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    Las Vegas Nevada Beekeeping Class

    Beekeeping class on April 9 2011 at the UNR extention orchard located at the north end of Decator and Horse. Starting time is 9:00am in the green house. Class provided by Blue Lizard Farm,...
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    Re: hive on palm branch

    I have been working with AHB's for 18 years both in Tucson and Las Vegas. AHB has been in Fl for many years now and the AHB dominate the gene pool always. Judging AHB by its temperment is a poor way...
  3. Re: 2 Let It Bee: The Honey Bee Revitalization Project

    Get your own bees ASAP:). There is nothing like just being in the hive to learn about bees. If you do something wrong they will let you know.

    Rodney
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    Re: Killing a Colony with Sulfur?

    Wow sulfur, gas and what ever. Beekeepers trying to kill them selves as wall as the bees. Soap and water will kill bees in less then a min. Works on all insects. 1/2 cup per gal of liquid dish...
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    Re: Keeping Honey Warm until Extracted;

    Extracting as soon as you take off honey really helps get the honey out of the combs for me. Here in the south west our honey comes off the hives some where around 11%-12% moisture and can granulate...
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    Re: Hello

    Yes ventilation is improtant. However I think we underestamate the bees ability to vent there hive even in the most extreem situations. I did AHB removal for years both in Tucson and Las Vegas and I...
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    Re: hive on palm branch

    Sounds like an AHB colonie requeen them asap what ever you do.

    Rodney
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    Re: how to store honey supers?

    I try to extract as fast as I take off honey and return supers to the hive with hopes they will fill things back up on a good years. Leaving the supers on the hive untell you are ready to extract is...
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    Re: Hello

    Heat can be hard on a hive. I have kept bees in the south west for 18 years in temptures over 110 deg. in the summer. I have had hives or honey supers melt down becoming a very messy problem.
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    I understand what you are saying now you live close enough that you can go and pick your stuff up and you have to pay the higher price. Have you tried to talk with Mann Lake maybe they would be...
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    I have found when I shop around that Mann Lake almost always had the lowest price on every thing I needed. Even if they are the same as other companies the free shipping is GREAT!!!:)

    I don't have...
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    Re: 9 frames vs. 10 frames in deep hive body

    I have tryed to use 9 frames but prefer 10 frames in a 10 frame box. The bees will draw out the honey to make up the extra space when using 9 frames, to me it makes for a mess and there is still a...
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    Re: overwintering bees on syrup?

    I knew a beekeeper in Alaska that would kill off 200 colonies each winter and order new packages each spring. He would make Fire weed honey, the bees would work 23 hours a day in summer. Then he...
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