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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    I also have other fruit: peaches, asian and european pears, I had a persimmon for a while. My peaches bloom fairly early and I have seen bees working them. My guess is that nothing else is going at...
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    Re: First time making a split

    To the op: What a thread this is. I am also what I like to call "Queen Challenged" and "egg challenged". Yes its like driving without being able to read, I guess, but if you follow some directions...
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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    Good advice so far. I started a small hobby Orchard/vineyard first then got bees. I second it is an absolute ton of work to get good edible fruit if you have a bunch of trees. Add to that the fact I...
  4. Re: High temps near 60 yesterday, pollen coming in..

    What color pollen was it Enj?
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    Oh boy! Hope your girls are all tucked in and have plenty of stores for what sounds to me to be a long long cold winter ahead.
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    3 of 4 hives were buzzing with activity yesterday with high temp somewhere near 60. Likely higher by my hives, in the sun and no wind. Did visual of the outside and saw some ladies coming back with a...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Well.. My case is extremely unique. I waited maybe 9 months more than I should have due to insurance, doc availability, and some other complications. I wanted to get it dealt with as I was not able...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Y something to be said about a good video. But.. I like my freezer to be stocked also. I may have to leave the stocking to my wife, but hopefully not soon. In two weeks me and my 8 month old lab are...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    My PT has been going well. Things are healing though still quite painful. Good news is.. I shot 5 rounds through my 30-06 and had a nice grouping. I was able to lift and hold and aim. A bit painful,...
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    Re: Hive Beetles. How many is a concern?

    Hives started as packages from California. I have seen an occassioanl beetle now and again however this to me seems like more than I should see. I dont have beetle traps or anything to remove the...
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    Hive Beetles. How many is a concern?

    I did a light hive check this weekend, mostly making sure stores were OK. My biggest hive, 5 mediums and one deep high, had a larger than normal for me number of small hive beetles. They walked...
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    Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    Watch the injection molding companies. A family member of mine works at one that is still in the states and he tells me that many have gone overseas. Some have a fraction of what they once were,...
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    How exactly do bees gather pollen

    I hear/see the term "pollen basket". Does anyone know the mechanism or science behind how bees store those pollen balls on their legs???
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    The Chinese is very close to the English. Something like Candas most popular milk honey, natural. If there is a large ethnic Chinese community might make sense. However...

    I spend a large amount...
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    My achy breaky shoulder

    Shoulder surgery = PAINFUL!!! arghhhh. luckily(?) my rotator cuff was in fine shape. No need for staples, reattaching anything or sewing anything. My first day of PT today and I am feeling it. No...
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    Still lots of drones

    Hive check Sunday and still lots of drones capped. Not just one hive but all four. It's late for drones isn't it??
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    Re: Bearding in the rain and low temps

    Whups 135061350613506on no image. These minimize it. But lots of bees underneath.
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    Bearding in the rain and low temps

    My girls are bearding quite a bit now and its raining cloudy and low 70s or upper 60s. I am worried they are preparing to swarm. I'm going to do check in the morning to look for queen cells. Here are...
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    Re: Drone brood and season

    I did hive check a week and a half ago and also saw good amounts of capped drone brood. Hopefully you saw capped worker brood or larva in worker brood comb. One of my hives I think was in trouble as...
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    Condensing my hives

    I Have 5 or 6 boxes on my hives right now, and they are in various states of completion. Very few if any are only honey supers. They have brood, capped/uncapped frames of honey. I do not want to go...
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    Frames were not rubbing on the top. I do know the ball bearing was in the unit, at the bottom of the shaft as when I cleaned it, it fell out and I nearly lost it. Ill find some food frade grease,...
  22. Thread: Queen

    by Dan. NY
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    Re: Queen

    I think I have the same question you are asking. Phrased a bit different... Will a hive place a drone egg in a queen cup and attempt to make a queen from that egg? Is that what you are wondering?
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    Bogging down happened with an empty extractor or partially filled. DId not matter. It would make sense the ends dragging int he honey, but that is not the case in this situation. thanks though.
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    My Maxant extractor

    I have the 9 frame electric extractor I think 3100 its called. Anyway, this past weekend I was extracting and had somewhat of an issue with the motor. I push the button to turn it on and it took...
  25. Showering with my girls while removing supers

    I Had a not so lovely shower the other day while doing a hive check. Forcast was 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. I got moving at something like 10:30 and tried to move quick as possible. 3...
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