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  1. Thread: First install

    by Jeff F.
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    Re: First install

    Spray them lightly with sugar water next time and give them a firm bang against the top of the hive then shake 'em in. Put the remaining bees still in the box in front of the hive and they'll head in...
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    Re: What kind of larve are these?

    The catfish will love those sf!

    Jeff
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    Re: Saw Buck Base

    That's a truly great TBH BoBn, nice and simple. Excuse me while I run into the backyard and build one now!

    Rgds: Jeff
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    Re: what kind of store sale lemongrass oil?

    Where I get mine too...good deal. Just ordered some Geranium and Lemon Oil also. Someone on the boards here (Memory's the first thing to go :)) mentioned a recipe for a swarm lure that was 20 drops...
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    Re: Roman Beekeeper's Signet Ring

    Great present Dave, add my jealousy to all the others.
    Interesting stuff on Maltese beeks too from Vermillion. If you expand the pictures from his links it appears that they could have used Apis...
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    Re: Southwest BC options for extraction?

    Check with Honeybee Centre down at 176th and Fraser Hwy first DS, I know they have extraction facilities. If that's a nogo try Honeyland Canada in Pitt Meadows.

    Rgds: Jeff
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    Re: Protecting woodenware

    Just depends BC. It protects the wood extremely well, looks natural and contains absolutely no harmful chemicals, which are three good reasons to use Raw Linseed Oil. It's also great to apply because...
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    Re: Protecting woodenware

    It only repels water while it's wet. The oils slowly get absorbed by the wood so you have to reoil it once a year. Perhaps twice if you're in a hot dry climate.
    Easy job, I use a double boiler and a...
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    Re: Scales for hobbiest

    Would a Bathroom Scale do the job?

    Rgds: Jeff
  10. Thread: robo beevac

    by Jeff F.
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    Re: robo beevac

    Might want to get smooth hose for it, most of the dead were probably killed by hitting the ridges on the corrogated hose.

    Rgds: Jeff
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives

    It's like beekeeping....location, location, location. The best wood to use is the wood that lasts longest in your area. I use cedar up here in the PNW and it lasts just about forever but I doubt it...
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    Re: smoke makes my bees mad!

    Cedar isn't poisonous to large insects like HB's , just very distasteful. As long as they ain't eating it........
    The volatile oils that make it distasteful burn off immediately.
    It is poisonous to...
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    Re: What kind of a dance is this?

    I think that one's called the "Hokey Pokey"! :)
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    Poll: Re: Best wood for hive boxes

    My turn!:)
    Local wood is always better. it's adapted to your climate. Whatever is used for fence posts in your area is usually a good choice. Up here in the PNW fir or cedar are good choices but you...
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    Re: Breeding Feral Queens

    'Managed' B's.
    Sometimes it's like managing Mily Cyrus, other times it's like managing Guns n' Roses. ;)

    Rgds: Jeff
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    Re: Breeding Feral Queens

    I think Roger Morse put it best.
    There is no such thing as a 'domesticated' honeybee. All B's are feral and the only reason we can keep colonies is that we know something of their biology.

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    Re: WA nectar flow going down the drain

    Hard to tell but I've only seen one (yes that's 1!!) honeybee this spring. The blackberry bloom is dying off and no bees, no bees in the flower gardens. They're not even showing up on my humongus...
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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Thanks for the info and help Fellas. I'm fairly certain I have the basic nuts and bolts down as far as equipment and hive management is concerned. I was planning for a start next spring which will...
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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Thanks Gents, I hope I can hear from some local beeks here. There isn't much in the way of groups, one blog from a couple keeping hb's up in the city and a second group dedicated to commercial...
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    Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Hey All
    I've been wondering if it's at all worthwhile to either the B's or myself to setup several hives here in Surrey, B.C. I have researched the art of beekeeping extensively and whenever someone...
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