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    Re: I hate Yellow Jackets

    That is exactly what is happening with our hives. We were checking supers and noticed a YJ in a cell eating honey. When we started watching, they are flying in the bottom and stealing. Our honey in...
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    Yellow Jackets robbing

    The weather here has changed over night. It is 15' cooler during the night, drops into the low 40's at night. Then yesterday I noticed a yellow jacket going into the hive. I put a bowl of 1:1 on top...
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    Re: Question on newspaper combining

    Thanks for the reply, I will get that done this morning. Is three days enough time to leave the newspaper in?
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    Question on newspaper combining

    We combined a small, weak, queenless hive with another small hive that we just queened. We did that this morning and when I checked the hives this evening all the hives have bees on the porch. Since...
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    Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    We are over in Noxon, Mt. The weather has been in the 20's and 30's for the most part. A mild winter for us. We do have 3' of snow on the flat. Checked the bees and all seemed OK so far. It was a...
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    Re: Winter feeding

    OK, thanks for the info. RAK, where are you in Spokane? We are 50 miles East of Sandpoint. But in a snow belt here, we get more snow and cold then Sandpoint.
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    Re: Winter feeding

    are the patties not enough for the bees?
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    Winter feeding

    We checked our hives today and found the biggest hive was full to the top and had eaten all the pollen patty. The two smaller hives were noisey in the bottom deep, but had not touched the pollen...
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    Re: Got the hives insulated today

    Thanks for the encouragement. Temperature wise we're expecting 8* this weekend. I've seen -28* for several days some years back. Usually in the low teens. The wife made the straps from a roll if...
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    Got the hives insulated today

    Finally got the hives insulated today. We'll see how they winter. Thanks for the suggestions in my previous thread on this.
    PK3466
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    Re: First honey extraction today, a question.

    Thanks for the tip johng. Will do. PK
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    Re: First honey extraction today, a question.

    Thanks for the reply. Adjusting the thermostat up just a little made the knife much hotter. I'll be setting it higher next year. PK
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    First honey extraction today, a question.

    We did our first honey extraction today and now I have a question. I have an older electric decapping knife. It did not seem to hot and didn't glide through the wax as expected. During the clean up,...
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    Winter Insulation of Hives?

    I'm getting ready to winterize the hives ,Western Montana, and have a question. I'm thinking of not using the wood top and instead using the 2" foam board I'll use for the sides. Maybe router a slot...
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    Re: Wax moth worms didn't die

    I will try this today! It is 34' out. I will spray them and lay them out for the freeze tonight. Then gather them back up tomorrow for the day. See what happens....
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    Re: Wax moth worms didn't die

    It sounds like the lesser wax moth is what we have. I did notice the pinkish color. Thanks for the info. We have kept the frames in a bag away from our hives and will take care of them in the...
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    Wax moth worms didn't die

    We got some frames from a guy and noticed the webbing and a few worms. So we froze the frames in the freezer for 5 days. Then moved them in a bag out to the shed. When I looked today at the frames,...
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    Bee horrors! help!

    :eek: What are these little worms and the webbie stuff all over these frames?
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    Thanks for any info....
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    Re: Visual for the 2 deeps for wintering?

    I'm just responding so I can keep track of all your questions.....I'm new to bees. Thanks!
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    Re: More mysteries to me - empty frames

    I don't know enough to give advice, but wondered if you saw any brood at all. Eggs, larva, capped brood? Did you see a queen or any queen cells? Have you been feeding at all? Boy, there is allot to...
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    Re: Montana beekeepers...

    We are North of where you were at. First year to have bees. Ours are working wildflowers and clover. We live in the forest along the Clark Fork River. Lots of elk here....;-)
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    Re: I'm Back 300+ stings

    Wow! Everyone was very worried. Glad you are going to be fine and glad you are back!
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    Re: What is this plant?

    Google michaelmas daisy....they love these flowers.
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    Removel needed in Oviedo, Florida

    My son has a hive in the wall of their home. Is there anyone close that could help with the removal of the hive. I don't know how this works, because we are so new to bees, but told him I would...
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    Re: Washington State Pricing

    We saw honey at the Spokane Fair yesterday for $25.00 in one gallon jugs. Can't remember what it weighed. Seems like it was $3.50 a pound....thought that was really cheap!
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