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    Re: supplements for spring build up

    some of us live in areas bees cannot survive on their own very well.
  2. Thread: queen cells

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    Re: queen cells

    thats what i thought but there were probably 10 in one hive and 4 in the other my last inspection
  3. Thread: queen cells

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    queen cells

    i did a check on my hive and noticed that i always have queen cells just nothing in them, if i cut them out they make more asap but they are never used, is it normal to have a few queen cells just...
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    Re: need help....a lil confused

    for spring feeding i give 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, i have never kept them in after moving them they will reorientate when they first fly out and figure out where they are.
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    Re: Keeping Hives Under Solar Panels

    a coworker of mine lives under High voltage lines so he bought a emf sensor and we played around with it all over the place (we work in a sawmill as electricians), the high voltage lines in his yard...
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    Re: pollen sub ?

    i would think location would be important in deciding to feed pollen sub, here it can get nice and warm early and all the flowers come out then it rains day and night for 4 weeks and the bees never...
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    Re: Keeping Hives Under Solar Panels

    there is a lot of reflection off of solar panels, i worked with hundreds of them and in the sun they are blinding when you look down on them, they are very poor efficiency devices at absorbing light...
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    Re: ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture

    i bought an old guys equipment and it came with abc xyz of bee culture, labeled 1910 and signed by someone, its in rough shape though must have been read 1000 times. had a bunch of other smaller...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    i have seen blackbears tear a door off a car to get a pack of cookies, no ratchet strap or hive box is going to stop one, get a fence or prepare to make some bear jerkey, ham, sausages and bacon.
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    Re: Why I think top entrances are a bad idea

    it is very moist where i am and gets fairly cold but most of the time it is raining all winter, all beekeepers i know who were successful this winter had top entrances, a bunch of other new...
  11. Thread: German bees

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    Re: German bees

    i have two hives, one is nearly black and it is my calmest hive i dont need any gear to to in that one, my other are bright yellow with thin black stripes and they are far more aggesive cant lift the...
  12. Re: What is everyone paying for a package this year?

    i havent looked at packages but 4frame nucs are listed at 185 ea
  13. Re: Un-succefull split. Need help with next steps

    this happened to me last year i thought i had a laying worker but in a week laying went back to normal and she increased the hive very quickly then swarmed and the next queen did the same thing but...
  14. Re: different consumption of honey between hives

    They are in identicle boxes and all were glued tight by the bees, the hive with more stores did have more moisture in it so it may have had less air flow but i have top and bottom entrances on both...
  15. different consumption of honey between hives

    I have two hives i overwintered both in 2 deeps with lots of honey and bees, one hive ran out of honey by january and i fed dry sugar to keep them going, they made it though and are gathering pollen...
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    Re: First year hives will not swarm?

    my 2 hives last summer both started from spring nucs both swarmed even though they had yet to fill the 2deeps they were in and were just starting to draw out a super.
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    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    i bought a used 3 frame extractor the type that fits into a garbage can (food grade) for $50 works good enough for a few hives, but if i had more than 20 hives to extract it would be time consuming...
  18. Re: Spring has Sprung in the Pacific Northwest

    my bees were out yesterday in port alberni, lots of pollen coming in almost all orange and yellow, i see lots of hazel in bloom and willow is just opening, crocuses and snowdrops are also open.
  19. Re: When do you start your kids in the bee-yard?

    my boys are 10 and one is interested and watches as i work hives the other is terrified of bees and runs away.... might get a small suit and see if that calms him down and if not the braver son can...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    I am an electrician currently with a degree in computer science and have worked as an electrical engineer to some extent designing electrical systems for large equipment and machinery but hold no...
  21. Re: Seed availability: how many are treated with neonic dust, and at what point?

    when you buy treated seeds they cost more than regular seeds so it should be easy to tell if they are treated they advertise it as such because they can charge more then.
  22. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    I go to the local paint store and buy the highest quality paint they have in the miss tint bin it usually around 10/g for the high end exterior paint that is usually 50/g, i dont care what colour the...
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    Re: ever consider electric treatment?

    what would be the point of this, unless your hive is electrically charged somehow it is going to be the same or very close to the same potential as ground anyways, maybe a styrofoam hive might get...
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    opened up the other day, one hive is still in the bottom deep and the top is still completely full of untouched honey and the other hive is at the very top and empty of honey they weighed roughly the...
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    Re: ever consider electric treatment?

    here this may help everyone understand sine waves better

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sine_wave
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