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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    Well he is big time and moves tons of honey. As Harry mentioned he has been doing it for a long time. He moves more honey from his self-serve stand than at either of the stores, return customers...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    Thanks Harry, I gave him a call. I think I am on track and if anything excited that this idea will work out well. I hope to stock the shelf and hang the signs tonight!
    Phobee, I have seen another...
  3. Re: The Nehalem Oregon "Beeswax Wreck" - a 1693 Manila Gallleon

    There is a sign with a lot of history and some good pictures (if my old memory servers) along Hwy 101 up from Tillamook. I stopped and looked at it coming from the Oregon State Bee convention last...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    I was unable to find this title on line, at the library, web search or Powell’s new and used books. Do you have more info (ISBN or author)?
    My cost is less than the farmers market. I do not need a...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    I just did 6 supers after a 4th of July party and I finished up at 11 PM at night. That would have been about 4 hours for 6 supers also, the honey was hot and if I de-capped it before the extractor...
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    Re: Another Brilliant Bottling Idea From Charlie B.

    I just keep an eye out at the local restaurants recycle center. The buckets I like are the dried tomato or other dried foods. Tight lids, no smell, easy to clean. I got some square buckets for...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    Adamant, very nice. I picked up small kitchen counter section, painted the front door yellow (that I got at the restore shop for $15) painting up some signs and arrows that look just like yours. I...
  8. Thread: Buildin Stuff

    by minz
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    Re: Buildin Stuff

    I have all the tools and do build furniture. The last set of supers I went to knock out before going to the high school play was beyond pathetic. I would have thrown them away if I did not need...
  9. Thread: epepen

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    Re: epepen

    I went to an epi pen work shop at the local bee club ($20) that taught you how to use one and recognize the symptoms. She wrote out a script on what almost looked like a scrap of paper. I then went...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    All good suggestions:
    Janne, that is what my wife thinks as well.
    Jrhoto, that is a chicken coop, not a honey stand :lookout:. Looking for something small, nice to know that the idea is not too...
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    Self Service Honey Stand

    I am looking for some suggestions before building a self-service honey stand. I am having a banner year and have flooded my normal market. My property borders a highway and I was going to put up a...
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    Re: Hello From Oregon!

    Welcome from just east of you in Boring. As Harry mentioned there is a club out in Clackamas, a Portland Urban in downtown and a small one (Zenger farms community farm) off Foster road.
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    Re: Hello from a pair of noobs in Portland!

    Welcome, I am east of you a little. I usually let the bees make there own. We are pretty much wrapping up blackberry flow here so you will not miss much or gain much by running out and buying one.
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    Re: Saw a queen hatch from a cell today

    I had two queenless hives that were booming a month ago. I had no queen cells in one and four in the other. I went to cut a pair of cells off of the one frame and needed a wire cutters, when I got...
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    Re: Making my own fume board?

    or use the West Virgina University study.
    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/FormicAcid.pdf
    There is a better presentation that shows extensively how to make a fume board (I made two) but I noted...
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    Re: Supercedure & Queen Failure?

    I don’t know about recommended but I can tell you what I have done. I have pulled the nice queen cells from the hive when I find them and put them in a queen castle. When I think I am queen less I...
  17. Re: Does anyone know how bees are affected from silica dust from a rock quarry?

    Maybe they are mason bees!
    Sorry I held off as long as I could before posting the cheesy humor.
    :lpf:
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    Re: Supercedure & Queen Failure?

    We had a warm dry early spring and now we are in a wet spell. My wife just commented today about my whining on how many of my hives are not queen right as the flow starts. I have also had poor luck...
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    Re: What to do with queen cells?

    Your choices depend on what your equipment is on hand and what your plans are. If you leave the cells when they get capped the hive may swarm. If you have a record of when you put the frame of brood...
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    Re: Question about drone laying queen

    I went into a hive that has been traditionally a boomer and found drones above the excluder. I thought it was odd but found another 15+ frames of drones. Next day I uncapped every single cell with a...
  21. Thread: Tiny bees-type?

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    Re: Tiny bees-type?

    any idea of how to take a picture and have scale? I should have taken a picture when I marked her.
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    Re: First shot from queen castle.

    Alright, finally got the pictures off of the camera.
    Queen castle as found:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/q%20cast%201_zpslw46z0uw.jpg
    Pull the telescoping lid...
  23. Thread: Tiny bees-type?

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    Tiny bees-type?

    I picked up a medium swarm of bees from the local area and the bees are tiny. Color is just like the rest of mine, yellow with a black stripe, but the size is 2/3rd or less than the others that I...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on queen excluders

    If you place brood above the excluder the bees will not hesitate to cross it. As it has been said though you will need a way to allow the drones to escape if you move frames above the excluder. Like...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I am thinking about putting my bottle up for sale at $15, slightly used any takers?
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