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    Re: Hello from beautiful Washington State!!!

    Welcome, you could look into a bee club up near you and maybe pick up a mentor.
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    Re: keeping races pure

    We could get to many feral hives if they were that tuff, I've heard around 1 in 10 swarms survive the first winter, if that number went up to 5 out of 10 we may have more than the planet can handle
  3. Re: Hive with reduced top entrance. No brood in bottom box. Potential bearding?

    Great advice, but if its cold dont separate the broad cluster to much or they can get chilled
  4. Thread: Branding

    by BGhoney
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    Re: Branding

    I just bought a small branding Iron with my honey Initials on them. Stick it in the wood stove for 5 min brand 4 boxes and put it back. I think it was around 35 bucks a few years ago.
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    Re: Can you use wax to seal hive body edges?

    Paint it at night, I often paint hives with bees in them in the winter, as long as its dry and cold enough to keep them in.
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    Re: Hello from Shreveport, LA

    Welcome, screened bottom boards can help, you often need an uppper opening to let the moisture escape.
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    Re: Howdy from Central Texas

    Welcome, its hard to get the queen on every cut out. she tends to hide in the cracks, often there will be a small cluster the next day and she can be found in there.
  8. Re: Help, bees are on the outside of hive at night and...

    Sometimes a slatted rack can help with over crowding, some people will just put a empty super under the deeps to give the field bees a place to cluster without jamming up the brood chamber, rumored...
  9. Re: hello from Yadkin county NC at the foot of the blue ridge mountains

    Welcome, around here the bees tend to grow toward the sunny side of the hive, so if we put a few frames in the middle of a hive they will build toward the south or warm side of the hive first.
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    Re: Hello from central ny

    Welcome, Its a good idea when first starting out to stay with 1 frame size, after a while and or a few more hives its fun to experiment. I have mentored people that had started with 1 lang, 1 kenyan...
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    Re: Frames with honey

    Its recommended to freeze them for 24-48 hours, kills any eggs or critters that might be hiding. then keep it out of the sun
  12. Thread: Hi from Oregon

    by BGhoney
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    Re: Hi from Oregon

    Welcome to bee source,
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    Re: New member from Oregon

    Welcome to beesource, several local clubs up here
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    Re: Hello from a pair of noobs in Portland!

    Welcome , We have a great Queen rearing club i vancouver, Northwest queen rearing club, we have a facebook page
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    Re: Semi-Newbie in Oregon

    Welcome, you might want to look up a local club
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    Re: A newbee from Oregon

    welcome
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    Re: Hello from Friday Harbor, WA

    Welcome, check out a local bee club
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    Re: Hello from SW Washington

    Welcome, Nice little bee club up there .
  19. Thread: Eastern Oregon

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    Re: Eastern Oregon

    Welcome
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    Re: Greeting from Oregon

    Welcome, you don't have to start with 2 hives, but you will want to make sure you have some equipment to expand, by splits, or swarms.
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    Re: Hello From Washington State

    Welcome, Is there a bee club around you ? there a great resource
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    Re: Howdy! from coastal South Carolina

    Welcome
  23. Thread: NW beginner

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    Re: NW beginner

    Welcome from south of you
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    Re: Exploring Beekeeping- Las Vegas, NV

    Welcome , Lots of good info on here,.
  25. Re: Beekeeper from 100 Mile House, British Columbia, CANADA

    Welcome, Are there any bee clubs in your area. ?
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