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  1. Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Sounds wise to me! I love learning different techniques from different people.
  2. Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Good info Honey-4-All. Thanks!
  3. Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Anyone pollinating almonds with single deep 10 frame boxes?

    If so,

    How many of these can you get on a semi?

    What prices are you seeing for pollination?

    Any tricks to managing swarming...
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Let's challenge ourselves to come up with one that we can make for under $30.00
    Could we perhaps make one out of every day parts found in a hardware store, without the need to weld anything or mill...
  5. Re: Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    Honey 4 Sale! What do you mean by cans?
  6. Re: Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    Thanks Keith!
  7. Re: Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    LOL! long haul for you? try 1150 miles one way :-)
  8. Re: Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    LOL! you are perhaps correct! Although there is are great restaurant by the name of Spencers on rosedale highway. We decided to pick places to eat based upon the parking lot being packed. Great...
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    Re: How do you weigh hives?

    Here's a pdf from windmillhillfarm on how they work. Kind of cool. http://windmillhillfarm.com/HefterInstructions.pdf
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    Re: How do you weigh hives?

    Tim,

    You don't need a digital torque wrench. But even if you did buy a digital one, I've seen them around $100 and the mechanical ones around $30.00 The weight they give you should actually be...
  11. Re: Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    Keith are you referring to 50% water and 50% sugar by weight or some other blend?

    Prosweet is 27% fructose 21% dextrose and 50% sucrose.
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    Re: How do you weigh hives?

    Kind of what I was thinking :-) To give credit where it's due, I found it on http://windmillhillfarm.com/honey_hefter_instructions.htm

    Looks really easy to make and inexpensive to purchase for...
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    Re: How do you weigh hives?

    Check this out! It's looks really easy and simple http://youtu.be/bkDxM_5jAHA
  14. Need some wise advice on feeding bees in Central California during January!

    I have bees down toward Bakersfield. What thoughts do you all have on feeding prosweet from mannlake during the month of January?
    Will it help the colonies to brood up or do you all suggest...
  15. Re: Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

    Rader, thanks for info. Not a bad price.
  16. Re: Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

    Great idea Keith.
  17. Re: Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

    I'll be using dry sugar for sure before we leave. We actually have our bees down in Bakersfield so we will be feeding syrup and adding pollen sub to keep the queens laying.
  18. Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

    Two of my friends and I are sharing the same bee yard this winter and will be using the same tote of syrup. Was wondering if anyone knows of a good but inexpensive flow meter that would allow for the...
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    Re: question about pollination

    Areas where Almonds are raised tend to be mostly monoculture. This means when the bloom is over there is little for the honey bees to consume.
  20. Re: Need some advice for a hiring a trucking outfit Lewison Idaho - Bakserfield

    Great advice Keith! We've been making trips down with an f350 and goose neck. Figured we'd learn a few things to first year. Lesson number 1 schedule months ahead. We will hope for the best.
  21. Need some advice for a hiring a trucking outfit Lewison Idaho - Bakserfield

    We are looking to hire an experienced (with hauling bees) trucking outfit to haul a load of bees from Lewiston Idaho to Bakersfield Calf. We'd prefer to have this done Just before thanksgiving break...
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    Re: Building Brood Before Almond Pollination

    Thanks for all the many great responses. When we head down November 21st, I think we will feed them up and put 4-5 lbs of pollen sub in each. This really all makes since. I've had hives in Lewiston...
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    Building Brood Before Almond Pollination

    I am looking for some wisdom on building brood prior to Almond Pollination. We will be moving bees down to Bakersfield from Idaho Mid November. I'd like to encourage brood production to continue. My...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Interesting stuff! Hey what about double deeps that are double queened. I mean deeps that are divided down the middle with a queen on each side? Would that be acceptable? The reason I ask is that I...
  25. Re: Feeding bees with frames of crystallized honey

    John,

    Crystallized honey isn't a problem at all. A friend had a bunch of Canola honey Crystallize in the frames. He fed it to his bees in August and September and they consumed it and cleaned up...
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