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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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  5. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    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...
  6. 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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    Re: Whats optimum size for swarm traps

    A 10 frame deep would work just fine. There is a search function on the top right of the page and if you type in swarm trap size im sure you will have oodles of information to scroll through.
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    Wow, I thought that included the heat gun!! I also read about the 220v and thought that was a bit over powered myself. Have to drag out a big generator just to run the dang thing!!! Your hives pick...
  12. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    I use a deep cycle marine battery and have treated up to 40+ times without charging and no drop in performance. I have been changing things up a bit on application as well. I don't leave the hive...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    I checked that out on youtube, it looks interesting!! Just wondering though, it seems like it would be like blowing an inferno inside a beehive using that heat gun!! Have you performed a test run on...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    Awesome!!!!!!! Now we don't have to don black clothes and do it under the cover of darkness!!!LOL

    Now, im waiting for more affordable options to apply the stuff at a quicker rate besides the wand...
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    Re: best selling container?

    I gave no choice when I first started selling, I carried 1# plastic "no-drip" bottles. I didn't want to have to carry other sizes, until I seen a pattern of " do you carry glass bottles" or " do you...
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    I glue with TB II and use 2 1/2" sheet rock screws to hold it all together. Wish I would have just done it this way from the beginning as I have a few boxes warping and coming apart at the joints...
  17. Re: First Bait Swarm Caught in the Bay Area Peninsula

    Nice job Charlie!!
  18. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    I got released Saturday!
  19. Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Im hearing the north could be released at almost anytime now. I probably have a couple weeks left at the most out of Livingston, farmer told me it is happening quick and gonna end even quicker!!LOL
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    Re: 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    Mites. See the white specks inside the cells, that is varroa mite feces. Those funky looking cells are emergency queen cells. Looks like one hatched normally (out the tip, looks like a volcano) and...
  21. Re: Number of hives to justify running them to almonds

    Go through a broker is your best bet. If you get to see and talk to the farmer you end up pollinating for and he is happy with your bees, maybe the two of you can work something out for the following...
  22. Re: Almond Pollination: Would you say there is a legitimate shortage of bees?

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the replies!!
  23. Re: Number of hives to justify running them to almonds

    Wow, that's some running around for less than 100 hives!!! Ive turned down yards because they are 2 hours away and im a very small outfit!!
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    Re: Pollination fair value

    Heck ya!!! Take them to almonds and use that money to expand or sustain your beekeeping. I took 6 hives to almonds my first year, they were 7 frame average and I got $140 a hive. I even told the...
  25. Re: 10 Frame Single Deep For Almond Pollination ?

    Ive seen them in young orchards before. Not sure how much singles get though.
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