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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    Woodworker here trying to be a beek. I would suggest doing a box joint and using the butternut for the sides and the walnut for the fronts. It would be awesome.
    Here is some chairs...
  2. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    Sorry if I was not clear, my point of the feeders had to do with the fact that I put the wet supers back on. The bees will not use the feeder in winter but the super will have the feed in it,...
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    I am going to try something new: conveyor belt for ground cover. This is obviously just move in day, Cut the black berries down, mowed and laid out the belt. I want to do them so one does not shade...
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    Re: Can't find my (marked) queen!

    I purchased a queen here and put her into a nuc (yes I let go of $25, shocking I know). Checked her after about a week and had a frame of eggs and found that queen. I figured maybe I put too much...
  5. Re: Pros and Cons of leaving a supper on over winter

    Good timing, I put my nucs this year into deeps and added 1.5 gal feeders that take up two frames. I put my wet extracted supers on them. I am thinking of leaving them there thinking that they will...
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    Re: Honey color for contest?

    He got first and best in show! I did see where they changed others classification from amber to light but they did leave his as amber. Mine did not ribbon but maybe it will be the hook that I need...
  7. Thread: Hive tool PSA

    by minz
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    When I am working with the tools and feel that ‘sticky feeling’ it generally means that I am bleeding and the tool was sharp enough I did not know it.
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    Re: honey show how far to fill pint jar?

    Our rules said that they needed to be even but did not specify. I did weigh the jars and found that they actually had less honey than a pound so I will find out this weekend how we did.
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    Re: Honey color for contest?

    PM sent, also if you could post the official title and author I may see if Powell’s Books (used and out of print) has a copy I can purchase. I love their bookstore, it is a destination when we go...
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    Re: Need A J-Hook Hive Tool For Free?

    shelf life?
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    Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    Yes they cast a shadow on each other and they are far enough apart to not share the heat from their neighbor. I am going to stagger them to get sun to all of them and try a arc so I am working in the...
  12. Break up during moving, fix first thing or let them quiet down?

    The hives were hanging up on the mat in the truck so I gave them a good push. The bottom gapped from the first hive body and things got ugly in a hurry. The ratchet strap held them together. I put...
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    Re: Too late to plant?

    I have a 15’ row in a dripper line, heavy weeds. Does anybody save borage seeds? What am I looking for? It almost appears that there are some flowers with black pedals. Do I just wait until fall and...
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    Re: Too late to plant?

    Depends on your last frost date. Here the extension states ‘plant buckwheat no later than 12 weeks prior to your first frost date’ which for me is September 15th.
    I plant my Borage in the spring,...
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    Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    Wild, I believe you 100%, which was why I Ignored it last year. 4, locations, 2 years running, 100% difference in the size of the hives is empirical data, not speculation or theory. I have also been...
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    Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    I have 2 hives in 4 different locations for the last 2 years, the hives to the east are twice as big as the ones to the west in all 4 yards. All My hives face south. They are within a foot of each...
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    Re: Honey color for contest?

    Dewey was not at the intake for the fair but he was at the bee picnic the same day. I was returning his book to the club (maybe I should have had him sign it and stole it).
    At the intake Trevor...
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    Re: where can i purchase a alcohol mite shaker?

    The club here had a mite sampling seminar that Oregon State and a commercial Beeks came down to. The commercial was using the randy Oliver sample jar. The OSU guys had a couple of plastic canning...
  19. Thread: Apply FA on nucs?

    by minz
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    Re: Apply FA on nucs?

    Cristian
    Good info. I have not got out and checked my mite counts since my flash treatment. I looked you up and we are about the same weather. I am inland from the Pacific about 90 miles in a...
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    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    You always dispose of your dropped fruit to keep the bugs that are eating it down. Less sprays, better apples better bees the following year. When the apples hit the ground I till a row between the...
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    Re: Extraction question

    Alright children, I got me a used extractor that is out in the front yard. Girls are polishing that thing up after use. I got a 30 year old cardboard box to put it back into. How do I clean it and...
  22. Thread: Queen moved up

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    Re: Queen moved up

    You will need to get the queen below the excluder. The brood will hatch and you will have frames of honey with the centers open (I just had a hive do this). As noted the amount of time it takes for...
  23. Re: Walmart colander with bucket brackets for straining honey

    Don’t forget to look at Duda Energy. It is surprising what they have for bucket filters and chemicals. Amazon $6 +$3 shipping for the 100 micron I just got to super filter my fair entry honey.
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    Re: Honey color for contest?

    Sorry it is 100 pts, I did not list:
    10 pts degree of density –DQ above 18.6%
    Judges are Dr. Dewey Caron (I have read two of his books, they are a bit above me) and Trevor Riches. These guys have...
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    Re: Honey color for contest?

    Yes I did not only ask for the rules but they sent me a Power point on how they judge.
    They do check for flavor, moisture content, aroma of honey, honey clarity and cleanliness, jars for...
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