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    Population Decline

    Hi guys,

    I extracted 80lbs from 2 hives today and noticed something, the population in both hives had dropped drastically. Brood was present but the population decline was about 75%. Could this...
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    Re: Going to harvest honey tomorrow need advice

    I think he overwintered in singles as I bought them early spring and they were in singles. Are the bees more likely to survive in double deeps? And any tips for overwintering in the pacific...
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    Going to harvest honey tomorrow need advice

    Hi guys,

    I'll be harvesting 1 shallow each from my hives and leaving them with a deep and shallow to over winter. Will they be able to survive in 1 deep and 1 shallow?
    The hives are all second...
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    Re: Can i reverse a split?!?!

    They made a queencell but never capped it and their is zero brood in the hive, and the queen cell was never filled and seems like they gave up on it. How's the newspaper method done?
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    Can i reverse a split?!?!

    Hi guys,

    I've got a question, I split hive 3 weeks ago and inspected the hive I split from and split itself, the original hive doesn't have any brood or any queencells, the split got the queen and...
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    Re: New TBH Beekeeper in Seattle

    1. Yup that is pretty normal, you won't be able to harvest any honey this year. Your focus should be on succesfully overwintering the bees and than you can expect a fair size harvest.

    2. I only...
  7. Beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest, a few questions

    Hi guys,

    I wanted to ask some questions about beekeeping in Pacific Northwest (Vancouver BC, to Portland, Oregon).

    How long does the summer flow last?
    Do we have a fall flow?
    How late is too...
  8. Where to buy hygenic/Russian bees in Canada

    Hi guys,

    Anyone know where I could acquire Russian Honey bees or Queens in Canada? I've googled high and low and I'll I know is that they were introduced in Canada and were successfully...
  9. I have 3 solid bottom board hives and I've got Varroa what should I do?

    Hi guys,

    I just did an inspection on my hive today and found out I've got Varroa mites and I have horizontal langs, how and what should I use to treat the problem?

    Thanks,
    Vancity
  10. Re: Western Washington Beekeepers how many lbs of honey do you leave for overwinterin

    So about 48lbs of just honey (6 deep frames = 8lbs). How successfully do your hive overwinter?

    I've also heard from a few locals that more the 60lbs of honey isn't needed.
  11. Western Washington Beekeepers how many lbs of honey do you leave for overwintering?

    Hi guys,

    How many lbs of honey do you leave for overwintering? And do you overwinter in 1 deep or 2? I'm in Vancouver BC but seeing as we share the same climate. And any other tips for...
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    Getting bee genetics tested?

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if its possible to get bee genetics tested, to find out what variety you have?

    Thanks,
    Vancity
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    Re: Right time for a walk away split

    Also wanted to add the hive I'll be splitting has about 20 drawn frames.
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    Right time for a walk away split

    Hi guys,

    We're about to get a really good blackberry flow here in the Pacific Northwest and I wanted to know if this would be a good time to a walk away split? Putting 5 frames in a brood box and...
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    Re: Swarm hive, any ideas what type of bees?

    All the workers look the same, sorry I don't have any pics of the queen or drones. But these bees propolis like crazy! It's everywhere, not like something I've seen before.
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    Re: Swarm hive, any ideas what type of bees?

    Well you're the bee whisperer, I would've imagined you'd be able to differentiate the accents! But I'd still love some clarification from you guys if they're Russians.
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    Re: Swarm hive, any ideas what type of bees?

    Here's another picture 5789

    Going based of this website http://www.agriculture.technomuses.ca/english/bees/what-is-a-bee/russian.php they look like they're Russian honey bees, which would mean...
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    Swarm hive, any ideas what type of bees?

    Hi guys,

    Caught this swarm 4 weeks ago and wanted to know what type of bees these are. Hoping they're some variety resistant to varroa!

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    Thanks,
    VanCity
  19. How often do you inspect your hives? And do you smoke during inspection?

    Hi guys,

    I'm a hobbyist with a few hives and inspect my hives about once a week, they're not full inspections but more or less top bar manipulation or to make sure no cross-combs in my...
  20. Russian Beekeepers use cloth inner covers, your thoughts?

    Hi guys,

    I've got 3 horizontal lang hives and I've been contemplating using a cloth innercover. It seems to be the norm with Russian beekeepers but I wanted to know if any of you've tried it and...
  21. Transfering 10 frame hive to 30 frame horizontal langstorth

    Hi,

    Alright I completed my horizontal lang and got a 10 frame nuc (I guess it's a hive, but got it at the price of a nuc), what time and how should I go about transferring this? Please let me know...
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    Looking to buy Nuc Vancouver

    Hi,

    Looking to purchase 1 Nuc, anywhere in the greater vancouver area.

    Thanks,
    Van
  23. Re: Installing a Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth, is the time right?

    Shouldn't all the nuc frames be built out when I get them? I've only dealt with packages in Late May never any nucs.
  24. Installing a Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth, is the time right?

    Hi guys,

    I live in Vancouver B.C. Canada, is April 10th a good time to install a nuc? The nuc will be 4 frames and the queen will come packaged. My horizontal hive is 30 frames (deep frames), is...
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    Nucs in The Greater Vancouver

    Hi guys,

    Do you know if anyone is selling nucs in GVRD (Vancouver area) in April? I had put a deposit down for a nuc, but the apiary oversold and returned my deposit. Really bummed about that. If...
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