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    Re: yellow jacket near my hive

    You can try and do this on the cheap with pop bottles, but having been there and done that (with hot-dogs, grilled chicken, BBQ baked beans) or basically with everything on my backyard BBQ plate, it...
  2. Re: workers tossing dead greyish bees out of hive - sign of starvation or??

    Not likely dehydration... do they look anything like this picture...13313
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    Re: "wet" supers

    You could put them back on for a bit and they will clean them up, leave them on and they may make an attempt to start filling them if you have any fall flow going. You may get a few frames of...
  4. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    If you have an inordinate amount of drones, you may want to also verify your queen...
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    Re: The "Branch" method of harvesting honey

    ...and flick "up" not down... ;)
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    Re: Queen

    double post
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    Re: Queen

    dsegrest is correct....You would also want to take a look in the hive (or hives) to see how the drone population is doing now and what kind of capped drone brood there is. I'm not sure it would help...
  8. Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    I haven't tried saran wrap, but just use a "kid cheater" (spatula) too and gently scrape off the foam/bubbles on the top and put it into a jar. After a few days, it settles out on the counter and we...
  9. Re: Crawling Bees on Grass about 200 of them

    Sounds an awful lot like these symptoms..

    The UGA honeybee program says-

    "Tracheal mites live, breed and lay eggs in the tracheal system. The adults and eggs plug the tubes of the trachea...
  10. Re: Is $370 good price for 2 deeps full of bees and 2 honey supers?

    T-horseman,

    What are you paying for Nucs in your end of the world? We get 5 frames, for $90 California immigrants at a low, to a $200 high with locally bred queens with VSH genetics....
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    [QUOTE=Bigfish;1151664]I want to be treatment-free. This is my second year and I have not treated yet.

    My hives don't seem to be very productive right now even though flowers are blooming...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    It's interesting that we are not seeing goldenrod blooming down my way quite yet (Tacoma), but now I'll start looking. I was thinking in another couple of weeks would be normal, since we just got a...
  13. Re: Is $370 good price for 2 deeps full of bees and 2 honey supers?

    I bought out an apiary in May...6 hives, one even had bee's, all hives had double deeps, drawn frames, one hive had three deeps and each hive had about 30 lbs of honey that I was able to distribute...
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    Re: Crystallized Comb Honey

    yep... "This salmon is guaranteed not to turn pink in the can." ..... it has succeeded before!
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    Extraction question

    So, I have access to the clubs extractor...with 20-30 other people using it, how do I protect against foul brood contamination from other peoples frames? Any insights on cleaning or sterilization...
  16. Re: Logistics of keeping up with syrup supplementation

    I am in the NW, Tacoma area...

    If we aren't in a dearth, we are about to be....if you're out in the woods at all, the blackberries were the end of the main flow here...I have several hives in the...
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    Re: first year, should I take some honey?

    You'll likely get several opinions on this....It sounds like your hives are in pretty good shape for the winter, except its August. What do you get for a fall flow in your area? ...and of course you...
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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    If you only have a couple to do, another kitchen choice would be the serrated bread knife....it's long, flexible and works very well.
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    Re: How Fast & How Long

    Some of the "how fast" and "how long" will come with experience.... Some of it will depend on the temperature when you do your extracting. If it's 75+ or 90...

    If it's reasonably warm (75), then...
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    Re: Dead carcasses outside hive??

    A picture would be helpful...but on your description of "larger" bee's, I am guessing drones getting the boot maybe....I've been seeing a few more of them outside and around my hives in the last week...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Hey all,

    I have 8 hives, pulled a fully capped box off of two so far, and extracted 76 lbs (one western, one short super)...of my other six, I have one full deep to pull that is nearly wall to...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    More answers from the xperts:

    http://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation/faq/storing-honey
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    Re: Honey % questions

    I was having trouble calibrating mine with distilled water, and contacted the manufacturer and told them it wasn't working, and I was given the same directions to do it with EVOO too....
  24. Re: Inspections with the heavy honey supers on?

    You might check with your local bee club if there is one nearby....we have one for our members that they can borrow and take home, or another they can use in the club honey house... $10.00 for use...
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    Bearding question

    When the bee's beard the front of the hive, has anyone seen the queen join them?
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