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    Re: Yellow Jackets Under Telescoping Cover

    do a search here. they can cause problems.
  2. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    I'll take the gloves off if i have not been stung for a few days. The more i get stung the less it bothers me.
  3. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    foothills of central california for some.
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    Re: what kind of dog do you like ?

    Airedales. smart and stubborn and require 5 miles a day.
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    Re: Partial load/Trucking companies?

    It's not really the answer to your question but enterprise commercial rents flatbeds pretty cheap, you'd have to have someone load you in California or pull a forklift. they tell us that anyone over...
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    Re: Spring on the West Coast.

    Do you leave the queens caged for 5 days? We're using candy to release them in california, but then don't open them up for a week or more. they are out of the cage and laying pretty quick.
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    Re: Plans for a 3 frame nuc

    i have some 4 frame nuc's that are half the width of a 10 frame box, as in 2 side by side stack on top or bottom of a 10 frame box. with a frame feeder they fit 3 frames and are still a somewhat...
  8. Thread: Bee Nets

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    Re: Bee Nets

    montana canvas makes and sells them. asked all the right questions when i ordered smaller ones for my flatbed. i hoped someone closer would mention a supplier.
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    were the logs standing dead, or cured, or green? i'd ask whoever milled it, or get a cheap moisture meter. here we had one friend who had a moisture meter and about 6 people who borrowed it. you can...
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    Re: Newbie - strange behavior? Or no

    the larvae was the bees gut which keeps pumping venom and is the reason honeybees die when the sting someone. not really a larvae. they will headbutt when you get into their space, and sting if they...
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    Re: Beekeeping - a Guy or Gal thing

    i do most of the work but my wife enjoys it too. she gets having to be on the gardens schedule, not so much with the bees. my daughter is much quicker to help than my son when it comes to bee work.
  12. Thread: Ag survey

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    Re: Ag survey

    We get one in the mail. We do have 2 horses, 20 chickens, 4 ducks, around 60 beehives, and we sell from our small garden at farmers markets. I always under estimate on honey production, and i'm sure...
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    Re: Significance, if any, of early drones?

    It's my understanding that a queen starts laying drones when there are enough resources to support them. It is another way of passing on good genetics. I don't think she intends to mate with her own...
  14. Thread: STOLEN HIVES!

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    Re: STOLEN HIVES!

    i saw a load of these today on a dark grey dodge 4 or 550, orange forklift turning off 26 heading into oakdale. i figure it was the owner, but let me know if it wasn't.

    i just read the flyer and...
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    We've had a friends daughter helping my wife at the farmers market sell our honey, and honey/beeswax products we make. last year she went vegan and gave up honey. I asked how she felt about making...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    CO2,just stick a compressor nozzle in the entrance.
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    i'm sure others have had different experiences, but i have found that lots of colonies resist mites enough to survive their first year. most of them don't make it to fall the next season, meaning you...
  18. Re: Please explain the relationship between almonds/packages/midwest delivery

    it is all a lot more complicated than it seems. what they do in almonds is not necessarily what they would do in nature. they are trucked from winter yards to orchards, 2 hives per acre, they are...
  19. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    budget time specifically for bees every week, preset dates for treatments and pulling honey and stick to them, more stimulative feeding before the honey flow starts, get one more good location,...
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    i have the first couple cowboy junkies on vinyl, pale sun crescent moon was the first i had to get on cd. if its something you'd like, chet adkins did some albums with other people like les paul and...
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    i've got my eyes out for an album by Jackson C Frank right now. its just like everything i've been listening to for 25 years but i just heard of it. i used to collect Tom Waits albums, Townes Van...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    check post #3 for # of hives in trials or studies.
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    i don't know your situation but here i have had a harder time finding locations than i originally expected. In my sideliner plan that has become the current bottleneck. It hasn't stopped me, but it...
  24. Re: Mountain Spin-Off Method ? Has anyone tried this ?

    One of the benefits is that it absorbs moisture and keeps condensation from dripping onto the cluster. full frames wouldn't.
  25. Thread: Flavored honey

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    Re: Flavored honey

    a friend made some tangerine creamed honey. it was good. i think there were artificial colors which seemed like a bad idea to me.
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