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  1. Thread: hindleg honey??

    by GABE
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    Re: hindleg honey??

    I think you are correct. Now that you mention it .. it does look liquid and is probably resin. In the meanwhile I made the hive entrance smaller and the robbing seems to have stopped. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Newspaper Method ?

    When you use the newspaper method you dont have to get rid of one of the queens. They will duke it out and the stronger one will survive. I have done it many times.
  3. Thread: hindleg honey??

    by GABE
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    Re: hindleg honey??

    I KNOW they carrie pollen on there hindlegs. My question is could they use that technique to take away stolen honey or must they carry away the honey inside there bodys like they do nector .
  4. Thread: hindleg honey??

    by GABE
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    hindleg honey??

    I don't know if I have a robbing going on or just a healthy hive. When I look close I can see that some of the bees on the lander have lumps of something gold or yellow on both of their hindlegs....
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    Question - Southern Cal Beekeepers

    What month is normal for harvesting honey in southern California? I don't think the flow stops until the end of December (eucalyptus) but there seems to be a slowdown in October. I got out of phase...
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    Whats the penalty for supering too early?

    I only visit my bees (3 hives) a couple of times a month. We are in full nectar flow and although the supers in the hives are not all filled up, the bees are working hard, and it is so much easier to...
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    How Do You Send A Jar Of Honey?

    I would like to send a plastic jar of honey to a friend on the East coast ( I am in California) but the sign in the post office says "no food or liquids" the plastic jar would probably make it...
  8. Thread: Take Honey Early?

    by GABE
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    Thanks from me too Jim . I didn't see anythimg...

    Thanks from me too Jim . I didn't see anythimg about an early harvest in my bee "how to" books. Gabe
  9. Thread: Take Honey Early?

    by GABE
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    Take Honey Early?

    We are having a good year this year in Santa Barbara and I have been adding medium supers. Two of my three hives are nine medium supers high and are full of honey ( the third is a new hived swarm). I...
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    Got some (?) of a swarm now what?

    Yesterday ,about an hour before sunset , I took my swarm trap out of a tree and hived the swarm about 100 feet away from the tree. This morning there is good activity at the new hive, but there is...
  11. Thread: suits for a poll

    by GABE
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    Poll: The Golden Bee suit is the best I have seen. It;s...

    The Golden Bee suit is the best I have seen. It;s worth waiting for.
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    I Got My Golden Beesuit In 47 Days

    For those of you who might be thinking about ordering a Goldenbee suit, but have been put off by the stories of long waits - this is my story.
    They told me two weeks when I ordered it but I knew...
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    What happened to my honey?

    My first ever harvest and extraction last year yielded 5 gallons of thick golden delicious honey. This year I pulled one full medium super and extracted about two gallons of runny black not so...
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    Too late I allready extracted it - But the honey...

    Too late I allready extracted it - But the honey is black and runny compared to last years (My first harvest) golden thick & delicious. I am going to start another thread to try to fine out why the...
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    Thanks -- I was hoping someone wood say that!

    Thanks -- I was hoping someone wood say that!
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    can I save this honey??

    I took a super of honey from a very healthy hive standing on a platform which had room for another hive (the stand legs are in oil). The removed super and bee escape was placed on the stand next to...
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    The super was taken from a very healthy hive...

    The super was taken from a very healthy hive standing on a platform which had room for another hive (the stand legs are in oil). The removed super and bee escape was placed on the stand next to the...
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    ants in the honey?

    I successfully used a bee escape board for my first harvest last year. This year I pulled a super full of honey, put it on an escape board on a unused entrance board and covered it. Two days later I...
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    Trouble using search ??

    The total forum is much improved, bur the old search was much easier to use. I keep getting an error message "under the mininum word length" when that is not so. Also to test the system I tried to...
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    I tryed combining once (with newspaper between)...

    I tryed combining once (with newspaper between) both hives had queens. It is now my strongest hive (out of 5) and I have only seen one queen since. (but I have trouble finding the queen so there...
  21. Thread: Why was I stung?

    by GABE
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    Why was I stung?

    I am a relativly new hobby bee keeper (3 years) and yesterday while working in my garden at least 100 feet from the hives (4) I was stung on the ear. The side of my face swelled up to grapefruit...
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    Latest on Golden Bee Products?

    What is the latest information on ordering a bee suits from Golden Bee in Picayune Miss.? Are they meeting there delivery dates? And what about the apparent copy being made in Tulsa. Is it the same...
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    Well (I started this thread) and about an hour...

    Well (I started this thread) and about an hour ago (6:30pm) I climbed the tree (not easy I am 75) and took down the bucket. I had a hive prepared (a medium super with five frames out on top of a deep...
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    Thanks for the info Ill try it using rubber...

    Thanks for the info Ill try it using rubber bands, but not at night as shown in the example, the worst I have been stung was when I went to the hive on a hot night to open up the entrance. The bees...
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    What's a cut out?? ( I am a newbee)

    What's a cut out?? ( I am a newbee)
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