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  1. Thread: Fly parasite

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    Fly parasite

    Anyone experiencing this? In Ore or WA?
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    honey quality for extraction

    Hi.. I have two boxes of filled frames that sat in an unheated house since last fall. The honey is still flowing so extraction should not be a problem. The question is that the caps are covered...
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    Installing a new mated queen

    Got a hive recently installed. The queen layed a frame of eggs before vannishing. Ordered a new queen but in the interval, the hive started four queen cells which are now capped. I want to install...
  4. Re: Installing packages in bad weather HELP/HOWTO

    Early April in Vancouver, WA is not a time when you can depend on really nice, warm, dry weather for installing packages. I have used a large patio umbrella to cover the hives when installing in the...
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    Re: the one thing

    AMEN-to the new look
  6. Setting up a new package with boxes from dead hives

    Had two hives, now none. Left over: three deeps with drawn foundation with about 1/2 honey, some frames are full, others 1/4 to 1/2; one semi deep with drawn with honey; one western drawn with...
  7. Thread: Priesterbee

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    Priesterbee

    Anybody had experience with Priesterbee, Columbia County, west of Portland Oregon?
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    Re: Experience with Rhul Bee Supply in OR?

    I have been doing business with Ruhl Bee for about 20 years. Yes they have been in business for 100+ years. Cheryl and and son, Tory had the business up to about 3 years ago when they sold. She...
  9. Good way to store supers filled with honey?

    I had a hive die out and am left with a hive body and a semideep super filled with honey. Extraction is not entirely out of the question but I would rather not. My options for storage space are my...
  10. Re: Raw amber honey straight from the hive "yucky!"

    Send your friends to this site. Might convince them that what you are producing is the best kind of honey.

    http://www.reallyrawhoney.com/
  11. Hive tipped over by punks/post script/photos

    Here are some photos of my hives laying on the ground. Not a randon pattern of damage you might expect from critters. I had to pry the boxes apart and if I had a helper, I could have stood the...
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    Re: Hive tipped over by punks

    I just assumed it was jerks based on the pattern that they were knocked down in and that they were not broken open. I could not put them together yesterday and will go out today to do it. If they...
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    Hive tipped over by punks

    Went out to my 2 hive yard today and both hives had been knocked over. Looks like they have got in between one hive and pushed it and then ran around to the other one and pushed it in the same...
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    "Queen of the Sun" Documentary

    Limited showing nation wide, but worth the effort to see it. Playing in the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon. Will make you happy that you are a hobby beekeeper.
  15. Re: advice needed on a very hot hive possible with foulbrood

    That is enough abuse already. You are making too many assumptions about my experience. Thank you for the few positive thoughts, the rest of you, pzzzzzzzt
  16. Re: advice needed on a very hot hive possible with foulbrood

    LOL They did not react "normally" to smoke. Sounds like you are saying bite the bullet, but I guess you are right. Thanks for your respectful reply.
  17. advice needed on a very hot hive possible with foulbrood

    Had a small swarm move into a super near my garage a month or two ago and it seems to be doing well until I started smelling something foul when I got to within 5 feet. I am feeding them and they...
  18. Supers stored in bags with moth balls, how long to air out

    I store my supers in plastic bags with moth balls and I need to use them quick. Always had plenty of time to air them out and never had any problems. Is it good enough to air until there is no odor...
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    Re: Feeding honey

    I mix mine with hot water and feed using a two gallon bucket top feeder, just as you would do with sugar.
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    Re: Combining Italian and Carniolian

    Joseph--Thanks
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    Combining Italian and Carniolian

    Will a hive of Italian accept Carniolian or visa versa?
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    My very first hands on experience with bees was hiving two packages. I had been reading books, talking to other bee keepers and got the idea that the bees would be calm during hiving making suiting...
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    Carniolan hive value

    Anybody give me an idea of the value of a hive of Carniolan bees. Double deeps, new queen, "some" honey, advertised as "strong". I have not inspected them yet, but will be this weekend. I am aware...
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    Re: Pricing Honey wholesale and retail

    Farmer's market in Portland, Oregon a guy was selling honey for $18.00 qt. Ugliest honey I have ever seen--very dark (He called it wildflower), scummey, dirty jars, no labels. I am familiar with...
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    Re: Honey price at farmers market?

    Start high and adjust according to volume of sales. If you are at a Yuppy market and have a cute label, sock it to them. When I was selling at a roadside stand, I did just the opposite, started low...
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