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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I'm in the Central Oregon mountains and our rain=wildflowers=pollen is the most abundant I've seen in years- broad spectrum of colors too:thumbsup:. My 5 hives have loads of drones still which I consider a sign of good health. What are the rest of you seeing w.r.t. pollen?
  2. Bee Forum
    I apologize as I'm sure this question has already been asked. Does harvesting pollen hurt your colony? I currently just harvest honey from the supers but was curious about pollen since some friends have asked me for some. I figure honey in the super is "extra" so that's okay to take but I...
  3. Bee Forum
    The sticky board has become an essential tool in my apiary. Not only does it give me a trend alert to varroa, but I can also see what my bees are bringing in or throwing out. In August I look at them daily and clean every 3 days. When it alerted me to a varroa spike in one hive I cleaned...
  4. Bee Forum
    from a nuc or new package How realistic is it that I'd get a good amount of pollen off of a new hive (from a nuc or new package) and not mess up the bees too much.
  5. Bee Forum
    how does the fall flow and goldenrod compare to the spring flow in terms of bee pollen production if using a trap?
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    Good afternoon everyone. I am set up to run 200 pollen traps next spring, with plans of expanding if everything goes right-ish, and do not relish the thought of hand cleaning and air drying all of that pollen. I have been online trying to find commercial pollen cleaners and dryers. The dryer...