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    Re: What did I just throw away

    Very interesting, thank you.
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    What did I just throw away

    Over the weekend I melted my cappings in hot water. When it cooled I had the wax with all kinds of brown "stuff" stuck to the bottem of it. What is that brown stuff?
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    Re: WA nectar flow going down the drain

    Finally!! Beautiful morning. :)
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    Re: WA nectar flow going down the drain

    This is only our second year and I have to say it is a bit discouraging to say the least. It is so cold and wet.
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    Wow!!!!!
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    What do we do ??

    We hived a package about 3 weeks ago. Upon examination yesterday it appears that the queen that came with the package is gone and a new queen has been made due to the presence of an empty queen cell....
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    Re: Hive Inspection Not So Good

    I read your blog.....how funny! I don't think you need to worry about the wasp but watch out for that husband. Beekeeping started out as my hobby and now we fight over who gets to work with the girls.
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    Re: Do bees really work cedar trees?

    I have seen the Western Red Ceder with these berries on it. We also have a Pacific Yew tree that will have berries though I have never seen a blossom. I don't know if the bees work either, as last...
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    Re: Another Reason for Gloves

    you guys make me happy I live on the west side of Washington state!!!!
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    Re: cedar frames and boxes

    Great! that is just what I wanted to hear. We have a mill and have been sawing a ton of cedar for the siding on a barn we have been building. We will use the scrap wood to build boxes. Thank you...
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    Re: cedar frames and boxes

    Or would the oils in the wood taint the honey?
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    cedar frames and boxes

    Have any of you used cedar to build boxes and frames? And do you know of any reason we shouldn't?
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    Re: Crush & strain

    how do yo give it back to the bees? Put the frames back oonto the hive?
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    Re: Crush & strain

    i am a first year beek and think that I will use this method. How exactly do I want to do this? Is this right? I bring a frame in, scrape the cappings off then put the whole frame into the strainer...
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    Re: Bee Go

    Thank you everyone.
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    Bee Go

    Do any of use Bee Go? How do you get the bees out of the super to harvest?
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    Re: Bee Sting Allergy

    I am a new beek this year and am alergic to wasp stings. I swell up like a balloon. I have been working the hives all summer with my husband, eppy pen always handy, and have not been stung yet.
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    Ive always wanter to be a bee keeper
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    Re: Worst place to get stung?

    50' from the truck after an over night hike, I was the 3rd person to walk over a yellow jacket nest in the ground. They stung me multiple times on the inside of both ankles. It took 24 hours but my...
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    Re: what would you do?

    thank you
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    Re: what would you do?

    What type of sugar are you refering to? Powered?
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    Re: Okay, what do I do now?

    are you joking about rain necter??:s pulling my leg?
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    Re: Okay, what do I do now?

    Wow, okay. I think I may have to start feeding.
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    Re: Okay, what do I do now?

    thanks! How much honey do you leave for them in a (typical) winter?
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    Re: Okay, what do I do now?

    honeydreams, the girls are coming in with kind of a white pollen with a greenish tint along with bright orange and red pollen. Can you tell me what type of flower this might be?
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