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    Re: Gone a day and swarms appear!

    Local newspaper had a picture of a swarm here yesterday. A local beekeeper caught it, our apple blossoms are open now about three weeks ahead of normal. Last year they were open May 24 weekend very...
  2. Re: Western Washington/Oregon/British Columbia Beekeepers 2015

    We are further inland, apples just starting to bloom about three weeks ahead of normal. Went into the winter with seven hives, all in 10 frame deeps , two high, two were first year New Zealand...
  3. Re: Temperatures dropping to almost freezing.......

    Relax, I am by no means an expert but we get temps below freezing till the end of April at best. The hives had brood in February this year when it was warm enough to inspect. Half the nights in...
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    Re: Hive Movers / Booms

    Rader thank you,a picture is worth a 1000 words,
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    Re: First time at grafting

    thank you all for the helpful advice. This forum is truly of great help to me.
    Ray you asked how many queens I want at once, six out of seven of my overwintered hives are bursting at the seams. My...
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    Re: Hive Movers / Booms

    MMiller, any chance you could post some pictures of yours. I have a friend who wants to try and fabricate one.
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    First time at grafting

    I am planning to try grafting my own queens as soon as conditions allow. I have been building equipment and reading everything I can find. I am very concerned about getting the right age larvae. All...
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    Re: split #3 package

    I installed two 2lb packages on new frames last April 1. Took over 80 lbs of honey. More experienced locals were not surprised apparently if the year is right it works. A friend took 2lb packages...
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    Re: Queen mating nuc question

    Must be nice to live in Lotus land, your about a month ahead of me it sounds. Mind you I think we are ahead of everyone east of us. I am using mason jars with a lid that's about 21/2 inches, I am...
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    Re: Queen mating nuc question

    Hi Janne,
    Hope all is going well. I am not the expert here but I am building some queen castles right now. 10 frame deep boxes cut for dividers to put two frames in each. The research I have done...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    I understand Sundance is or was a member here. Is he still around and does he still sell BT?
    thanks
  12. Poll: Re: Pollen patty or Sugar syrup or both for getting packages going

    I use both, we have plenty of natural pollen available but they still use the patties. I think when the population is small every advantage you can give them helps them build strength quicker is a...
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    I bought 5 this year to try, they hold lots which is nice, I have them sitting above the inner cover with a deep box around them and the lid on top. I can check them or change them in seconds and...
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    Hi, Not sure if this would help. Beemaid in Winnipeg sells the stainless disc you install in the pail.
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    My ground gets so dry some summers that the fence looses its shock value. I run a ground wire between each hot wire . This gives me a ground about 3 inches away from the hot. All they offending bruin...
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    For what its worth, I treated my 7, 10 frame double deeps three times at seven day intervals starting last September 1. I still had lots of open and capped larvae. I had no evidence of any die off. ...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    So to labour the point, I can treat with OAV anytime I want, at the worst I need to pull the honey supers, treat and replace?

    thanks
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    I treated my hives three times at 7 day intervals starting September 1 last year. We were still getting days where late afternoon temps were into the 90f. I had no issues. Seven out of seven made the...
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    Re: What air compressor do you have?

    I have a 7.5 hp Ingersoll Rand rotary screw. It has a coalescing filter and a refrigerant drier.Its has a sound attenuating enclosure and is under 80db. Quiet and oil free, you could sit on it and...
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    Re: Table Saw

    Just doing the math, my 1963 General is 52 this year, Its all original. It was always considered to be a decent cabinet saw. My advice buy the best quality you can afford, and don't be scared of a...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Could you explain how you do the excluder, I have read some people use one, and others use two excluders with a spacer in-between. The explanation being if a queen cell hatches she doesn't meet the...
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    Re: new beekeeper in Kamloops, British Columbia

    Hi neighbour,
    Welcome lots of good information on this forum, seems like everyone in our area had a good winter, good luck on the treatment free. I am hoping to have a go at creating my own queens...
  23. Thread: Inside covers

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    Re: Inside covers

    Thank you all for the advice,
    I went with a 3 inch hole saw, it is the same size as the insert on the new feeder pails I am using,
    Have a great day!
  24. Thread: Inside covers

    by ABruce
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    Inside covers

    I just built 12 new hives, Everything is 10 frame, last step is to cut the hole in the inside cover. Why are they a 3 by 2 oblong hole? I am seriously looking at my 3 inch hole saw . Is there a...
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    Building new Hives Question on lids

    I am planning on adding colonies this year so I am building 12 new hives. I built my own last year and my tops were one by four topped with plywood and tin with one inch of Styrofoam insulation under...
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