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Celia S
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Joined: 25 Jun 2012
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Location: Portland, OR USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers? Reply with quote

Hi there. I'm a new backyard beekeeper in Portland, OR. Anybody else from around here?
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ravenzero
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Joined: 19 Oct 2012
Posts: 21
Location: Vancouver WA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there! I am from vancouver, check out this thread. http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13210
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major1896
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Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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Location: Great Falls, Mt

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Howard. Gladstone
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Cacklewack
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Joined: 03 Jul 2008
Posts: 282
Location: Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're in a great place to be a top bar beekeeper. My name is Matt and I own Bee Thinking (http://www.beethinking.com). The Pacific Northwest has a significant number of alternative beekeepers.

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AlchemyBees
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Joined: 05 Jan 2013
Posts: 54
Location: Newberg, Oregon USA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm brand new in Newberg Oregon. I got my Warre hives from Matt at Bee Thinking. I love them and can't wait to start bees. My plan is to get one package so I can try that, I'm also going to build swarm boxes from recycled cedar I bought for cheap in Sherwood (25 cents a planck) and I'm also on Matt's swarm list. I read "Honeybee Democracy" which was real fun. I also watch YouTube (I call that BeeTV) non-stop. I also bought about 10 lbs of wildflower seeds to plant my pastures.

I have a full time job so the Warre hive makes the most sense for me and my girls. My husband's only concern is that I might try to name them all. Smile Maybe just name the hives.
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birdsandbees
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Joined: 09 Jan 2012
Posts: 10
Location: USA, WA, Buckley

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celia,

I'm up in Buckley, WA, but grew up in Portland. My mom's still down there, and she's actually called me twice in the last year, telling me about swarms in her neighborhood! I wish I'd seen this post earlier. I'll try to post if she sees another, or PM you. I just can't drop everything to drive 6 hours for a swarm that may or may not be there when I get there. Sad

Ashley
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jsdaniel
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Joined: 20 Jun 2014
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Location: Eugene OR USA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Eugene Oregon and just starting out with beekeeping. You can see pictures of my top bar hive and read about my experience at ourfreebees dot com.
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biobee
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Joined: 14 Jun 2007
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Location: UK, England, S. Devon

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi - could you please put your location in your profile - USA is too vague for people answering questions.
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Balamut
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Joined: 04 Nov 2015
Posts: 14
Location: usa

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers? Reply with quote

I used to live in Kent, WA. Kept bees there. It was very bad when it was raining a lot in spring and bees could not bring any nectar for weeks. Lost many colonies. It`s not easy to keep bees in Northwest area.
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EbrgNBC
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Joined: 04 Apr 2017
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Location: Ellensburg, Washington State, USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Newbee in Ellensburg, Washington Reply with quote

Just firing up the honeybee project here on the farm, have had Mason & Leafcutter bees for awhile now. Put together a couple hTBH per "Balanced Beekeeping" and "Gold Star Honeybees" input and am waiting on my package bees to arrive in two weeks' time -- yay!!

Anyone have propolis to add to my shellac buttons which are going to be dissolved and applied inside the hives? Anyone know where I can purchase "ethyl alcohol" here in the PNW? If not "ethyl alcohol", can I use a high-proof liquor such as maybe "Everclear"? Will search the Forum for these topics.
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