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  1. Thread: Crashing hives

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    Re: Crashing hives

    What is the problem with sunflowers I just picked up a contract to put some bees in sunflowers this summer maybe I should stay away.
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    Insurance providers for hive replacement?

    Could anyone tell me who may insure hives for theft, vandalism, fire in Washington State? I only have around 100 colonies. Thank you.
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    lost 8 of 50 98848
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    Inner Cover with migratory lids?

    I have my hives on four way pallets with migratory lids. I do not use a inner cover but, I am starting to wonder if it would be a benefit. I am in Central Washington where it is in the teens to...
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    I only have around 100 hives. I have found...

    I only have around 100 hives. I have found Walmart is cheaper than Costco for sugar. I was just thinking if it could be bought bulk maybe it would be cheaper as it seems sugar is more expensive...
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    Buying Sugar in Bulk

    Is it possible or would anyone know where in or close to Washington State I could buy sugar in bulk in maybe 1000 to 2000 pound totes? Or bulk liquid? Thank you for any help.
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    Ok, I think I will just leave them outside. I...

    Ok, I think I will just leave them outside. I was asking because I had this big building sitting empty and thought maybe it would be good but, thought there may be some issues. Thanks for all the...
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    overwintering indoors?

    I have a potatoe shed that will be empty this year? Are bees ever stored inside large buildings? If so would I just keep the lights off and if there happens to be a warm day this winter then open...
  9. Ok, that's good news thanks for the info.

    Ok, that's good news thanks for the info.
  10. Ok, thanks I was trying to get a feel for what...

    Ok, thanks I was trying to get a feel for what others did.
  11. I am not really wanting to invite them in I am...

    I am not really wanting to invite them in I am just curious if I need to. I have some local fruit stands and such that would like some honey. If I sold to them I would need a label with my name on...
  12. honey extraction and bottling legalities in Washington state

    This was my first year extracting and selling any honey and I was sure suprised by the demand. I started questioning if maybe I needed a health dept. cert or anything. I was reading on the wsda...
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    Thanks for all the info. The local honey packer...

    Thanks for all the info. The local honey packer I found put sales 55 gallon drums for $10 so I went that route.
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    Five Gallon Buckets

    I am planning on extracting into five gallon buckets this year. Where is the best place to get these? Do they make special food grade buckets?
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    Thank you for the insight.

    Thank you for the insight.
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    Mann Lake queen rearing system

    Has anyone purchased/used this for producing queens? Do you like it or dislike it? Does it work? I am thinking of purchasing it to produce a few queens for my own use. Any suggestions on a good...
  17. Thread: Outyard Question

    by ss91
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    Outyard Question

    To this point I have kept my bees on my own property but, this year I think I will need to find somewhere for about fifty or so hives. My question is what do most of you do to compensate the land...
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    I noticed the ones from Betterbee and they looked...

    I noticed the ones from Betterbee and they looked like they would work so I was going to order one and see before I ordered all of them but, they wanted $16.00 for shipping. I guess I will call them...
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    Division Board Feeder

    I am needing to get some more feeders and was wondering if anyone could recommend a division board feeder that fits in the space of one frame? I have ones that advertise they do but, they take up...
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    Ross Why is it recommended to reverse hive...

    Ross

    Why is it recommended to reverse hive bodies in the spring in many books? Is this something that is not necessary?
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    We have Canadian thistle problems here on our...

    We have Canadian thistle problems here on our farms in Washington. As far as eradicating it, it is at least seven year process at best as some of the thistle seed will lay dormant for this period...
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    My purpose for feeding pollen would be for making...

    My purpose for feeding pollen would be for making splits as early as possible. As far as I know, my flow starts in mid April with cherries and Dandelions in the orchard. Maybe there is another...
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    Pollen patty timing question

    How many weeks before first anticipated flow should you start feeding pollen?
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    It will be interesting to see what the other...

    It will be interesting to see what the other beekeepers in my area do as driving around I have seen six different yards and most of the hives in these yards are still in three to four deeps. It will...
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    Wintering in 3 deeps?

    I had most of my hives set up this year with three or four deeps. I went out today to pull the top ones off to go into winter with two deeps. Eight of my hives have the second and third deep filled...
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