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    Re: How Long for Drones to Sexually Mature

    Buzzy, given your location, I would hope other colonies within flying distance will be producing drones at this time also. Farther north, in Washington, I have an Italian-ish colony that has an...
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    Re: How Long for Drones to Sexually Mature

    Yikes, given as to what happens to males that successfully mate, not sure I'd want to be a juvenile watching THAT
  3. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As a newbie myself, I often find a search just doesn't quite answer the question I have. There seems much less grumpiness if one poses the questions into the proper forum (even though "general"...
  4. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm just as sick of honey flow (do I get sued if I don't use that by permission?) as anyone. Just making a tongue in cheek remark about repetitive threads/subjects. :)
  5. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Because every winter and spring we don't get: What kind of queen should I get? What kind of hive should I get? When do I add another super? How do I catch a swarm? How do I prevent...
  6. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    So, if I give them a $150.00 tomorrow, will I get a coupon for $10.00 Off my purchase? (And) more importantly, feel free to send me your "like new" radial extractor after you buy in. I'm still new to...
  7. Thread: swarm prep

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    Re: swarm prep

    Since, I'm up north (hour from Canadian border), just curious. What percentage of swarms in Texas are Africanized?
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    Re: bee signs of warnings

    If you smell a STRONG scent of something like bananas, it will already be too late, THAT'S for sure (speaking from experience here) :)
  9. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    Do bees collect crocus pollen? Lots of pale and gray tree pollen, but more and more yellow. No skunk cabbage yet in the wet areas, and no dandelions that are open, so the source of the yellow is...
  10. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    At last night's meeting of Skagit Valley Beekeepers Association, there was some discussion of this "winter". Even old timers say it's way out of the ordinary, has been 6-10 years since they've seen...
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    Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    My main problem with it: volume. I made some home made HBH, and didn't cut the recipe down. I ended up with a half gallon, and at one or two tablespoons per gallon of syrup, I think I have a lifetime...
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    Re: Houdy from Washington state

    Not much help with start up, but you can do the old fashioned register your hives with WA state, get a business license, keep your receipts, and try to recoup some on federal tax return by selling...
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    Re: Grants for beginners

    AS CABIN says, you'll have to go the "please fund me" route. Haven't been brave enough to do that myself, but good luck (seriously) if you go that way.
  14. Re: Just getting started in Snohomish, Wa and need some advice

    Welcome. There are usually at least a couple of threads on beekeeping in the PNW, and many resources of general interest. You've come to the right place. If you care to travel, the Skagit Valley...
  15. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    If you're referring to bloom dates (as a timeline), there is a long running thread on that, but it is not geographical-region specific.
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    Re: Hello from SW Washington

    Well, I, for one, TRY to be funny, am definitely stupid (at times), and rarely inspiring :)
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    Nope. Two separate periods of daytime lows in the twenties(F). Not a hint of snow. The pineapple express last week had the snow level at like 8000 feet. Two different almanacs called for mild winter,...
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    Adding brood to new package

    After searching, I didn't find the answer I was looking for. A friend is getting two packages in April, and I was thinking of donating a frame of brood to each. I know it anchors the package, and...
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    Nice looking hives, grozzie2.
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    Re: Hello from SW Washington

    Welcome. There are a few of us in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia that start and respond to threads related mostly to our geographic area. Good luck this season
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    Interesting. It's very early to feed liquid. As long as they take it, and there is enough ventilation, they'll do fine. Are you relatively new to beekeeping, or just new to posting? Tree pollens are...
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    We have lots of filbert catkins here, and what from a distance looks like some alders and big leaf maples may be getting an early start. Willows and pussy willow just getting going. More people than...
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    Re: fireweed spots around Seattle

    Most commercial beekeepers that do fireweed around here(Skagit county) have contracts with land owners. It can be a really tough nut to crack. Private timber companies want 1-2 million dollars in...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    This could be an interesting thread for sure. I've been told "true" vegans won't eat honey due to the exploitation of animals (the bees) used to obtain it. Other vegans have told me it's ok for them...
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    Re: Caucasion genetics

    I think Old Sol in Oregon has some of Sue's Caucasian stuff as well. She spoke at our regional dinner of the state association in October, and pretty sure she mentioned taking John some Caucasian...
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