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  1. Thread: Pollen sub trials

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    Re: Pollen sub trials

    Mann Lake, for one...
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    Re: June mite treatments

    We also use Apiguard and were treating in September. Last year we got the first treatment on in late August. Bee loss has been greatly reduced. This year we plan on treating even sooner, in early...
  3. Thread: Moldy Patties

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    Moldy Patties

    I decided not to buy preformed patties this year, electing instead to mix my own using dry Ultra-Bee. After two weeks I went to check; finding mold on the patties (as well as a few beetles) I removed...
  4. Thread: Hive Stands

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    Re: Hive Stands

    We live in a low-lying area with occasional tule fog. I keep them 16" off the ground for that reason, and also to lessen stress on my back, so I don't have to bend over as much during brood...
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    Re: Western Bee Supply...

    Different experience here; some of their products are great, others not so good. Also communication was poor.
    Last year my order was over a month past due, and I couldn't get an email response. ...
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    Re: Wood or Plastic Frames and foundations?

    The bees seemed to take to the plastic frames just fine. However, do not leave black frames in sunlight for very long, or they twist and become unusable. Regardless, the PF-100 & 105 tend to warp...
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    Re: Making Your Own Inner Covers

    2-3/4 ""
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    Re: Mann Lake 18/9 Motorized Radial Extractor

    I bought one last year. It works fine for extracting medium frames, but doesn't handle deeps well.
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    Re: How long can queens be kept in cage in hive

    :ot: Soapy, just curious, did you ever get your queens?
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    Re: Hello from Livermore, CA

    Howdy!
  11. Thread: breeder queens

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    Re: breeder queens

    Oldtimer uses a 3-frame cage made from an excluder.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?249478-Raising-Queen-Cells-Without-Grafting
  12. Thread: New page layout

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    Re: New page layout

    Speaking of frustration, should you leave it this way I would pay (not sure how much) to have a user-selectable option to switch it back to the right where it belongs. A little javascript and bada...
  13. Thread: New page layout

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    Re: New page layout

    Yes, but now one has to constantly scroll to the right to read an entire post...

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    I could increase the monitor resolution to fix it; would just have to squint a bit harder...
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    Re: Dave Cushman's Ventilation Theory

    An electric fence will protect hives from yellow-jackets also?
    Perhaps I misunderstood...
  15. Thread: New page layout

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    Re: New page layout

    The ads are now appearing on the left side.
    Much prefer the right side as before...
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    Re: Bees in the cherry trees

    I set it as my computer desktop background image.

    If it were just a bit larger it would be perfect...
  17. Thread: requeening a hive

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    Re: requeening a hive

    A wild guess: the OP is referring to eggs...
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    Re: Hello From N Calif-SF Bay Area

    Welcome from Santa Rosa!
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    Re: A look at the inside of the new hives

    I've never tried it, but you can also try drumming the bees up:

    http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=2350.0
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    Re: A look at the inside of the new hives

    If the top boxes contain only stores, no brood, then that will work better.
    Several inches of honey can act as a barrier, preventing the brood nest from moving up.

    Use drawn comb in the box being...
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    Re: A look at the inside of the new hives

    If the equipment is falling apart that bad, maybe just leave it intact for now.
    Consider putting newer hive bodies on top.
    Once the queen has moved up, slip in an excluder.
    Remove the old boxes in...
  22. Thread: AFB and plastic

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    Re: AFB and plastic

    "...I will scrape the foundation clean..."

    That was one of the most gross things I've ever done. Putrid larva juice in the face, yuck. :eek:

    I washed up and went and bought a cheap face...
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    Re: new to beekeeping in california

    He said mediums, not shallows.
    Mr. Bush uses 8-frame mediums, I think...

    There are beekeepers in the Santa Rosa area to your North who use only mediums. They will likely sell you treatment-free...
  24. Thread: Fuel prices

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    Re: Fuel prices

    Chicago is cheaper than here by about 0.25 per gal...
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    Re: How to Apply Coconut Oil

    bhfury, just curious, did you have any degree of success?
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