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  1. Re: Whats better for winter store build up? Eucalyptus or tar weed?

    I would say to move them to tar weed, the weed should be kicking out much needed pollen and some nectar as well. Eucalyptus probably wont start blooming until December or so..............So...
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    I had a hive that was ultra aggressive, so much so, I would wait until I was done with every other hive before I cracked this one!!! Even with smoke they were aggressive. I truly think it was from...
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    Re: The Price of Honey

    I get $10 a pound and sell out every year. Im not going to raise my prices as $10 is just as easy for me as it is for the customers. All my honey sells to repeat customers and word of mouth, this...
  4. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    All my 5 frame nucs have a 3/4" landing board, all my production hives have a 1 1/2" landing board. I really don't know if there is an advantage to having them or not?? Maybe they help in not letting...
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    Re: Almond market shrinking??

    Shrinking.................Hmmmmm, I don't think so. Every 10-20 acre parcel that comes up in the valley is being turned into nut trees, and fields that are normally row crops are being turned into...
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    My first boom I quickly put together to lift hives was a hitch mounted one, have fun with that, although it worked, it didn't level out and when I went to swing it into the bed of the truck it took...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Hey, with Morgan Freeman becoming a beekeeper, this is VERY GOOD for not only the back yard beekeeper, but sideliners and commercial guys alike. Are everyday people going to listen to and agree with...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Woes...

    I concur. Hole in the bottom of the cell is normal, the WHOLE side chewed out and bottom intact means it was disposed of. You've got a few virgins running around fighting things out, maybe even...
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    Re: Varroa mite counts / oxalic acid vapor

    For one, MAQS does not just go into the hive over night, there is a time period they have to be in the hive for, like weeks I believe.

    As for OAV treatment, I started mine in the beginning of May...
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    Re: When Can I Move Grafted Queens

    I usually end up transferring them 8-9 days after grafting as this usually falls on the weekend when I can get out to the bees!! I have had excellent hatch rates, first batch of 16 this year had 100%...
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    Radar already posted the link to my trailer boom!! LOL
  12. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Ive done my homework, and I still choose to use OAV in my hives because it does work. Is it illegal, well, its not approved, but is it a huge enough problem that they are sending OAV police around to...
  13. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Split each year and catch swarms. If you put in the time you will learn how to better your odds of over wintering, and talk to people with the same climate as you and what they do to SUCCESSFULLY...
  14. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    I just dealt with a mean hive yesterday while doing splits. I saved it for last because I know its a very defensive hive. I had no problems until I got to this one, I opened it up and the tornado...
  15. Re: UPDATE: Who ever uses the VMVaporizer, there's a new step-by-step video!

    Whats the price on these things, feel free to PM me with the details if its against forums rules.
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    Re: Splitting an requeening question

    Im California and when I split my hives last spring I put a queen cell in with 2 frames of bees, fed them sub and 1:1 syrup and what not. They were not very fast in building up as you could imagine....
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    If you have instagram, check out CoyoteCreekBees and see the video clip if the cell starter i use. I got the idea from a couple beesource members, i believe they are Joseph Clemens and David Laferny?...
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    Don't give up!!!! Last year was my first attempt and I had 2 out of 10 get capped and hatch. I tried again during the summer and couldn't get another attempt to take at all!!!

    After taking to...
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    Re: How to varroa treat bees in a tree?

    I agree, let the bees be bees in the trees!!! Feel free to do a trap out in the spring/early summer as Cleo does, but let them go otherwise.

    Its one thing to try and save your own hives, but a...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    As a duck hunter spending a lot of time in the wetlands in fall/winter I use deet all the time. I would much rather take my chances with what ever deet throws my way (which has been nothing yet) than...
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    I have to wear gloves, when I got stung in the hands trying to be "that beekeeper", they swelled up and made them look like Mickey Mouse hands!! If for soe reason I have a task that is touchy feely,...
  22. Re: Why the tall stacks of supers, why not take some and process??

    Gotta be time related. One time to the yard to pull boxes, one time to move them into the honey house, one time extracting them, one time cleaning every piece of equipment and the floors/walls and...
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    Re: Requeening a mean hive

    Shake em out, probably laying workers by now anyhow, hence the queen rejection.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    What is so wrong with wearing a veil when going out to the bees??? If someone wants to be "all natural" with nature, im sure they will forgive the poor bee that lost its life, meanwhile you took a...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Heres my two hive pallets minus the "W" clips which are on order.

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f276/tulebustin/palletwithhives_zpsdc31b8f5.jpg
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