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  1. Re: Just getting started in Snohomish, Wa and need some advice

    Paul...I'm is the Kent area. If the bees are well established in the top box, then chances are you will need to feed. It's better to feed and not need to the to not feed only to need it. The bees...
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    Re: fireweed spots around Seattle

    Forest Service road 70 up by Greenwater is where I take mine. There's also a nice place just north of Mt Si near North Bend.

    Highway 2 by Concrete works.

    Just visit the Ranger stations...
  3. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    I feel it'd always been legal for use in beehives. How else are you going to keep those top bars clean?
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    Re: beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest

    I'm in the Kent area...Do you have bees now?
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    Re: Drones with yellow eyes....

    They do indeed fly and return to the hive. Next time I'm at the bee yard I'll take a few videos
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    Drones with yellow eyes....

    ...these guys are way too cool to look at!

    https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1538742_10152725599578642_315808941_n.jpg
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    :lpf: :lpf: :lpf: There is SO much truth to that!

    Funny!
  8. Re: lowest temp to inspect without harming bees?

    You're safe at 45 degrees even with brood provided you work fast.
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    Re: Is this a Queen Bee?

    Looks like a queen to me!
  10. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    Something else nuked your hive..either it be mites...nosema...etc and the yellowjackets are taking advantage of a demoralized hive.

    Except for the South...Yellowjackets are an indicator that a...
  11. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Seriously Mike...Just replace it. The goodwill shown will serve you well down the road.
  12. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Wait your turn Harry! I have it the next three weeks.

    I have dibs on the extractor too!
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    Re: Flower identification

    Indeed it is...
  14. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    Re: Yellow Jackets!

    Yellow Jackets didn't kill off that hive...something else did...they just came in to clean up the mess.
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    Re: bees chew out entrance reducer?

    Indeed! Bees will chew at wood if they feel the need to do so....and they usually succeed
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    Re: "What is Varroa good for?"

    What are they good for?

    From an ecological perspective:

    Wax moths benefit from their presence, which in turn benefit those animals that eat wax moths..the old food web thing.

    But the issue...
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Get yourself a cheap 1000k watt immersion heater and a Rubbermade tote. Easy peezy and cheep
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    Re: Does anyone know how OA kills mites?

    No bloomin' clue, but it kills em good
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    Re: Too Late To Make a Queen?

    IMO...Not to late in your area, but times is not on your side
  20. Thread: Name that stain

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    Re: Name that stain

    Normal debris. Gravity and normal activity caused it to collect there.
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I bet dollars to doughnuts all the carbamate and organophosphate pesticides pretty much have the same EPA warning to toxicity to bees as neo-nics. Just because the EPA issued a warning in no way...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Meanwhile...hive continue to thrive in the middle of neonic application.
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    O.k. Fine. Every documented case of CCD also has found to have Nosema ceranae, and by applying your logic that is a root cause.

    See where this is going? If not...forming a conclusion based on...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    And you know that how? and if that is indeed the cause how are neonics responsible?
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Neonics are insecticides..of course they are harmful to insects...duh! The issue I have is there is no science that shows neonics are responsible for CCD yet so many are on the wagon to ban them. ...
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