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    Re: Thomas D. Seeley's Honeybee Democracy

    Just getting started on it. I'm in the third chapter and I like it. It is full of good info but it isn't a fast read. Love the illustrations and photos.:applause:
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    Re: Experience with Rhul Bee Supply in OR?

    Good folks...no worries. Talk with Zack you won't be disappointed.
    :thumbsup:
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    Re: True Source Honey

    Full disclosure first, I am not a distributor of honey, nor a packer or wholesaler.....just a hobbyist who will some day grow into a sideliner.
    It just seems funny to me that the very first thing...
  4. Thread: Hives in Shed

    by Klaus
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    Re: Hives in Shed

    Glad you asked that question of over wintering hives in a shed. That is exactly what I'm doing this winter. My weather on the Olympic Peninsula in the winter is rainy,windy and cool.
    Our summer...
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    Re: Is there a shot I can take for stings?

    Yeah, been there ,done that. It usually takes a couple of days for the swelling and the itching to go away. You will recover and it will happen from time to time. Welcome to bee keeping. :)
    A...
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    Re: Electric uncapping knife vs. uncapping plane

    Roger that....I do the same. :D
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    Re: Electric uncapping knife vs. uncapping plane

    Hey ESB...better watch it...Christine in Olympia is looking for those sales taxes. :applause:
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    Re: would you rob your bees without a veil?

    Sometime stupid is hard to explain.....:doh:
  9. Thread: Extractors

    by Klaus
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    Re: Extractors

    ...and your point is? :s
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    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    You cant' go wrong with an Maxant, but get a motorized one. I just upgraded my 3100 and I think I extract more honey than with my hand cranked one. Also my shoulders are thanking me :D
    Seriously,...
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    Re: How many bees in the hive?

    That's easy.....count the number of legs and divide by six. :D
  12. Re: Glass or plastic bottles for farmers markets and USPS shipping

    Thanks guys, it seems that is glass at markets and plastic for shipping.
    I appreciate the responses.....Klaus
  13. Glass or plastic bottles for farmers markets and USPS shipping

    Hello everyone,
    I'm looking for pros and cons of using glass or plastic bottles at farmers markets. Some of my local friends say that honey in plastic jars does not sell well at farmers markets. I...
  14. Thread: King Extractor

    by Klaus
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    Re: King Extractor

    All I can say is a Maxant anything will last you about two hundred years IF you take proper care of it....if you insist on abusing a Maxant, it will probably only last 199 years. :applause:
    Maybe...
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    Gonna raise some queens

    Hey everybody,
    What kind of kit do you recommend for getting started on raising my own queens?
    I have several other questions:
    1 is it too late in the year to try to raise some queens?
    2 My...
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    Re: Senate Bill 510 - beekeeper thoughts?

    Hello I'm from the government, I here to help you.....sure I believe that!
    :ws AGAIN!
    Why can't these clowns just leave us alone. Enough of this.
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    Re: *** sad sad news to the bee keeping world ***

    My prayers go out to the family. May they have many pleasant memories to remember him .
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    Re: medium brood boxes?

    The common formula is three mediums equal two deep boxes. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Queen bee "narcolepsy"?

    Could it have been volatile vapors from the marking paint? But I'm glad That apparently she will be okay. I do have ask what type of paint were you using, just curious.
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    Re: Feeding during flow

    Maybe he like "sugar honey":s
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    Re: Extractor Cleanup

    By letting the ladies clean up you are able to get all kinds of AFB, EFB and nosema spores to all your hives.
    Maybe you should re think your procedure. Same goes for other tools too. Soap and hot...
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    Re: Extractor Cleanup

    Well, you bought a quality extractor, so it deserves more than a cursory rinse.
    If you remove the couple of bolts that hold the cage assembly, you can pull the whole assembley out. You can then...
  23. Thread: oddity or not?

    by Klaus
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    Re: oddity or not?

    Sometimes bees will do what bees want to do. Not to worry, they have been doing things the way that they like for millions of years. :D
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    Re: keep importing Australian bees?

    Tom,
    Do you have a link to voice an opinion? Thanks.

    BB

    Sounds like another typical Govt. "Ready, Fire....Aim" scenario. :scratch:
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    Re: Sideliner-Uncapper

    I wonder how you clean the roller assemblies. Also the Brushy Mtn Catalog doesn't list a shipping weight, that's important to thse of us out west.:)
    Looks like a pretty neat machine.
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