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  1. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    Coat the whole **** driveway in bees wax??? It may be a little slippery when it rains though... Does it rain much in your neck of the woods?
  2. Re: I'm not new to beekeeping, but this hive has me stumped (pictures)

    I would quit looking in the hive so much and you wont be stumped... Let em do their trip for a while, if they have the resources they will straighten it out. Sounds like they do and are.
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    Swarm trapping/collecting etiquette

    I have a couple of friends that are cherry farmers, this past spring I was getting calls every day over the course of two weeks for swarm sightings. I was able to collect 11 of them. Before I started...
  4. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    Here's my bee machine Odfrank... I can fit 25 empty Subaru baja's in the bed and if I skooch over real tight I can fit a Justy in the cab.....
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    If I had to start over I would still by an 8frame "Kit" from MannLake. (despite what others may say) The gloves suck and the Veil is of poor quality but after a season you will give them to your...
  6. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    You da man Odfrank! I like you video's.... Do you drive those Subarus around?
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    Re: Nor-Cal question

    Don't forget Blue Gum was crap this year (at least in my region) Thank god for commercial Raspberries, Blackberries, blueberries and Costco
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    Re: Queen cups in a new hive.

    For what it is worth. I have noticed certain colonies i have always seem to have a few queen cups on hand. I think it is a trait in certain breeds, I believe Russians posses this trait??? I would do...
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    Re: Foundationless OPPS

    Dont do that anymore:no::no:
  10. Thread: Cockroaches

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    Re: Cockroaches

    No Cockroaches but I do have a topbar loaded with Pincher bugs. They seem to be living in harmony though. This hive was loaded with mites last year. No treatment an no noticeable mites this year,...
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    Re: Bees and honey year

    No rain - No honey..... Maybe next year
  12. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    Soapy water works great for aphids....Just douched an infested apricot tree last week, worked great....
  13. Re: Where have all the queen bees gone, long time passing

    One positive is I bet you mite counts are very low...:D
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    Re: Re orientation trick after moving hive

    I am not a beekeeper but i did a study on this yesterday, I put a leaf in front of one I put a branch in front of another and i put a leaf and branch if front of a third. I'll report back soon....
  15. Re: What Should I Do With Extremely Hot Hive?

    Two of my hives superseded this spring both were "mad as hell" for a short time (+/- two months) I could not get near them. I too wondered about AHB as I had heard from commercial folks that...
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    Honey barrier?

    So I keep stacking and she keeps laying in them. All 8 frame meds I am up to five high on one. They will lay up the four in the middle then move up leaving the outside frames empty. A few are doing...
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    Re: Top feeded from Brushy Mtn..

    I put the inner cover under the feeded. It helps to prevent the bees from building burr comb in the feeder.
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    Re: Foundationless question

    Great information everyone, thanks. I feel a little better about being my usual unprepared self. Now that I am down to working half days 5:30am to 5:30pm I will have enough time to do some...
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    Foundationless question

    To make a short story long I ended up with 11 swarm calls this year. I was only set up for about 5 or so hives w/plasticel foundation. 8frame med. Once I realized the calls were going to keep coming...
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    Re: Mosquito Joe?

    Beat me too it.... I get that one also and i dont even like tee shirts...
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    Re: Captured my first Swarm

    I caught 8 swarms last week, a few would cluster back on the original branch, I figured out if I smoked the branch it helped to keep that from happening. I use Treager pellets for fuel so the branch...
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I learned that I should requeen in the fall at the first sign of trouble. Also a small cluster going into winter is not necessarily a bad thing. What I did not learn is how to differentiate between...
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    Re: My Ratrod extractor

    Good Eye, Unfortunately the motorcycle will not make the CARB requirements in California, I was actually thinking of rigging up the golf cart to the left. Its electric so it has ZERO emmisions:ot:...
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    My Ratrod extractor

    I was bored yesterday so I modified my extractor with a few spare parts I had laying around.... Enjoy... or criticize as you see fit. The drill turns at 2000rpms I geared it down to 2:1 with the...
  25. Thread: Bee Yard Pic

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    Re: Bee Yard Pic

    How do you find the time to keep those hives so clean?
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