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    Re: 45 degrees and flying?

    I will try minz...

    We finally had a nice day here in WA and Concrete bees (here on the board) and I worked the 1st round of imports this morning. They are looking good. The second round of...
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    Re: 45 degrees and flying?

    Hi everyone,

    Yes, thank Sue for her hard work and determination. We are currently expanding the genetic pool we are selecting from.

    Exciting things!

    We are also working on a Pacific...
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    Re: How few bees do you need to start a colony

    I was working with Sue Cobey yesterday and we used a "spam can" full of bees in the mating boxes.

    Joe
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    Re: How few bees do you need to start a colony

    Sounds like a mini mating nuc. They only hold about a ladle full of bees.
  5. Re: Rookie needs advice: Is this a robbing event?

    Looks good to me. See how the bees are waiting for that perfect time to dive into the entrance? If they were robbers they would be darting all directions.

    It wont be long and you will have to...
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    Re: Here is some better pictures sourwood or not

    They say sourwood is the best honey there is....but I cant wait for fireweed in the NW...the better of the best.

    :)

    Joe
  7. Re: wow!!!!! vibrant orange pollen - what could it be?

    Butter cups in Western Washington are a good sign of dearth...but they do seem to get pollen from them.
  8. Re: wow!!!!! vibrant orange pollen - what could it be?

    Buttercups
  9. Re: Honey Sticks instead of candy at 4th of July parade...

    also glory bee foods sells them.

    www.glorybeefoods.com
  10. Honey Sticks instead of candy at 4th of July parade...

    Hi Everyone,

    I was thinking of tossing honey sticks out of the bee mobile at the parade this year. I was wondering if I should be concerned that an infant might get some and get sick. I know the...
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    As far as knowing if they work...buy a few.... do before and after counts. I know hopguard is best with phoretic mites. MAQS kill in the cell too.

    We all need to do before and after sampling...
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    Re: Mite Away Quick Strips recieve Federal Approval

    I apologize if this was mentioned as I didn't read every post....

    The brood nest is kept at a constant temp. Therefore, the MAQS will have a more predictable release then any other place in the...
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    We may have hopguard and MAQS this summer. Nice to possibly have 2 choices for treatment with honey supers on. Excellent!

    JoeMcc
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    Re: Anyone breeding Caucasians this year?

    I can't wait for the new line to be available. When Sue gets the green light I will certainly try them.
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    Re: Anyone breeding Caucasians this year?

    For those interested in the Caucasian line...

    Sue Cobey from UC davis has imported semen from the Caucasus region. She is working with WSU also and has breeder queens in quarantine. It will be...
  16. Beek falls in pond...Not how I would like to make the news...

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Woodinville-firefighters-rescue-fallen-beekeeper--107657208.html
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    Re: got a great deal on a 21 Kelley extractor

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    I think I mentioned i took apart that brass gear pump I have. It was plugged with wax. I think I can warm it with a light torch flame and clean it out. i might have to make a gasket with an...
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    Re: got a great deal on a 21 Kelley extractor

    I'm going to tear apart my tredmill this weekend i think. Im going to see if I can make it work on my Maxant. Did you say you had a Motor Mr Concrete? Dunno if I can use your real name...lol
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    Re: Super thick honey....What to do??

    It was thick before it started to cystalize. When I re-liquified the honey it crystilized in less than a month.

    Joe
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    Super thick honey....What to do??

    I have some honey that is so thick and granulates so quickly that squeeze containers wont work. I have no idea of the source but there was a pea field near by. i still do not know if bees collect...
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    Re: bee photos wanted

    Is it possible that you put photo info in the message? Camera, lense, f stop, ISO....etc??? I would really like to know on some of these.

    JoeMcc
  22. Thread: Wild Sweet Pea?

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    Wild Sweet Pea?

    There is a lot of wild sweet pea around here just starting to bloom. Is it a nectar plant?

    JoeMcc
  23. Thread: Syrup pump

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    Re: Syrup pump

    The Spot Sprayer?

    JoeMee
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    Re: Combines dont always go right.

    Well... we went back in to take a look. Balled queen in the top and a balled virgin in the bottom. I sprayed all the bees down with syrup with a little lemon grass mixed in. The balled virgin...
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    Re: Combines dont always go right.

    I suppose it's possible to have 2 virgin queens. That's why i waited 24 hours though. I assumed the 2 queens would have fought it out by then. I also suppose that acceptance would be greater if...
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