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  1. Re: Crawling Bees on Grass about 200 of them

    Sounds an awful lot like these symptoms..

    The UGA honeybee program says-

    "Tracheal mites live, breed and lay eggs in the tracheal system. The adults and eggs plug the tubes of the trachea...
  2. Re: Is $370 good price for 2 deeps full of bees and 2 honey supers?

    T-horseman,

    What are you paying for Nucs in your end of the world? We get 5 frames, for $90 California immigrants at a low, to a $200 high with locally bred queens with VSH genetics....
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    [QUOTE=Bigfish;1151664]I want to be treatment-free. This is my second year and I have not treated yet.

    My hives don't seem to be very productive right now even though flowers are blooming...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    It's interesting that we are not seeing goldenrod blooming down my way quite yet (Tacoma), but now I'll start looking. I was thinking in another couple of weeks would be normal, since we just got a...
  5. Re: Is $370 good price for 2 deeps full of bees and 2 honey supers?

    I bought out an apiary in May...6 hives, one even had bee's, all hives had double deeps, drawn frames, one hive had three deeps and each hive had about 30 lbs of honey that I was able to distribute...
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    Re: Crystallized Comb Honey

    yep... "This salmon is guaranteed not to turn pink in the can." ..... it has succeeded before!
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    Extraction question

    So, I have access to the clubs extractor...with 20-30 other people using it, how do I protect against foul brood contamination from other peoples frames? Any insights on cleaning or sterilization...
  8. Re: Logistics of keeping up with syrup supplementation

    I am in the NW, Tacoma area...

    If we aren't in a dearth, we are about to be....if you're out in the woods at all, the blackberries were the end of the main flow here...I have several hives in the...
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    Re: first year, should I take some honey?

    You'll likely get several opinions on this....It sounds like your hives are in pretty good shape for the winter, except its August. What do you get for a fall flow in your area? ...and of course you...
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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    If you only have a couple to do, another kitchen choice would be the serrated bread knife....it's long, flexible and works very well.
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    Re: How Fast & How Long

    Some of the "how fast" and "how long" will come with experience.... Some of it will depend on the temperature when you do your extracting. If it's 75+ or 90...

    If it's reasonably warm (75), then...
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    Re: Dead carcasses outside hive??

    A picture would be helpful...but on your description of "larger" bee's, I am guessing drones getting the boot maybe....I've been seeing a few more of them outside and around my hives in the last week...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Hey all,

    I have 8 hives, pulled a fully capped box off of two so far, and extracted 76 lbs (one western, one short super)...of my other six, I have one full deep to pull that is nearly wall to...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    More answers from the xperts:

    http://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation/faq/storing-honey
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    Re: Honey % questions

    I was having trouble calibrating mine with distilled water, and contacted the manufacturer and told them it wasn't working, and I was given the same directions to do it with EVOO too....
  16. Re: Inspections with the heavy honey supers on?

    You might check with your local bee club if there is one nearby....we have one for our members that they can borrow and take home, or another they can use in the club honey house... $10.00 for use...
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    Bearding question

    When the bee's beard the front of the hive, has anyone seen the queen join them?
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    Re: Honey % questions

    I would say that you're fine....

    If you really want to be baffled, read the definition of honey in our state of Washington: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=69.28.310
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    Re: City Council Question

    I wouldn't go down this path of making a decision based on "socially appropriate" at all.... it is a dark hole in the ground with yellow jackets.

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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Actually, the general rule of thumb with many WA area beeks is that you need a minimum of about 75lbs of stores to get them through till end of February...any given winter will change that a bit,...
  21. Re: Is It Possible To BE Gone For The Summer?

    Now, that's funny right there, I don't care who you are...:)
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    Re: What are the cons to a pail feeder?

    the major downfall that I've seen in their use is when you fill them and then invert them to re-install, it's important to make sure that you have some means to catch the bit that spills before the...
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    Re: Crush and Strain/Creamed Honey

    I would doubt you "ruined" it, but you may have infused a lot of air into the mixture...give it a few days and see. Why did you use the stirrer on the drill in the first place?
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    Re: Under Performing Package

    Another option is to take another look and verify that there is not a queen in the weakest hive and then just do a newspaper combine with Elizabedda and save yourself some time and money...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Tacoma/Puyallup area for me: 9 hives, two overwintered and 7 new: started in early/mid April... Doing well and growing every day...I've started to add boxes this weekend on about half as the...
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