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  1. Re: Odfrank finally admits he's been wrong about packages!

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    Here I am with the man himself, Greg Z. at Z's Bees. A little correction on the truck story Ollie. Since I'm just a poor pensioner, my wife told me to pay for my truck solely out of honey...
  2. Odfrank finally admits he's been wrong about packages!

    I'm sure everyone's aware of Ollie's rants on Beesourse about how swarms are better than packages. Well, after three years, he finally listened to me and bought packages from Z's Bees in Orland Ca....
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    Beepro,

    I guess I'm not stealing Ollie's trailers anytime soon. I don't have balls that big!:eek:
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    Re: suggestion on swarm trap size

    Another ditto on the 8 frame deep.

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    Re: Do bees prep a new home before swarming

    Especially true when it comes to beekeeping. I think of Honeybee Democracy as well as all other publications as guide lines, not absolutes.
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    Ollie, what size ball do you need for your trailer?
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    If you do almonds next year, at least no one will steal your hives painted like that!
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    Re: Share your graft pics

    Easy peasy!

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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Another un-scientific study conclusion. I have to give a slight edge to SCL. It seemed to attract scouts much earlier and in greater numbers. Even amount of swarm captures though.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Wow Sarah,

    Great version of the original. You've obviously grasped the concept and using ingenuity, came up with those hot water heater covers that will work just as well. Just check every once in...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Minz,

    Don't feel bad. Some seasons are like that no matter what you use. Other seasons they fill up without using anything but old brood comb. It's a crap shoot really. It's like fishing and...
  12. Re: G'day all, Jumping onto this site from Durham, NC. Looking forward to being here

    Welcome!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    That will work! I started out using Tanglefoot and when it got to over 90 degrees, it melted down from the cups onto the ground. That's when I switch to the high temp bearing grease.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Ace,

    You really have a fixation about wind. I mean with the buckets and now this. Maybe you should see someone?:scratch:
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    Re: Absconding Packages?

    Most of our 160 members have screen bottom boards. Every year, in cold drafty SF, over 100 packages are installed by our club alone without the debris tray and we have never had a package abscond.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I doubt that will happen but you can eliminate that possibility by moving the hives over so one side of the hive is resting directly over the 4x4's.
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    :lpf:
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I think it looks good. All you need in just a coat of grease under your grease cups so this will work. Yeah a little wider hive rest would be wise but you already addressed that.

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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Keep checking on Amazon. They sell it but it's sporadic. Shelf life is forever but once you mix it with water, it's only good for a day.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Good plan Snapper!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Worried woodworker!

    Simply gorgeous!:applause:
  22. Re: My Honey Hive Farm raffle prize gets filled -

    :sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep:
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Here are my two swarm together side by side, one LGO and the other SCL. Both doing well with big fat queens and a good laying pattern.

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  24. Re: bt? correct ratio? I'm mixing only 1/2 gallon

    I use the same amount as wire nut. Works very well and doesn't deter swarms from moving in. The mistake I made was getting them too wet. Mold grew pretty quickly. Just a spritz is good enough and...
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    Re: Tragedy Strikes the BeeBee Tree World

    A sad day in San Mateo for sure. My condolences.:cry:
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