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    Re: Beekeeper from California saying Hi,

    Hi Matt,

    i'm working a couple hives here in Southern California. Wishing you the best of luck and you've found a great source of information from a really great group of people here. JC
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    Lost a slightly hot hive today

    Just wanted to ask for some comments about swarms this time of year in California because I definately lost the better part of my largest of 2 hives today. I thought it was a little premature even...
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    Apigard in my Super(s)

    Ok well I found out today that I am not perfect when I pulled a couple frames of capped honey from my strongest hive 3 days after installing my first Apigard treatment and was given a first hand...
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    OOOPs sorry about the last photo. I forgot to resize it to 640x480. Will be more careful in the future . :doh:
    JC #3 photo fixed and re-posted ~~ thanks !
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    Ok well I built a robber screen (not my best work) but it is hearty and has the suggested offset opening (reduced) in red and an interior opening for lack of a better term in blue . #1 photo is...
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    I'm on vacation this week so the time is right to spend a few hours building a new screen. I was concerned about ventilation but realize now that wasn't an issue as other hives do fine with fully...
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    Thanks again friends for the great advice. Yesterday I needed to quickly inspect the smaller hive and noticed far better numbers than previously
    seen which is encouraging. While I had their hive...
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    Thanks again for the additional ideas. I think I understand how to post photos so I will put up my 3 and maybe get some final thoughts about my problem. Again, my space between hives is limited so i...
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    Re: Need help with Robbers

    Thanks for the help and advice. I took some photos today of the activity in front of both hives at sunrise and then again around noon but I need to read up on how to post photos (or links to photos)...
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    Need help with Robbers

    I'm a new beek in So. California and am having a problem with robbing that I cannot seem to correct. I am working my 2 hives in a limited area behind my home so moving my weaker hive away from the...
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    Re: Question on battling City Hall

    For what it's worth my 2 residential hives (located in my back yard) were discovered by the Electric meter-reader as he/she was doing a routine monthly read and even though they had overlooked them...
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    Southern California checking in

    Hello to everyone from sunny Southern California ! I am somewhat new to beekeeping and have been reading this forum all year long & I find it very helpful. Currently I have 2 thriving hives here in...
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