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    Re: suprise for my fiancee

    the bees are the most important thing, but i'd also get him a subscription to the american bee journal. i wish you were closer, i'd make up a hive for him.
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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    what isn't apparent is the state laws in MT. it is illegal to put a commercial yard within 3 miles of a registered yard, and the good spots are all locked up. if someone has 8 or less they don't have...
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    Re: Hints on spotting the queen

    she's shaped like a dragon, and workers are shaped like buffalo, so you just have to mumble "find the dragon, find the dragon" while you sort through the herds of buffalo. start at the top left and...
  4. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    i am going to try some queens this year, i got a taste of it in california this spring and am anxious to try. you can stay here during the class, we're 45 minutes to the U. i've also got 48 here at...
  5. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    it was an offer to the original poster, i don't know how i'd handle your situation. i'd imagine those nucs will get quite a bit smaller before they have laying queens which would make me nervous. i'd...
  6. Re: Fungicide Spraying During the Day While Bees are Flying

    the almond pollinators sure seem quiet on this subject. in my limited experience i would say it happens a lot and is factored into the equation. good clean syrup and pollen sub and hope.
  7. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    how many do you want? strong single $150 plus all the equipment involved. just 3 1/2 hours away. only for you.
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    we are getting it too. should help the knapweed! we've been bracing for forest fires. should push that back a few weeks, and knock down the road dust a little.
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    Re: New Beek-Mite treatment question

    maqs require better instructions than come with the treatments. daytime highs are important. i would imagine your hives are still in one box which means you are a long way from putting on supers,...
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    Re: New BeeK needs advice

    i bet it was a drone. check for eggs if your worried. justin
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    Re: Weird colony death

    county spraying the ditches? a lot can go on in a 2mile radius. there are only a couple reasons when all the bees die at once.
  12. Re: brood chamber is in the top deep....what should I do?

    i would take out the bottom box and put it on top, figuring they are partially in the middle box and already have the brood chamber in the shape they love.
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    Re: Identify this for me?!

    if it was here it would be sarvis or service or june berry, or saskatoon. all the same plant and the first bloomer here.
  14. Re: Help! Neighbours bees attracted to our Ipe decking

    my first thought would be something in or on the flowers is messing with them, and thats just where they land.
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    Re: Yellow Jackets Under Telescoping Cover

    do a search here. they can cause problems.
  16. Re: Spring time...one thing I didn't see coming- is this an annual event??

    I'll take the gloves off if i have not been stung for a few days. The more i get stung the less it bothers me.
  17. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    foothills of central california for some.
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    Re: what kind of dog do you like ?

    Airedales. smart and stubborn and require 5 miles a day.
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    Re: Partial load/Trucking companies?

    It's not really the answer to your question but enterprise commercial rents flatbeds pretty cheap, you'd have to have someone load you in California or pull a forklift. they tell us that anyone over...
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    Re: Spring on the West Coast.

    Do you leave the queens caged for 5 days? We're using candy to release them in california, but then don't open them up for a week or more. they are out of the cage and laying pretty quick.
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    Re: Plans for a 3 frame nuc

    i have some 4 frame nuc's that are half the width of a 10 frame box, as in 2 side by side stack on top or bottom of a 10 frame box. with a frame feeder they fit 3 frames and are still a somewhat...
  22. Thread: Bee Nets

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    Re: Bee Nets

    montana canvas makes and sells them. asked all the right questions when i ordered smaller ones for my flatbed. i hoped someone closer would mention a supplier.
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    were the logs standing dead, or cured, or green? i'd ask whoever milled it, or get a cheap moisture meter. here we had one friend who had a moisture meter and about 6 people who borrowed it. you can...
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    Re: Newbie - strange behavior? Or no

    the larvae was the bees gut which keeps pumping venom and is the reason honeybees die when the sting someone. not really a larvae. they will headbutt when you get into their space, and sting if they...
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    Re: Beekeeping - a Guy or Gal thing

    i do most of the work but my wife enjoys it too. she gets having to be on the gardens schedule, not so much with the bees. my daughter is much quicker to help than my son when it comes to bee work.
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