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    Re: Bees at Hummingbird Feeder

    Thanks to all who replied. I have passed on the comments.
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    Bees at Hummingbird Feeder

    Member of the public emailed me and asked for advice. For the first time in many years, she has 20 to 30 bees daily at her hummingbird feeders (which she keeps full year round). She is allergic to...
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    Re: Starve Out - Save Remaining Hives?

    never mind guys. I googled it and found my answer.
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    Re: Starve Out - Save Remaining Hives?

    Thanks for your responses. The starved out hive had NO honey. I searched for and read many threads that mentioned the "Mountain Camp" method but no one actually described it as far as I could find....
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    Re: Starve Out - Save Remaining Hives?

    No one?
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    Starve Out - Save Remaining Hives?

    I had three hives on Whidbey Island in the middle of Puget Sound, Washington. One hive recently died out through starvation. Remaining hives extremely light. Temps between 45f and 55f. All hives...
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    Re: Swarm Ownership

    Neither, I had a friend ask me the question. The friend is the one who helped Smith hive the swarm. Jones is a local beekeeper who is generally unliked and considered "strange." However, I didn't...
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    Re: Swarm Ownership

    Thank you one and all. Your responses have been very helpful.
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    Swarm Ownership

    Smith finds a swarm of honey bees on Smith's property (don't specifically know where bees came from). Smith calls friend who hives the swarm for Smith and leaves the swarm on Smith's property. ...
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    Re: Thinking of Making Lip balm

    Thanks Berkshire Bee!!!!
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    Re: Separating Honey from Wax

    I guess I got my answer at my other posting that has somehow reappeared. this is really strange. When my first post went missing, i even did a search on my name and couldn't find the first post. ...
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    Re: Separating Honey from Wax

    No, I'm more interested in the wax at this point. The amount of honey is not worth it. We're talking about a ball of wax and honey about the size of a softball.
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    Separating Honey from Wax

    I did a crush and strain harvest this year but ended up with a ball of mostly wax and a little honey mixed in that was left in the filter. How do I separate the two so I have wax left over to...
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    Thinking of Making Lip balm

    I had so little honey this year that I just crushed and strained my few coombs. Now that I have crushed wax, I'm thinking of making a small batch of lip balm. I don't have any fancy equipment. I...
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    Re: Educational Bee Poster

    Thanks one and all. I order three posters from Brushy Mountain.
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    Educational Bee Poster

    I have been asked to set up an educational booth at a local plant nursery where I have a few hives. Its a two day event with me being there for only one day. I was hoping to buy an educational bee...
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    Cool. Thanks for the reply. Makes sense to me. ...

    Cool. Thanks for the reply. Makes sense to me. Is four weeks about one cycle for the next generation to emerge?
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    New Package - Old Comb

    Hey, I'm adding a new 3# package onto existing comb. The books say to start with one hive deep and add hive deeps after the bees pull 7 out of 10 frames of foundation but I'm starting with comb. ...
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    Moving Hives and Smoking

    Hi. I need to move three hives. I plan to do it early in the morning before the bees even think of waking up. I got all of the logistics down but have one question. Should I just button them up...
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    Hey riverrat

    What if the spraying was a few years ago? I can understand contamination from a recent spraying but does anyone know the impact if the spraying was, say, two or three years ago?
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    yeah, I was concerned with the pesticide question...

    yeah, I was concerned with the pesticide question also but I figured if the attempt was a couple of years ago, the hive is probably clean by now. I planned on talking to them about it to see when...
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    Thanks.

    OK, I'm in no hurry and the couple has had the bees there for eight years so i will ask them to wait until the winter. I think I'll still investigate the site now so I know what I'll be up against...
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    Too late for a Cut Out??? How-to??

    I gave a bee lecture at the local county fair and a couple came up and asked if I could help them. They have lived in a house with a barn for the past 8 years and the barn has always had bees since...
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    Hey Swobee

    I sent you a private message!
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    Fair Talk

    Well, can anyone point me in the right direction for any published information on the web?
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