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    Re: When to discard comb

    I know I can always count on MB for some sage words of advice. Thanks
  2. Re: Early Spring in Washington State...More likely to starve?

    I just discovered yesterday that one of my hives that was very active just a few weeks ago was completely dead. I'm kicking myself because I know I could have prevented it. It just never occurred...
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    http://bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm

    http://bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
  4. Thread: Weather

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    We're not forecast to get any real low temps, so...

    We're not forecast to get any real low temps, so they will be fine. Just make sure your feeders are full and you have some weight on the hives. All will be fine.
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    You common sense is right on the money. Leave...

    You common sense is right on the money. Leave the reducer in place until you see a traffic jam at the entrance. This will enable the colony to protect itself until a suitable population exists.
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    Without an excluder, the queen will get up into...

    Without an excluder, the queen will get up into the supers and lay.

    What I did, was notch my excluder so that the bees have an entrance above the wire part. This allows them to get to the...
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    Dead Hive....what happened? What next?

    Greetings all,

    I broke into my hives today because we had a break in the weather and I was concerned. I was dismayed to find that my strongest hive in September is completely dead. From what I...
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    My best and strongest hive is red.

    My best and strongest hive is red.
  9. Thread: Help please

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    I couldn't agree more.

    I couldn't agree more.
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    Organic Honey A Myth?

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/394198_honey31.asp
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    Disturbing News from the Honey World

    From today's Seattle Post Intelligencer

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/394053_honey30.asp
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    While I don't have an exact weight, I would say...

    While I don't have an exact weight, I would say there were at least 5-6 frames of capped honey in the top deeps. Again, the bottoms were empty with the exception of some pollen.

    Addressing...
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    Need Help ASAP

    Greetings all,

    I am looking for some help quick. I went into my hives (double deeps) this weekend and was quite surprised to find all three had the queens still laying in the upper deep. I...
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    Ruben, Where did you buy your son's suit? JT

    Ruben,

    Where did you buy your son's suit?

    JT
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    I still get a chuckle out of people's reactions...

    I still get a chuckle out of people's reactions to bee stings. My most recent one was right on the side of my nose. The left side of my face swelled up real good. My friends and family were all in...
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    Male Solomon Island Eclectus: ...

    Male Solomon Island Eclectus:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eclectus_Parrot_-_melbourne_zoo.jpg
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    Definitely check local ordinances about property...

    Definitely check local ordinances about property lines. Those look way too close to me. In our state...hives can be no closer that 25' from the property line unless behind a 6' tall fence.

    JT
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    Parrot man here. 2 African Greys, 1 B&G...

    Parrot man here.

    2 African Greys, 1 B&G Macaw, 1 Male Solomon Island Eclectus. Lots of fun...but loads of work!!!!

    JT
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    My thoughts exactly. If it's got to be stored...

    My thoughts exactly. If it's got to be stored outside anyway...let the bees clean it up first.

    JT
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    Good looking swarm. Nice catch!!!

    Good looking swarm. Nice catch!!!
  21. Thread: new scam

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    And this is relevant to beekeeping how?

    And this is relevant to beekeeping how?
  22. Hey Fish, Trees n' Bees in Auburn is pretty...

    Hey Fish,

    Trees n' Bees in Auburn is pretty good. I ran the numbers, between buying local (including gas) and paying for shipping and it was pretty much a wash. If I have to order, I'll go...
  23. Hey Fish, The grey pollen is more than likely...

    Hey Fish,

    The grey pollen is more than likely blackberry. Plenty of it still coming in to my hives.

    JT
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    So...is it a given that you will feed every year...

    So...is it a given that you will feed every year regardless?

    JT
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    Yeah... none of your Draper links are any good.

    Yeah... none of your Draper links are any good.
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