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    Re: Where can I find gallon feeder jars?

    Very helpful everyone - thanks!
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    Where can I find gallon feeder jars?

    I have tried numerous feeding methods throughout the years and the best for me has been to use quart jars on top of the hive by replacing the hive cover with a piece of plywood. The plywood has has a...
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    Re: Aphids, Oak Trees and Bees

    Thanks JBJ - Good info
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    Aphids, Oak Trees and Bees

    I have several oak trees outside of my house and one of them has been under fire from some aphids. In my experience, aphids leave a sticky residue on the leaves of the tree they occupy.

    Last...
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    Re: Honey prices

    Economics 101 Josh - Love it
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    Re: Does this look normal?

    Based on the direction they are all facing (kind of tough to see), it looks like they are washboarding.
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    Re: Pics and video of our trap out today

    Cool pics - thanks for sharing!
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    Re: 8 Swarms in 1 week

    That is insane!!
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    How to Prevent a Hive from Swarming

    There is lots of talk of swarms these days, and rightfully so, as it is the beginning of swarm season in some areas of the country.

    I split two hives in February and the splits were a success. The...
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    Re: what did I do wrong?

    Very helpful
  11. Violating Bee Space 101 - Interesting problem

    Yes, I broke a cardinal rule, but I was desperate.

    A month ago or so, I split two hives that were both two deeps each. After the split, I put a second deep on top of all four (the two splits and...
  12. Thread: Drones

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    Re: Drones

    Drones starting flying here in Northern CA over the last week or so.
  13. Re: Split two hives....one is building queen cells, the other is not.

    How do I attach those queen cells to the frame of the hive that needs a queen?
  14. Split two hives....one is building queen cells, the other is not.

    I like the stock that I have, so I have decided to let the splits raise their own queens. I checked on the splits three days later and one had several queen cells developing and the other did not. ...
  15. Re: Too much honey left over from a successful overwinter?

    Perfect - Great feedback.

    Thanks guys
  16. Too much honey left over from a successful overwinter?

    Yes, imagine that!

    I have three hives that have made it. Each of them are double deeps that have a ton of stores left in them. Do I just let it go at this point or is there anything I should do?
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    Re: Is this a queen?

    Hahaha
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    Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Virginia Wolf -

    Will that soothsayer Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?

    Also, I hope your bees are not as temperamental as poor Virginia was......
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    Nucs versus Packages?

    I know, an age old question and it certainly depends upon the person and the goals of their apiary.

    I am growing my beeyard from 3 to 20 this year and I wanted to get some opinions on one versus...
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    Re: So many mistakes already

    BeePro -

    There is a store called Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies. The staff there is VERY friendly and helpful. I would recommend stopping by there and getting to know them. You should join SABA...
  21. Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    Hello All -

    I am a backyard beekeeper and have been giving my honey away to family, friends and clients for years. I am growing my beeyard from 3-20 hives this year and plan on getting serious on...
  22. Re: Pulled uncapped super for over-wintering - what now?

    Thanks guys - I appreciate the responses
  23. Pulled uncapped super for over-wintering - what now?

    I have a honey super that I pulled the other day in preparation for over-wintering. I would have left on for a few more weeks, but the fall nectar flow is over. There is no way they would have...
  24. Did I ruin my harvest with a powdered sugar treatment?

    I will be harvesting some fall honey in the next few weeks or so but discovered a serious mite issue yesterday. I used powdered sugar on two of my hives for treatment today. Will they convert the...
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    Re: Almost ready to quit and I just started!

    Please be patient, for what you are experiencing everyone has at one point in their beekeeping careers. We have all learned over time by making mystakes, and hopefully keeping costs at a minimum...
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