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  1. Thread: Apivar

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    Re: Apivar

    I made 45 splits on march 7th. I put two stips per single deep box. When I did the splits I could see mites, and lots of them on the bees. I checked on march 22nd for my queen take and didn't see any...
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    Re: brood break and mites

    How much of these ideas still hold up when you add in a large bee yard with palletized hives and bee or drone drift?
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    brood break and mites

    My understanding is a brood break throws off the mites reproductive timeing this causing less mites. So if this is the case are we realy getting anything out of the break or are we just moving the...
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    Re: almond spraying, more than usual for you?

    I got an email last week about some of this. Quote,( Fungicide combined with certain insect growth regulators (igr) is more toxic to bees than either compound alone.) The question about wax...
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    How deep is the mud?
  6. Thread: Frames and Boxes

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    Re: Frames and Boxes

    Make sure the boxes are square when you are done and paint them with good paint. At one time some of the old timmers around here had foul brood in there equipment. There is still some of this stuff...
  7. Thread: Bobcat/Loaders

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    Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    A used Swinger or a Hummer would be ok if I could find one but everytime I type these words in to do a search all I get is porn sights. All though they are great innertainment they realy cut into my...
  8. Thread: Bobcat/Loaders

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    Bobcat/Loaders

    What size or model of bobcat are beekeepers using for loading bees?
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    Re: RFID tags for theft deterrence

    Barry, can I have the pattent on the bee decoys to put on your box so as it looks real?::D
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    I'm a little north of Harry and my broker told me to be ready to move around the first of March.
  11. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    I ended up with some pretty hot hives from a northern Cali. package dealer last year. I hope i'm around to watch the final grading in the almonds. They won't have to count frames as the whole top box...
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    The bees where flying good today but the blossums are to wet for them to get any pollin. If you need to feed you will want to wait a day or to for things to dry out a bit.
  13. Thread: Two Questions

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    Re: Two Questions

    The big "5" like to summer in my back yard and although my pockets arn't as big my boots are. A dose of reality can drift both directions.
  14. Thread: Two Questions

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    Re: Two Questions

    Honey-4-All, I think you are putting it to mildly. I have spent alot of time the last two years looking for some bee friendly property in Shasta and Teheama counties. Although i'm still looking i'm...
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    It's only illegal if you get cought.
  16. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    As of today i'm still seeing truck loads of hives heading south. On another note today was also the first load of boxes I have seen heading back north, probably empty.
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    Re: Does anyone that treats have success

    I treated with several different methods and made it to the almonds one more year. To me thats success. The turm success is going to be determind by indavidual goals.
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    Re: Best places in Central Oregon for Beekeeping?

    MTN-Bees, Are you looking for a hobby or a commercial venture? Chrismas Valley used to be a really good place when they raised alfalfa seed but today most bees will starve to death out there. Most of...
  19. Thread: The almond flury

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    The almond flury

    I got my bees into the almond orchards yesterday. It rained all day in the north end of the valley. It was fasinating seeing the number of hives moving around the area. If that was the only part of...
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    Re: June mite treatments

    I have been checking for mites by pulling drone brood. I pull 100 larva at a time in early sept. from random hives after I pull off the honey. I found 80 plus larva with one to three mights on them....
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    June mite treatments

    Is anyone doing mite treatments during a honey flow ? If so what are you useing ? I am currently treating with apavar coming out of the almonds and than agian in sept. with MAQS or apigaurd. I have...
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    Re: brooding after winter solstice

    I moved my bees to Cali. three weeks ago. I went through them last week and found eggs and larva in most of them. Right now they are going threw 25lbs. of ultra bee dry feed per week.
  23. Thread: sunflowers

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    Re: sunflowers

    Thank you Flyer Jim, thats what I was looking for.
  24. Thread: sunflowers

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    sunflowers

    Do bees make a honey crop while pollinating sunflowers? If so how is the quality of the honey?
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    Re: Beesource Hall of Fame - Who would you nominate?

    Jim Lyon, Roland, Old Timer,Keith Jarrett, Lauri, Harry Vanderpool, Sqkcrk, Ron Householder, The Fat Bee Man, and both Mikes. I know I missed a few but this is a good start. Also there are a lot of...
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