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    Re-clarify honey question.

    Hello,

    I'm a fairly new hobbyist beekeeper and am looking for some various ways to re-liquefy granulated honey. From inexpensive methods for hobbyists, home built clarifiers, to perhaps buying or...
  2. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Started with two, lost two. No treatments, all natural, all lost. This year I plan 6 to 8 hives.
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    Re: New Master Beekeeper Student

    Interesting. Does California have a program like that?
  4. Re: how about a movie about a beekeeper/apitherapist?

    Nipping into the fermented honey again, Seamus?
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    Bees & Honey Vacations?

    Hey everybody,

    I thought I saw that somebody posted photos of wild bees and hives they took while touring on an overseas vacation. Really neat pictures of hives hanging from cliffs in Indonesia or...
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    Re: Who Is Your Beekeeping Role Model?

    My beekeeping mentor is odfrank, Father Frank the-humble-beekeeper, Grumpy, Olly. He has not thrown me out of his yard yet. Randy Oliver is good also.
  7. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Well, I lost 50% of my hives this week. 1 of my 2 hives died out from Varroa and Deformed Wing Virus so I lost half of my yard. Hive #1 was from a package which grew into a two deep box brood power...
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    Re: Heat shrink bands for Muth jars.

    Thank you for the good idea!
  9. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    No worries, Charlie, I already know his full count!
  10. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    I'm in with 2 hives. One has mucho crawlers the other is being treated for EFB. Care to bet on those odds?
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    Re: Heat shrink bands for Muth jars.

    Thanks for all the info. I did not get to read most of these posts till just now. I ended up ordering from Gamber Container and will get them shortly.
    I appreciate all who responded!
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    Heat shrink bands for Muth jars.

    Hello,
    I have some 8 oz. and 1 pound size Muth jars with cork lids and now want the heat shrink bands for them. I've called Brushy and Dadant and they have given me different answers which don't...
  13. Re: First year beek with one hive asking about mite treatmants

    Thank you all for the suggestions, and links. And, please feel free to add more. I'm getting familiar with Randy's info, but again thought it was too late in the year to treat. MAQS give a temp that...
  14. Re: What Aspect of Beekeeping Really 'Does it' for you?

    I, too, like so many aspects of beekeeping. Like wine (not the kind odfrank buys), I like the variety that comes from honey. Different flora, different hives, different areas, different seasons, all...
  15. Re: First year beek with one hive asking about mite treatmants

    Well, in our area there are guest speakers and club members who say don't treat, go natural, survivor stock, etc. Others do treat, of course. I am not of any decided method yet and as this was my...
  16. First year beek with one hive asking about mite treatmants

    Hey everyone,

    First year, one hive, New equipment. Olivarez package bees started April 1st. *Very* strong hive, Harvested mid-June and mid-Aug. 165 lbs total. Still honey left for bees. San Mateo,...
  17. Thread: Honey house

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    Re: Honey house

    Charlie, Olly tells me you got bees on the roof, rats in the basement, bats in the attic! Just add on a bellfry and move all your equipment up there.
    -desimoto
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    Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    I know alot of the bees in Arizona are more aggressive but I wonder what took place here. Did they come upon a swarm and freak out? Did they see an open colony and harass them first? Or were they...
  19. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    San Mateo, CA (Northern Calif. near San Francisco) Joined and bought a package from our Beekeepers Guild, installed it April 1st. Extracted 87 pounds mid-June. Urban wildflower honey. Extracted 78...
  20. Saw this on the BBC News page on bees. Thought it was interesting.

    I saw this on BBC News about bees.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20080389
  21. Re: First year No. CA beekeeper new to Bee Source.

    Oliver,my mentor on the Whats New forum, has me busy painting, nailing, melting, bottling, sweeping, washing. Why not learn to staple, too. I'll be on the next bus bound for FLA. Just kidding. And,...
  22. Re: Let's welcome and feel sorry for new member "D-Amick"

    Strengthing the attachment points?
  23. Re: Let's welcome and feel sorry for new member "D-Amick"

    Hey, he Tom Sawyered me! Made me think it was cool and a privilege to help him. Then he took all the credit, all the money, and the honey! And, I had to drive my truck and clean and put away all the...
  24. Re: Let's welcome and feel sorry for new member "D-Amick"

    And here I thought I could mentor you on how to behave! Glad to have been able to learn and help, and glad for my second hive of bees. The San Mateo Beekeepers Guild is also helping me get pointed in...
  25. First year No. CA beekeeper new to Bee Source.

    Thank you for authorizing me to post. New beekeeper in San Mateo, CA area. Two hives. Really enjoying the bees!

    d-amick
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