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  1. Re: how many pounds of honey sales is a normal day for you at a market selling honey?

    I will jump in because I was wondering the same thing. We have a ‘Day in the Park’ for a single day in July, no rain, high end crafts and local vegetable growers, no honey last year. Last year they...
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    Re: Wasps,wasps and more wasps..

    Janne, Same here, I was going to start another post until I read yours. 34 degrees and again yesterday it looked like the hive was active. I went over to take a look and yellow jackets of two types...
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    Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    Wood magazine issue 181 on the torture test of joints (page 68) shows that the rabbet has a pull apart strength of 1329 lbs and shear strength of 73 lbs (with 3 nails). Box joint 2019 LBS, shear 84...
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    Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    Now that is the kind of thinking I was looking for! I pick up TB II by the gallon.
    @ Ace, I would use standard lumber from front and back as described in the OP,
    @windfall, mine varies as much as...
  5. Thread: Broodless?

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    Broodless?

    Timing for OA treatment since Arctic Vortex hit us here in the west with a good freeze (with the leaves still green a full two weeks early). If the queen was to shut down today, that would mean...
  6. Thread: SHB in Oregon?

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    SHB in Oregon?

    What is the best ‘DIY” trap for the hives that will allow me to monitor for the beasts?
    Son came from a beginning BeeK class at the OSBK annual meeting and he said that the SHB was in Oregon now. I...
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    Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    Maria Spivak (U of Minnesota) gave a talk about the benefits on bee health for propolis and bee health when they were allowed to construct an envelope of Propolis inside the nest cavity and the...
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    Re: Public Land For Apiaries

    We have had some big forest fires out here this last year fairly close. I was trying to get access to a place by the burn to get some hives on for fireweed honey. This may be the answer. Any idea of...
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    Re: Airing Out Frames and Boxes after Moth Treatment

    I have been having trouble with wax moths this year. Left a frame in the garage and it was destroyed in no time at all. I opened up a dead out last week and had some frames that had some starting. I...
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    Re: Raising queens/ is it practical for a hobbyist?

    I move my brood above an excluder and a super in spring and they make a couple of strong QC in the upper box. In one of the boxes I did not attend to it in time and had two laying queens. I usually...
  11. Thread: Bartering honey

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    Re: Bartering honey

    Swapped bees for and extractor, we both walked away smiling. That’s the key, it is a good deal if you both get what you wanted. Most individuals do not have much use for a 5 gallon bucket of honey to...
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    Re: Queen mating in town?

    My swarm trapping success is excellent around the airport and industrial park areas. I have no idea where the bees come from. I cannot seem to catch a swarm the country. I do not think drones would...
  13. Oregon State Beekeepers Association2014 Annual Conference

    Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, November 8
    Seaside, OR
    The Annual Conference is where OSBA gathers and discusses current topics related to bees as well as the organization. Join us and hear talks...
  14. Re: OSBA Fall Convention November 1st. - Michael Palmer and Sue Cobey

    I got all excited when I saw the OSBA since I just signed up for the Oregon State Bee meeting. Maybe since everybody is on the road they can hop on down to Seaside Oregon the following weekend...
  15. Thread: Excluder or Not

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    Re: Excluder or Not

    I started using one to control swarms last year. I run traditional 10F deeps with supers on top of them. Every 10 to 12 days I would move open brood frames above the excluder and give the queen...
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    Re: Hellooo..New from Oregon

    Welcome, I had some hives up in that area the last two years (Hwy 224 and Folsom Rd), just off of the old Eagle creek highway. Guy dropped 5 pallets of bees right on the corner (white hives, blue...
  17. Thread: Checker boarding

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    Re: Checker boarding

    Timing is based on the apple bloom. I have tried it for two years being in the same situation as Walt. First year they still swarmed but 2 weeks after the other hive. Second year the hive never...
  18. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    If you set a cold bottle of water on your kitchen table you get condensation on the outside of the bottle. If you put a cozy on that cold drink you no longer get condensation. When the temperature...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    I opened up the 4 hives here at the house with pollen sub and nobody touched it. I ran 2 miles down the road and the first hive had nothing but a couple of quarter size pieces, second one was still...
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    Re: New Guy from the Pacific Northwest

    I was going to suggest mediums, but I did not know if you had your heart set on a nuc to get your bees in the spring. I suggest two hives because it keeps me from buying things, as mentioned you...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    Yeah is eggs that are bad for you, make you fat and give you bad cholesterol! No wait now they are good and increase your ratio, it is butter that is bad. No wait…
    Reading what is supposedly good...
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    “I just want to clarify for those that are covering their hives for the first time. DON'T ask for "tar paper"
    I went and looked and I did get roof felt (I was looking for tar paper but was OK with...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    I did it for a couple of years. By far the hardest part of the diet was my wife that tried to sabotage me at every turn. I just got up and went to the store for dinner a couple of times. The only...
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    Re: New Guy from the Pacific Northwest

    I am just up north of you, when are you taking me over to the Deschutes?
    Welcome, it was a frustrating start because everybody told me something different. I would almost think that if I were...
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    How to secure tar paper

    Wrapping hives here for the first time. Talked to yet a second commercial Beek that gave a talk and he also recommended roofing felt for this climate. How do you secure it and how do you guys wrap?...
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