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    Re: Feeding our new Nutitional Gel

    SpecialKayme, tell us what you need in a feed for NC. High protein? High mineral or vitamin content. I would love to send you some to test out yourself. Without acceptance, we have nothing, that is...
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    Re: Feeding our new Nutitional Gel

    I may be able to answer a few questions. For any feed, nutrient or patty to be effective, we need to have acceptance. So far, the bees have accepted all three mixtures very well, above our...
  3. Re: Mixing Instructions:MegaBee may be used as a Liquid, Patty or Dry Feed

    How about zero. I know it sounds impossible sometimes, but we are dealing with (food grade) materials. Would any of us knowingly feed tainted food to our pets? I don't think so, but it happens all...
  4. Re: Mixing Instructions:MegaBee may be used as a Liquid, Patty or Dry Feed

    What a bummer Ernie, might put the bag in the freezer for a couple days. Then again, if you can grind those critters back into the mix, might get even more protein. Or, that's how they get the 40 %...
  5. Re: Glenn VSH Queens...off-shoot of the VSH vs MH thread

    Iv'e had really good results from Glenn Apiaries for the past eight years. Have been using the SMR/VSH Russians and Carniolians. I use the first year queens for queen production and second year...
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    Ian, point taken. Iv'e been in the bee industry...

    Ian, point taken.
    Iv'e been in the bee industry since 1977, you know, when it was easy. I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. Nutrition as you point out is very important. I agree, But what you or...
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    This, these problems we are dealing with are...

    This, these problems we are dealing with are serious. It is cutting into the backbone of our industry. I know Larry Pender, he is also a **** fine beekeeper with a family and employees to support....
  8. Thread: major ccd loss

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    Methyl Bromide

    Methyl bromide is a fumigant, the reason it has been so controlled is because of the ozone layer destruction. It will not "protect" against anything, as it has no residual action. It will not build...
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    non robbing

    Dthompson, The Russians and Carni's are in the same breeder queen yard. As for resistance, I'm not sure if its the low mite counts and a vastly more hygenic behavior or something else. A higher might...
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    Ian, I would have to say LSPender is right about...

    Ian, I would have to say LSPender is right about the not robbing thing. Have several Italian colonies that "went away" douring the last rain, about ten days worth.the boxes, frames pollen and honey...
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    In the morning, pop the top off the robbing hive...

    In the morning, pop the top off the robbing hive for a few hours, Plus what MB said.
  12. Thread: Status report

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    MB, sorry to hear the news. Agro chemical kills...

    MB, sorry to hear the news. Agro chemical kills are just the worst. Do you have to register your bee sites with the Ag Dept ? As for Malathion, at least it has a very short 1/2 life. Organo...
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    Gary M, I'm down in Camarillo, it's about the...

    Gary M, I'm down in Camarillo, it's about the same as Santa Barbara. Avacado orchards everywere with eucalyptus, sage and assorted other goodies. Check with Calavo or Mission produce. The local...
  14. Thread: Hive question

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    Susan, do you have any Argentine ants close by? I...

    Susan, do you have any Argentine ants close by? I rate them as my #1 bee threat down here, even above mites. In the past they have totally wiped out some of my best hives in a matter of hours. They...
  15. Thread: grease patties

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    Almost all living things require some copper. The...

    Almost all living things require some copper. The chemical label lists two main ingredients, Carbaryl (Sevin)which is very toxic to bees, being a powder it will stick to the bee hairs and can be...
  16. Thread: Seed swap

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    Some of you had questions about Eucalyptus...

    Some of you had questions about Eucalyptus globulus-blue gum. True, they don't look to pretty but wow, do they produce honey. Most importantly most bloom in the winter and each tree can bloom for...
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    Hello everyone,this is my first post on a great...

    Hello everyone,this is my first post on a great site.My name is Wayne Scott,mid 40s and I am a beeaholic once again. Had about 40 hives back in the 70s and early 80s in and around Ventura County, Ca....
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