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    bees above honey on hive check

    hi all
    we have been having an early spring in the pacific northwest with trees and flowers blooming already. bees come out flying during the day. Not sure if it will last.
    did a hive check to see...
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    What to do with frames

    Wondering what options there are for my frames since my bees swarmed late. The other hive has robbed out all the uncapped honey. Just some capped honey, pollen and few capped brood. Do I need to get...
  3. Thread: ? swarm

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    Re: ? swarm

    I just went in to see if I could find any evidence of mites, that I did not see before. There was alot more activity than the other day. I was wondering if maybe the hive was so weak, my other bees...
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    Re: ? swarm

    What tips you that way?
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    Re: ? swarm

    Well it is two weeks later and i have learned a valuble lesson. (thx for your previous replies) The bees did indeed swarm, but not from the hive I inspected. Silly me, i assumed that the hive they...
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    ? swarm

    Last sunday, I noticed alot of activity around the entrance of one of my hives. It had cooled off here and in the prior weeks, I been preparing for winter, removing an empty super and feeding my...
  7. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Plastic frames

    I purchased some plastic frames for my honey super after being told that my bees would not mind them, since my current wood frames have plastic foundation.
    I wonder if this may not be true, as the...
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    Re: not sure what is going on

    thx
    i was thinking about doing it but the brood made me second guess that urge.
    a
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    I used the Penn State course last year and overall found it helpful. The interactive nature was nice.
    I mostly signed up for the access to the staff, hoping to use them as a mentor and was a little...
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    not sure what is going on

    Hi there
    I was checking out my hives and noticed some things that were unexpected and am hoping for any input.

    My hives are from 2 nucs, and have been going strong. Added on a medium honey super...
  11. Thread: white in comb

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    white in comb

    hi
    beautiful day in the pacific northwest, so i opened up the box and cleaned out the sugar remaining from the mountain camp feeding method. +brood in the box by the cluster, yay.
    the bottom box...
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    Re: Pressure treated hive stand

    What is bearding?
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    Crystals in sugar water

    I've been feeding 2:1 for the fall and had some precipitate. I use the internal ziploc feeding method. When I was refilling I noticed that the bees were still Munching on the remaining crystals. I...
  14. Re: Do I smoke the hive when I open to remove Queen cage?

    when i just started checking out this site and did not know enough to ask more, i read a post that mentioned someone never smoking and just using sugar water in a spray bottle to calm the bees. The...
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    Re: Bear fence article

    Thanks. That is what he needed. What do you do for a door? How do you get in and out?

    Really appreciate your help
    Andi
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    Re: Bear fence article

    Thx
    My man is wondering if you know of a source for how to build this from beginning to end.
    Andi
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    Re: Bear fence article

    what is the size of the space that is recommended to enclose with a bear fence? Just figured out that i will need to plan for this as part of my setup. I figure larger is better, but am hoping for...
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