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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    DanielD, yup I'm sure, I put some food dye, not much, but enough, to be able to tell which was honey and which was the syrup I put out.
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    So that would explain why they were gobbling up about 3 Qts a day of syrup, up until about 3 weeks ago when it was warm enough for me to inspect. The little suckers had TONS of honey still in their...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    March 2nd 3600 MSL
    96028 Zone 7a
    Hensbit finally blooming here and there. Saw a bee carrying some red pollen.
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    Re: Please Stop...

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    Re: North Pole, Alaska Beekeeper

    Another member, AkDan, lives in North Pole. He visits the Chat room once in awhile.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Manzanita
    Finally, something is starting to bloom. I just got back from being away for a week. Relative of mine in Paradise Calif says everything down there is blooming a...
  7. Re: FW: FORMIC ACID AND MITEGONE REGISTRATION IN CANADA AND USA.

    Speaking of formic acid. I was wondering, if I put a paper towel on top of a Formic Ant hill, and aggitate the ants, then put that paper towel in my hive for the bees to tear apart and drag through...
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    Re: Wood Pellets for smoker fuel?

    I just started using stove pellets, I LOVE them. I had been using, dried grass, leaves and juniper bark, but the pellets last longer for me. I always have a supply of pellets handy, I use them in...
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    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    Calbee, I have 3 hives, started out with 2 of them with screened bb's and 1 with solid bb. A couple of weeks ago, when we had a little heat wave, I changed out the solid board and gave that hive a...
  10. I will be away, from my hives, for a week, I plan on

    putting a gallon of syrup in each hive, and probably a pollen patty. What I plan on doing, is setting the syrup and patty on a Queen excluder, so they get used to going through it before I have...
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    Re: Hello, New from Northern Cal

    Hello Shasta Bees! I'm a, fairly close, neighbor. I just started last year, 2 pkgs and a nuc. You do start to accumulate "stuff". Have a great time!
  12. Re: Economics of pollination for distant beekeepers

    Bison, notice the "hives for sale after almonds" ads. Looks like a lot of companies ship out to Calif, get paid for pollination, then don't bother shipping them back, just sell them at $150.00, or...
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    Re: Robber bee caught in the act!

    Oh brother :rolleyes:
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    Re: Chat Room Closing

    My ipad wont let me into the chat room anymore either. I have to use an extra little computer we have. I can get into chat with that, but now I can't get any color for my font but black.
  15. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    Well, you tried. too bad they didn't make it, thanks for the update!
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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    It was probably a play on words, since the Current California Governor is known as, "Moonbeam"
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    Where's the picture? Is my ipad playing games, and not letting me see it?
    Disregard, it just showed up, stupid ipad!
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    Re: Question about syrup.

    I had thought about giving them some syrup, but the temps here in the daytime are high 50's to high 60's, but at night going back down to high 20's to low 30's. We still have potential to get cold,...
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    Re: A problem..

    Im with square peg, set up a few feeding stations with dry pollen. My bees were in my horse stalls going after the sawdust. It's now down to a minimum since I have set up pollen feeding stations,...
  20. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    I'm starting to worry I didn't order enough Bee Pro. My three hives are going through about a pound and a half each day. I have a 10 pound pail, I just got a couple of days ago. May end up ordering...
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    Re: Snow

    That's mean to us in The State of Jefferson also! My buckbrush is nowhere near blooming :-/
  22. Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    I am first year, so not much experience, but here's how I, accidentally, did it this winter.
    I was going to use 10 frame double deeps. When I added a medium honey super, all was fine. THEN,...
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    I think the suit and gloves will be the biggest help. And educating her on not swatting at them, or any other stinging insect when they are around her. Always make sure she hasn't eaten any bananas...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    Sqkcrk, thank you for such a simple explanation, I had the same question as the OP. Knowing what to look for is a big help. that would tell you when to do the switch.
  25. Re: Quick and East Bee Watering Feature - Any Suggestions?

    Even though I have water set up near my hives, they still go to my horse troughs. I only have 3 hives though, not enough to bother the horses
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