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    Re: This is not good for commercial beekeepers.

    I first heard about this last July in an article in the Capitol Press (an Ag focused newspaper that is mostly concentrates on Oregon/Washington). At that time, they were still recommending...
  2. Thread: Photos needed

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    Photos needed

    I am needing a couple photos for a web site that I'm hoping someone out there can help me with. I need photos from the original photographer (who can grant me permission to use their photos). I need...
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    Re: Hello from Western Oregon!

    Welcome from just north of you in Newberg! Hopfully we won't have such a miserable wet spring this year!!
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    97132 (Yamhill Co. Oregon)

    Filberts have started "blooming". They actually produce catkins, not flowers, but the bees are still getting pollen off them - between rain showers.
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    Re: Problem/neglected hive

    I guess my surprise (concern?) was that they swarmed 3 times in a couple weeks and none of the queens have stayed to establish herself in the hive. Also, why would there be queen cells and no...
  6. Thread: Advice on tractor

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    Re: Advice on tractor

    Live Oak has the best one yet! I have a 1970 Massey 135 w/ 3 cylinder Perkins gas engine. It runs like a champ and parts are fairly easy to get. I can pull my Woods FM72 flail mower up and down...
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    Re: Swarms - sting or no sting?

    I got hit one time on the arm when getting a swarm off the side of my house. The swarm was actually in the process of “grouping” together, so I think they were a little defensive. Otherwise, I have...
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    Problem/neglected hive

    Yesterday I was asked to look at a problem hive for a friend-of-a-friend. On the phone, the owner told me they have ďhadĒ the bees for about six years, but have done little to nothing as far hive...
  9. Thread: First Hive

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    Re: First Hive

    Queen's in there and they are looking great! They are actually pretty docile- they just didn't like being gulped out of the air like a flying dog treat! :D
  10. Thread: Runaway NUC

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    Re: Runaway NUC

    This is just my two cents worth, but if I were in that situation, I would carefully sweep/scoop them back into the nuc box (maybe remove one frame to make “dumping” them in there a little easier. If...
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    Good farm supply stores will sell it, too.
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    Removing bees- and queen- from a tree

    Okay, I need some input and suggestions. I was just given the chance to remove a truly feral colony of bees from a hollow oak tree in town. One of our public works crews let me know about it, and...
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    Re: Need to change out of plastic frames...

    Thanks everyone. Iím going to try the queen excluder.

    The frames are one piece Pierco, and I really donít want to keep them in there. If nothing else for consistency, Iím going to put standard...
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    Re: New beekeeper in Portland, Oregon area

    Welcome to the forum! Maybe someday this crummy weather will stop and the bees can start doing what they are supposed to be doing!
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    Need to change out of plastic frames...

    Okay, so my ďgirlsĒ really donít like plastic foundation. I have a few frames I bought used- before I knew better- and I want to get them out of there, but some have brood on them. One frame has a...
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    Re: hive corner reinforcement?

    I was thinking about the same kind of thing a while back. What I had planned to do add a small (say 3 inch) piece of step flashing to the same corner (top and bottom) of all of my boxes. That way,...
  17. Thread: Building Hive

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    Re: Building Hive

    Iíve had good luck with polyurethane glues (both Titebond and Gorilla brand). The only down side is that it foams as it cures. On supers itís not a problem as it is easy to scrape/sand away. Donít...
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    Re: Disturbing article on MSN.com this morning!

    Here is a link to the article-

    http://realestate.msn.com/listarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=28077744&GT1=35009
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    Re: Are all stings the same?

    Glove boxes and center consoles are not good places to keep Epi (at least not in the summer). It gets way to hot.
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    Re: Are all stings the same?

    RiodeLobo- I may be wrong, but I believe "Epi-Pen" delivers it's entire dose the first time. "Twin-ject" has a reserve that can be retrieved and administered. Also the standard dose for an adult is...
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    Re: Use of "trail cameras" in Yards?

    I've had good luck with the Moultrie D-50 trail cam from Cabela's. They're under $100 bucks too.

    Merdoc had a really good point- make sure to conceal or lock them really good (including locking...
  22. Thread: Counterfeit honey

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    Counterfeit honey

    I heard about this on the radio a couple days ago, but didn't see anything here about it. If I'm duplicating a post, my apologies.

    This stuff wasn't tainted honey, it was simply counterfeit (malt...
  23. Thread: Newb from Oregon

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    Re: Newb from Oregon

    Welcome Cris! We are just a bit SW of you, outside Newberg.

    You may already know, but in May, they are again having Bee Day out at Foothills Honey in Colton. It may be some of the same info you...
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    Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    If you collect a swarm, be vigilant to ensure you have the queen and she survives the move. Discovering a laying worker sucks. Having to shake out the whole hive out after several weeks of trying...
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    Another varroa question

    I know that each colony is different and independent of others, but if there is a group of say 6 or 7 hives side by side (or at least in close proximity) are they likely to have similar Varroa...
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