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  1. Re: Would you B interested and How much would you pay for a 18/9 extractor kit??

    Wayne- your questions were answered in my original post and/or title. Its an 18/9 extractor. I guess I thought most would figure out that since its going in a food grade barrel that it must be a...
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    Keeping moisture out of hives?

    I was driving home the other day and was thinking of different ways to keep moisture out of hives. Has anyone ever thought of using the little Damp Rid pack to absorb moisture in a hive?? Not sure...
  3. Would you B interested and How much would you pay for a 18/9 extractor kit??

    I've made an extractor using a food grade drum that is powered by a 1/2" drill. If you were to buy a mass produced extractor of the same variety you are talking in the $800-$1000 range. And that's...
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    Overwintering single nucs?

    I've had good success overwintering double deep nucs and was considering trying to overwinter a larger number of single nucs this year. I live in Washington State where the winters are fairly mild...
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    Re: Round 2 of my grafting attempt??

    Yes I'm sure, I made a split with that queen to make that hive my finisher colony.
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    Round 2 of my grafting attempt??

    On May 5th I grafted 20 cells. Went in 2 days later and found 14 cells being drawn out. My first attempt I only had 2 out of 10. By my calculations I was going to make my splits today and place...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    In regards to the marking of virgin queens. I just like to get things done when the opportunity presents itself. I seem to be able to find them relatively easy so I figured I would just mark her. ...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    My purpose would be like I stated above, that it would be easier to see into and graft out of a drone cell. I was unaware that the queen fertilized worker eggs and not drone eggs. I guess I was...
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    Re: Type of Larva to graft?

    Also is there any problem with marking virgin queens?
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    Type of Larva to graft?

    Ok this might be a silly question but I'm gonna ask anyway. Can you graft a larva out of a drone cell into a queen cup? I was thinking it would be easier to see into a drone cell to graft from that...
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    Re: Raising my first batch of queens...

    Weather is averaging around 60 during the days, 74 yesterday. Lots of drones in the hive and yes I've seen them out flying around.
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    Raising my first batch of queens...

    Well I'm trying to raise a few of my own queen this year. I grafted 10 cells today and put them in my starter hive. I will put them in my finisher hive Wednesday. Wish me luck....

    One question....
  13. Thread: Drone dates?

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    Re: Drone dates?

    I inspected a hive yesterday here in the Seattle area and was surprised to see quit a bit of capped drone cells already! Pretty early for this part... I'm sure the bees know what's best! Maybe we...
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    What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    OK with all the different treatments these days what is everyone using for varroa mites and why??
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    Queen question??

    OK so the queen in question is from a nuc I purchased on April 6th this year. I did a walk away split close to 2 months ago and it currently has grown into another double deep hive. So the hive has...
  16. Thread: New Nuc

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    Re: New Nuc

    I know 30 days is the rule of thumb...fast forward to today I made a walk away split on 6/3 and checked it yesterday for the last time before buying a new queen...NO EGGS. So I go and buy a new...
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    Re: Re-queening question

    Because this hive has already gone 40 days or so without a queen and I really don't want to wait another 3+/- weeks to have a laying queen.

    Good idea though.

    So just wait a few hours after...
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    Re-queening question

    So I pulled the queen out of my parent hive on 5/31 and put her in a nuc. There were multiple capped queen cells in that hive so I basically have let it do its thing for the last 30 plus days,...
  19. Questions on my splits and the parent hive??

    Ok so on May 31st I took the second split off of one of my hives. The first split, I took the exsisting queen from hive a placed her in a nuc box along with ELB(eggs, larva, and brood) along with...
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    Is this normal behavior???

    One of my hives has a cluster or mass of bees that extends out from the entrance onto the landing board at night after the sun goes down? None of my other hives do this. I should mention I have...
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    OK just an update on my hive...Opened it up this morning and found the queen on the second frame I pulled out so I put her and the frame she was on in my nuc box and added 3 more frame of eggs,...
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    Bee swarms Washington St.??

    Is there a point in time when you know longer have to worry about a hive swarming in a givin season? What is the latest you have caught and hived a swarm?

    Dave
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    RayMarlar- Yes only one queen cell. So if the queen is already gone where did she go?? I know they haven't swarmed due to the fact I have the same amount of bees still. Did they kill her? I'm...
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    Re: What can you do to prevent a swarm??

    I had my mentor come over and go thru my hive with me. The one and only queen cell is attached to the bottom of a frame in the lower brood box. No queen cells on the face of any comb.
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers

    New bee here as well with 2 new splits hived on April 6TH. One hives queen didn't make it and it went 3+ weeks w/o a queen. Got a new queen in there and they are doing well with 2 deeps that are...
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