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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Thank you "america'sbeekeeper" I'm looking forward to interacting with you all via these invaluable forums. Ernesto/Ernie Garcia (Hemphill Ecological Services and Hemphill Honey)
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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Thanks Gary, here's to a prolific year for all of us and especially for the precious minions we tend.
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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Thanks Mike, I appreciate your willingness to accept the bad with the good. That pretty much defines beekeeping, doesn't it?
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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Thanks Hedges, looking forward to another season and the dialogues to come. ernie
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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Thanks Graham, looking forward to the dialogues to come. ernie
  6. Re: Is honey in my brood chambers likely to be moved up into the supers?

    Thanks dfortune, these are all double deeps with fair amounts of laying room. I've decided to pull all but 2 frames of honey/hive and replace with drawn combs for additional space. The remaining...
  7. Re: Is honey in my brood chambers likely to be moved up into the supers?

    Thanks Brian for your thoughtful response. These hives are double brood chambered and were thinned over a month ago so the queens still have a fair amount of laying room; I don't use QE's so my...
  8. Will honey from my brood chambers be moved up into the supers?

    I am moving hives into Lavender but am worried that the substantial quantities of honey in my brood chambers will "contaminate" the purity of the lavender nectar to be collected. If this is a...
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    I'd like to Introduce myself.

    Hello, my name is Ernesto/Ernie Garcia, I have been a beekeeper for 43 years. I am a biologist by profession, and typically manage around 100 hives at any time. I now live and keep bees in the...
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