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    Re: comb honey price?

    Refreshing this honey comb price discussion if anyone has any updates on honey comb prices for this year. I have beautiful white capped honey comb that I'm trying to market for the holidays...you...
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    Fireweed Honey

    Maybe some of you Alaskan Beekeepers could help me on this question...

    There was a forest fire in the summer of 2007. In the spring of 2008 it was forest of morels (I know...rough...it was hard...
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    Re: fermented syrup

    Drink a glass and see if it makes you feel like dancing.:shhhh:
  4. Re: What bees for a Single Frame Observation Hive?

    Thanks once again. This is my first ob hive experience as well as the first meeting among some beekeepers which happens to be at the town public library. This is the virgin run for the homemade...
  5. Re: What bees for a Single Frame Observation Hive?

    Thanks for the advice! I left some room in the bottom of the hive, do you think it'd be good to put a wet cloth or towel for them to get a drink if needed? I do get worried about bringing the queen...
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    Bee Stings for treating Migraines

    Anybody heard of treating migraines with bee stings? Would you place the sting in the neck or the back of the head? How long do you leave the stinger in before extracting it. Thanks in advance!
  7. Re: What bees for a Single Frame Observation Hive?

    By taking the queen with will my Full strength hive begin making queen cells now that they're queenless? Or in the 5 or 6 hours the queen is gone, will they just give a sigh of relief when I bring...
  8. What bees for a Single Frame Observation Hive?

    I just made a single frame observation hive to bring to schools/meetings etc. This is not a hive where bees come and go, just one in which I plan to borrow a frame from one of my hives in the...
  9. Thread: Morels

    by elkridge
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    Re: Morels

    Justin...Your house sounds a bit like mine, garden starts everywhere! and Chicks under the brood lamp and more outside and bees getting ready to get busy! haha. I wish I knew where the wild...
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    Re: Source for buckets larger than 5 gallons?

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/fermenting-equipment/buckets

    I use these for brewing and honey storage and I'm quite happy with them. 6.5 to 7.9 gallons I believe.
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    Re: Hello from Eastern Washington

    Welcome to the forum! Not to far from you over here. Similar climate. Northern Idaho is a good goal, sure is beautiful. Good luck to you and your bees.
  12. Re: Have any tips to aid with the removal of attendants

    Last year when I requeened a hive with one of Michael Bush's Queens (with attendants) I just put the queen cage in and it took them a few days to get through the candy and the queen and attendants to...
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    Re: pic of queen cells

    Wow! More beautiful than morel mushrooms! Congrats.
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    Re: Grasshopper Epidemic

    Here is a link (hopefully the link works) to the letter from the USDA, all the insecticides are listed in the letter.


    https://acrobat.com/#d=BGZ8f7MF4zybt1aFXuZSvg
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    Re: Should I worry about shade?

    I don't have issues with hive beetles, but I do agree that ample sunshine seems to help mitigate issues with pests and even viruses.
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    Grasshopper Epidemic

    I'm a registered beekeeper in Montana and I just got a letter in the mail from the USDA warning beekeepers that there is potential for a widespead epidemic of grasshoppers here in Montana, but I've...
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    Re: Split temperature

    Looks like spring hasn't fully shown itself here in the Northern Rockies and hopefully you didn't make splits back in March. I never seem to go by temperature for splits as we always seem to get a...
  18. Thread: Location.

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    Re: Location.

    Yeah, I learned that same hard lesson last year at about this same exact time of year. The bears love cool spring nights because after they knock over the hives the bees get so cold that when the...
  19. Thread: Location.

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    Re: Location.

    Hopefully this new location will be far from where your bear problems occured, or electrified. If the hive is three miles away and next to a road, that bear still has a good nose at finding free...
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    Re: Ordering Package Bees Without the Queen

    thanks for that advice. I know there are plenty of big scale operations here in Montana that go to California for almonds and do the Oregon/Washington pollination route before showing up here in...
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    Ordering Package Bees Without the Queen

    Has anyone ever tried to simply order 3 pound packages without the generic Italian queen (no offense to Italian bees). The packages we get here only come in one variety and I've been finding that my...
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    Re: One hive or two for a Newbeek?

    Most definitely two hives for a multitude of reasons! You won't regret it.
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    Re: Minimum amout of rosin for wax-dipping hives?

    Are you using an old deep fryer or a massive kettle? Any advice on what to use for this method or where to get it?
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    Re: What's in rotten leaves that attracts bees?

    I am also intrigued by this. I applied composted sheep manure to my garden and the bees have been all over it. Maybe some trace minerals? Or acids of some sort
  25. Thread: Swarm Lure

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    Re: Swarm Lure

    Thanks for all the advice folks, luckily I didn't spend my 14 dollars yesterday at the herbalist. It pays to check prices on the internet.
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