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  1. Thread: Queens for Jan

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    Re: Queens for Jan

    Gregg,

    If I hear of any I will let you know. Did you call Oliveras?
  2. Thread: Queens for Jan

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    Re: Queens for Jan

    Thanks Greg. Others around us has not gotten any calls yet. One more thing I did not need, but will get thru it.
  3. Thread: Queens for Jan

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    Queens for Jan

    Had 200 queens ordered for the 1st of January. Received call that all orders for January being cancelled because hives are weak and they need 6 to 8 weeks to gain strength. Anyone else with queens...
  4. Thread: elap

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    elap

    For those of us who applied any updates? In Tulare we were approved for ccd for 08, but not drough. Hail, tornodos would be approved in Tulare, but not drough. Only 1 other was approved. Fresno has...
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    Re: California state income tax

    Yes, when we had out trucking company, we had to pay income tax for the states that the income came from, not the states we went thru. Like Tom said property tax on all bee euipment for us CA...
  6. Thread: Usda / elap

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    Re: Usda / elap

    Yes, got our paperwork in. Tulare did not have a meeting in Dec, so if will be on the 20th of Jan. The FSA was out to our beeyards and per them, no set replacement cost for hives, so it will be 60%...
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    Thanks I will do that.

    Thanks I will do that.
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    Mandarin/honey bee coexistence

    Yesterday the Cal Dept of Food & Agri has a meeting of the seedless Mandarin/honeybee coexistence working group, to discuss the adoptin of regulations for Ca central citrus belt. The news was dismal....
  9. Mann lake has one. Call them and order and then...

    Mann lake has one. Call them and order and then get appointment with Jeff. He is off 58 and weedpatch hwy.
  10. Thread: Nap Insurance

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    Nap Insurance

    Any one have nap insurance? Had a meeting yesterday with the USDA regarding honey production and she never hear of CCD. Just wondering what kind of information you have received from them. Thanks
  11. Thread: Liquid Bee Smoke

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    Go to smart and final and buy gallon of lig smoke...

    Go to smart and final and buy gallon of lig smoke for cooking, and mix in spray bottle. cheaper that way. We are in a high fire area, so can not use our smokers.
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    You had me going there for 1 minute. We delieved...

    You had me going there for 1 minute. We delieved our last load this am, and no bloom in site. This was a hard 6 nighter and glad it is over.
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    Poll: currently 2306, with 150 nuc's. Buying 250 the...

    currently 2306, with 150 nuc's. Buying 250 the first of January. Maybe 2006 we can stay are our 2500 goal all year.
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    We have some eucalyptus honey from 3 years ago,...

    We have some eucalyptus honey from 3 years ago, and it looks like we bottled it yestersday. Star thistle over by costal mountains.(Ventura). Where in central valley are you?
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    In the mountains we use beer bottles with about 1...

    In the mountains we use beer bottles with about 1 inch of beer, and the yj love it, and the bees will not touch it.
  16. Thread: More on Certan

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    What is bt?

    What is bt?
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    Hal, We live in the Springville area.When did...

    Hal,
    We live in the Springville area.When did you move back east?
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    You work and work. Between splits, honey and...

    You work and work. Between splits, honey and requeening, looking for locations, maintance on equipment, meeting etc. Oct 03, brought our first 500 and now up to 2700 and that it. We work all te time....
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    As we did ( we retired )hauled bees in all 48...

    As we did ( we retired )hauled bees in all 48 states, check with the port of enty. Utah is one of the worst. Texas to Calif is also bad, varies of the county of orgins. Have health papers.
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    Poll: Well I'm 55 and hubby 65, but this last 8 weeks I...

    Well I'm 55 and hubby 65, but this last 8 weeks I feel 90, but next week will feel 18 again I hope..
  21. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Thanks guys. We used it in April and no increase...

    Thanks guys. We used it in April and no increase in brood kill. We are spraying it on. Just do not the same thing that happened last year. We lost about 30 percent from mites last summer. Think we...
  22. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Can you use oxalic acid in 90 degree weather?...

    Can you use oxalic acid in 90 degree weather? Just removed supers and moving to cotton and want to treat, but the next week will be in the mid 90's here. Any ideas?
  23. Thread: Swarm help

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    Thanks Michael. That what we are doing. I really...

    Thanks Michael. That what we are doing. I really like the wooten queens, and they are very nice people to deal with. The conditions here are just right this year for swarming. Yesterday had 12 calls...
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    Fresno County citrus bloom today. Nothing hear...

    Fresno County citrus bloom today. Nothing hear yet from Tulare. Cotton and most crops will be delayed due to the bad weather.
  25. Thread: Swarm help

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    The last few days our colonies have been...

    The last few days our colonies have been swarming. Most have 2 or 3 deeps, still have room for honey and brood and 4 to 6 supers. Most are Italian. The weather here was nice in the mid 70, then a few...
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