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    Re: First swarm of 2015

    I had a hive swarm two weeks ago here. They all took off but then came back. Things have been going like gangbusters after we got some good rains in. If I could get some new queens I'd split that...
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    Re: How many hive beetles are too many?

    Place a couple beetle traps in there. Like a $1.79 Beetle Blaster http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page81.html
  3. Re: Ultimate Hive Cover / HAs any one here utilized yet?

    I think it's important to note the uneven surface in contact with the super/hive body (internal risers on the picture) this provides a good deal of ventilation but might not be suitable without an...
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    Re: Almond buds, Lost Hills, Jan 26

    Hwy 46 and Corcoran Rd. I assume you mean...
  5. Thread: Blooms

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    Re: Blooms

    Sunflowers are great for bees> I would look at some of these wildflower seed vendor websites and find some suitable to your climate and rainfall....
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    Re: Plans for "Wintering Cover"

    Try this link in the DIY section for an inner cover http://www.beesource.com/files/innercover.pdf
  7. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    I've used EDPM roofing membrane to make some before. Comes in black or white. Semi indestructible. I glued mine down with contact cement and folded down over the sides. Here's a link to some...
  8. More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue- WSJ Article

    More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue Click Here WSJ
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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    Use only interior paint for the inside, exterior for the outside. Just joking!
  10. Thread: bee hive

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    Re: bee hive

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    It's full of these insects.
  11. Thread: feeder boxes

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    Re: feeder boxes

    I'd use the silicon aquarium sealant- no fungicides to screw up the bees.15545
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Beautiful bees those Koehnen cordovans though. I've got three hives currently of them. Very mild winter here though, they're building up nicely in our current nectar flow. But heck, they're...
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    Re: So now I am allergic to Honeybees.....

    If an adult has one systemic reaction to a bee sting, their chances of another reaction after another sting are 30-60 per cent. A systemic reaction is more than a localized reaction which is defined...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Yes, all package bees are not the same. And perhaps there was a difference in climate adaptation to your area. Just a thought...
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    Remember that a 5 frame nuc is about the same area of foundation as an 8 frame medium...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/Nuc2-1.png http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/Nuc.jpg
    Old ...
  17. Thread: choosing frames

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    Re: choosing frames

    Do both. Alternate foundationless frames with plastic foundation. It will keep the comb straight. You can tack or glue the wedge in or both. I would slather some extra melted wax on those plastic...
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    The bethinking ones are western cedar and look like this...
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/deep-box-assembled_grande.jpg
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    Re: nuc box construction question

    Are we referring to burr comb or bees to scrape from the bottom of the frame? I just purchased some 3/8" lumber and I'm going to shim the bottom board. It appears to have about 3/8" clearance without...
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    Re: nuc box construction question

    Ray- I was hoping someone already made that mistake for me, instead of me screwing up my bees (again).
  21. Re: Why is my queen bee sticking her head in a cell fro 10 minutes at a time ?

    Maybe she wanted a little peace and quiet...
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    Re: nuc box construction question

    Hiwire- That's a good question. I'm in the middle of constructing some full depth 5 and 8 frame boxes as swarm catchers and was planning to use 1/2" marine plywood or 1" (3/4") pine as bottoms and...
  23. Thread: ventilation

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    Re: ventilation

    I have seen many times screened ventilation holes in inner covers being propolized shut completely in the middle of summer heat. I was trying to help them stay cool, which was clearly contrary to...
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    Re: Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    I believe that they are comparable. I wouldn't use much, just a sprinkle.
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    I just bought some cedar unfinished boxes from bethinking.com. The wood is much lighter than pine and it splits easily. I have heard that swarms prefer pine nucs to cedar, but I have no experience...
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