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    Re: Insulation Hive

    First I'm a newbee as well and facing my first winter here in western Washington. I agree that your system will help keep the bees warm but the moisture issue concerns me. Since our winters are so...
  2. Re: First Honey Harvest (first post) and first big blunder!

    Stein,

    Congrats, I had a similar result this year, not quite the amount of honey but fewer hives. Interesting to see how light your honey is compared to mine. Here is a picture of ours.3201
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    Re: Unexpected Bounty!

    First experience with extracting so I'm not sure how we did. The honey is straining and it looks like we'll get 1 1/2 - 2 gallons out of the 7 frames we spun. Is my estimate too much, too little? ...
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    Re: Unexpected Bounty!

    I'll know this afternoon after we extract them. It'll be enough to give out as Christmas gifts this year!:)
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    Re: Unexpected Bounty!

    I started with 3 NUCs this past May. If I remember correctly I had two that were Italians and one Carolinian. This is one of the Italians. I'm in western Washington and we are enjoying an awsome...
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    Unexpected Bounty!

    My son and I inspected our three hives yesterday and to our surprise were able to harvest a medium super of 99% capped honey. My stongest hive is just amazing. Started 3 hives from NUCs on May 4th....
  7. Thread: Warre Hives

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    Re: Warre Hives

    I'm a first year beek. I have 2 langstroth hives but am using a quilt and a Warre roof instead of a innercover and telescoping cover. The bees seem not to care. No moisture problems, very little...
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    Re: DANG! Talk about some irritable bees!

    Colgate tooth paste on the stings really works well for taking the itch out and the swelling down for me.
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    Bees and Wasps living together!

    Yesterday I noticed alot of wasps on the side of one of my hives. I combined part of the Warre design with my Langstroth. I use a quilt box and a Warre style roof. The wasps had a fully fuctioning...
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    Hi from the Pacific Northwest

    New BEEK but I've been studying for over 30 years. Started 3 hive from NUCs on the 4th of May. One hive is a top bar Octagon shape Warre style hive made from 2x10 cedar. Bees seem to really like...
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