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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Minz: Sweet - I'm jealous!!
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    It could be that they just don't need it ..or that the syrup isn't warming up enough (doubtful). Mine is taking syrup but nothing like last year when I had to fill it back up ever 5-6 days.
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Yes, please feel welcome and chime in! - very similar climate to a lot of us and you're so close I can Canada from my house ..well the west beach anyway.
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    As a newbee, I'm glad to say that I kept both my beehives alive. Blind, dumb luck, I'm sure.

    After a few fantastic days of warmer weather and watching bees bringing in what looked to be LOTS of...
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    Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)

    Soon there will be those cheeto-bees!
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    •Maple is blooming, full bloom seems to be by 4/9/14

    Fruit trees are blooming but not all. Wild raspberries are blooming ...2 weeks later than last year. Oregon grape are now in...
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    Muscari have been blooming for a tad over a week (some of them)
    Skunk Cabbage
    Dandelions in full bloom
    Saw a Maple tree in full bloom but not the ones close by (soon!)
    Some pear...
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    Crapapple? Ornamental cherry? I don't know for sure. Pink blossoms on it.
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    Re: Spring has Sprung in the Pacific Northwest

    Aw beautiful! I love spring!

    I don't know what pollen that is. Mine have been bringing in loads of yellow pollen from the willow trees close by. A small bit of translucent orange crocus pollen and...
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    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    Dawn Viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’)

    Two new nice dandelion blooms the first of the season. There's another white flower with yellow...
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    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    I have two 5 gallon food-safe buckets, one on top of the other. The top has holes in the bottom of it and I use a paint strainer and crush the comb inside the strainer which is inside the top bucket....
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    Osoberry/Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis)
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    Daffodil (Narcissus)

    First Daffodil bloomed today.
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    Iris (Iris reticulata)
    Willow (Salix)

    02/24/14
    Crocus verni
  15. Thread: My Hive Swarmed

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    Re: My Hive Swarmed

    Amazing that someone somewhere has this problem in February. ..I have a couple months to go. I hope you can get it back!
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    Re: Sticking Hives next to someone else's...

    Awesome advice from everyone - I thank you all.

    I'll be talking with both the landowner and the beekeeper. I need more details from both of them.

    Again, thanks!
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    Placing Hives next to someone else's...

    I was invited to place a couple hives on a small farm. When I went out to inspect the area, I saw another hive there and they said it belonged to another beekeeper who had caught a swarm and was...
  18. Thread: Elementary

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    Re: Elementary

    Sweeeet!! That has to make you smile a lil bit!
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    Re: Bee association needed

    I like the slow and steady method. Find a beek or two and get together once a month around one of your hives for an insoection or some sort. Then add another beek then another as word spreads. Then...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Not like you all down in Oregon! And the southern half of Washington ... but it was cold! At least for wimpy me 20s and 30s ..not like that eastern side cold.

    Thor: A maple flow would be awesome!
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Pannu96 - you're quite close to us! Welcome!

    It's great to see the updates. With the second day of 50+ degree weather the bees were bringing in a lot more pollen than yesterday. About 1 in every 5...
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    Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    I wanted to continue a Western Washington Beekeepers thread to see how other beekeepers doing for the year.

    To start:

    After the last cold spell, I still have my hives both alive and bustling,...
  23. Thread: Dry sugar

    by rniles
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    Re: Dry sugar

    Like Vance described. Although, after I lay down the newspaper, I slit the paper a few times about the length of a quarter.
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    Re: Built comb with new package bees

    In addition to shaking nurse bees in there would it be helpful to add a frame or two of capped brood to the newly installed package?
  25. Thread: Cost of pine?

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    Re: Cost of pine?

    I found that making boxes cheaper than Mann Lake isn't so easy. But I do think that making bottom boards, inner covers and tops saves a lot of money - so I concentrate there.
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