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    Re: Am I Charging Enough?

    $12.99 - 15.99 for 8.62 oz jars honey weight in Oregon and nationally. I can't keep up with demand.
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    Re: Is this a sign of swarm?

    You will know of they are swarming. They literally look like they are being poured out of the hive. This looks like bearding.
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    Re: Honey Bee Healthy ? Yea, Nay or "Meh"?

    There is no doubt there are beneficial organisms in the gut of the bee which are extremely important in honey bee health. However...

    The studies linked are talking about prophylactic treatments...
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    Re: aggressive packages

    I installed 30 packages this year. They were cranky for the first 2 weeks and have since mellowed out now that they have routine going. I think giving them space for a bit to settle in is always...
  5. Re: contacted by a family that wanted me to keep bees on there property

    I routinely place hives at "hosts". Just be very clear about the parameters whatever they are. Folks have a tendency to start feeling like they are their bees. Be very, very clear that they are not,...
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    Re: Packages Dead after Two Days

    You can check for nosema yourself if you have a compound microscope. The ratio to remember is 1 ml h2o : 1 bee abdomen

    Remove 12 + bee abdomens and place in a mortar. Add appropriate amount of...
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    Re: Moving a hive... 50 feet.

    I didn't have any problem moving one of my hives from one side of my yard to another. About 50 ft.:

    1. Go out at night and stuff a bit of grass in the entrance.
    2. Move hive to new location.
    3....
  8. Thread: stolen bees

    by magista
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    Re: stolen bees

    I'm putting up a sign at my apiaries:

    Bee Rustlers Shot On Sight!

    For real though, people are jerks. Glad they caught this clown.
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    My Bees Swarmin'

    It's been pure rain here in Portland OR for the past few weeks. Yesterday we caught a break and the weather was great.

    As I was out in front of my house getting ready to do some work on my bus I...
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    Taborhood Honey Radio Interview

    As a result of the KATU article we were interviewed on the radio yesterday. I don't know where they got the "free honey for a year" thing but hopefully I put the kabosh on that.

    I'm not a real...
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    Re: Taborhood Honey in the News

    Honestly I'm not sure why Seth said "a large portion of honey". Hosters will receive a small percentage of the honey produced by the hive on their property. We don't charge because we take the lion's...
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    Taborhood Honey in the News

    Here's another article about our project/business Taborhood Honey on our local news, KATU, website. Pretty exciting to see it on the front page today:

    Neighbors turn backyard beekeeping hobby into...
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    Re: Bumble Bee Swarms

    I've gotten a couple calls from folks stating the have a "bee swarm" in their yard.

    After asking a couple question it turned out that they were bumbles that had moved into old birdhouses. I just...
  14. Thread: New From Texas

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    Re: New From Texas

    Welcome!

    Does your name refer to those glorious Swedish made guitars?
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge that I will be a beekeeping mentor if they reinstate the BSA Beekeeping merit badge.
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    Urban Beekeeping Article

    Here's a little article about our Taborhood Honey project that was in our local paper:

    http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=667&NewsID=979388&CategoryID=18149&on=1
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    Yesterdays Swarm Capture

    We received a call from a realtor who had witnessed them swarming then landing up in a young tree. She also happened to be a backyard beekeeper but decided they were too high up for her to deal with...
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    Re: Royal Empress Tree

    I planted one in my front yard last year. They grow wicked fast.
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    Re: The life of a beekeeper...

    I feel your pain. I get the, "I have a swarm of bees" as well.

    Typically when you ask for a description it ends up not being honeybees. I respond, "Hmmm...sounds like it may not be honeybees. Do...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/15/2010: Swarm number 3. Portland Oregon. Things are picking up.
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    Re: new and nervous!

    Welcome!

    I'm a backyard keeper here in Portland as well (also a Social Worker and musician...go figure).

    Anyway, if you ever have any questions or need any assistance let me know.

    Where...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Picked up another swarm in North Portland today (Sunday April 11th). Got the call at about 2 pm. Easy capture; they were low in a hedge. Snip, snip and dropped 'em in a box. Easy breezy.
  23. Re: Honey Laundering Bust (Los Angeles International Air Port)

    Uh, ok...that makes no sense at all. We'll see how this thing shakes out.
  24. Re: Honey Laundering Bust (Los Angeles International Air Port)

    Here is a link to the official Criminal Complaint against Hung Ta Fan. I suggest everyone here reads it very carefully:

    www.ice.gov/doclib/pi/news/newsreleases/fan_complaint.pdf

    What they were...
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    Re: Maxant Hive Tool Trick

    So obvious! That's definitely a "Why Didn't I Think of It" sort of thing. Thank you.
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