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    Re: New Member from PNW interior

    Hi Duncan,
    We share a very similar climate, I am a couple hours north of you. It would be interesting to hear what's in bloom and compare notes as time goes on.
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    If you have a lot of cutting to do get a spiral bit, I have found they cut cleaner , longer and stay cooler than a normal straight bit. They are a little more pricy and because they are solid...
  3. Re: A couple pics of this year's first extraction

    Grozzie2,
    May I ask where you got your extractor? Is there a distributor this side of the border or did you get it sent to the other side? If so is it duty free?
    thanks
  4. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Drlonzo, Can you expand a little on how you did it. Did you just take 3 frames from each hive? I am running 10 frame deeps two high for colonies, I am thinking in the spring a person could maybe take...
  5. Re: Thoughts about keeping one full honey super on all winter

    Hi Dulley,
    do you any pictures or can you describe your winterization technique. I am very interested in seeing how you set them up.
    thanks
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    Re: Feeding nucs during dearth?

    I am with AR. just learned first hand , when tree of my new nucs were robbed, they had entrance reduces and frame feeders. I found a note on here, and removed the feeders, fed the strong hives and...
  7. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    I am a first year but just wanted to add a word of caution. I started feeding a couple of weak hives I have seven. I was using frame feeders with one to one sugar syrup. I caused a huge robbing issue...
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    Re: Hello from the Okanagan Valley

    Welcome Gtr 1990, you have to love the heat . I am new as well , two packages and three nucs this year. I am in Armstrong and a member of the North Okanagan club out of Kelowna. Lots of great people...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    First year bee keeper here, and spent the afternoon getting first hand knowledge of robbing. My three small splits, with queen cells were looking poorly and we seem to be in a dearth. So I put in...
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    Re: A couple of Newbie questions

    I am a new bee keeper too but for what its worth I put five brand new all plastic frames in a new 10 frame deep, with three full frames and a frame feeder, on Sunday last week , the hive is...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

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    Well, apparently, it worked. I have 27 queen cells on 4 frames, and all 8 frames are full. They've built wax on all of the new frames I gave them, and they have emptied a 2 gal...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    An update:
    I have been away for work since Monday, arrived home this evening, lots of bees coming and going so they seem to have called this home. I am reading on the forum that maybe a queen cell...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    All of the hives, look good, the new hive has lots of bees coming and going, saw one with pollen which I think is a good sign. I will check on the weekend and see if theres a queen cell, almost seems...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    Saltybee,
    Thanks for your response and words, I really didn't know what to do, as it is we are now hopeful and either way have learned some. The best thing about this forum is the ability to...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    Hi mattheriage,
    I am not sure what will happen, but I will be able to tell you in a week or two. I placed the new hive, with a frame of honey, a partial of pollen and two frames of combination...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    Saltybee,
    I am going to attempt exactly that. I just spent an hour in the shop creating a bottom board ,inner, and outer top. I am off to attempt my first split. .So hopefully......
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    Hi, Yes , they were only 18 inch strips and I set them to one side just shadowing the opening sstill lots of the box and landing board can be seen
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    So much for reorienting themselves

    I moved my hives from my back yard across the driveway about 70 ft . I moved two nukes last evening, single deep 10 frames, and my April packages double deep 10 frames before they got moving this...
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    Re: "Butt Joint" Hive Supers

    Has anyone tried a 45 degree lock mitre router bit. I have made lots or drawers with it. Thinking my next boxes to try it. Once you set it up its so easy to repeat and goes so fast.
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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Hi Jeff,
    There are lots of people keeping bees in the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island. I see lots here on the forum. As well lots of us in the interior. I started this year with two packages...
  21. Thread: Moving hives,

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    Moving hives,

    I started two packages, on April 7 , added three nucs two weeks ago. They are all in my fenced yard I now have to move them to their new fenced bee yard about 100 ft across the driveway. I am...
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    Should I be worried about these?

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    This is from a 2 pound package started April 7th, they are in 10-frame deeps, second box added May 7th, approximately 70% filled. Doing an inspection last Sunday, found these. They appear...
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    Re: Where to buy wood for deeps Canada?

    Hi Allin,
    I bought 1 by 12 from my Home Hardware in Armstrong. It comes from Goreman Brothers mills in Kelowna. Its not the 7/8 thicknes of the commercial supers its justaround 3/4 actual . 22.00...
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    Re: How quick can a frame get drawn?

    I just checked today and I have 7 frames filled and one partial on a 10 frame deep , A second hive body I installed two weeks ago. We have had lots in bloom but cooler and wetter than normal. \looks...
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    Question on entry reducers

    Hi,
    I started two packages on April 8. They are in ten frame deeps with eight one piece plastic frame/foundation and a two frame feeder We have had a cool, wet slow spring. The fruit trees,...
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