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  1. Bee Forum
    There were some 20 bees or so checking out a swarm trap today. Weather wasn't that good so it was a bit surprising. This is the most activity seen at this location this year. The trap has some old brood comb an swarm commander. Weather has been very poor for the entire year so far. What do...
  2. Bee Forum
    I am wondering how feasible it is to establish a couple of bee colonies (for hobby) in heavily forested areas typical of timber lands in the Pacific Northwest. The location would be at about elevation 1200, about 1 hour East of Portland, Oregon. These areas typically provide a combination of...
  3. Bee Forum
    I'd love to hear from Northwest beekeepers on how the cold and wet winter and spring so far are affecting your colonies. I was looking at some weather forecasts and historical weather info and was really surprised to see how much colder this season is than average. Below is a snip of what I...
  4. Bee Forum
    First winter, first hive. I started with a nuc in late Summer. I put the bees in a jumbo box (12" deep, 24" long). By late fall, the box was filled with drawn comb, though there didn't seem to be enough stores for the fairly large carniolan population. I didn't treat for Varroa. On one...
  5. Welcome Forum
    I'm super excited to be learning about bees and I'm full of questions! My family recently took into our care a hive of bees and they seem to be happy and healthy in my mom's beautiful garden. Of course being new to the care taking of bees we do not know every possible thing to know and that's...
  6. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    The hive is in Tigard Oregon and I live in Tampa Florida so think about it. The hive is still here and it looks like it is getting rather full. There is no problem with who ever wants the bees to take the birdhouse with them. I thank you in advance for any help you may provide. I live in the...
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