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  1. Thread: Queens for Sale

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    Re: Queens for Sale

    We ship anywhere in the states except Hawaii. Contact Mysti at oldsolbees@gmail.com for a quote.

    We have 75 queens left for this week.

    We should have another 200 available for next week by...
  2. Thread: Queens for Sale

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    Re: Queens for Sale

    We are definitely down to about 100 queens left for next week. Thank you Cascade Honey!
  3. Thread: Queens for Sale

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    Re: Queens for Sale

    Yes we do. Contact Mysti at 541 582 2337 or oldsolbees@gmail.com to place an order. Sounds like we may be down to 100 available already. All queens have been caught and marked in the last few days...
  4. Thread: Caucasian bees

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    Re: Caucasian bees

    Sue and Dr Shepard back crossed their Caucasian line enough times to obtain something like a 99.98% pure Caucasian. This is our third year grafting off of several breeders from Sue and we are very...
  5. Thread: Queens for Sale

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    Re: Queens for Sale

    Looks like we will have about 200 queens available next week.
  6. Thread: Queens for Sale

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    Queens for Sale

    Here are our prices:


    Survivor Queens
    1 to 25 ......$34.00
    26 to 50 ....$30.00
    51 to 100 ....$28.00
    100 and more...$25.00
    Caucasian Queens.....$40.00 each
  7. Thread: Grapes and Bees

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    Re: Grapes and Bees

    We do know that at least in several cases the beekeeper involved went and looked and saw honeybees working the split grapes. Most of the vineyards seem to be barren of anything but grapes. Bees...
  8. Thread: Grapes and Bees

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    Re: Grapes and Bees

    Vineyards are getting very hard to stay away from. What once was excellent forage areas are becoming food deserts for bees. I am sure drought conditions exacerbate the situation. I field several...
  9. Thread: Grapes and Bees

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    Grapes and Bees

    Anybody out there having problems with apiaries located near vineyards? I am hoping to hear from growers and beekeepers.

    There have been several reports of problems in our area from both...
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    Re: Making up Mating Nucs

    We use a 3 or 4 frame western mating nuc usually started with one or two frames of brood and some stores plus feed. Avoiding fly back or drift is critical to having the bees stay where you put...
  11. Re: Bred for propolis production and/or prolific drawing of comb

    We are very happy with our Caucasians from Sue...

    We will be sending some drones back to her off of the best overwintered queens in March for a collaborative project as well as getting a couple...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    What about weighing freshly emerged workers to assess fatbodies and overall health?
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    wrong thread

    Although weighing freshly emerged workers should give an idea of how well provisioned a larvae was during development.
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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    The BIP team mentioned efb & efb-like infections are very prevalent in a lot of operations in the PNW this year.

    One may want to consider other tools than just TM. Hygenic queens and nutrition...
  15. Thread: Mite Teatmeants

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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    We may sample the same have 6 to 8 times in a year ourselves and then the BIP team does the same group hives 2-3 times throughout the season. Each hive gets a unique identifier and is tracked season...
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    The Problem With Queens

    By Jennifer Berry in this months Bee Culture....
    An interesting read and honorable mention for a couple Beesource regulars. With the ominous title I wasn't sure what to expect.
  17. Thread: Mite Teatmeants

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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    We alcohol wash before and after. Efficacy testing is critical. I have seen whole operations get in deep trouble fast because of faulty assumptions about mite numbers and the efficacy of mite...
  18. Thread: Grafting

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    Re: Grafting

    Sometimes, but it is much more convenient to purchase some. Most decent health food stores will carry some fresh RJ.
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    Re: BIP partnership and testing breeders

    http://beeinformed.org

    Totally slammed right now.... i will post more asap
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    Re: BIP partnership and testing breeders

    I totally agree on BIP.

    In terms of VSH and just plain old HYG one would expect lower mite loads and our most hyg results did have some of the best mite numbers. Many different genes involved...
  21. Thread: Grafting

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    Re: Grafting

    I prime the cells with roughly 50:50 jelly to water. You don't want it runny or it will drip out with your graft. Priming allows me to work longer and faster without worry of larvae drying out. ...
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    Re: BIP partnership and testing breeders

    That did not copy and paste very well. The spreadsheet it was copied from is way easier to read and anything above treatment threshold was is in red. Maybe I can post it as an image, but the data...
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    Re: BIP partnership and testing breeders

    Hygienic and Selection Report "Bee Informed Partnership:
    BeeInformed.org"

    Your Beekeeper ID Code =...
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    Re: BIP partnership and testing breeders

    I usually do a sugar roll or alcohol wash. They took the samples in soapy water I believe. They are sending them the lab in Maryland. We also tested the VSH breeders I got from Dr Harbo. Of the...
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    BIP partnership and testing breeders

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/-uyuZ3dK7ZZE/U4qCdjaEXrI/AAAAAAAAAak/MNmsWvDnb9s/s1600/20140530_170545.jpg
    This is a shoot of freezing the brood. For some reason when I posted the pic the right side was...
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