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  1. Re: Rain, rain, go away and the importance of local queens

    South of you we had a couple of breaks last weekend that let the bees fly. But it did rain those days, just not in the afternoon when it warmed up.


    Food, moisture, and mites are what are...
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    Japanese Hornet found in Vancouver BC

    Great...


    https://globalnews.ca/news/5268862/vancouver-couple-discovers-japanese-giant-hornet/
  3. Thread: Queen cells

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    Re: Queen cells

    Good idea to move them closer now and swap positions in a few days.
  4. Thread: Queen cells

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    Queen cells

    Two deep boxes. Did an inspection and found some swarm cells, about 5, 4 on bottom of frames. All had larvae, one recently capped,

    We split the the hive as evenly as possible, making sure al...
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    Re: Water Source Distance

    We have a bird bath right next to the bucket. But it drys out too quickly. Bucket can go days between refills.
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    Re: Water Source Distance

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aren’t they overreacting a bit?

    Adding this to the mental archive.
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    Re: Water Source Distance

    I have a pond about that far away. They'll go to the neighbors bird bath before going to the pond. I put a bucket 20 or so yards away with a bunch of wine corks floating on top. As long as I keep...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    Looks like Ruhl is going to try to regroup and start up again.

    From Ruhl's web site:

    "Ruhl Bee Supply
    (Oregon division of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm) has temporarily stopped operations due to...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    Their website has been down all morning. Goes to a generic maintenance landing page. Maybe they're updating it to reflect the closure of subsidiary offices, like Ruhl?

    Update: Tried calling the...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    This was posted on Ruhl's FB page as a reply to their post about closing their doors.

    "Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. We'll sure miss our wonderful community of beekeepers! To...
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    Re: Ruhl Bee in Oregon shut their doors

    Ruhl Web Site

    "Ruhl Bee Supply (Oregon division of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm) has CLOSED. "
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    Ruhl Bee in Oregon shut their doors

    Ruhl Facebook post

    "To our dear friends and customers: We're sorry to announce that after 120 years of serving beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest, Ruhl Bee Supply (Oregon division of Brushy...
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    Sticky: Re: Anatomy of a mite crash.

    Good info. I treated my three hives with OAV in August (4 times over 3 weeks). Opened them all up today to put on feeders. One is dead. Pretty sure it was a mites as it matches the description on...
  15. Re: Will installing a robbing screen force reorientation?

    I've used robber screens to reorient. Worked pretty good. But I added some additional branches.
  16. Re: No queen sign, then when going to install a queen, viola!

    Probably around 3-4 weeks. Given the low numbers of bees I'm beginning to think maybe it swarmed and he missed it.
  17. No queen sign, then when going to install a queen, viola!

    I did a couple of fly back splits earlier this year. Gave my neighbor one of the hives back at the beginning of June. At the time I confirmed that it was doing well. Solid brood, building out...
  18. Re: Is there a way to kill wax moth eggs/cocoons other than freezing?

    BT Xentari

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CZ1MOM?colid=HD6XO9RIOO3J&coliid=I2CDGU5PEIOOCX&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl


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    Re: Northwest Weather - Colony Status

    Was the white honey maple?
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    Re: Northwest Weather - Colony Status

    Bumping up an old thread. Both hives made it through the winter. Split them both a month or so ago. Gave one hive to a neighbor. The mother hives have 2 and 3 medium supers on them respectively. ...
  21. Thread: Oregon

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    Re: Oregon

    Blackberries

    Hillsboro, OR
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    1250 ft.
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    Re: The bees are finally coming!

    I'd spring for both the screens and bags.

    https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/05/26/accident-set-bees-free
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    Re: Went into anaphylaxis yesterday- what now?

    I had a similar problem last year. Got stung, broke out in a rash on my thighs, butt, groin, and palms of my hands. Ate a bunch of benadryl. Told my doc about it at a party we both attended the...
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    Re: Another moving question

    I didn't see to many back at the old spot after a few hours. But late in the day I moved another hive over to it's spot, so it's probably picking up any stragglers.

    Will likely pull the limbs...
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    Re: Another moving question

    Thanks!
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