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    handi wipes? am i missing something. in the past...

    handi wipes? am i missing something. in the past i've used washed paint strainers and a clean 5 gal. bucket and just poured it in and put a lid on it and set it in warm area...but i don't heat it...
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    first, i'm jealous! i too started over this year...

    first, i'm jealous! i too started over this year after the southern california wild fires took all my hives last year. i got my package bees in April and i've got one deep nearly full at this point...
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    so, i'm a SoCal beekeeper too...and welcome any...

    so, i'm a SoCal beekeeper too...and welcome any shared ideas about beekeeping on the left coast. i'm in rancho cucamonga which is inland from l.a. and as i mentioned on my website i think you should...
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    it's pretty hard to tell from that photo. is the...

    it's pretty hard to tell from that photo. is the cell capped already? is it vertical (hanging down)? here's a picture of a 'queen cup' that was just in the making. you can see how it was going to...
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    i'm a fairly new beekeeper as well...this is the...

    i'm a fairly new beekeeper as well...this is the first year i've purchased packaged bees and introduced them to a hive. the hives were brand new and hence no comb just bare foundation. it took a...
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    i had a conversation with a farmer in idaho about...

    i had a conversation with a farmer in idaho about his corn crop and and he was using "cutter bees" to pollenate them. i wasn't a beekeeper back then so i didn't pursue this part of the conversation...
  7. I've got lots of pictures on my website that show...

    I've got lots of pictures on my website that show packaged bees, how to introduce them to hives, etc. also, i've got pictures of an observation hive with close-ups of the queen and such. also,...
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    where i'm at i have to worry about bears getting...

    where i'm at i have to worry about bears getting my hives...if i go putting honey and meat tenderizers on me then i have a whole new problem to worry about the least of which is that lil'o sting i...
  9. Thread: Sunrise

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    so, i face the entrance of my hives...

    so, i face the entrance of my hives southeast...call me a fence sitter! i do this, as was mentioned, so they will get an early start on their day...but, another reason I do this so later in the day...
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    coyote...very funny! an obvious play on the...

    coyote...very funny! an obvious play on the current best seller "A purpose driven life".

    How about "the naked bee...doing it naturally" Tell me that title wouldn't force every beekeeper to open...
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    michael...they are pretty similar...i like your...

    michael...they are pretty similar...i like your descriptions...there are some differences however like when they start to forage...you have them at day 22 and i've got them at day 16. when i was...
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    One of the interesting things that came from my...

    One of the interesting things that came from my observation hive was a question. That was how long before a new bee can fly. Not sure why I never asked this before I saw one eat themselves out of a...
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    russ...the bee channel is the Observation...

    russ...the bee channel is the Observation Hive...an accurate discription only the hive is more enjoyable than anything on real tv.

    ken

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    Good friends are sweet as honey....
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    daisy...yes, you can upload pictures on my...

    daisy...yes, you can upload pictures on my website...i'm thinking i missed something (jones in?). anyway...yes, it was me and the offer is still good.

    ken

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    Jorge...if you looked at my OH you'll see that...

    Jorge...if you looked at my OH you'll see that it's a two frame version...only single deep. the bees quickly out grew it and i was forced to do something...they were showing swarming signs (they had...
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    newbee (clever name!) congrats on getting into...

    newbee (clever name!)

    congrats on getting into beekeeping. i'm fairly new as well to it as well..and it's very interesting as well as tasty! you're brood frame looks good to me...but then again...
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    i've had similar issues with it being slow...and...

    i've had similar issues with it being slow...and not just today. for me it's bee both the beekeeping 101 as well bee forum. it can be frustrating to be sure.

    ken

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    so, i've been reading about top bar hives and i'm...

    so, i've been reading about top bar hives and i'm curious why you use them? are there advantages besides (and i'm assuming here) price?

    ken

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    michael good catch on the size and whether or not...

    michael good catch on the size and whether or not that will keep a queen from passing! it's true that a commercial excluder is 1/5" and obvisouly that's smaller than 1/4". i don't know if this is...
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    i'm working on building my own queen excluders. ...

    i'm working on building my own queen excluders. i've been using the all metal excluders but the reality is they aren't working well. if you keep in mind the importance of "bee space" you understand...
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    chris...i drill holes in my supers for...

    chris...i drill holes in my supers for ventilation but not 3/4" holes...a smaller 3/8" hole is sufficient. another tip...if you are using standard migatory covers you can shim the bottom three sides...
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    so haven't built one using these plans but it...

    so haven't built one using these plans but it looks like it would work and be inexpensive.

    check it out... http://beesource.com/plans/extractor_4.htm

    Ken

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  23. Thread: Matches

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    So, this is an interesting topic...one that has...

    So, this is an interesting topic...one that has been frustrating to me...a rookie beekeeper. in my smoker i use the fuel you can purchase at any beekeepers supply shop. it looks like compressed...
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    thanks for all the advice on what to do with my...

    thanks for all the advice on what to do with my observation hive. in the end i decided to remove it and combine it with a weak hive. i did this on saturday. next year i will try some of the...
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    ok...so the lefties talk was confusing to me at...

    ok...so the lefties talk was confusing to me at first (i'm a new beekeeper, so i'm quick to believe i just don't understand what must be obvious to everyone else)...in this case it was TOO obvious. ...
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