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  1. Thread: queen

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    Good point tecumseh. I have strong reason to...

    Good point tecumseh. I have strong reason to believe with a great deal of certainty that a disciple of a certain guru in Arizona has shipped queens into Monterrey County here in California. After...
  2. Thread: queen

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    1: Kill the queen 2: Come back in one week and...

    1: Kill the queen
    2: Come back in one week and check for eggs. If there are eggs you had more than one queen. If so, kill her and repeat step 2.
    3:If there are no eggs, destroy all the queen cells....
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    Classic case. Good one, Ben.

    Classic case. Good one, Ben.
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    The mud's the killer in many places, you're right.

    The mud's the killer in many places, you're right.
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    I charge 50 for the almonds and thirty for...

    I charge 50 for the almonds and thirty for everything else. I suppose I could get more, but everything's here in my area so there isn't much work involved. The big thing I do is trade, e.g. free...
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    A good timer can solve your problems. The calcs...

    A good timer can solve your problems. The calcs are pretty easy. When you get the size of your storage tank and the high and low pressure of the booster pump let me know. I run an irrigation company....
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    "What's interesting to me is that "queen piping"...

    "What's interesting to me is that "queen piping"
    is, by chance, very much "in tune" with the
    musical notes G-sharp and A (several G-sharps,
    followed by an longer A note). Nothing profound
    here,...
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    Hope to go up to where my bees are after Church...

    Hope to go up to where my bees are after Church tomorrow just to take a look. I'm worried about the cold snap, and heard a rumor today at the Farmer's Market about extensive damage in parts. If all...
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    In Texas a lot more than half will die if he...

    In Texas a lot more than half will die if he doesn't irrigate.

    Plant them in any order you want. You can plant those trees 10 feet apart but the pruning will be very intensive. 15-20 is better.
  10. Thread: Evidence

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    "This is obvious, because the adult workers can...

    "This is obvious, because the adult workers can never raise a queen out of a haploid, unfertilized egg

    How do you explain Thelytoky in light of that statement? It had me scratching my head when I...
  11. Couple of healthy looking workers on the beach.

    Couple of healthy looking workers on the beach.
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    Got snow last night by the orchard that I do!...

    Got snow last night by the orchard that I do! Anyone know off the top at what temp significant damage to flowers/small almond occurs? Over here it was radical, one day last week 78 and one day 26 at...
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    It's common in AHB areas for bees to nest in...

    It's common in AHB areas for bees to nest in water/gas meters. They range in size from about a loaf of bread to about a cubic yard. There is a little hole on top that ranges from a little smaller...
  14. Thread: Comb Honey

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    The Hoggs comb sections are perhaps the easiest...

    The Hoggs comb sections are perhaps the easiest way of doing it, although Ross Rounds are cheaper. Here's a little pictorial tutor I did which will show you how to produce some comb. Also it shows...
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    "I would really like to work with a more gentle...

    "I would really like to work with a more
    gentle bee, but that's not a top priority for me. As I have said
    before, I'm not interested in trading aggressiveness for
    diseases/pests vulnerability,"
    ...
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    Hey, Murphy. We were in the...

    Hey, Murphy. We were in the Richtersvelt/Bushmanland area.
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    OK, go tattle like last time if that's in line...

    OK, go tattle like last time if that's in line with your sense of male honor.

    But in defence, Kieck wasn't trying to add anything to an interesting subject. He clearly was engaged in provocation....
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    You would do well to get someone with a grade...

    You would do well to get someone with a grade school education to proof your posts before you click the "add reply" button. Or at least as questions in a way that makes people honestly want to answer...
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    "because the "streakers" streak in the direction...

    "because the "streakers" streak in the direction of the new nest (for stretches of about 30 mm."

    Surely that's a typo?

    I enjoyed your critique. It helps explain why swarm removal can be such a...
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    Seems a cold front is moving in the middle of...

    Seems a cold front is moving in the middle of this week, at least down here. Today's temp 78.
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    If this weather keeps up, we should all have some...

    If this weather keeps up, we should all have some very nice build up by mid-March. I put on a bunch of old supers with trashy comb hoping to take advantage of the weather and my new queens.
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    You see bees at the beach sometimes gathering...

    You see bees at the beach sometimes gathering water even though clean water is nearer. But most beekeepers will tell you that given the choice between a clean bird bath and an old bucket that some...
  23. Thread: Evidence

    by Tim Vaughan
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    "But I didn't know that TV was invited too." ...

    "But I didn't know that TV was invited too."

    Why do I need an invite from an undereducated newbie to the board? Ruth is a top researcher, has much to teach anyone willing to listen and doesn't...
  24. Thread: Evidence

    by Tim Vaughan
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    She wasn't being unkind. George didn't even do...

    She wasn't being unkind. George didn't even do her the common courtesy of reading her post carefully before asking a rather dumb question. If you want people with valuable knowledge to post here you...
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    OK, here are my first almond pictures for this...

    OK, here are my first almond pictures for this year

    http://www.pbase.com/beekeeper/image/55842396

    and

    http://www.pbase.com/beekeeper/image/55849886

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