Search:

Type: Posts; User: Jeff Gratton

Search: Search took 0.16 seconds.

  1. California 1st Annual Honey Harvest Festival.

    In collaboration with the city of Fillmore California and the Fillmore Western Railway, Bennett's Honey Farm is excited to present the first annual California Honey Harvest Festival. This will be a...
  2. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,824

    Re: Copper Naphthenate

    Tom, I think you misunderstood me.

    I was refering to another chemical (Not Copper Naphthenate).

    Cupric gluconate or Copper Gluconate

    Here's some info on it's usage with bees.
    ...
  3. Replies
    1
    Views
    680

    Managment Services

    I have a question for the commercial guys. Some bee keepers send there bees to the almonds and contract out the care of the bees too other bee keepers that are local to California. I.E. Un-loading...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,565

    Longer Version

    Here's a link to a longer version. Click Here.
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,213

    Word of Caution.

    I took a look at your profile to see were you lived. South Florida is an area that has Africanized honey bees, and one of the habit’s of Africanized bee’s is nesting in low lying areas, like gas and...
  6. Replies
    18
    Views
    5,203

    Nosema Cerana

    This week I attended Sue Cobey’s class on queen rearing at the Harry Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility. On the second day of the course Eric Mussen gave a lecture on some of the findings concerning...
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    879

    portable grafting room

    Has anyone seen a portable grafting room. I'm looking for idea's for layout, design and easy transportation.
  8. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,537

    In The Almonds

    These images were taken yesterday (02-29-08) about 30 miles north of Bakersfield, outside of Delano. It was a great day with a little fog in the morning, burning off by about 10 o'clock. The...
  9. Thread: 2008

    by Jeff Gratton
    Replies
    14
    Views
    1,696

    Happy 2008

    Happy New Year!!!!!!

    See you all at the National Beekeeping Conference.
  10. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,241

    Bee Bunker

    I was at my apiary, which is located next to avocado and orange groves. I noticed the bees working the blossoms and decided to take some pictures. As I was walking around an orange tree I noticed...
  11. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,577

    I stand corrected.

    Your right, they are swarm, I corrected above -Thanks
  12. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,029

    Because I live in Africa

    Southern California is AHB country. I would love to be able to use standard practices to re-queen my hives, but because of the AHB problem I need to be careful of the genetic stock of my colonies....
  13. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,029

    Spring Inspection Post #3

    These pictures are from a colony I inspected last weekend.

    There located in Ventura County, California. I found about a dozen swarm cells in it. -- Time to make splits?

    I took one of the...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,577

    Spring Inspection Post #2

    These pictures are from a colony I inspected last weekend.

    There located in Ventura County, California. I found about a dozen swarm cells in it. -- Time to make splits?

    I took one of the...
  15. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,715

    Spring Inspection Post #1

    These pictures are from a colony I inspected last weekend.

    There located in Ventura County, California. I found about a dozen swarm cells in it. -- Time to make splits?

    I took one of the...
  16. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,503

    Rubber Bands

    Rubber bands work good..
  17. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,503

    Brood Comb

    What you see in the photos is about a third of the comb. The new (White) comb was full of eggs and the rest had plenty of regular broad. As I removed the comb I exposed layers behind that Big Piece...
  18. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,503

    Feral Colony Removal

    I removed two (2) hives from one wall at a communications company cell site.

    The colonies were gentle considering I ran a skill saw with a carbide blade across the top of there home.

    Both...
Results 1 to 18 of 18