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    Re: Kelley's viborating knife

    I've had luck with pierce uncapping knifes one was 30yrs old and was my gramps and still works. They have a small ad in bee journal.
  2. Thread: branding iron

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    branding iron

    I was looking at branding irons, Mann lake, ever hot, wood craft. My question is on intricate logos will they brand deep enough? what kind is best I figured propane since it is portable. How about...
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    Re: Apiguard treatment two years in a row

    Thanks guys appreciate the feedback, had good results with apiguard so it's good news on the pocket book since I bought way more than enough last year, and for my bees since it seemed to work good,...
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    Apiguard treatment two years in a row

    I live where it is very hot all year long which keeps the mite levels down significantly when it hits 120, and I usually only have to treat once a year in the fall like I did last year. I have a lot...
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    Re: Laws Regarding Sales of Small amounts of honey

    KQ6AR: this was in San Diego I guess that's the policy and the fees for getting a permit are outrageous, makes it not worth it to sell. Luckily I don't live there but I was wanting to go there...
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    Re: Laws Regarding Sales of Small amounts of honey

    So I try to call the county all week long since monday, left messages, called over 20 different numbers was being redirected. And here is the good ole American way, frist they fine you 350 dollars...
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    Re: Laws Regarding Sales of Small amounts of honey

    I've tried contacting several dept. etc, no one will reply as usually that's the government for you. The only people that were helpful were the california Beekeepers association who said aslong as...
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    Laws Regarding Sales of Small amounts of honey

    I want to sell 100 jars of honey at a swap meet in san diego. What are the laws regarding this do I need to have permits? I've always heard that small time beekeepers were allowed to sell a small...
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    Re: disappearing bees

    Is a sign of absconding all brood is gone except drone brood?
  10. Thread: Apiguard

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    Re: Apiguard

    I already read that post before I made this one.

    There were other questions in my post that weren't covered in that one such as the ones about nucs, single 6 frames, and the California Ag Comm. ...
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    Re: Apiguard

    Thanks for the reply any experience or information helps.


    That's the deal from Randy on apiguard that I was talking about.
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  12. Thread: Apiguard

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    Re: Apiguard

    Do ya fellows have any ideas? I would sure appreciate it, even if it's just theoretical opinions.

    How’s my plan sound plausible, ridiculous, or crazy? Any feedback would be much appreciated....
  13. Thread: Apiguard

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    Apiguard

    It's about time for me to treat some hives I have and I am using apiguard this year. Temps are 70-100 so I am going to do 25G treatments on strong hives.

    I know it says to combine weak hives,...
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    Re: Fumagilin-B in Pollen Patties

    swarm_trapper what would a quality pollen patty consist of? I've heard mixed feelings on ones that are mostly natural pollen saying that the pollen loses it's nutritional value after awhile. What...
  15. Thread: Ahb question

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    Re: Ahb question

    I've always heard that a cross breed between AHB and another bee were meaner and that the orginal AHB weren't even that mean. I think there was an article in ABJ several months ago.

    I have some...
  16. Thread: WingLess Queen

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    Re: WingLess Queen

    You never know, I've seen dumber answers solve problems before.
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    Re: WingLess Queen

    Most likely not the case in this situtation but if your smoker is to hot it will burn the wings off the bees.
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    Re: mite & bottom board inspection question

    Will just having SBB without anything sticky underneath still get rid of some of the dropped mites?
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to BSA that I will act as a mentor to scouts if BSA reinstates the Bekeeping Merit Badge.
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    Re: Ordering Package Bees Without the Queen

    I think I've seen ads before where they just sell the packaged bees without the queen so you can put/make your own from your stock. Might want to look for something like that, it may save you a...
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    Re: Jan 4th , Swarm Call ??

    Hey Bradley I have a question for you since you are from Blythe. Do you know Pratt Aparies from Blythe? I see a lot of their hives in other beekeepers sheds down here in the Valley.

    Do they sell...
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    Re: Jan 4th , Swarm Call ??

    Two people died last year around in my county the Imperial County from bee nests. Blythe is about 2 hours away from me so perhaps they are just being cautious.

    I don't know if there is a Vector...
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    Re: SHB in West or Southwest U.S.A.

    Does anyone know if they can live in hot temps? Like 110-120?
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    Re: Jan 4th , Swarm Call ??

    I had about 2 swarms captured about 2 weeks ago. Have to feed them sugar water but they can still collect pollen right now.
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    Re: Apigard in my Super(s)

    I would imagine it would degrade by next spring. I would just leave them in there for the bees or move them over to a hive that doesn't have a lot of honey.
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