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  1. Re: First inspection and I got the trifecta!

    That is the best looking roach i have ever seen dont worry she will grow on you. So far she looks like a laying machine from your photos
  2. Re: Any experience with Western Bee Supply in Poulson, MT?

    I ordered b7dget frames less than a. Week ago . I love them they where cheap and they went together without a. Hitch .they were straight and fit to gether well I GIVE WESTERN A BIG THUMBS UP
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    Re: Swarm or Split before wedding day

    I would take 2 or 3 frames of bees and the queen and put her in a nuc box . then iwoud replace the frames i used to make the nuc with new frames with founndation gives the bees something to work on...
  4. Thread: large swarm

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    large swarm

    Came home after the wifes Dr.appt my son comes outof the house dad there is a huge swarm in the back yard i tried to call you 3 times my phone was on silent mode well caught the swarm filled a 5...
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    mini queen starter

    Has anyone seen the video on youtube where the guy uses a mini nuc to start queen cells ? I cant find the video anymore.
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    Re: Natural comb frame?

    Yes i would cut it out and use rubber bands to put it in a frame.
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    first swarm call

    Had my first swarm call this year so i guess the game is on. I hope this swarm season is as good as last year i caught 6 swarms last year.oh yeah this one flew away before we got there. Bummer.
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    Playtex dish washing gloves have been useing for the last three years no stings yet .I use the yellow ones.
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    Re: Need Some Advice

    Yes you need a mating nuc for each queen. You can raise queens
    With one or two box
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    Re: Coleman cooler swarm trap/nuc

    Excellent idea Dam Bees, i bet ihave at least 6 of those coolers in the garage I think they wouldbe perfect when doing a cutout or going on a swarm call.
    Jojns Bees
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    Lost one of 4 . but the. 3 that remain are going gangBusters. I think a mild winter here in the PNW help,alot.it is mid march and my plum and peach trees are blooming
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    Re: Cuttin and building my own boxes

    I get my luberfor boxes at the lumber yard 1x8 :)= .50 cts per foot I can build a medium, box for. Around 4 bucks each.
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    Virgin queens

    what methods do you use to install virgin queens in a hive? I am looking for consistence results .
    johns Bees
  14. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    I did a cut out for a lady she even gave me a 100.00 dollars when I was done. don't get me wrong I like money as much as the next guy .
    but the real prize came in the form of a large black queen ....
  15. Re: Can I still try grafting/raising some queens?

    If you are in a dearth it can be hard to make the bees make a queen but you can always feed feed feed and try out here on the west coast in Wash. state my cell supplier is still making cells but it...
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    Boone look for a book by Laurence Connor titled Essential Queen rearing very good book for the person trying to rear queens . I got my copy for 16.00 dollars on amazon
    Johns Bees
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    Re: first attempt at grafting

    Beepro, The queens that come out of this graft if they make it are going into hives that need a replacement queen . here in washington you can raise queens until I would guess late august . last year...
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    first attempt at grafting

    Grafted for the first time yesterday 15 cell cups of the jzbz variety now waiting to see if any make it to the capped queen cell stage
    with any luck I should get at least 5 viable cells . the queen...
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    two swarms one day

    I caught two swarms today it was great . I looked out the bathroom window and said wow thats a lot of bees then I saw the swarm it almost did not fit in the five gallon bucket. After I caught the...
  20. Thread: queen cells

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    queen cells

    Lets see placed two queen cells one each in a nuc . nuc A cell hatched and I saw the queen no eggs or larve
    Nuc B original queen cell was torn down by the bees and they made a new one of there own...
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    bees all gone

    Hived a cut out the other day the next day all the bees are gone they even left the comb with open and sealed brood there where four large pieces
    I used rubber bands to hold them in he frames. there...
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    First cut out of the season

    Did my first cut out it was simple . the bees moved in to an old electrical panel box on the outside of the house . I pried open the lid and there they where all four large combs.
    used a shovel like...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    well so far this year I have had on swarm call . the swarm was a big one weighed it when we got home 5 pounds of bees
    the queen really took off and I have had to put on two honey supers already and...
  24. Thread: Fall NUCS

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    Fall NUCS

    placed queen cells in the nucs today they hatch tomorrow. in about three weeks we should have mated and laying queens.
    .My cells came from a Glen breeder. I hope they do good for me as I have heard...
  25. Thread: queen cells

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    queen cells

    How soon should you make up nucs before you put in a queen cell. ie, one hour? one day ?
    thanks Johns bees
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