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    Re: Total NewBee from S.W. Washington

    Cody,
    Welcome...
    I recommend the Olympia group of beekeepers who have monthly meetings as well as beginner classes and advanced classes. Nice people, some newer and some with lots of experience....
  2. Re: Beekeeper demographics - Ratio of male to female keepers

    I'm a grandma in western Washington, and have been beekeeping for 3 years. Looking forward to retirement and more time for the bees.
  3. Re: Not enough adult bees in newly installed hive? Photos included.

    [QUOTE=michos;953861]I posted on this about a week ago but included a broken link to photos.

    I installed this hive about 3 weeks ago.

    I can't comment on the quantity of bees in the package...
  4. effects of propylene glycol (wintergreen base solution)

    I'm getting ready to mix up grease patties and I notice my wintergreen extract is mixed with propylene glycol. Will this harm my bees?
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    Re: The Blonde Mortician

    Sick...I'm sorry to say I laughed out loud.
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    Re: Ultra breeze suits?!

    I love mine, but I've already melted a hole in the sleeve. Learned not to light the smoker while wearing the suit.
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    Re: Found a bumble bee nest. Now what?

    I'm confused...bumble bees are native pollinators. Is there no way to just block this nest off and then you can dig it up later this fall/winter after the bumbles have killed each other off and the...
  8. Thread: PNW Queens

    by Lucy
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    Re: PNW Queens

    Olympic apiary over on the peninsula
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    Re: lessons of a newbee beek

    Laughing out loud till I cried. Tried to imagine placing frame edge on my chest, and I don't think I have to worry, I can't see anything that close to my face.
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    Re: dead brood in cells

    Thanks for the info. The frames are spotty like photo's of AFB, and the dead bees are pretty much fully developed and there is no smell. Symptoms do seem to match "varroa pms". I've got hygienic...
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    Re: dead brood in cells

    I purchased a new queen when I saw the spotty brood pattern. I haven't seen new queen, but I do see new solid areas of brood and new eggs. The 2nd hive (new package) apparently lost it's queen...
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    dead brood in cells

    I have a hive that wintered over, I thought. While checking hive, this very wet spring, I am finding most of the bees have died in the colony, lying on the screened bottom board. There is spotty...
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    Re: Ultrabreeze bee suit

    1st week I had mine, I melted a hole in the sleeve...darn smokers.
  14. Thread: I need bees

    by Lucy
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    Re: I need bees

    Harvard Robbins next to Fort Lewis sells nucs. Member of Olympia Beekeepers. 253-588-7033
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    Re: Warm day in South East PA

    Like the United Nations effect of your hive bodies (different flags/nations). Did you put in different varieties of bees, also? :)
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    Re: Nucs in Puget Sound

    Gentleman named Harvard Robbins lives near Tacoma and sells nucs of Italians and other beekeeping supplies. 253-588-7033.
  17. Thread: Another 15-20"

    by Lucy
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    Re: Another 15-20"

    Barry...Your video of the snowblower made me laugh out loud. Keep up the good fight.
    Lucy
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    Re: "Day Flights" or "Cleansing Flights"

    Thanks for the note...we had 60 degree day here last week and I thought my bees were swarming, there were so many hanging out in front of the hive. I worried that it might be time to feed them, but...
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    Re: Pollen in Late January in Pac NW?

    And I have budded out willows with pollen, up by Mt Rainier.
  20. Re: Rearranging hive bodies after combining weak and strong hive

    Thanks for the answers...The two hives were next to each other, about 3 feet apart. I thought I read from several sources that when you combine hives, you put the strong one on the top, above the...
  21. Rearranging hive bodies after combining weak and strong hive

    I have 2 hives, one with 15+frames of honey and one with 4 frames of honey. I found the queen (feral) of the weak hive and killed her this afternoon. I placed newspaper on top of mostly empty supers...
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