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    Re: Hello from Northern CA

    Welcome from Placer county.
  2. Re: Too soon for brood, or is it backfilling?

    Well the people who said larva, were correct. Checked this week and saw this......

    http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b565/residentialfarmer/P4300623_zps987da497.jpg...
  3. Re: Hello from a Califorina New"Bee" and. P.S. What type of Bee's do I have?

    I went to one meeting, it was interesting, but not for the reasons you'd think.
    I am a little north of Sac area, in Placer County.
  4. Re: Killing slugs without harming bees (Diatomaceous Earth (DE)?)

    I'll throw another vote in for Sluggo. I just discovered it last year and I won't use anything else now.
  5. Re: Hello from a Califorina New"Bee" and. P.S. What type of Bee's do I have?

    Welcome Dave. I'm also in the Sac area, but this is my first hive, so I'm a newb also. I just installed my package last month on the 12th. I agree about the Beekeeping for Dummies book, I found it...
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    Re: Building comb in top feeder

    Mine are doing this as well, although my feeder doesn't have a screen. I removed it (burr comb) last week when I inspected, but noticed more today when I lifted the TC to check the syrup level.
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  7. Re: Too soon for brood, or is it backfilling?

    re uploaded the pictures...............

    http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b565/residentialfarmer/queen_zps4df486a2.jpg
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    Re: 1 week old package "honey bound"

    I'm curious to see how this goes. Thanks for the link to this thread. I'm going to give mine a little more time and check on them again. I wonder if swapping frames with your other hive will help....
  9. Re: Too soon for brood, or is it backfilling?

    We are close. I actually picked up my package in Dixon. After reading your thread I guess I will just wait a little longer and check again. I may end up putting the 2nd deep on also. They need to...
  10. Re: Too soon for brood, or is it backfilling?

    Teipsum is right.
    The glare is horseshoe shaped so it could easily be mistaken for larvae. I have the original picture and can zoom in really close.
  11. Too soon for brood, or is it backfilling?

    Hey everyone, Im looking for some advice. Im a brand spanking new beek who just started my first hive.

    On 4-12-14 I hived my 3lb package of Italians. Im using waxed Rite-Cell foundation in a...
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    Re: New Honey Bee Photos

    You've got some cool pics on your blog. :applause:
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    Re: free beekeeping books to download

    wow, bookmarked. Thanks :thumbsup:
  14. Re: Got Mann Lake's 2014 catalog today - it's getting cheaper to build your own!

    yep,mine too, looks like this

    8771
  15. Re: Got Mann Lake's 2014 catalog today - it's getting cheaper to build your own!

    Which toolbox are you looking at? The one I was looking at went up $15. I noticed almost everything went up. Except for the uncapping punch, for some reason it went down $6.
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    Re: More than honey

    I watched it on an ipad and there was a little icon on the top right corner that looked like notes. When you pushed it the subtitle options came up. Watching it on the computer, the little note...
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    Re: Hi I'm Geno

    welcome Geno.
    I've got family down in Oceanside. I love it down there.
  18. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    ^ Fusion, are you talking about the edge where one box sits on top of another(where the hive tool is sticking out in the first picture above your post)? Should I "paint" that area with some Titebond?
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    I really wanted to go with a nice wood stain and clear coat sealant like LDS prepper did here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jql0Nue95vA


    however, it looks like I wont be able to do that...
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    Re: More than honey

    I didn't see this thread until today.
    I watched this yesterday, but this is how I learned about it
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  21. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    Just curios Leonard, how are the marine varnished ones holding up?
  22. Re: Netflix Bee Documentary - "More Than Honey"

    I just finished watching it.
    Fascinating documentary. Some really incredible shots.
    I love how some of the other countries beekeepers keep their smokers no farther away than their mouth. :D
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    Re: April bees arrive

    Always good to see these threads,as I will be doing this for the first time next year.
    I've never heard of adding bleach before though. :eek: Typically, how long does it take before the sugar...
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    Re: free beekeeping books to download

    Some great links. Thanks everyone.
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    Re: My medium frame Ulster Observation Hive

    Beautiful finish
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