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  1. Re: How do you apply the lemon grass oil or swarm commander on a swarm trap?

    Take a small piece of cotton-like material and put a few drops on it and put in in the box. I put mine on the floor near the entrance.
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Try again! So far 2 of the seven have hatched; one cell that I thought did not take hatched out into the queen less cell builder so I actually had 8 out of 12 take. Luckily the rest of my unhatched...
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    Re: One small success, one giant step!

    Thanks for all the positive feedback. My second round of queens are hatching. My challenge now is to get a higher percentage on my grafts!
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    One small success, one giant step!

    Tried grafting a dozen queens using the Cloake board method and a strong over wintered hive. Out of 12 grafts, I had 2 take(discouraging!) I had one hatch early (into a roller cage) and left it in...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Are the included mites considered sprinkles? LOL :) Whoops this should have been attached to the post of selling drone brood for bunches of money!
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Hi Dunit,
    I tried Lauri's method of using a partial sheet of foundation in a frame. I put 1/3 of a sheet of foundation in the middle of a frame with the intention of boosting my local population of...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Cool, my Chickens would love that.
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    Thanks, makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    What's the best/easiest way to get rid of the Pupae if your using it for IPM?
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    God Bless you Phil!
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I've saved my large (1.5 gallon) liquid laundry detergent bottles, the kind that have a push down spigot on them. I mix syrup in a 15 gallon tub, dip a 2 gallon bucket and fill these bottles. My...
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    Re: How do you feed

    Beepro
    I live not too far from you, my bees are hardly using any syrup but are really going through sub; you might want to ditch the sugar blocks use more patties. I fed sub yesterday and most of my...
  13. Re: Booming to Broodless in 3 weeks! Buckeye or something else. Help!

    Mostly Italians, I found some backfilling, a few empty queen cups. We actually had a swarm a couple of days ago which we captured. The hives have plenty of room. I also found just empty comb where...
  14. Booming to Broodless in 3 weeks! Buckeye or something else. Help!

    Full inspection on 18 hives yesterday. Last inspection on 4-15, all were booming with brood, pollen, nectar. After inspection yesterday, some hives completely normal, good brood, honey, nectar...
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    Re: Buckeye is blooming hard.

    Same here, lots of buckeye, luckily I live by Sutter Creek and there's tons of other stuff blooming. I'm going for a hike this morning, and see if the bees are working the buckeye or not. I just got...
  16. Re: Two newly installed packages behaving completely different

    WRLCPA,
    Keep your head up. I am a complete newbie. I installed six packages for the first time this year and they are all booming. The best advice I can give you is try to accumulate some frames...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    April 19th here. Had a wild bunch move into an oak tree on my property that had had a colony living in it for the last 9 years, swarmed and didn't make it last year, and the neighbors had another...
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    Sticky: First Wild Swarm

    Neighbors called with a swarm high in an oak tree yesterday. I put a trap out , scouts were checking it out. Hopefully they'll move in today. Happy Easter everyone!
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    Re: Bees and Turkey Hunting (slightly graphic)

    Bison,

    You are in good company. I have a turkey freeway behind my house. Two mornings ago, bunch a big Toms came cruising by..... I was still in my jammies and slippers. Waited until they just...
  20. Thread: Hives Stolen

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    Re: Hives Stolen

    BB, going to Fresno tomorrow down Hwy 99,I'll keep an eye out; I would scan Craigslist up and down CA looking for anyone selling Hives.
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    Re: 8 Frame Hives for Pollination vs 10 frame

    Thanks Guys for your replies!
    RayMarler, yes I had read that also.

    Keith, thanks for the phone call, it got me off the fence!
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    8 Frame Hives for Pollination vs 10 frame

    I'm sure this question has been beat to death at times but here goes.... Any downside to using 8 Frame equipment for commercial pollination? I had to go to Fresno last week and saw most of the...
  23. Thread: Self Taught

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    Re: Self Taught

    Well said Lauri!
  24. Thread: Apiary Names

    by McCoslin
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    Re: Apiary Names

    We're also thinking about starting a line of bee calls. Handy when your bees disappear and want them to come home:D!
  25. Thread: Apiary Names

    by McCoslin
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    Re: Apiary Names

    We're going to get started this year and are kicking around going with " Bee Commander" and are going to paint all our hives Camo!
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