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  1. Thread: Swarms

    by BoWo
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    Re: Swarms

    Thanks.
    I went back out there this AM, they were all gone.
    From now I will wait till dusk to move them.
    The hive had a lot of bees coming and going this morning, looks like I was successful.
    THS
  2. Thread: Swarms

    by BoWo
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    Swarms

    Yester day one of my hives swarmed and landed on the trunk of a apple tree.
    I scraped all of them I could off into a hive body after they settled down I moved
    them to a new spot where I wanted to...
  3. Thread: Swarms

    by BoWo
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    Re: Swarms

    Where they Swarmed was not my concern, It was how far they
    go after the swarm breaks the cluster and goes to a new home.
    I am also capturing swarms in my apiary . But I don't know if they
    are...
  4. Thread: Swarms

    by BoWo
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    Re: Swarms

    Thanks.
    I did the splits thing this spring, One swarmed anyway. the swarm was only
    about 40 feet from the hive , straight up in a big fir tree.
    That is the one i tried to coax down to my traps.
  5. Thread: Swarms

    by BoWo
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    Swarms

    Dose any know that when Bees swarm Just how far will they go?
    And will they settle for a place close to there own aperies?
    when Mine swarm I have 5 swarm traps close, and they still go
    some place...
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    Supersedure Queen cell

    I have a hive with what looks like a failing Queen.
    Lots of drone brood. and an supersedure Cell.
    My question is. When the bees make a supersedure cell will they use only
    a fertile Egg ? I don't...
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    Re: Help Making splits.

    Thank you
    If you have drones in Tacoma no doubt I have some here to
    Harold
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    Help Making splits.

    HI:
    I live in Olympia WA and want to make some splits from my strongest hives.
    and let them make a new Queen.
    I was told it is to early to do that because there are not any drones yet.
    And the...
  9. Thread: Laying worker

    by BoWo
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    Re: Laying worker

    Thank you Rob.
    I will do that today. I have 3 real strong Hives. not sure any have swarm cells in them yet.
    been a little cold yet here in Olympia WA.
  10. Thread: Laying worker

    by BoWo
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    Laying worker

    I have a hive with lots of bees but a laying worker. Can I put a frame from a different hive with a swarm cell on it
    in there and will the new queen replace the laying worker?
    TKS
    Harold
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    Re: Carniolans over Italians

    Thank you I belong to the Olympia beekeepers Association and the orders go in
    at the next meeting March 12
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    Carniolans over Italians

    I am getting ready to order my packages and What I would like to know
    What is the advantages and disadvantages between Carniolans and Italians
    TKS Harold
  13. Thread: Dysentery

    by BoWo
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    Re: Dysentery

    Thank you I will try that;
    Harold
  14. Thread: Dysentery

    by BoWo
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    Dysentery

    I have a hive that died and had lots of honey in it.From what it looks like it died from Dysentery
    It has a lot of brown markings on the out side of the hive and inside on the frames.
    what need...
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    Re: Witch hive goes on top?

    Thank you
    I was not sure
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    Which hive goes on top?

    I have 2 single body hives setting side by side.
    One has lots of brood and some honey
    The other no larva ,no brood, Queen less
    But lots of honey.
    I want to combined the two with news paper.
    My...
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    Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned that you need 2 or 3 holes in the inner
    If you are feeding raw sugar on the top of it in the
    Winter. One of mine plugged the hole with dead bee
    So the hive starved out in the spring.
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    SweetThing
    End Bars
    Deep 9 1/8
    Western 6 1/2
    Shallow 5 3/8

    I use westerns because they are lighter
    The older I get shallows are looking better
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    SweetThing
    SweetThing
    End Bars
    Deep 9 1/8
    Western 6 1/2
    Shallow 5 3/8

    I use westerns because they are lighter
    The older I get shallows are looking better
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    SweetThing
    End Bars
    Deep 9 1/8
    Western 6 1/2
    Shallow 5 3/8

    I use westerns because they are lighter
    The older I get shallows are looking better
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    SweetThing
    End Bars
    Deep 9 1/8
    Western 6 1/2
    Shallow 5 3/8

    I use westerns because they are lighter
    The older I get shallows are looking better.
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    SweetThing.

    End Bars on the frames
    Deep 9 1/8
    Western 6 1/2
    Shallow 5/38

    I use westerns they weigh less.
    Deeps are to much for me to lift off the top.
    Shallows are a little small
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    Re: Honey Extraction Questions

    I extract about 10 westerns a year. this is how i do it.
    First i use a uncapping fork.it takes a little longer then a hot knife. but I don't get much wax
    in with the capping'. I buy nylons for $.99...
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    Bees waiting for swarm to arrive ???

    I have 2 swarm traps set on a wood pile about 5 feet high.
    There are always several bees going in and out during the day.
    On June 8 around 10AM I saw a lot more bees. And they
    Were fighting on...
  25. Thread: Scotch broom

    by BoWo
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    Scotch broom

    Is scotch broom a source of nectar for bees?
    There is a lot of it here in Washington
    TKS
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