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    Small queen and pollen trap

    A week ago I took a nucs worth of bees and the existing queen and started a nuc. I gave the old hive a new queen that I got from a major producer in California. I went back today to check on...
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    Spring mite treatment

    I treated last fall with Apivar, did a powdered sugar shake of 2/3 cup of bees from one hive mostly from one frame of brood comb. I didn't see any from the shake, but while scraping a small amount...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

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    My second year keeping bees, did not do mite counts and did not treat, until the middle of Oct. when I had piles of dead bees start to build up in front of colonies. I freaked out and...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in cell

    The queen is from an italian/carniolan cross, and has performed well with a nice brood pattern. I didn't notice multiple eggs until after the split. I think I will wait and watch before I get rid...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in cell

    Yes the queen is definately still present, I marked her when I did the split, and saw her when I noticed the multiple eggs. I just think she ran out of room.
    Thanks for your thoughts,
    Ben
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    Multiple eggs in cell

    I noticed a couple swarms cells in a hive about 10 days ago, so I took 3 frames of bees and the existing queen and started a nuc leaving the hive a swarm cell to raise. I checked on the nuc and...
  7. Thread: Success!

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    Success!

    Decided to try my hand at grafting this last week. On Wed. the weather here was beautiful 70 deg. and sunny no wind, but do to my schedule next week I knew I would not be able to harvest cells at 10...
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    Re: Size of mating nucs

    Thanks for your replies, I am chomping at the bit to start producing some queens. Last year I waited until July and didn't have much success with a dearth going on. I think I will do some grafting...
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    Size of mating nucs

    I am in SE Washington state, just noticed some capped drone brood this last week and I would like to start raising some queens. How many frames should I use in my mating nucs? My concern is...
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    OA drench in PNW

    I am going to treat with an oxalic acid drench this fall/winter. I have read to wait until the bees are broodless and even clustered, do you wait until winter and treat on a warmer day? I would...
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    Supercedure cell this late in the year.

    I have a hive that I thought was queenless about a month ago, (no brood in any stage) and didn't see a queen. So for the last couple weeks I have given it a frame of eggs/brood mix once a week no...
  12. Thread: RPh & Bees

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    Re: RPh & Bees

    I am a pharmacist in WA. Where I work we don't do much compounding, not sure how honey could be used (in compounding) to tell you the truth. When I was in school I saw some presentations on "medi...
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    When to add a 2nd brood box.

    Hello all,
    I installed some 5 frame nucs into 8 frame deep equipment a week ago. The new frames in each box is foundation not drawn frames. I have been feeding 1:1, dandelions, apples and lots of...
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