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    Re: What is this???????

    Perfect thanks there is some milk weed out here blooming.
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    What is this???????

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    I am doing an inspection on a very small hive of Russian Carniolans and found this bee walking around on a comb of pollen. Each leg has several yellow things on them like hairs except...
  3. question on cutting queen cells from plastic frame

    I know there are those who cut queen cells from comb that either has wax foundation or is foundationless. Has any one cut from frames that have plastic foundation?
  4. New queen mating flight questions?

    I had a new russian carnolian born today. Her mother was a frame away and i guess they haven't met yet. Any way I grabbed her and split her off in to a mini nuc. I did mark her but didn't clip...
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    Pollen Pattie Substitutions

    Our main honey flow has not yet started here in the mountains and there is small amounts of pollen coming in from the Ponderosa pines. I'd like to mix up some pollen substitute for a weak hive. I...
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    Re: Requeening Africans

    I think I have delt with a AHB hive 2 years ago I had 2 swarms land in the rear overhang of our house the first hive was very easy they had just started to build comb and the ball was about 10" round...
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    Re: Requeening Africans

    That makes sence. with a swarm it should take about that long to have the queens first hatch of brood, new combs built, and a real investment in a location. The young hives are they cutouts? With...
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    Re: Requeening Africans

    Very cool. I'm in AZ as well and have run across one extreemly hot hive it had swarmed at an odd time. Im told that is one of the traits. Not a smart trait for this location where it can snow in...
  9. Re: Hive Inspection Checklist - Got a Good One?

    lets try this again here is the page scanned.2061 hope this helps. In the configuration area I'd draw boxes that represent the hive components ie. bottom board, hive bodies, excluder, suppers, and...
  10. Re: Hive Inspection Checklist - Got a Good One?

    2026 Here is one that I have come up with I am more visual and also being able to just make check marks when your hands are sticky is nice. Scince it is out there now any ideas on improvment would...
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    Re: Aspiring AZ Beekeeper

    HI Im up in Flag some day I might do a cuttout down there a friend has a farm and I guess a old house is completely filled with bees but time is next to impossibla pluss I like my 70 degree weather.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    85308? that is Glendale, AZ but in Gilbert this year had a great Citrus bloom that started around the first of Feb with different citrus in the same orchard first lemons, then Grape fruits, navels,...
  13. Re: Bees target foreclosed homes in Arizona

    As one who lives in Arizona and grew up in Phoenix I find that to be more imposible in that empty homes don't have the air conditioning running and can reach stifiling temperatures inside. I did a...
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    Re: Cherry Tree Cut Out

    In the last two pictures there are 3 queen cells were you able to keep those intact? They seem like acalm hive to keep a couple of queens from.
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    Re: Planting the bar ditch

    In AZ the DOT uses melilotus it is a legume apperantly and the bees love it it also reseeds it's self.
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    Re: Cherry Tree Cut Out

    How do you guestamate how deeply to make your chainsaw cuts?
  17. Re: Factors contributing to Swarms and Swarm Prevention

    I am very new to bee keeping and have been reading everything in site. I have a question reguarding this topic. Background: so my two hives were in an orange orchard for the last month in Phoenix. ...
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