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  1. Re: Is a 5 frame NUC too small to put a #3 Package in.

    Have you thought about how your going to set up your feeders. The deep hive bodies (without the frames), are pretty handy with a screened top and gallon bucket feeders...just a thought.
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    Re: Inspection duration

    I generally try to keep it open only as long as needed. Weather, temp, windy, etc. all have an effect and its still pretty cold in the Pacific NW. We had our first few really decent days over this...
  3. Thread: What now

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    Re: What now

    Looks like capped brood in a couple of the pics, a good sign.. do you see eggs or larvae?
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    Re: What to do with all this honey?

    I'd buy some jars.... and at least harvest the supers (I don't think there's much value in putting full supers back on a hive this time of year). I had four hives that I inherited that were similar...
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    Re: city water and syrup

    This...
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    Re: Honey Supers

    question to rsjohnson2u and grozzie2....

    Have you all added honey supers to your hives already? I'm also here in the NW and am watching my hives, it's still been pretty cool here at night (mid ...
  7. Re: Bees and Turkey Hunting (slightly graphic)

    nice...
  8. Re: Today i inspected my 2 hives and i need your thoughts on what i seeen

    If you are looking at capped brood, it is likely drone cells.

    A picture would be helpful...
  9. Re: Beekeeper who makes popular honey sentenced for stealing beehives in Whatcom Coun

    What a ditz... this is in my end of the world. I guess that it doesn't matter what business, hobby or whatever you are in, there are folks like this. Good reason to know your supplier when you get...
  10. Re: Aggression with strongest hives, and inspection report.

    I've used several types of nitril gloves...it wasn't until I got the 15 mil, that they were thick enough to withstand a sting...also, nitril is more durable than the same mil. latex..
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    Re: When is do I inspect?

    You may want to keep an eye on your set-up later. The general consensus is that they are ripe for causing robbing. I've no personal experience with them, but have heard that it's not that they are a...
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    Re: Smoking the hive...or not

    "People don’t smoke because they have the idea that it is either bad for the bees or somehow unnatural. Their exposure is only a puff or two once every week or two. People have been smoking bees for...
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    Smoking the hive...or not

    Just looking for others experience here..

    I've taken to not using my smoker much any more, but just being careful (gentle) opening up the hive to feed, casual or deeper inspections, move top boxes...
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    Re: When is do I inspect?

    Like Bison said....but I'd leave them alone for a couple of weeks initially for any deep inspections, let the queen settle in and just monitor the 1:1 uptake. you might peek in through the top to...
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    Re: How much suger syrup ?

    I buy my sugar in 50# bags for $19.80 a bag...it's cheaper. I am mixing up and giving my hives 1:1 right now, but as they are just coming out of overwintering, they are still building up. So putting...
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    Re: Pet or workhorse?

    I'm in my second year too, but I am making $$ by my reckoning....I got 30# of honey off my hives last year. The first pound cost $876.56, everything after that was pure profit!

    This year I am...
  17. Re: First ever early spring frame inspection

    From what you write, it looks like you're in pretty good shape! I am also on the west coast and have one of three hives with brood, the other two, not quite yet. I'd give it a little more time and...
  18. Thread: timing

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    Re: timing

    You may have seen this but have a look at this....

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm

    JT
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    Re: varroa lecture - Ghosts in the Hive

    Good presentation and information on life cycle and VM's capability to infect a hive.....My question is what do I do different based on the information in this presentation for mite management than...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    Cedar/Juniper, Birch and Poplar/Aspen/Cottonwood

    Tacoma, WA
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    Re: Outyard agreement

    Interesting thread...good discussion and thoughts. Handshake deals are good until something changes. Some kid at a birthday party next door gets mixed up, stung and off to the hospital...

    I think...
  22. Re: What is the closest you have bees to your house?

    8 feet' from house/deck and hot-tub, 2 hives, thousands and thousands of bee's...never an issue, BBQ's, hot-tubbing, 10' from my wife's square foot garden area...she works in it all summer and never...
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    Re: What happened to Lauri?

    Still here, I had responded without realizing that she already had. Tried to unsuccessfully delete my post was all...
  24. Thread: Spring Nucs

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    Re: Spring Nucs

    I think that depends on where you live....and if they were overwintered nucs or not...
  25. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    80$ for 3lb package

    $95 -$200 for 5 frame nucs
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