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B.C. Bees
Yesterday 09:53 PM
 Massive cherry tree 50 feet from the hives
I just finished a hive inspection and was looking at the trees in the yard when I saw it. It is so tall at first I could not figure out what it was. We think it is between 70 to 80 feet tall. It is... (37 views, 0 replies)
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Yesterday 09:15 PM
 Need Advice with a Double Stack 5 Fram Nuc
I'm also curious why you don't want to split now. Dearth? Don't want more colonies? As Mr. Palmer says, check that lower box. It may be empty or may have a bunch of swarm cells. You can do a... (171 views, 7 replies)
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Yesterday 08:48 PM
 How many bees actually investigate new home
Delete. Didn't notice this was so old! (261 views, 6 replies)
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Yesterday 08:42 PM
 Paper combine results in lots of dead bees, what did I do wrong?
I have done quite a few newspaper combines and like the results. My reasons for joining would be a poor queen performance. I would not do it with a laying worker hive. I just smoke the bottom hive a... (4,602 views, 36 replies)
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Yesterday 08:40 PM
 I split after a swarm without knowing they had swarmed. Advice?
You do not need to do anything unless you wanted to make four nucs out of the two hives and double your chances of getting at least two mated queens. Otherwise, give it about three more weeks and see... (44 views, 1 replies)
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Yesterday 08:37 PM
 Global Warming
Not all of us have forgotten climate change, but except for the clearing skies during the initial shut down, it hasn't been in the news much. I think the CO2 level has reached 400 ppm, I'm not... (23,202 views, 398 replies)
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Yesterday 08:31 PM
 Seeking Info on Different Increase Stratagies
Here is a web site that will talk about colony increase. He is a British bee keeper and talks about the British standard hive but it will work the same with the Langstroth hives. ... (128 views, 4 replies)
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Yesterday 08:26 PM
 What extractor is this?
A.I.Root made a similar product back before electric motors. Crazy Roland (218 views, 3 replies)
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Yesterday 07:30 PM
 Queen replacement
get those cells out asap, if you want that queen to stay. (105 views, 1 replies)
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Yesterday 06:20 PM
 Oxalic acid is harmless - I don't bother removing honey supers any longer.
Florida labs was the brand that I ate. It was tasty, especially when mixed with honey. (876 views, 30 replies)
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Yesterday 06:19 PM
 It pays to be 'out' to your friends, or at least neighbors whose names you don't know
Pickle ball was invented on Bainbridge Island WA. I live and keep bees here. Fun game. (505 views, 16 replies)
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Yesterday 05:52 PM
I dilute the honey to less than the viscosity of 1:1 syrup. Then pour it into the hive feeder. If open feeding, I just use an open tray with strips of wood floating in it. I learned the hard way... (485 views, 14 replies)
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Yesterday 05:04 PM
 OAV and Honey Issue
I have a hive from a nuc that is in two 8 frame mediums and doing quite well. Still lots of flow in this area. The only issue seems to be that the second box seems a bit honey bound - very little... (63 views, 0 replies)
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Yesterday 04:24 PM
 CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)
Silicone Wristbands as Passive Samplers in Honey Bee Hives Abstract: The recent decline of European honey bees (Apis mellifera) has prompted a surge in research into their chemical environment,... (67,288 views, 204 replies)
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Yesterday 04:12 PM
 Microbial ecology of the bee and hive
Sean Patrick Leonard, Engineering the gut microbiome of honey bees, Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin,... (9,943 views, 34 replies)
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Yesterday 03:04 PM
Relatively cool weather continued. Linden trees came to full bloom. See below for a summery of 2020 blackberry flow. •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 •7/6- 7/12/20 57251572535725557257 57259 (56,519 views, 336 replies)
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Yesterday 01:17 PM
 Captured swarm in a dark box
So took a look today and found the Queen in the 1st medium below the dark box and put a excluder on above it. Didn't see any eggs or brood in the box but as soon as I saw her down there I put the... (361 views, 12 replies)
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Yesterday 12:16 PM
 bone head split so far, somebody save the day.
I went through a couple of more hives today. I have two more that I think are dead. That would be a 60 percent loss from this time last year. One has lots of honey for a dead hive and one not so... (57,845 views, 585 replies)
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Yesterday 11:46 AM
 Sources for glass jars ??
If you are concerned about the volume fill the jar with water, then pour it out into a measuring cup to check the volume. I have some 5/8 pint jars (that I got for free), but I just sell them as... (294 views, 7 replies)
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Yesterday 10:31 AM
 Is there something wrong with my honey?
Nothing wrong. The honey has crystalized as almost all pure honey will eventually. If the crystals are very fine, it is good to use as is and is referred to as creamed honey. If you want it to be... (101 views, 1 replies)