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  1. The first meeting of the Douglas County Bees will be April 2 "Oregon"

    When: April 2 on Wednesday at 7:00 to 8:30
    Where: Douglas County Courthouse room 311
    Contact: for any questions phillthebeeguy@gmail.com
  2. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Sounds awesome, count me in
  3. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Sounds like a great offer...
  4. Thread: hop guard

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    hop guard

    thinking about using hopguard as a weapon against varroa.
    what is coldest temp outside i can use it in fall/winter?
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    Re: swarm catching net plans ?

    I like it
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    Re: swarm catching net plans ?

    thats an idea. the fitting I think i am looking for is the one on the previous video about using a water jug.
    found plans for a catcher net but it had a inside cone with a open bottom and i agree it...
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    Re: swarm catching net plans ?

    Agree, am thinking something with maybe a spring opening and a pull cord to close it. Still how do I attach it to a pole. A paint handle is a good start
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    swarm catching net plans ?

    looking to build a swarm catching net.
    saw one that used a extention paint pole (i have) A empty 50 lb feed bag (i have) and a wire hoop (also have)
    What i do not have is a easy way to attach it...
  9. Thread: YellowJackets

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    YellowJackets

    Its "meat eating" time for local YellowJackets.
    I have had 3 hives destroyed by them this last weekend.
    All three hives were weak and thats why they could not defend.

    Are there any...
  10. Thread: Bee suit

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    Re: Bee suit

    Wore my new ultrabreeze this evening. Felt the durability was worth the extra price, the others had complaints about fit and cleaning.
    MOST cool.. My question tho is this. Anyone ever been stung...
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    Looking for a mite tolerant mated queen

    Have a queenless hive, Looking for a mated hygienic queen.

    Phil Camas Valley, Oregon
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    Swarm box procedures.

    This evening I will be picking up a habited swarm box at a remote location.
    This box is about the size of a large super and has frames, There are apparently bees going in and out 2 days ago.
    ...
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    Re: Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    Thank you, did not see a special place for removals, will look again
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    Hive Removal Temperature/weather question

    I am scheduled to remove a 7 yr old hive this morning in a roof of a small attached shed.
    It is running about 60 degrees and lightly raining.
    Should I reschedule? or go for it.
    My thought is the...
  15. Thread: Queens

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    Re: Queens

    Had very bad success with Nuc's. That and cost issues. I have a problem paying over $100. for a Nuc plus shipping. Had 3 Nucs (my bad they were three "packages")that I picked up from Portland, they...
  16. Thread: Queens

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    Queens

    Is there anyone who is selling Queens this late in the year ?


    Phil in Oregon
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    When to start supplemental feeding?

    Am considering shifting from "wet" to "dry" sugar this year. Its starting to get cold here, I did see the Bees out weekend before last though. When do you think its a good time to start? I have 2...
  18. Thread: Zombee fly

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    Re: Zombee fly

    Just caught that on a "local" site.. http://www.kgw.com/news/Zombie-bees-reported-for-1st-time-in-Wash-171004911.html
    The site looks more of a detection method, anyone come up with any...
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    Boreocoelioxys ??

    My wife has just today noticed quite a large amount (25 or s0) of what maybe "Boreocoelioxys"
    They had a pronounced black pointed "butt" and are definately not our Honey bees (who also frequent the...
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    possable swarms in Canyonville, Oregon

    30693070Just receaved an email about a couple of swarms in canyonville,Oregon not too far from me (about 30 miles)
    The post came in on tuesday morning.
    I have no experiance in catching swarms and...
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    Re: Need a mated queen

    Would like one also, I am in Oregon.
    Time is starting to run short and I would like to get her established, I live in a valley where there is little "food" for the bees but the climate is mild tell...
  22. Thoughts about nucs in Aug-Sept versus March-April

    Any thoughts about Nucs and Queens starting a hive or resurrecting one in late Fall versus Spring ?
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    How not to Harvest Honey....

    Ok its a learning experiance.
    This is my 2nd Harvest. The first went "interesting" especially in seperating the honey from the comb. and thats all i am going to say about that.
    This year I had...
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    News from down under

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/13980685/beehives-poisoned-along-nsw-south-coast/
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    Your thoughts welcome

    Did a recent inspection of a hive and found them busily tending to odd white cocoons,
    Also their comb creation has perverted.

    http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa162/Kinkypuppy/Bee%20inspection/
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