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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    I think here in 100+ weather everyday a veil helps for shade either way it's too hot! The Italians do good here. Just not last as long as I want them to. I'm changing them 6 months to a year. I had...
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    Re: Last graft--August queens

    How long are your queens lasting on average?
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Anyone want to share blueberry pollination pricing in the USA? I guess Canada too.
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    Re: Skep beekeeping in Germany

    Great post! Thank you for sharing. I'm actually in Europe now and noticed some old skeps lying around so I was able to share this post as a way to explain alot more than I new about this method.
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    Re: Blueberry pollination time !!

    I would try to partner up with someone to meet the farmers requirement and send half of your operation to pollinate and leave half for honey. That way you can also try to build a relationship with...
  6. Thread: Time for Supers

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    Re: Time for Supers

    Bees look good! Great pics. That honeycomb pattern still amazes me.
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    Re: Tried on my Mann Lake vented suit

    Do you guys think it will hold up with daily abuse? Like pulling honey, splitting hives, lifting boxes, etc. How long have you had your a for?
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    Re: Tried on my Mann Lake vented suit

    How is that suit holding up?
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    almond spraying, more than usual for you?

    Any one else get sprayed more than usual? It year 3 with same growers but more dead bees lying dead by entrance. Also noticed some tongues sticking out not going back in on emerging brood. It also...
  10. Thread: Hives Stolen

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    Re: Hives Stolen

    Sorry for your losses. We have are hives close to the 58 and interstate 5 which is close to Bakersfield and their hives stolen there 2 years ago. Is Bakersfield a considered high theft? I wonder...
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    Re: apple Pollination

    The longer the sit in apples the more u are losing on honey or other pollination services. So to me time they sit does play a factor in the fee.
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Nice weather in those pics. Wish we had some rain
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    Any rain today near the Almonds?
  14. Thread: Cotton

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    Re: Cotton

    I've had about 100 hives near cotton two or three different times when in bloom with Ok results BUT one time they must of sprayed extra stuff cause the bees got hit really hard. Lots of dead bees and...
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    Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Had the same happen to me with the mice and I used that 3m spray glue cut some patches and sprayed it but didn't last long. I didn't think of silicone that should work and last longer
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    Some interesting topics here regarding AHB and traits. I had an AHB from a cutout that was so aggressive it was attacking my weaker hives. Dees bees where fine compared to that one. I had some...
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    Re: 10 things you'll pay more for in 2014

    Sweet!
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    Any luck with finding that trap? B.t.w. I happened to meet
    Brad Auten , he did alot of pollen, great guy he sold his operation a few years
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    Re: How much honey do you go through personally?

    Blessed Christmas to all of you as well!
    We are 5 of us and go through about 10 gallons a year. Love the m.esquite honey. Alfalfa is good too.
  20. Thread: pump?????

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    Re: pump?????

    Which brand do you have? The one I have is to slow like an irrigation one but only show about 3.0 g.p.m.. I paid about $120. But $500 is a stretch, I was thinking to get a gas powered one for that...
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    Re: open feeding this time of year?

    Their may be a hive or two in the area but I have noticed the Africanzed like to hang out near the city in roofs and such.don't see them building come in a tree. All the swarms I caught where on...
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    Re: open feeding this time of year?

    Did u drill the side of the bucket with like a 1/16 hole? I was thinking u can even stack them up
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    Re: open feeding this time of year?

    I had all my feeder on the inside last year but this year have them on the outside thinking they like to brood better on the inside due to temperature seems a little warmer. So when feeder is on...
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    Re: Open feeding versus frame feeders?

    Is that just a regular bucket lid, no leaks? Did u drill any holes
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    Re: open feeding this time of year?

    Or feeding both inside and outside. I just don't want to open up the hives anymore due to squishing too many bees
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