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    Queen crawling around on my veil

    After I did a quick inspection (top box only), I was buttoning up the hive. I was wearing a veil and a t-shirt. I felt a bee on my shoulder; hoped it wouldn't sting me. It crawled up onto my veil....
  2. Newly installed package. Various problems. How worried should I be?

    Hello all,

    I've had a handful of hives (for three years) in Nevada, but now I'm starting in Oregon. It's very different here and I feel like no longer know what's going on :rolleyes: The hive...
  3. Thread: Oregon

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    Re: Oregon

    97333 - Milwaukie (Southeast Portland)
    3/30/2016

    My neighbor's feral hive swarmed, and flew off the same day. Unfortunately they didn't move into my bait hive :rolleyes:
  4. Re: I have had no luck using 8-frame wooden swarm traps.

    Say I fill the upper medium with frames (plastic foundation) and leave the bottom one empty. Will they start building comb off the bottoms of the frames before they draw out all the foundation?
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    Re: Catching swarms in 8-frame medium(s)

    Thanks Enj, that's very helpful :)

    It sounds like I'll go with a single deep then! And gain some comb out of it.

    But now you've got me thinking. Most of my hives are all 8-frame mediums. ...
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    Catching swarms in 8-frame medium(s)

    My neighbor has a feral hive on his property and says it throws a swarm every year. I want to go get it when it happens this time! I've never caught swarms before (other than bait hives), and I have...
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    Re: Why I don't consider using treatments.

    That's really interesting, Roland. I haven't heard of this before, and I'll start looking into it. Thanks for the heads-up.

    -wanderyr
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    Re: Time to think about ordering mated queens

    Thanks!! I sure have been learning a lot from your posts over the last few weeks :)

    I recently moved to Portand, and left my bees in Reno. Depending on my housing situation, I may have to wait...
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    Re: Time to think about ordering mated queens

    Hi Lauri,

    What is the comb in that photo? I haven't run across it before...

    Thanks!
    wanderyr
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    I wouldn't let the diameter of the extractor influence the decision. You're correct that a larger-diameter model can spin slower. However, the reason for that is that you can build up the same...
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    Re: Feeders for lots of hives?

    Those are nice pictures :)
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    Re: ever consider electric treatment?

    This has been a fun thread so far! Milliferal has the math right, and Acebird has the right understanding :) Deknow made a point I want to clarify:

    An antenna's response (we want the mite to act...
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    More Reno help needed!

    Hi! I just posted an offer for somebody to come and get my hives:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?292467-Need-help-in-Reno-Free-bees-if-you-can-come-get-them

    Also, I have about...
  14. Need help in Reno - Free bees if you can come get them

    Hi everyone,

    I know of a few of you are in the Reno area. I recently made a whirlwind move to Portland, and had to leave my two hives. I can't think of a cost-effective way to get them up here,...
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    New hive; impromptu cutout

    I recently acquired a new hive that had been neglected since the beginning of the season. It was two deeps, on a screened bottom board. When they outgrew the hive, they built comb under the SBB,...
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    Re: A hybrid Bush/Wright hive configuration

    This is excellent, guys. Just the discussion I was looking for. Anyone else?
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    A hybrid Bush/Wright hive configuration

    Hi everyone. At the risk of showing you all that I tend to over-think things, I have a question to ask :rolleyes:

    I have tried the all 8-frame medium approach recommended by Michael Bush. ...
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    Post-swarm questions

    (I originally posted this in another forum, but I'm moving it here since it is a more appropriate place)

    Hello, newbie questions here...

    One of my two hives swarmed three weeks ago. I checked...
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    How many attendants?

    Sorry, I posted to the wrong forum...
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    Re: Container to carry smoker

    This may be what I have! That foam was a pain to remove :)
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    Re: How do your bees build on plastic frames?

    This happened to me, too, in a new hive, before the frames got heavy. Someone here on beesource gave me this advice: First, break the boxes apart with a hive tool, like normal. Then, make a twisting...
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    Re: Container to carry smoker

    I bought an ammo box for my 10" Mann Lake smoker. Sadly, I don't know what it was made for, cause it was repainted.

    Turned out that the tip of the smoker was about 1/2-inch too high :scratch: ...
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    Re: Needle Rollers

    I asked about this a little while ago. Lots of people thought these didn't work very well at all. I think there were a few links posted, too...
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    I think your land is too big for this to work on, but I wanted to add my two cents.

    We had ticks on our small property. Gave the dogs and cats those flea drops (Frontline Plus; it is one of the...
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    Re: Did my hive swarm or not?

    Whew! I have never been in a hive for so long. Probably an hour and a half or more. The girls were complacent, thankfully :)

    I couldn't find the queen. There were about six swarm cells (plus...
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