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    Re: Bees Gathering willow sap?

    Interesting. Thanks for the link, Rader. Cat just brought one of those buggers into the barn a couple days ago. Tried to run it out, but it wound up on the floor with the rest of the dead...
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    Re: Bees Gathering willow sap?

    That was my thought initially, but I don't think hummingbirds or butterflies would be doing that...
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    Bees Gathering willow sap?

    I've never seen them doing this before. Looks like they're gathering the sap from where the woodpeckers were working the trunk. The only reason i noticed, was because there was also a hummingbird...
  4. Can you spot the entrance to the new LEGO nuc?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EznkjfVhLs0
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    Re: Can anyone help me find my new Queen?

    ok, ok. I'm the one choosing bad jokes.

    You got me, tanks! She's pretty tough to miss, isn't she? Wish they were all that easy to find...
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    Can anyone help me find my new Queen? [ha ha]

    I know she's in there somewhere!!!!

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  7. Re: My Bees Swarmed/Absconded 10 Minutes Ago - With Video

    If the swarm is still in the tree, I would attempt to throw a rock with twine attached over the branch that they are settled on. I've had success jarring them loose that way. Then, you need to...
  8. Re: Drones! March 22, 2016 - Coastal British Columbia

    Seeing some capped drone brood here in Port Angeles, but none flying yet...
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    Re: Bees packing in the pollen today 2/21

    Spring soon??? Here's what my bees are hauling in. pretty....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnMbOoYJm4E&feature=youtu.be
  10. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    As far as dark comb goes, I SMASH, SMASH, SMASH....

    I smash it so that it will fit better, then put it in a paint filter and boil it in water for about an hour. Then, remove from the water and...
  11. Re: Ventilation question for BWrangler & Mike Bush; getting light hive through winter

    Howdy from Port Angeles.

    Remove the water. No need for it in the hive this time of the year.

    Did you feed granulated sugar all summer? I'm not sure if they can efficiently store it, but i...
  12. Thread: Swarming?

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    Re: Swarming?

    Is your screened bottom board open?
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    Re: Freeze warning question

    I made up a bunch of them a couple years ago with the groove to slide in corrugated plastic (or whatever you have). I do find that makes it really easy to monitor mite loads, since i don't need to...
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    Re: catching bees is hard

    [QUOTE=JakeDatc;1238290]dive bombed into pollen like DeNero in Scarface.llll

    Was he in scarface?
  15. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    The bees love it this time of year...15980
  16. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    Hookers Willow is blooming around here.

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    Re: Battery life with OAV

    I've had good luck just hooking up to my quad battery with the engine idling. Doesn't seem to drag the rpms down much, if at all. I'm sure a marine deep cycle would work really well, but i wouldn't...
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    Re: #4 Hardware Cloth size

    I think #4 means 4 squares per inch (1/4" mesh)
  19. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    Lots of small lady bug larvae and little black and white lady bugs on them... We've had plenty of black aphid-looking bugs on our tomatoes in years past. This year, we've seen mostly lady bug...
  20. What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    We've had a major problem with white powdery mildew on our cucumber plants this year, so we've been keeping air flowing through the hothouse and watering as little as possible. I watched this gal...
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    Drones perhaps?
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    polka dot queen

    I'm attempting to attach a couple of images of a queen from a walk away split earlier this year. Did it work?

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    Looks like it worked.... (yay!) Cool spots on this gal
  23. Re: Spring has Sprung in the Pacific Northwest

    Tough to say what the pink pollen is from, but I've been getting a fair amount of it as well. I've also been seeing some purple, white and pale yellow. I'm pretty sure the pale yellow is mostly...
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    Re: discouraging sight

    I'm from a completely different zone than you, but here are my thoughts:

    Dead bees (even 50 feet or more from the hive) were likely dropped there by your undertaker bees. Watch the entrance...
  25. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    I'm not convinced this is something you need to worry about. Looks like a solitary insect I've observed around here that doesn't seem to be a problem. Reduce the mesh size in your vents if you're...
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