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    Overwintering in 8 frame deep ??

    I live in the Methow Valley, Central WA state where we have been experiencing devastating wildfires/drought/smoke for most of the summer. I haven't been into the hives for about 3-4 weeks because of...
  2. What is the latest you have done a trapout?

    I live in the Methow Valley, Central WA where we have been having huge wildfires. 2 days ago(according to the property owners) a swarm showed up and they have moved into a wall. My thought is they...
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    Re: moving a weak hive

    How big is the hive? And how far are you moving it? Had a small swarm that needed to be combined with larger hive. It was only in a 10 frame deep. I plugged the holes with toilet paper and hubby...
  4. Re: Crazy question...Spitting on a queen before letting into Laying worker hive???

    I know it doesn't sound very appealing...
  5. Crazy question...Spitting on a queen before letting into Laying worker hive???

    Okay...I read this following technique on this site on introducing a new queen to a laying worker hive:
    http://www.yorkcountybeekeepers.org/files/Laying%20Worker%20by%20Gerald%20Lanford.pdf :
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  6. Newspaper combine 8 frame deep on top of 10 frame deep

    I am considering combining a small swarm(softball size) in an 8 frame deep with a larger swarm in a 10 frame deep. If I do this I would just put the newspaper down on top of the 10 frame, place the...
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    Re: I want to Edit my profile name...

    Thanks, I just sent a message to Grand Wizard Beesource Barry and hopefully he can work his magic:)
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    Re: I want to Edit my profile name...

    Who's Barry? And how do I reach him?
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    I want to Edit my profile name...

    Hi there, I would like to just edit my profile name(not email or password)..how can I do this?
  10. Re: Put out bait hive this morning and tonight we have....

    Early on..various trees, serviceberry bushes, russian olives(they are all over this tree)then all sorts of wildflowers throughout the season(lupine, fireweed, asters, goldenrod,...), alfalfa...
  11. Re: Put out bait hive this morning and tonight we have....

    We have a lot of beekeepers in the valley but, not large scale operations.
  12. Put out bait hive this morning and tonight we have....

    Interested parties...this will be the 4th swarm using a bait hive in a week and a half! We'll see if they stay..there were a lot flying around..not seen in the photos.
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    Re: Catching swarms

    I caught 3 swarms in 3 bait boxes on our property in one day 5/30(they had been sitting out for about a week or so and I noticed scout bees right away)...I used old comb frames as well as...
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    Re: 3 swarms in 3 bait hives in 1 day!

    Oh how I wish!:)
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    Re: 3 swarms in 3 bait hives in 1 day!

    That is an all season hive cover from Honey Run Apiaries..the holes have screen over them...I had to stick an 8 frame telescoping cover until I get my 10 frame one...here is a link:...
  16. Re: How do you get a caught swarm to stay put?

    I caught 3 swarms in three bait hives in 1 day(on our property). One was in an old 10 frame deep and the other 2 were in cardboard nucs. There were old frames and lemongrass oil in each. I inserted...
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    3 swarms in 3 bait hives in 1 day!

    Just a little background..I purchased 3 packages of NWCarnies and hived 4/19. Set out 3 bait hives middle of May around our six acres(2 cardboard nuc boxes with old frames and lemongrass oil in...
  18. Re: Did I do this right? - Winterization West Central IL

    Where do you put the layer of newspaper..under the inner cover or above?
  19. Re: Optimal frame configuration for 2-10 frame deeps going into winter

    I chose 8 frame deeps to help with my back;)) issues...Another beek in the valley runs 3-8 frame deeps for our winters(which are usually cold...down to 0 and below Jan/Febis and long..but this year...
  20. Optimal frame configuration for 2-10 frame deeps going into winter

    One of my hives(3-8frame deeps) went belly up(trying to turn catastrophe into opportunity) and I now have 10+ deep frames of honey and 5 or so frames of pollen. I have one hive in 2-10 frame deeps...
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    Re: New beek wanting to go foundationless...

    Currently I have one hive that I am experimenting with foundationless...8 frame deeps..I am on the 3rd deep..I placed foundationless in between some drawn out frames(tried to do every other frame,...
  22. Re: Bees not moving into foundationless upper brood chamber

    I am experimenting with foundationless in my 8 frame hive(I have a 10 frame as well). I started out by putting the nuc in a deep and placing foundationless frames on the ends. I went on vacation...
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    Re: Leaving Them Alone

    Check out the treatment free forum...sounds like you are heading that way and onto something!:)
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    Re: Shot of storage

    Gorgeous!
  25. Re: Foundationless and frameless in Santa Monica, April 16, 2013

    Hi Cerezha,
    I corresponded a few weeks back. I have a 10 frame and 8 frame. I decided to experiment with frameless foundation in the 8 frame. I took my first deep and put foundationless frames on...
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