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  1. Looking for a summer job in Ventura County, CA area

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a job this summer in an apiary. I have had two years experience working for a fairly large apiary and I would like to get a beekeeper position from June to August of this...
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    Thompson Water Seal

    Can Thompson water sealer be used on hive bodies? Would it harm the bees? Any input will be greatly appreciated : )
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    Re: Any Suggestions for Syrup Recipe?

    Thanks all for the great responses. I'll try hot tap water in milk jugs with sugar...liked that idea.
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    Any Suggestions for Syrup Recipe?

    Hi,
    So far I've been feeding my hives a 1:1 ratio of cane sugar to water, but it's a time consuming job(heating it up) and so, I'm looking for a fast to make, cheap substitute for my syrup. Any...
  5. Thread: Queen Cells

    by Beeguy123
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    Queen Cells

    Hi. I have 5 ripe queen cells in a queenless nuc. If I'd like to have the 5 queens, what should I do. I was thinking of cutting them out of the foundationless frame and keeping them indoors till they...
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    Need Help Selecting Queen Breed

    Hi,
    I am in the process of requeening my hives in Southern CA. I want a bee breed that is gentle, winters well, and has good brood production. What would you guys recommend? I really like the...
  7. Thread: newbee

    by Beeguy123
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    Re: newbee

    I'd recommend feeding syrup and pollen patties to each hive. That'll make them stonger. I'd also purchase some queens, I like koehnen queens, asap in order to get brood production going. Waiting for...
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