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    Re: tips on moving a bee hive

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    Also they stay calmer with the motor running.


    I Strongly agree on that one, red lights/parking lights also help since they can not see red light, this I heard from...
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    Re: tips on moving a bee hive

    its best to cover the entrance with a wire mesh, or you can make a moving screen to cover the entrance to allow ventilation, if you plan on completely sealing the entrance where no air would flow...
  3. Re: what do you all give people for bee yard rent ?

    It's nice to have some spots, but if they need bees and they offer you a spot, in return for some honey.....You should charge for pollinating their crops, all of course depends on the type of crops...
  4. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Re: Comb Honey

    I haven't tried cut comb or RR comb honey, But i used to sell frames of Comb honey and let the customer take as much they want and pay by weight, this of course was in Mexico...... Try a little of...
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    Re: The Case Against Imidicloprid

    I think neonic poisoning is a 'sexy' cause for hive death/CCD. Most people claiming CCD don't regularly monitor varroa mite levels. I think in many cases it is easier to blame a pesticide for the...
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    Re: Swarm preps happening in the Bay Area, CA!

    not yet in smarm mode for me here in Ventura, however I wouldn't be surprised if i start seeing some queen cups in the next 2 to 4 weeks, currently they just started to rear Drones, their barely...
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    Re: Queens Bred for Longevity

    I agree, the more larger area you give the queen to lay in, the more sooner she will run dry, the average life span for my queens is about a year and half. I requeen in May ..............
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    Re: Queens Bred for Longevity

    It's best to requeen once every year because younger queens tend to head a larger colony going into winter, but depends how harsh your winters are.

    I have several hives in which I haven't...
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    Re: Queens Bred for Longevity

    Duplicate message below
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    Re: Coconut Oil for varroa mite control

    Thanks for posting the link,

    But I think he only sampled 4 out of the 35 other colonies in the yard? couldn't their be a possibility of constant drift amongst the hive foragers into a colony not...
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    Re: nucs or packages ?

    never thought of it that way, but it does make sense...then all they need to do is manually release her once there home......good thinking.
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    Re: nucs or packages ?

    Nucs are better but you run a risk of getting dirty comb with AFB/EFB spores, true you have a queen, brood, honey and pollen in a nuc and onced placed in a Deep 8 or 10 frame they'll build up quickly...
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    Re: can I start with a 4 box nuc hive?

    you could hive the package in the 4 frame nuc for a bit, but its best to hive them in a single deep( 8 or 10 frame) at first then add on a super when they start to fill the box. adding too much room...
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    Re: Coconut Oil for varroa mite control

    bhfury

    - That would be an interesting article to read on, I thinks its on Bee Culture, Im subscribed to ABJ since Feburary 2012, dont recall seeing it there.
    I will try and find it, do you...
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    Re: Coconut Oil for varroa mite control

    Amish beekeeping, I saw that not too long ago in wooven Skeps pretty cool to look at, I saw this in/around the area of Wooster, Ohio. we kept bees in ceramic/adobe bowls and sometimes hollowed out...
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    Re: Do Bee Weaver bees winter well

    I've been using bweaver queens for two years now and they survive quite well here in Southern california, it can be dry, or wet......but mostly dry, they have a good deal of tolerance to varroa mite,...
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    Coconut Oil for varroa mite control

    Hello Everyone,

    I hope your all in a good start for the season and are up in almonds this season (I heard prices are up and the bloom is late???).

    Has anyone here been trying the coconut oil...
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    Need Bees -May/June

    Well, I've been beekeeping for 3 years now, the first two weren't much of a success, but the third year I got a good handle on the bees after switching my queen supplier. I am wanting to expand this...
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