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  1. Thread: Hop Guard

    by Karl Parker
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    Re: Hop Guard

    In my experience it's not effective, even when used 1x a week for 3 weeks. The bees seemed to hate the stuff, chewing out any comb the strips touched, and were reluctant to redraw any comb in those...
  2. Re: Main Nectar Flow Clues in Northern California/Sacramento Area

    When would you all expect to get a star thistle flow (if there is one this year) in the north valley? (My elevation is only a couple hundred feet.)
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    Re: Trip to emergency room

    I am not trying to be petty, but when it comes to medical misinformation I think we would all agree that its best to correct each other. I'm also not a doctor or a pharmacist, but I know that...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    I received an email this evening from Paypal showing a full refund for my order from Russell's Nebraska. This particular sub producer seems to be an honest guy.
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Excerpt from an email I received last night from Russells-Nebraska:

    "I’m contacting all my customers individually, to determine how they desire to proceed.
    Recent information has come to our...
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    Re: Nucs from busy mountain.

    I believe Mann Lake does have Nucs...

    Look at Page 53 of their online catalog.
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    Re: white pollens

    The eucalyptus trees on my property bloom for most of the year and generally stop blooming in very late summer (~late September), only to bloom again in December. It depends on the species, but many...
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    Re: white pollens

    I would also suspect that the pollen is from a eucalyptus tree. I have several eucalyptus trees blooming on my property right now and the bees have been busy collecting the white pollen.
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    Mann Lake Customer Service

    I have nothing but good things to say.

    I just went through a small order I had placed back in mid-October, and found a few bottom boards and drone frames missing. I called expecting it would way...
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    Re: Swarm or AFB?

    You can always perform the Holst Milk Test that Randy Oliver describes on his website:

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/sick-bees-part-18a-colony-collapse-revisited/#holst-milk-test

    You...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    The Eucalyptus are just starting to bloom. 95917 :thumbsup:
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    Re: Drone gathering nectar?

    Thanks for all the replies. After a little searching, I'm pretty sure what I saw earlier was a "drone fly."
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    Drone gathering nectar?

    Hi All,

    This morning I noticed a drone working the blossoms on my onion chives. Everything I've read states that drones will not/can not gather nectar. Am I mistaken? Do drones gather nectar...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    Eucalyptus
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    Re: First time bee survey

    I installed my first two packages last Saturday. Long sleeve shirt with a collar, jeans and a veil. I was careful, and wasn't stung. Beginners luck I guess.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    Navel Orange
    Blossoms are just opening.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Red-Tip Photinia
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    The whole property smells strongly of the photinias' nectar.
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    Re: Syrup Storage and transfer

    I admittedly have never used one to move syrup-but I use an electric barrel pump to transfer very viscous (concentrated salt brine) fluids all the time at the water plant I work at. As long as you...
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