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    Re: Spring buildup and early supering

    Okay, so this is what I did.....
    Yesterday after work I was able to open the hive again. In the bottom box was the queen and now almost 4 frames of brood. The pattern looked good so I think I'm okay...
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    Re: Spring buildup and early supering

    I'm looking back at my post and didn't realize a few typos, I was on my iPad when I posted and with my fat thumbs I sometimes hit the wrong key and it spells a different word.
    Tomorrow it's suppose...
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    Re: Spring buildup and early supering

    no, not ready for that at all. I'd rather leave the whole hive where it is if I can. Sounds like I may just need to add a few empty frames next to the good and leave everything else alone. Perhaps...
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    Re: Spring buildup and early supering

    Spring usually starts about this time of year, with some early pollen coming in. I've seen them bringing in yellow and orange pollen when the temps have been in the upper 50's. It has been really...
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    Re: Spring buildup and early supering

    Sorry if I didn't give enough info......I have 2 deeps, and when I went throughit seemed about 4 frames of bees, 2 and a half frames of brood. Maybe I'll take some of the capped honey frames off the...
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    Spring buildup and early supering

    Hello all, I am from Oregon and we have been having some really nice weather lately, so I was able to do my first complete hive inspection yesterday.. I went through every frame and clened them all...
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    Re: neighbors humming bird feeders

    I'd like to chime in too......
    I currently have 4 hives and several humming bird feeders in my backyard. The bees never seem to bother it, although sometimes I'll get a wasp or two that will try. As...
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    Re: New Master Beekeeper Student

    Hey Greg,

    I'm i Gresham, fairly close to downtown. Ya, I really like the program. Our next class is Saturday the 9th. Rex Mcintire is our mentor, great guy.
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    Re: New Master Beekeeper Student

    Welcome Greg,
    I just joined this site about a month ago myself. I too am in the Oregon Master Beekeeper program, only I'm at the apprentice level. I currently have 2 hives and things look good so...
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    Re: The bee vac is ready for action!

    Would you be willing to show and explain how you built it? How does it work? I'd like to make something similar but my construction skills are somewhat limited. You can PM me if you want.
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    Re: The girls made it

    I'm just a little south of you in Gresham/Portland, OR and so far my 2 hives look good. This is my third year keeping bees but the first year I have been able to get them through the winter. I have...
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    Re: Dahlias

    There are a few varieties of dahlias that bees like. I have one called Pooh and it was covered with bees last summer. Just like what was said from Dan, it has to be the single pedal type with the...
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Well I had some cupcakes on order and I made dinner so all is good. Ended up not going to the meeting, I usually get an email a few days before with the list of topics but nobody sent anything out...
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    I forgot Thursday was Valentine's Day.........my daughter also has a basketball game but sine it's an early game I may go depending if my wife has plans for us to have dinner. Ya, you could probably...
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    We go to the Farmer's market and library a lot too. Can't wait for the summer when we can do that. I'm right off Regner and 222nd, not too far from you. How many hives do you have and how are they...
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Ya, I have a green space behind my house and I think there is some forage there as well as all the neighborhood gardens. I was thinking of throwing a few handfuls of clover seed out there.
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Cool, I spent all weekend just looking at all the different forums, I'm on information overload! So how are your bees doing? I only have 2 hives but both look good so far, and I'm hoping to do a...
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    Re: Hops planting near hives

    It would be great if I could get that variety but I don't think growing from seed would produce the results I want and create a sting, healthy, and productive plant.
    In the fall after they turn...
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    Re: Hops planting near hives

    Yes, exactly right....I believe it's the female plant that produces the cone, and hops grown from seed don't really work. I don't think a person would be even be able to get one to grow from a cone...
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    Re: Hops planting near hives

    Ya, I'm not sure if they'll deter mites but they make that Hopguard and I've used it before. Don't know ifi'll use it again as the stuff is very sticky and messy. Apparently you're suppose to reapply...
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    Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Thank you, I'm finding it to be very facinating. I know that area, my wife works for the Fairview Police department......that whole area has changeed. I grew up in Rockwood and then in Pleasant...
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    Re: Hops planting near hives

    I have 4 hop plants that I use for my home beer making. The only pests I really notice is sometimes I'll get a few aphids. I'll spray a compost tea or a mild soap solution every 10-15 days and that...
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    introduction from Gresham, OR

    Hello All,

    After some time of reading posts from this site I decided to register as a regular member. Looks like it's a place for wealth of information. A friend of mine told me ask 5 different...
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