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    (moth crystals) make sure they are pbd not...

    (moth crystals) make sure they are pbd not napthene (sp)?

    if it is a recent swarm a large bundle in a mesh bag raised to the top of the mast could possibly drive them out... although in my...
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    It seems that either they didn't like your queen...

    It seems that either they didn't like your queen and decided to supercede her after she layed a few eggs.

    or possibly you already had a queen in there... in which case they probably killed her, or...
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    glad to hear you walked away! My vote would be...

    glad to hear you walked away!

    My vote would be toyota p/u with canopy, look around at canopies (and utility boxes) and see what you like the looks of) you can get some where the side "windows"...
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    check out scientificbeekeeping.com for this. ...

    check out scientificbeekeeping.com for this. (drenching with Oxalic for mites) ... but the concept is the same. with a insecticide sprayer you just time yourself and do enough practice runs,...
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    What suppliers sell --just end bars ?

    I have been making a lot of frames (yes, I know, kind of crazy) and would like to start buying just end bars...

    Looking at the supply companies online, the best deal that I can find is glory bee...
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    sorry for the confusion-- I think most of it...

    sorry for the confusion-- I think most of it comes from the fact that many of us are primarily using langs.

    Listen to what Joseph said!
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    Sticky: 98225

    First swarm call of the year whatcom county WA -- May 16th zip 98225 pollination swarm I believe
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    low-tech

    for the low-tech check out walt wright's coffee can method, messy but it works well. http://www.beesource.com/resources/point-of-view/walt-wright/fall-feeding/

    tecumseh - I would tend to think...
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    So you have 2 frames with some brood in the queen...

    So you have 2 frames with some brood in the queen castles. Move them into the 5 frame nuc boxes and add another frame of emerging brood if possible (not necessary especially if your 2 frames have...
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    garden insecticide sprayer? (presurized plastic...

    garden insecticide sprayer? (presurized plastic tank) backpack type if you want to take this to the next level. some are easier to unscrew the tip and unclog than others...
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    try fruit smoothies in the blender, w/ just a...

    try fruit smoothies in the blender, w/ just a little bit added. Some people seem to get upset stomach if they try to down too much pollen in one setting.

    (frozen oj, bananna, ice cubes) is my...
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    side to side is most important, less so with a...

    side to side is most important, less so with a tbh than foundationless langs. I eyeball it & don't worry about getting it perfect but it certainly wouldn't hurt.

    You want the best possible...
  13. Sorry to not be more clear. I was not suggesting...

    Sorry to not be more clear. I was not suggesting this is something that folks do in their backyards. Ozone & ozone infused water is used in some food safety applications (even household approved...
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    spraying syrup on frame

    take a look here: http://www.frenchbeefarm.com/splitting_method.html
    all the way down at the bottom of the page is an interesting setup for spraying syrup in frames

    Also Walt Wright has an...
  15. ozone as alternative to irradiation/ etc? (dead out/nosema/afb/ccd)

    ozone seems like it could be a very cost effective solution vs gamma irradiation / other fumigation methods ... ANY INFO at all very greatly appreciated. No personal experience fumigating/...
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    I have boiled frames in lye. It is a lot of work.

    I have boiled frames in lye. It is a lot of work.
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    it is tough to say with the pictures you have-- ...

    it is tough to say with the pictures you have-- From looking at them it looks to me that the first "queen cell" torn open could just as easily be drone brood that opened when you pulled the frames...
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    Honey Bees don't work the (red) elderberry that...

    Honey Bees don't work the (red) elderberry that we have out here towards the coast... I think east of the cascades y'all have blue elderberry?
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    Lucky for you, I just started putting together a...

    Lucky for you, I just started putting together a list for a future presentation
    (not specifically garden plants, but...hopefully still usefull.
    Necter and Pollen plants of Western WA

    Alder p...
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    Ernie- could you please explain 10 super "L"...

    Ernie- could you please explain 10 super "L" shaped super jig in a little more detail?

    thank you!
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    eastside- sure, put the plastic on- they may...

    eastside-

    sure, put the plastic on- they may have some hesitation about moving up into it but there are several ways to try to get around this... as soon as they accept it they will have no...
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    no one has mentioned this yet so I'll jump in...

    no one has mentioned this yet so I'll jump in queen excluder over the entrance wouldn't hurt. remove it after a few days though because you are trapping drones in too
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    RE: comments about splitting packages--- yes...

    RE: comments about splitting packages---

    yes it may be possible but I wouldn't expect more honey out of 2 weak splits than one hive building up... ESPECIALLY if you are not putting them on drawn...
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    Ross, thank you-- staples. I guess I should...

    Ross, thank you-- staples.

    I guess I should have been more specific. I have mostly cut my own top bars for foundationless, but I think that in certain situations it would be useful to have a...
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    cut out the empty comb /comb containing brood and...

    cut out the empty comb /comb containing brood and tie it into frames. You can also do this with honeycomb although it is heavy and can often be a sticky mess.

    I would likely scrap the honeycomb...
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