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  1. Re: My expericence with Jonathon Nickolas Blankenship who is acting as a bee broker i

    Beekeeper from NY has found his bees
  2. fyi for those pollinating almond around the Livingston area

    If you are pollinating bees in Livingstonca area or doing business with Jonathan Nickolas or Jonathan Blankenship check out my post in consumer reports forum
    Thanks
  3. My expericence with Jonathon Nickolas Blankenship who is acting as a bee broker in c

    My nephew addvertist on Craigslist for pollenation accounts in Ca. and got a responce from Jonathan saying he needed bees. My nephew told him he needed $200/hive and was told no problem. So nephew...
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    Re: American Farm Bureau Announcement

    Im wondering if a truck with a farm license still needs to get a trip and fuel permit when going into california.
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    Re: virgin queen into nucs

    This time I put the cage with the queen and 3 workers into the nuc and then 2 or 3 days later releasing her. It worker much better.
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    Re: virgin queen into nucs

    thanks for the responces. Ive been doing it this year to have more time getting the nucs ready to place the queen also to not wast time with cells that have dead queens. Also I have more time to...
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    Re: virgin queen into nucs

    I noticed when I put the queens lose into nucs they stuck their heads immediatly into the cells looking for honey, so I figure they are very hungry. Today I put 3 workers into cage that the queen...
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    virgin queen into nucs

    Im having a problem. Ive been raising queens and lettling them emearg in a queen cage. Then I put them in a nuc that has been queenless for about a day. I was going to put a small marshmellow in...
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    God bless America and all beekeepers. Merry...

    God bless America and all beekeepers.


    Merry Christmas and prosperus New year
  10. Thread: Caucasians

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    The beek I worked for put his bees into the...

    The beek I worked for put his bees into the apples at Hood River and had absolutly no problem with weak hives (out of 800 hives probably 20-50 were to weak to go). That was sometime in April. His...
  11. Thread: Caucasians

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    Caucasians are very gentle, dark,productive, make...

    Caucasians are very gentle, dark,productive, make nice white cappings on the coombs, and use a lot of propolis. I think the last point is what a lot of beek dont like, but the beek I worked for...
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    Looks like foul brood.

    Looks like foul brood.
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    On a frosty winter day I went to my sisters for a...

    On a frosty winter day I went to my sisters for a visit, and she wanted me to go with her husband to demolish a big cement building. I told her I had no coat to wear so she found me an old coat that...
  14. Thread: Grafting

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    use a chinese grafting tool. You can get them at...

    use a chinese grafting tool. You can get them at Mann Lake. I like to do it in my honey house where its out of the wind. I bought a pair of magifying glasses for about 5 bucks. And I like to...
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    I think Im allready seeing better survial of my...

    I think Im allready seeing better survial of my beehives at least so far. Now when I have all my beehives putting smart and russian drones do you think to improve honey production it would be good...
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    Hi everyone Thanks for your input. I also...

    Hi everyone

    Thanks for your input. I also believe the way to solve the problem is in breeding it out. I got my queen from Glenn Apr also, but not one of his breeder queens. Do you think its...
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    Hi everyone. I wonder for how many of you this...

    Hi everyone. I wonder for how many of you this was your first year of raising queens, and now that you did what are your plans? This was my first year and I used a Russian queen X smr drone. My...
  18. I take a hot knife (I found a soldering iron with...

    I take a hot knife (I found a soldering iron with a rasor sharp blade at a hobbie shop.) and cut off the top of the coomb from 1/8 to 1/2 of an inch which makes the grubb easier to see and to get.
  19. Chef I also did my first grafting this year. The...

    Chef I also did my first grafting this year.
    The things that helped me was a place inside the honeyhouse with a chair and good light, magifying glasses, and most of all shaving the coomb down alnost...
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    thank you Harry for your help. They looked like...

    thank you Harry for your help. They looked like the real thing to me.

    The beetles I found were not as round. And the exoskeleton not as hard as the picture Michael posted on this site.
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    OK These bugs are off black or dark brown, about...

    OK These bugs are off black or dark brown, about an 1/8 of an inch long, fairly thin, the exoskeleton is hard and the antena is about as long as the head and it has a ball on the end of it.

    I made...
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    I saw about 10 shb's today in one of my nucs. ...

    I saw about 10 shb's today in one of my nucs. Just what I need.
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    Hey Joseph where did you get the sc plastic cell...

    Hey Joseph where did you get the sc plastic cell foundation?
  24. Thread: Sound Bites

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    Let me be your Honeyman. Would you like a...

    Let me be your Honeyman.

    Would you like a little, honey
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    I got inspected by oregon yesterday and they said...

    I got inspected by oregon yesterday and they said I had to have a physical address on my label. I had a po box on it. Or be able to fine my name thats on the label in the phone book. The phone...
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