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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Get the Silver queen. It will pay off...
  2. Thread: Chalk Brood

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    Re: Chalk Brood

    Ventilation is a big one. We notice more chalk on hives without any upper ventilation.
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    Re: Question regarding Swinger

    I wouldn't recommend that machine for bee work. Ive used a swinger 2000 in orchards. Its bulky and hard to use. Very poor visibility. If you do want to get it Get a mast on it or you will destroy...
  4. Thread: Pierco vs. Acorn

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    Re: Pierco vs. Acorn

    I will post some pics of the frames after being in hive for one day.
  5. Thread: Pierco vs. Acorn

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    Re: Pierco vs. Acorn

    Sampled 1 box of sheets month ago. Ordered 6 thousand other day. Very good price. We have noticed bees draw out his sheets faster. We chopped some sheets up placed half a pierco sheet and half acorn...
  6. Thread: Acorn frames

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    Re: Acorn frames

    Just ordered 6 thousand deeps after sampling. Way better than pierco imo. deeper cell, more precise. Bees draw them out nicely.
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    Ive seen some burn lime sulfur in containers with moths.
  8. Thread: Truck Tires

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    Re: Truck Tires

    Michelin at Costco.
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    Re: Raising fall queens?

    Feed candy...
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    Re: Carpathian queens in the US?

    Some folks smuggled them in 20 or so years ago via queen cage in pocket method. They were bred from but with the few queens available, even with instrumental insemination they would have been inbred....
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    Re: Blueberry pollination time !!

    Definitely pollination money... Much easier on your back and wallet.
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    Re: The Great Dandelion Conspiracy?

    Our bees came out of apple,pears and cherries heavy. Many had comb drawn in feeders full of dandelion honey. Has a bitterness to it.
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    Re: 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    Ian, are your boxes dipped?
  14. Thread: Time for Supers

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    Re: Time for Supers

    Most were fed 3 times some drier yards got 4. Putting on about 5 lbs each time.
  15. Thread: Time for Supers

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    Re: Time for Supers

    Bees winter in N Cali.
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    Wanted Honey Supers

    Wanted good condition honey supers with frames/foundation and/or combs in larger quantities. Will buy smaller quantities if well stored and or close by. 10 or 8 frame mediums (6 5/8) and three...
  17. Thread: Time for Supers

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    Re: Time for Supers

    This is the result of feeding bees pollen sub September-Feb. These were split before almonds, and after almonds. The cherries and apples also give them a boost. Bees are stuffed with dandelion honey...
  18. Thread: Time for Supers

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    Time for Supers

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    Got them out of Apples+pears .These were split after almonds/before cherries. Its time for some Honey Honey.
    http://s1060.photobucket.com/user/BeekeeperRuben/slideshow/

    Im Predicting a...
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    Re: Other Beekeepers putting Bees near your yards

    2012?
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    Re: drill holes in honey super?

    You could always duct tape the holes in the fall.
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    Re: Efficient way to Locate Queen?

    Good advice Mark. You could also equalize and throw excluders between double deeps a week before splitting. If you want to make 3 nucs out of each hive then better off placing cell into each nuc....
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    Re: My Bees aren't building comb (2nd colony in a row)

    Your hive most likely died from starvation. Tongues sticking out is a sign of starvation. They need energy to go outside and get that syrup so its best to have syrup right next to them,
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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    We re queen most of our hives annually. Big difference in swarming between young and old queens. Put those supers on early and give them room to store nectar. A day or 2 of back filling in the...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Olivarez package bees are almond bees. The only reason why Olivarez is a large operation is because an almond grower provided them with the capital to expand to 20k operation and buy out a business...
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    Re: JZBZ or Benton queen cages?

    California mini cages because the fit between frames with all frames in.
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