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    I've got drone brood

    Saw the first drone brood of the season today. Is this early for California?
  2. Another Angle

    http://www.getbees.net/
    I ran across this guy today.
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    Another Frenzy

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/FeedingBees020.jpg

    This is just before they carried the bottle off into the sky!
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    California Feedin'

    I'm south of you in California. I'm feeding three light hives and found that baggie feeders help the feed to warm up earlier in the day than other types of feeders, so I'm switching the other hives...
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    Check and feed

    Well, the fact that I could lift the box at all, and not hurt myself, means that it was fairly light. As long as there is no down side, I am going to keep feeding, at least a small trickle. Plus,...
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    Manually filling drawn comb?

    Hello,
    I have an eight frame medium hive in two boxes. It was a July swarm. The top box has four frames of open nectar and honey. I don't know what the bottom has. I lifted it up, but I don't know...
  7. Thread: Meat Goats

    by jellybeen
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    Kinder Goats

    Duel purpose goats, cross between a Nubian and a pygmy. We have a little milk herd. Great for meat too. High feed to pound ratio. I highly recommend this breed.
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    Wind Solar Grid Tied

    We put in a wind generator and solar panels in 1999.

    The wind generator couldn't (because of county regs) be put high enough to take advantage of the best winds. It produces only enough energy...
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    Regulating brood temp and humidity

    I'm two hours north of you in Arroyo Grande. The first time this happened to me I figured it had to do with the brood temp and humidity. It drys out really fast. They don't like the brood in...
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    I'm going to try it tomorrow. Thanks!

    I'm going to try it tomorrow.
    Thanks!
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    Daily Drive-by

    I try to walk by the hives everyday. When I don't, I soon discover they are covered with ants, or other predators that can be nipped in the bud if caught soon. (skunks,yellow jackets). It also...
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    Video of Varroa under microscope

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/th_unntitled.jpg
    We have an intel play microscope that plugs into the computer. The varroa was a great little creature to capture in action.
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    Honey with brood caps?

    Honey with brood caps?
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    Black Widow's New Catch

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/scorpion.jpg

    I guess this black widow is taking a break from eating bees and has decided to try something bigger. Looks like she plans on...
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    Pics of one frame Observation Hive

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/blackwidow034.jpg
    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/blackwidow035.jpg...
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    PFA, Yes, it's plexi nailed, but drilled first. ...

    PFA,
    Yes, it's plexi nailed, but drilled first. I like it because its very light, portable and easy to "load". We made three for the bee club. The plexi still has the plastic on it that's why...
  17. Thread: Ants...

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    I'm tired of them

    I'm going to use boric acid and sugar to bait them.

    Solution should be 1 Cup sugar, 4 tsp boric acid and 3 cups water. Dip cotton balls in the solution and put in a jar with a lid. Put ant...
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    Not a special camara

    Actually, my camara isn't anything special. It's an older Kodak digital. Only 4.0 megapixels I just figured out how to use the macro feature correctly. It's an Easy Share dx6490. It's got...
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    One(to three) frame Demo Hive

    Here is a really easy functional one that I built. I can send you the plan if you want it.

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/beestuff021.jpg
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    Drawing from the bottom

    At my house gravity doesn't have the same force as other places in the world. My bees fly upside down and all flowers bloom under the ground. Or maybe I didn't bait the super!
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    Nice

    They look like good happy bees to me! Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.
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    Drawing wax and other pics

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/pollen.jpg

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/dancingdirt/lavander.jpg
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    Go with the flow

    I think I need more experience watching the year go by before I can make intelligent decisions about splitting. What I've learned from this thread is that the most successful split would be made in...
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    "Walking the pasture"

    I'm not very familiar with the flow in my area because this is my first year and I never noticed the "flow" before I had bees. Now I love watching the bloom and the bees. I'm assuming that the...
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    A few more questions....

    This hive I received from a lady who hadn't managed it for three years. I picked it up in March and inspected it in April. It's huge and heavy and full of honey on all levels. I want to divide it...
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