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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Well, that depends. It all depends where the queen comes from. A local queen is one that has servived the conditions for the area. Usually bred for a few generations in that area from what is...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I don't even offer local queens. I tell the cusotmers where the Queens are from and to requeen with a local one if they like. I have never had a problem anywhere in Alaska or the Northwest with...
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    Re: Deadout Diagnosis - With Pics

    First, Reduce the amount of boxes for winter, no more than two, then you must check mite loads, next you have to feed if you take the honey, but by the looks, those bees starved. Even if there is...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I agree With Honey-4-all. But as a supplier of bees Ill tell ya Local queens are somewhat better if everything goes right.
    But finding local queens in Spring is impossible in the Northwest. Even...
  5. Thread: Bee quandry

    by Cessna180
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    Re: Bee quandry

    Hello,
    You should really join a club. Also, your bees won't make it. Several reason. To many to talk about. Join a club. They can really help.
    Are you in the country? I hope because letting...
  6. Re: Essential oils concoction? Does it work? How to use?

    Here's the deal with Dans Queens. They are the best out there. I have all types from his yard.
    Dans queens even will have a 5-6% mite load on them. That he says is ok. But they do even better...
  7. Re: Essential oils concoction? Does it work? How to use?

    Hello,
    I sell packages to all the TF folks out there every year. But hey, don't beat yourseld up if you can't keep bees over the winter.
    Theres more where that came from. Keep trying. Its a...
  8. Re: Lost hive in Denver - because of added super?

    Send them to a warmer area maybe.
  9. Re: Lost hive in Denver - because of added super?

    Mite check 40. What does that mean? Fourty dropped off bees. I would recommend an alcohol wash. Count the mites then count the bees, a half cup is roughly 200, but count them. Then divide the...
  10. Re: Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    I used Complete Bee and Optima which has all that and more in the correct amounts, plus its made from organic products. Unless you know where the ingredients come from I wouldn't feed it to bees. ...
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    Re: Hive moisture

    I don't get moisture. I used to. I put a 3/8 in piece of wood under the inner cover and or on my migratory covers the end of the cover has ALL the 3/8 piece of rim removed.I was going to popcycle...
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    Re: The price of bees

    Hello Folks,
    I sell Packages, Northwestbeesupply.com. I like Keeping Bees and want everyone to Keep Bees that wants to. I try an get the best price I can for the customer. I keep the price low...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Ya the way you explain the system is very good. Think about this, very little heat is escaping because they are putting the heat back into the cluster by redirecting it. just a causal observation....
  14. Re: package bees - small cell in the Northwest

    Hello,
    I can get you the bees. They are from McMinnville, Or., Northwestbeesupply.com
  15. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Shane,
    I'm in Sequim, Wa. on the olympic Penn. Not real cold here 35 average, damp in winter.
    You can wrap with 15# tarpaper, we leave the bottom board open and we all put a little shim (3/8 in)....
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    Re: beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest

    The PSBA has very good meetings the last tuesday of every month. You should plan on attending their classes.
    They have mentors also.
    If your bees dont make it thru the winter...
  17. Thread: Honey price

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    Re: Honey price

    Be proud of what you have. Many people sell their honey very CHEAP. 10.00 bucks a pound in a queenline jar with a legal label.
    you have at least that much in it getting it to the consumer. i...
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

    Feed them like crazy til the comb is drawn on first deep box. 7-8 frames then add next deep box and keep feeding. When that's drawn out and queen is in the top box laying swap the boxes top to...
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    Re: What is your go to pollen substitute?

    Hello,
    I make mine from megabit. several reasons. Go to their web sight and read the results. I also, put in 4% canola oil buy volume and one tsp of "Complete bee" per finished pound. The bees...
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    Re: Using Sugarcane to feed?

    Don't feed sugar cane. Use processed white sugar, don't use brown sugar or organic sugar. Reason you might ask? Your bees will get dysentary lose weight and die. The solids are to large to...
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    Re: 10% Off Pigeon Mountain Bees

    Hello Fellas and Gals,
    I ship Packages to Alaska from Oregon every year. Not one problem in 8 years. The big reason is the way I ship.
    I have to secure freight space on Alaska Airlines 30 days in...
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    Re: Placing hives in an old chicken coop

    Bear fence with a lot of juice and bacon on the wire; or a 30.06. Noisy but VERY effective.
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    Re: Good Russian Stock

    Dan Harvey at www.owa.cc/‎ give these a try. I have 30 of them. They survive the winter.
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    Re: Bees Buzzing Outside Light at night ??

    It's very likely Zombee. Its a parasite that has jumped hose from ants to bumble bees to honey bee. Lays it egg in a honey bee and when the larva hatch it bothers the bees and they fly away from...
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    Re: Bee Oueens and Package Provider List

    I also have package bees here in Washington. Alaskabeeproducts.com Sequim, Wa.
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