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  1. Thread: Trap-Out method

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    so what do you charge? I'm still sorting out...

    so what do you charge? I'm still sorting out what this is worth, time-wise.
    thanks, megan
  2. Thread: Trap-Out method

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    yep, they're not quite as close together as they...

    yep, they're not quite as close together as they should be... the bees do seem to be making their way over though. I'm going by this morning to see if it looks like they're migrating like I hope. ...
  3. Thread: Trap-Out method

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    trapout photos

    so I set up my first trapout today... 2nd floor outside wall of a fire station equipment barn... here's the link to photos:
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    I don't have any problems with these hives, they...

    I don't have any problems with these hives, they seem to be doing just fine. this is what I have:
    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=240
    there are some questions about their function, for...
  5. Thread: feral bees

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    fwiw, my italians are very nice easy bees. so...

    fwiw, my italians are very nice easy bees. so are my ferals... no more stingish than the italians. (which is to say, virtually not at all.) as producers, the ferals are more agressive about...
  6. Thread: feral bees

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    right, and I'll start with those that survive in...

    right, and I'll start with those that survive in this environment, with an eye to propigating those that also thrive. I'm ok with the genetic diversity the lot represents (thrivers and not thrivers)...
  7. Thread: feral bees

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    feral philosphy

    depends on what your point for having bees is. my first point is to pollenate my garden, and if I get honey, that's cool too. so good pollenating behavior and low-maintenance is a priority. my...
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    pacing or sweeping?

    ok, so if walking back and forth is washboarding, what is it when they look like they're sweeping? mine rock back and forth without walking anywhere, and as they rock, they sweep backwards with the...
  9. Thread: Cow urine?

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    don't know about antibacterial, but urine is...

    don't know about antibacterial, but urine is generally sterile (in healthy creatures) and does have some anti-fungal activity. it's been used for treating fungus like athletes foot. I saw the...
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    I'll take 'em!

    emailed you through the listed site, I'm interested. I'm in high desert - anza - and I'm regularly in SD, SB, Riverside. occasionally OC too. meganm@sprynet.com
    thanks! megan
  11. Thread: feral bees

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    so to answer your questions directly... ...

    so to answer your questions directly...


    because they look very different, and have some different behaviors in terms of how they put up stores and manage brood and hive size.



    if they...
  12. Thread: feral bees

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    ferals are visibly different in my area

    I've got ferals from three areas, san diego, orange county and high desert, and italian commercial bees. I can clearly see the difference between them. the san diego ferals are more mixed in color...
  13. Thread: Trap-Out method

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    Iddee - thanks for the tutoring!

    thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I think I've got a good picture of how to do this now. Mike V suggested that with 2 clear and separate working exit areas, there may be two separate hives...
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    Iddee, trapout help, email me?

    Iddee, I've got a chance to do a removal from a house... a cutout looks huge (interior wall, exterior wall, ceiling space, and ductwork) so after chatting with mike v, I'm considering a trapout. ...
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