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    Re: Continue to squish bees during inspection

    I hate all the squishing that happens, and I try to move gently to let the bees get out of the way with the brood boxes, but the honey supers are just too heavy for me to be careful. Since lifting...
  2. Re: My Bees Flew into the Tree! First Swarm & Retrieval

    Yes, I started with 1# of bees that was actually about .65# (lots of dead bees upon intall). I've been giving them as much sugar water as they want, since they started with such a low population. I...
  3. Re: My Bees Flew into the Tree! First Swarm & Retrieval

    Thank you and yes, they had a capped queen "peanut" at the bottom of frame 1 in my lowest box. I see now after my inspection that the queen ran out of room to lay: the foragers filled her old brood...
  4. My Bees Flew into the Tree! First Swarm & Retrieval

    This is my first year--I installed at the end of April.

    I've been inspecting about every 8 days, but last weekend skipped and truly paid for it today: they flew (in front of me) up into our pine...
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    Re: are bearding bees lazy?

    I also have a non-dandelion that I looked up recently (hawksweed & catsear). I don't know if Maine has a database like CA does, but Calflora.org helped me identify the flowers. It seems some states...
  6. Re: Yes it's June, but what should my N CA hive look like for Winter?

    Would you suggest less stores for a mediterranean climate winter? And also, for cluster temperature, should there still only be the minimum amount of space going into winter (2-3 med brood boxes plus...
  7. Re: Yes it's June, but what should my N CA hive look like for Winter?

    That's a good point, and especially so for people using 8 frame. It would have to be a somewhat "open" structure so the bees can still gauge the weather (sunlight), I would think. My bf suggested...
  8. Re: Yes it's June, but what should my N CA hive look like for Winter?

    That's a good point--I was thinking about laying down something to keep the grass from growing underneath (leftover pavers). Tamping it level with gravel should keep it stable. And to jip, I'm...
  9. Yes it's June, but what should my N CA hive look like for Winter?

    This is my first year, so forgive my off-season question. On our coast, freezes are few and far between. The biggest concern I have is the rain we get: we receive a considerable amount in winter. ...
  10. Re: We NEED VOTES Please to become a real Manufacturing Company!!

    You've got my vote. Beekind in Sebastopol set me up with your bottom board for my first hive and it's great to start out with the best! Good luck with the grant,
    Jennie Alice
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    Re: Toxic Honey

    Yes, that's logical. I've yet to hear of any beekeeper in our area of the pygmy forest, but if there was a poisoning issue, it's a small enough town everyone would've heard of it. I'll just have to...
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    Re: Toxic Honey

    Paghat's article makes me feel better. I'm not sure who got me onto the kick of "you can't keep bees with rhodies," but it's been in the back of my mind ever since I purchased my package in April. ...
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    Hello from Mendocino County!

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Jennie Alice and I am so excited to "join the club." I received my 1# (actually about .65#) of bees from Beekind in Sebastopol at the end of April and have been having...
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