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    Re: Observation Hive Plan

    My son in law built me a bonterra hive. 5 frame singles. It is awesome and the bees seem very content in it. I give it two thumbs up.
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    Re: LGO or swarm commander

    Swarm commander used and I got swarms. None with lemon grass oil.
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    Re: Supplier that makes half - length top bars?

    Do they charge more for making them as a special order?
  4. Re: Smaller mass merchant selling beekeeping equipment

    We have a large local hardware and building supply store that is in the city and markets towards affluent folk. Since beekeeping has become the in thing they now carry bee supplies but have...
  5. Thread: Maui beekeepers?

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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Let me know if you sort out bringing Queens back from Maui. I am heading there for a couple of weeks in March and would love to bring home some Queens.
  6. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    Interesting thread.
    I simply let my cap pings or comb drain out for a while. Then I take a large rectangular pan and put half an inch of water in the bottom. Then "8 hardware wire cloth over the...
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    Re: Swarm season in Oregon?

    I am north of you in Vancouver BC. My first swarm last year was Apr 21.. Apples just in bloom.
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    Re: Observation hives?

    We have 4 hives with "windows" and one box with 2 sides all glass. It is interesting but ,for me, not as instructive as the single wide 5 frame observation hive.
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    Re: Observation hives?

    My kids built me a five frame bob terra design observation hive. It is super...could not ask for more. Everyone should have one.
  10. Thread: Swarm Commander

    by WBVC
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    Re: Swarm Commander

    I caught 7 after using it and zero before. Was it the product or luck...who knows:) ...but I will use it again this year.
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    Re: True definition of "overwintered nuc"

    If I were to buy a nuc advertised as an "over wintered nuc" I would e spect that those 5 frames, bees and Queen had over wintered as one unit and now we're being offered for sale as the same unit...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    Did I miss it or did you say where you get dried egg and soy at reasonable prices. It doesn't add up getting it through a home baking outlet.
  13. Thread: Any ideas?

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    Re: Any ideas?

    Use a tree pruning or hydro lift or climb. Some may say cut down the tree.
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    Re: Bees are dead! Now what?

    I am no expert but wonder if the earlier activity was robbing. If you had a friend with bees you could have plumped up the dwindled hive with some bees as you still had a Queen.
    Given your situation...
  15. Thread: moving nucs

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    Re: moving nucs

    I have my Nucs right up against my hives and they have been fine. I am certain I lose a few bees but it all seems to even out. If the nuc is thin on bees I trade places with an active strong hive.
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    Re: Hello from the PNW

    This forum is a great place to ask questions and to learn about bees. Welcome.
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    Re: Varomor varroa fumigation device

    What did you use?
    Glock found mineral oil fogging to be useless. Does he still post? His posts were interesting.
    I was curious about this system for oxalic acid as it requires no electricity so not...
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    Re: How many bees die per day overwinter?

    I have an observation hive. Either they are really efficient at hauling out their dead or very few die. I rarely see a dead bee on the bottom of the hive.
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    Varomor varroa fumigation device

    This seems to come out of the Ukraine. Has anyone tried it or heard anything about it? Seems it can be used to distribute various varroa remedies into hives.
    Thanks for any feedback.
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    Re: How to determine 'the week before swarming'

    So if you see that the arc is no longer empty how do you prevent solid honey overhead? Do you checkerboard the dada the above the brood nest to break up the solid honey above the brood nest?
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    Re: How to determine 'the week before swarming'

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    Resistance usually developers when a single chemical that affects the physiological function of the mite. My understanding is that OA burns the mouth parts of the mite so resistance is not an...
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    Re: OA treatment of bee package

    So ou hive the bees...queen in cage. Pull the cage for 10 min or so while you Vapourizer the package bees and then replace the queen cage for release?
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    Re: OAV with a heat gun

    I just purchased one from Propolis-etc in Quebec Canada. Emmanuel at the sales dept seems to know about them. They sell the Vapourizer and check out where best for you to get the heat gun. Certainly...
  24. Thread: Mite Bombs

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    Re: Mite Bombs

    I had more robbing than I have seen before. I had significant yellow jackets but they were worse the year before.
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    Re: Swarm Prevention Management

    I also see the first swarms when the apples bloom. Also I do not have the time check each hive every 5 days even if I only were to do a few each day it would be arduous and I would fall behind. Last...
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