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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    I use a 16' trailer to move my hives into almonds and I built a boom loader to off load the two hive pallets where the farmer wants them. The trailer works great for my size operation (40 hives) and...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I think the creators of the flow hive have done nothing other than copied American dairies!!!

    Coming soon to a commercial outfit near you: Imagine, a whole inline system of pipes and hoses out in...
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    Re: Questionable sugar syrup

    I just mixed up 15 gallons of 1:1 using 5 gallon paint buckets. I put 25 lbs of sugar in the bucket then poured 3 gallons of water in the bucket, took a cheap porter cable cordless 20v drill with a...
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    Re: Questionable sugar syrup

    Your better off just mixing 8 lbs of sugar and a gallon of water in a bucket and call it good, don't worry about mixing in vinegar, wayyyy to technical and unnecessary. There is no need to mix 1:1...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Get the camera phone out...........its gonna get nasty!!
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    Re: Queen Cells? Just how fragile are they?

    Ive wondered the same thing myself. Ive dropped cells before, put them in the nuc and they emerged just fine and were not superseded. I am talking cells that are on day 13, their "delicate" age. I...
  7. Thread: April splits

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    Re: April splits

    I try to either put in mated queens or ripe cells, but I just did another 4 walk aways this last Sunday as the hives were strong double deeps packed with brood/eggs. They have multiple queen cells...
  8. Re: Don't ever get to big for your britches or count your chickens before they hatch

    Say what????? There are a lot of great to excellent beekeepers on here that do this beekeeping thing for a living and ALL of them shake frames of bees.

    I have yet to include the queen in a cell...
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    Re: First sting ever

    Ive only been stung in the head ONCE......and it was just above the eye brow. Although there was only very minor swelling, I don't even go look at the bees unless im wearing a veil, aint worth...
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    Re: Now that must be some good honey

    I think there are gold flakes and blood diamonds in those jars.........:D
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    Re: Breeding my first queens.

    I would just add the cell and not worry. Let them build Q-cells if they want, after the virgin emerges and gets mated they will most likely tear down what they started, but its not a bad thing that...
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    Re: Queen Bank for 12

    From what I have heard/read..........if you bank in a queenrite hive, a few brood frames should be placed above an excluder in the second deep and then a queen bank frame in between them, this will...
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    Re: Mark queen method?

    I just started marking queens just to see ages and how they are performing with age. I marked all queens from last year with chartreus and this year with a blue that is easy to spot. So far so good...
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    Re: Do you use your JZBZ cups more than once?

    I am going to do a grafting session in about 2 weeks, I will take all my used ones from the last session and place them on one bar and put new cups on another and see what happens. I wont do anything...
  15. Thread: April splits

    by BeeGhost
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    Re: April splits

    Ive made twenty splits so far, 12 with my own queens, 5 with purchased cordovan queens from Houtmans out of Oroville and three walk aways that have laying queens now. I tell you what, this has been a...
  16. Re: First sting of 2015, but probably not the last

    Been stung almost everytime I go to the beeyard, and almost in the same spot everytime...............through the pants just above the left knee. It still sucks initially but the "sharpness" goes away...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Beeghost..........my handle on a popular archery site I used to go to was Forestghost, so I thought Beeghost would be cool. Nothing special.
  18. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    I havnt had any problems with transporting cells in a JZBZ queen grafting frame in a nuc containing a couple frames of bees and empty frames to prevent shifting. Of course I use a starter/finisher...
  19. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Why keep them?? Because i can put them in some 5 frame nucs and have them as back up incase something happens to the new queens. I can also pull brood frames from them and combine weak ones to make...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Tons of mature drones here. Seen/heard a lot of them heading out to DCA's yesterday about 3:30 PM.

    Livermore/Tracy CA
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    I have to say one thing I am great full for this year was my farmer didn't have to use a fungicide while bees were in and I have absolutely zero chalkbrood!!! I have to say the bees look very good...
  22. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    Wow, that seems like very excessive time to get a complete burn off of even 1 gram??? I use 2 grams on my double deeps and i get complete burn off in 1:30 seconds and let it sit an additional 1...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    There is a guy in town that has somewhere between 8-12 hives...........and no water source around the hives, guess where they go, yup, my friends pool!!! Looks like a giant bee water bowl in summer!!...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    Im not knocking the process at all, just saying that as long as precautions are being taken the stuff is easy to work around. As far as neighbors, i have no idea as my hives are out in the country...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    My yard seems to always be windy, and almost always blows in the same direction. I start on the upwind side of the hive configuration, turn the vaporizer on and walk away up wind until its time to...
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