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    Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    Very interesting reading & photos. Thank you very much for posting them. I did not know that it got the cold in Brazil. I assume that higher elevations where it may get chilly, the bees would be...
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    Re: Anyone raise Stingless Bees in USA?

    ThaiRockShop. This is a old Thread but I thought I would mention that I have found no Stingless bees for sale in The USA. That's not to say they aren't here. There are several universities that are...
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    Re: Bumblebee nest material

    It's all about luck. I have set up BB bee hives for many years and have only gotten a couple queens to nest. As Kieck and others have said, upholstery cotton and mouse smell seems to do the trick....
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    Don't know if this was mentioned before. A wax dipper box I saw had an inner steel box welded in the center. The hive body went round the inner box and the outer box was only slightly bigger than the...
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    Re: Warre TOP feeder

    I'm in the process of building a top feeder box the same dimensions as the Warre box but only 6.5 inches deep. It will a screen hole on the floor on which to set a half gallon feeder jar. Snitched...
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    Re: Warre In Wisconsin

    Simply Peter, Tara.
    I guess I leaning more towards an endorsement of the Warre rather than sticking with a design because I'm stubborn or cheap, although I've been called both. I will post up some...
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    Re: Warre In Wisconsin

    If your goal is to use less chemicals treatments, it is not so much the design of the hive as it is simple universal practices that a beekeeper can employ to lesson the impact of parasites and...
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    Re: Top Entrances and Dead Bee Build-up

    I've found that during winter, the normal die-off can really build-up with only a top entrance or very small bottom opening. We had a real cold snap here in recently and I checked my hive's after a...
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    Re: Extractor Transformation

    Used my Maxant3100 for the 1st time helping a friend spin a few frames. I have the hand crank version and it worked great. Even hand cranking generated quite allot of force to easily spin the honey...
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    Re: staining vs painting hives

    I was wondering the same thing. I don't see any "major" reason why this would not work. I wouldn't think the joints would swell/warp to much and if they did a little sanding perhapes, which would be...
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    Re: Apis cerana japonica

    As I understand Cerana is all thoughout Asia and has variances just like Mellifera. The Japanese version is one such variance.

    Man that log gum looks like something from the 1800's. Very cool...
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Welcome. There are several Oregon beekeepers that I notice post here. Maybe they can chime in. I would checkout all the instructional beekeeping videos on Youtube. Any technical questions you can get...
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    Re: Washington State

    Welcome fellow Washingtonian Beek!
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    Re: yellow jackets

    They aren't a big problem, yet. Yellow jackets can be a huge problem later in summer and especially fall. This time of year the colonies are small but by summers end those few workers you see could...
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    Well building a full size dip tank with the associated costs are definitely out for most hobby Beeks with just a few hives. I thinking about a used turkey fryer as a cheap alternative but even wonder...
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    Re: Apis cerana japonica

    Most likely. Every Japanese hive I see in videos or photos has a screen or narrow opening to prevent Giant Hornets from gaining entry. They are a huge problem overthere. How is your dad's hive doing?
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    Re: What Got You Into Bees?

    Cool stories. For me it was working on my uncle Tex's commercial bee farm in Lubbock back in the late 60's. Back home in Washington my dad got a couple hives from someone he worked with and I tended...
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    Re: Apis cerana japonica

    Cool pics. It almost looks like a Zen garden setting. I like how they blend the hives amongst the landscaping. They use every inch of space in Japan because land is so scarce and expensinve. The tops...
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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    I have kept HoneyBees in the rainy Pacific northwest for more years than I care to remember. Bottom line, although it may be a little extra effort on your part, keeping bees in this climate it very...
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    Re: Heeeeeeeeeeelp!!!!!

    Honeybee colonies can last many years and don't always die-out in the winter. In fact if they've found a nice warm, dry secure location, which is probably what we have between your walls, then they...
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    Re: Telephone Pole Cutout

    The tree removal I assisted with, we laid the tree down and used a chain saw to open it up along the length. We had already cut it down by sections until we reached the cavity, then we cut a big...
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    Re: Hello from West Seattle

    Welcome, lots of Pacific Northwest/Seattle area Beeks on this great site.
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    Re: Bumble imitator eating honeybee

    It's a type of robber fly. Texas or southern bee killer? I think they can bite so be careful if you use your bare hands to catch it. I suggest sending him to the big fly resting place in the sky, via...
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    Re: My experiaence With Blue Sky

    Roger all that. Same good experience with Blue Sky on my order.
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    Re: European Dark bees?????

    Living in France you would probably know best. In the US we generally consider black bees as descendants of the black bees brought over from northern Europe hundreds of years ago. I'm sure that any...
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