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    Re: Commercial Pollen Substitute

    Here's a number that I got from a guy from down your way for Keith. Worth a shot. Have you used his stuff before? I've heard good things about it.

    Kieth Jarrett
    916-205-2400
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    Re: Best method for checking stores?

    The way I can tell is to lift the hive and tip the hive from the back or the side or try to lift the hive. If I can tip the hive with some ease then they are light on stores. If I can lift a double...
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    Re: Simple Useful Hive Tool Mod

    It's the simple things like this that seem to give me the most gratifying aha moments.

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Thank you for taking the time to help other.

    It's nice to know people care.
  5. Re: Robbing! What is the best time of day to feed and not set off robbing?

    Thanks Jim!

    That's exactly what I was looking for. My hives are set up exactly like yours were or are. It'll be interesting if mine show the same signs.

    BTW... I've heard your a good guy from...
  6. Re: Robbing! What is the best time of day to feed and not set off robbing?

    How much can a full single 10 frame deep take in a night?

    I have 1 gallon frame feeders in each hive. Should I fill them up?
  7. Whats better for winter store build up? Eucalyptus or tar weed?

    We have a patch of about 100 semi mature eucalyptus trees we can move our bees over to or 100 acres of tar weed.

    What would produce more nectar for the bees?

    Thank you.
  8. Robbing! What is the best time of day to feed and not set off robbing?

    I was in a yard (150 hives) yesterday and passed throw some of the weaker hives which set off robbing. Most the time I figured the bees aren't worth saving that are being robbed but this year...
  9. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    Rolling the bees is when you slide the frames into a tight slot and they end up rolling as you slide it in. After your done in the hive slide all the frames together and with the last frame shack...
  10. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    Something that will help you out is a pair of gloves. You'll have the confidence to get in their and work. Also, when you do need or want to have a look into the hive pull the outer frame out and...
  11. Re: Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    I was just wandering.... if you put the knife in cold water for a few minutes while you did what ever you needed to do and then gave it a wipe down before you started up again would that help...
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    Re: Question on Queen Excluders

    I mainly deal with Mannlake because there close to me so if it was me and I only needed 20 or under then I'd go with these.

    HD-120 Metal Bound 10 Frame Excluder


    If you need more than I'd go...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    Here, the star thistle is still going but looks like it'll be winding down and the tar weed it starting. The eucalyptus trees should be along anytime also. This year despite the drought we've done...
  14. Re: What to do with frames with SHB if hive dies?

    ggoodman I think meant to say "freeze".

    I'd go with burn them. I hate those nasty things.
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    Re: Taktic

    Has anyone heard from ranchers or folks with livestock what their going to be using instead of.
  16. Re: What to do with old frames full of honey?

    I'd also go with letting the bees rob it.
  17. Re: What is the latest you have done a trapout?

    Just my two cents.

    I've never done a trap out but I wonder if you set a hive with some open brood up close to where they are to entice them out. Maybe spray the empty frames down with some sugar...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Hive Carrier.

    Got it when i was helping a friend move our bees into the orchard. We ended up just grabbing the hives.
  19. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    I want to take a minute and say thank you to everyone for your great ideas. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to learn from your trials and tribulations.

    Jim- I like the idea of using...
  20. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    Is the lemongrass to attract them and the oils to add fat?

    WOW! I just read your signature at the bottom of your post. I haven't gone to your site yet but when you say your only treatment is...
  21. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    Thanks David!

    That's exactly what I was looking for. I'll be going to the bee yard this next week so I'll leave some out in a empty hive and see what happens.

    By the picture it looks like...
  22. Is Red Beet Powder or something like activated charcoal ok to color dry pollen sub

    I wanna dry feed pollen sub and someone brought up a good point. Will the bees pack away dry sub to use in the winter or spring. I figured if I colored it with something it would help to track it....
  23. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    I dry fed last year a little and they took it till the rain came. Not sure about storing it neither. I wonder if you could add something to it like beet flour or something to add color so you could...
  24. Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for spring

    Our bees "god willing" will be going into early almonds this next season and I need to make sure these hives are built up so they'll be good bees for the growers.

    My plan is to dry feed pollen sub...
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    Re: Olive Garden Salad Jars

    BTW... how does it pour out of the bottles?
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