date, but it was one of mine Pics

    This is a swarm from one of my packages I picked up this spring. I have already made one split and have 2 deeps and 2 honey supers on it. I got a call from the farmer that I am pollinating...
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    Re: Is swarming late in your area?

    usually early May - July and even into Aug. Last year I got my first swarm May 5 and was getting 2-3 calls per week. This year got my first call on May 18 and had 4 calls total. Weather has been wet...
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    Re: Is swarming late in your area?

    Vancouver area has been real slow, last year we had swarms coming out our yingyang. We have collected 4 this year, not complaining but really slow!
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