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    Re: Just a thought I've always had in mind

    Over here in WA I place bees on DNR land with a permit. Fireweed likes to grow a year or two after a clear cut. I will be moving my bees up on Wed. with a bear fence. I have had good luck in the...
  2. Re: Who Knew? Corrugated plastic sheet is available at my local Home Centers?

    Get some Trump campaign signs that' scare the crap out of the mites.:banana:
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    Re: New Bee, Washington State

    Just North of you off I-5, greetings. I would recommend you get involved with your local "bee Club". Have fun with your new found hobby.
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    Shipping Mated Queens

    I will be on the receiving end of 20 mated queens around the second week of April shipped from the Big Island Hawaii. The shipper is experienced and has shipped to the mainland many times. I am...
  5. FDA Restricts Pesticides in Almonds and Alfalfa

    I saw a quick blurb on the news this morning about the FDA restricting the use of pesticides in Almonds, but could not get any details. Has anyone heard about this?
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    Re: BeeCulture vs American Bee Journal

    I subscribed to both for years, I dropped BC because of all of the fluff pieces. If I wanted to read about chickens I would buy "Chicken Culture". More meat on the bone and useful information...
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    Re: Keep the smoker burning

    Has anyone thought about redesigning the standard smokers, by lighting them through a "trap door" or sealable hole located at the bottom of the smoker? Heat does rise. Did I just give away a...
  8. Re: Why is a medium sometimes called an Illinois super?

    Folks here on the left coast call the 6 5/8" supers "westerns", go figure.
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    Curious about triangle corners

    I know in the world of beekeeping, with all of the trials and tribulations we go through as beekeepers this question may be insignificant. Curiosity has gotten the best of me. Some major plastic...
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives?

    What colors are bees able to see? I have heard many colors appear as black to honeybees.
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    Re: Gunfire

    It is my understanding that honeybees can not hear, although they can feel vibrations. So I don't talk to my bees I just humn.
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    Re: pollen?

    Could also be pussy willows.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Last March my wife and I took a vacation to the Big Island and had a chance to visit with the Big Island Beekeepers Association. All were very friendly and welcoming. While we were there we visited...
  14. Re: Transitioning from troll to participant in WA

    Keepin' bees in the soggy, sometimes dry PNW. Already looking forward to a great 2016. Missing messing with my bees. Putting woodenware together in prep for mo' bees. Welcome and the HAWKS...
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    I use the darker blue gloves from HF. I can't remember the mil, they are in my beemobile and if it wasn't so cold out I'd get the box to see. I use these gloves over a thin pair of nylon...
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    Re: To Bee or Not

    As most beekeepers can attest, there is not such thing nowadays as "set and forget". Maybe it was so 50 years ago, it is work to keep bees alive, but not all gloom and doom. I started with 2 hives...
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    Re: Cleaning Uncapping Hot Knife

    I agree, I have a bench grinder with a S.Steel wire wheel on it. Use it at the end of the season to clean the blade. If your hot knife is adjustable I would not submerse it in water. During the...
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    Re: worse than a bear

    I was picking up a swarm one time in a supermarket parking lot. It was in a location that was not just a "shake and take". I left the hive body swarm box for the bees to work their way in and...
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    Re: Grafting tool thought

    This last spring was my first attempt at grafting, prior to this I used the Nicot system sold by Mann Lake. I learned a trick from a more seasoned beekeeper. He uses a 00 artist paint brush. This...
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    Re: Lyson Manual Uncapper

    I am not sure, but I did not see if the frames shown in the video have a built in bee space on the end bars. It appears that the end bars are straight. How would the "V" blades work with the...
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    Re: Bee inferno in Oklahoma

    It is also good to note that hives are loaded onto the Semi's at night. Usually the driver is taking an active part in securing the bees onto the trailer. Being up all night and then traveling down...
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    Re: Bee inferno in Oklahoma

    In response to e-spice, When a semi truck full of toilet paper, canned goods or other cargo wrecks it rarely makes the national news. Millions of honeybees spread across a major highway almost...
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    Re: Heating Honey in 5-Gal Bucket for Bottling

    The heating pads that are sold nowadays do not allow for continuous heating and turn off when the pad gets "to hot". I personally wired around the selector switch to keep the heating pad on whenever...
  24. Re: Making a wax melter: : is 16NC thread tap equivalent to NPT?

    I believe NPT is National Pipe Thread and NC is a coarse thread and not tapered as a pipe thread is.
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    Bee rustlers.....Get a rope!
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