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  1. Re: Aggressive bees take over city and police enlisting the help of bee experts

    this was the result of all a round incompetence --starting with a hobby keeper moving a colony of bees in the
    day light hours -field force was fully active-then there was a cluster affect of field...
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    Re: California Bee Packages 3lb for sale @$88

    supper star packages --supper star person--all 100 have brood and laying
    queens--this is so cool thank you MY MAN--RDY-B
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    Re: Indpendence Almonds..Impact on Pollination

    Dont bet the farm on just one variety- if a invasion of pest- fungus or other environmental problem
    develops that is specific to the independence variety it would cascade to total ruin for the...
  4. Thread: HotRoom floor

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    Re: HotRoom floor

    need more information--size of black pipe--spacing of grid and so forth---

    what I can say is the system can be built with a layer of 3/4-1 inch insulation under your chosen type of heat grid
    the...
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    Re: Hive Theft ring busted in Weedpatch

    yea yea --but lets consider the real problem --and that is bee theft should be a felony--not the misdominer offense it is now associated with --possession -of stolen property-that dont cut it--RDY-B
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    Re: Are the good times about over with?

    slight hiccup in the market--china loves almonds--they are in a period of adjustment-;)
    embargoes lifted against iran--they love almonds-;)-slight adjustments occur from time to time-
    supply and...
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    Re: Dadant/Mannlake Honey pump question

    $110 sounds like a freight quote and it will ship fully crated in a wood crate--
    3/4 horse is bare minimum--get the 1 hp--RDY-B
  8. Re: Varroa mites on bees. Many years ago 1/3 of the mites were sitting on bees while

    THE theory is just to promote the ELGON BEE--certainly you've all heard about the Elgon bee
    very big in finland--they are a bee that has extremely high varoa tolerance-a non treatment bee
    ...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    :popcorn:--RDY-B
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    Re: Dead bees in front of my hive

    lots of talk about the dead bees in front of the hive---many reasons for that -brood nest change from sumer to
    winter bees--parasitic mite syndrome (PMS)--but thets get to the whats important how...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Heres the part i fall in love with at 305-317the guy lifts a lid and low and behold a pink amitraz grease paty
    what will the think of next--:o ---rdy-b
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    Re: Newb from east bay Ca.

    very excited to here from brentwood--I run bees in brentwood and byron and Kinston and oakley
    both sides of the river contra costa and sacramento county-supply to major farm stands and such
    --the...
  13. Re: What is considered a hive for pollination services?

    **I'm just curious because if someone had 50 hives with two 10 frame deep brood chambers they could split them to make 100 hives. And when charging a farmer for their service by the number of hives I...
  14. Thread: MAQS ISSUES???

    by RDY-B
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    Re: MAQS ISSUES???

    everybody says treated on this or that date-the amount of bees in the hive at treatment matters-the size of entrance
    matters--I have learned that there can acutely bee to many bees in the hive for...
  15. Thread: Mann Lake

    by RDY-B
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    Re: Mann Lake

    I say Great job also--since they have changed from ups -to fedex-the trucks arrive
    on saturdays- not the next monday --the bottom line is --THE BOOTOM LINE---RDY-B
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    Re: Getting bees built up for almonds

    you just dont have enough population-or developing brood to justify a fast consumption
    you are feeding ULTRABEE-the consumption rate of that product is at a slower pace to start
    with--its ok feed...
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    Re: Getting bees built up for almonds

    break them down to singles-the 4 framers are wobblers at best--the six framers will get
    to the 8 frame hive you need -then add the second deep-even if its a the time of going
    to the orchard-empty...
  18. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    pick up the cells a day later-when i use cells the problem i have is they are hatching on the drive home-temprature
    is not going to hurt a mature and ready to hatch cell-I have had them hatch in my...
  19. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    **I'm more than pleased with the way they looked, and the rent check wasn't bad either. **

    STRAIGHT UP **** good year-RDY-B
  20. Thread: STOLEN HIVES!

    by RDY-B
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    Re: STOLEN HIVES!

    ** I suspect a 4 row bed; one ton or 4500/5500 truck as the forklift disturbance appeared to only load 4 rows per side of truck. **

    MY MAN that just means they pulled the lead truck forward as the...
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    Re: Cleaning Plastic Excluders

    Plastic excluders are the easiest to clean --takes a metal 5 gallon bucket propane burner-get the water over
    145 deg-good to go-this set up can be done with more than one burner and one bucket-take...
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    my area dose not have smhb-but today i took two betals to ag departmoent for idenifacation -there are many look alikes
    get the betals in question looked at by AG--things gt tough some times-I...
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    Apples bloom after almonds--almonds command a premium price because they bloom at the bees natural
    dormancy period--in these parts cherry -apricot -peach fallow so close to almond you can get a...
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    Re: Building Brood Before Almond Pollination

    ---bee brother if you can start with 5 frames of bees and get 3 rounds of brood you will be smiling --so what it takes for this is temps above normal which will provide natural pollen during the...
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    california bees for california almonds- the bees looks TITS ON a RITZ whats the wory
    im trying to keep up with this--Almond prices are going to stay up---demand wont decline
    It will rain my man--...
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