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  1. Re: VSH queens available earlier than June?

    Heh. It took me a bunch of googling and cross-referencing, but I finally found him at Broke-T Honey.

    He's also referenced in the list of production queen producers using artificially inseminated...
  2. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    If I were to get picky and behave like an accountant, the only revenue they can book so far is the donations without perks. Any funds that were pledged for a perk would be correctly categorized as a...
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    Re: Fantastic phone call

    Yes, photos, please!
  4. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    I was asking for cases where people _were_ specifically looking for queens, e.g. to mark, re-queen, check for supersedure, pay homage, etc.

    As I noted in my second post, I intend to requeen my...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    Benadryl decreases discomfort. It won't save someone's life.

    I'd rather get sued than watch someone die because I was afraid to use my Epi-pen. Also, using one on someone _not_ having an...
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    Re: Hardware Cloth

    Has anyone a good online source for #5 cloth? When I search Lowe's and Home Depot for "#5 hardware cloth" I get no results. If I search for "hardware cloth" the closest I get is 1/4".
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    This sounds like call for bee-stung lip photos:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3552590/BeeStungLips.jpg

    It was also stiff and partially paralyzed for about a day. Lots of fun attempting to...
  8. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    I've had my feral hive since May of 2014, and in a dozen inspections since then, I had _never_ seen my queen, despite sometimes going through every frame, twice.

    On Sunday we finally found her,...
  9. Poll: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    Just curious--when you open your hive with the specific goal of finding your queen, how long does it usually take you? Please see the poll, above.
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    Any flow in Los Angeles now?

    How's the nectar situation for the rest of you in the Los Angeles area? My bees are burning through stores right now. They're flying like crazy, but we've had 1 day of rain in the last few months, so...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Thanks! I just put my feeder back on. I'd taken it off because I was thinking, "It's spring," but when I recall the state of the hive on Sunday, it was definitely light on stores.
  12. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Just to clarify--these guys aren't "making $12M."

    They have effectively booked $12M in pre-orders, and they now have to tool up, staff up, build product, ship product, and educate and service a...
  13. Re: How would a mated queen react to piping?

    But what would happen if she were free to move about? We she go towards the piping sound? Attack? Abscond?
  14. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    $460 for "Flow Full" box with 7 frames, plus $57 for shipping. I already have everything else I need (including the bees :D).

    I plan on converting from deep-medium to double-deep next season, so...
  15. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    The problem would be the flood of "Flow hive sucks!" postings and other drama, just as we've seen in 54 pages of this thread. And the Flow guys would have no ability to moderate it. Even if Barry...
  16. Re: How would a mated queen react to piping?

    I've read that mated queens will pipe when they're shipped together in a box, and sometimes right after they're introduced into a new hive/package. I'd guess that this is to check for and/or call out...
  17. How would a mated queen react to piping?

    Has anyone had a situation where a mated queen heard a piping sound? How would she react?
  18. VSH queens available earlier than June?

    I need to re-queen my very hot feral hive. They sting me if I look at them funny, even from 30' away.

    In addition to non-Africanized, I'd like my new queen to be VSH as well, but most VSH queen...
  19. Re: New package. Feeder recommendations

    What are the temps like in Humboldt these days? I'm in Los Angeles, where it's been very warm, so I use a top-board feeder with a bungee cord to keep it in place. You can see it in action, here.
  20. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    I don't find it disengenous; I find it out of date. I really do believe that they had smaller dreams back then, because they didn't know how the world would react. Else they would have set their...
  21. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Maybe, maybe not. I'm an early contributor, and if my $640 set of stuff dropped to $400 a year after I get mine, I won't feel cheated in the slightest. I know I'm paying for early access, just as I...
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    Re: Very first package install.

    We almost never get below 40 F here in Los Angeles, and I've seen frost in my back yard exactly once. As a result our bees work year-round, with no vacation. They have tried filing grievances, but we...
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    Re: Very first package install.

    I've had a feral cutout since May 2014 (since re-queened), but I also installed my first-ever package last week, on April 8th. I put them in a deep with two drawn frames from Colony 1, alternated...
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    Re: two questions

    I was told never to paint any part of the interior (e.g. parts that the bees touch) and every part of the exterior (including the tops and bottoms of the hive bodies), except for the landing board.
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    Re: ANGRY Bees

    But that can happen quickly. I fed several quarts of 1:1 with the goal of getting them to draw out 10 frames of medium foundation, in preparation for nectar, and when I checked 10 days later the...
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