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  1. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Whew!!!! That made perfect sense to me... And if we are lucky the gum trees and black sage will be blooming. Although that image Mr. Chestnut attached looks like it is pretty barren in them there...
  2. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    "I'm not interested in debating the ethics and meaning of migratory Almond pollination -- but I am solicting additional measures to mitigate the conflicts that are arising between the two groups."
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  3. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Yes.... Every year. Alternative is to over winter in an area that is too cold to fly and no forage, or too foggy and wet and no forage.
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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    Lauri, what variety of berries are these and where can I purchase some plants. The closest I have seen in this area is the ollaliberry. Those are impressive.
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Its not like I enjoy spending money feeding the bees although I think it would be careless of me not to and let them starve. Hopefully we will get some rain this winter and I will not have to next...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    Uhh, member when Cal Trans tried to convert to metric? It turned out to one major FAIL and a big waste of money changing all the signs back to miles. OK back to bees
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    Re: Study on drone comb

    Who cares... lets talk bees.
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    Re: Newby and smoke and mean bees ...

    Me too!
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    I think the top feeder that was loaned to me sells for only about $15 bucks. I can't imagine that the time and materials involved to make one would be worth the trouble, nor could I imagine not...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    I have mixed feelings with these feeders. Right now I like them as I can put water in one side and feed in the other although yesterday i noticed I put a top entrance lid on one by mistake.... I...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    [QUOTE=beewitched;1147154]Did I hit a nerve by starting this thread or what! :)

    No.... typical of a few members to point out each others erroneous use of the English language, grammer and...
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    Re: What I learned today

    Just don't make the mistake of smacking it real hard with your hive tool.... I saw a guy do that once.
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    I would say leave em alone a week and try again... The "Defensive Bees" "Pissed Bees" "Mean Bees" "Naughty Bees" "Bad Bees" "Mean Bees... Oh wait I already said that, Is probably the most used thread...
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    Thats like .6:1 No? or am I backwards.... 25# sugar and 41# water?
  15. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    Coat the whole **** driveway in bees wax??? It may be a little slippery when it rains though... Does it rain much in your neck of the woods?
  16. Re: I'm not new to beekeeping, but this hive has me stumped (pictures)

    I would quit looking in the hive so much and you wont be stumped... Let em do their trip for a while, if they have the resources they will straighten it out. Sounds like they do and are.
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    Swarm trapping/collecting etiquette

    I have a couple of friends that are cherry farmers, this past spring I was getting calls every day over the course of two weeks for swarm sightings. I was able to collect 11 of them. Before I started...
  18. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    Here's my bee machine Odfrank... I can fit 25 empty Subaru baja's in the bed and if I skooch over real tight I can fit a Justy in the cab.....
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    If I had to start over I would still by an 8frame "Kit" from MannLake. (despite what others may say) The gloves suck and the Veil is of poor quality but after a season you will give them to your...
  20. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    You da man Odfrank! I like you video's.... Do you drive those Subarus around?
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    Re: Nor-Cal question

    Don't forget Blue Gum was crap this year (at least in my region) Thank god for commercial Raspberries, Blackberries, blueberries and Costco
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    Re: Queen cups in a new hive.

    For what it is worth. I have noticed certain colonies i have always seem to have a few queen cups on hand. I think it is a trait in certain breeds, I believe Russians posses this trait??? I would do...
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    Re: Foundationless OPPS

    Dont do that anymore:no::no:
  24. Thread: Cockroaches

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    Re: Cockroaches

    No Cockroaches but I do have a topbar loaded with Pincher bugs. They seem to be living in harmony though. This hive was loaded with mites last year. No treatment an no noticeable mites this year,...
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    Re: Bees and honey year

    No rain - No honey..... Maybe next year
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