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  1. Thread: Rusian Olives

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    Re: Rusian Olives

    Yes. If I remember correctly, your neighboring town of Aztec, NM has literally been taken over with these trees . They are everywhere and pushing out the local native trees and plants, which the...
  2. Thread: Rusian Olives

    by luigee
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    Re: Rusian Olives

    Moccasin,

    The bees love the Russian Olive. As far as I know the fruit is not eadible by humans, or is it? I've always wondered if "Olive Oil" could be extracted from these olives so that at least...
  3. Thread: Rusian Olives

    by luigee
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    Re: Rusian Olives

    Russian Olives are invasive in parts of the Southwest, so they are no longer sold in our area, but I have seen bees on the older trees that remain.
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    Cedar Glenn Bees not shipping bees anymore

    Hello Everyone,

    I emailed Cedar Glenn Bees a few days ago inquiring about ordering some Carniolans from him. I know some of you don't like them, but I wanted to give them a try myself.

    Here...
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    Re: canker sores from hell

    I read in a natural cures book year ago that taking zinc, vitamin C, and eating raisins while having an outbreak will cut back the duration of canker sores and make them go away faster.

    I used to...
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    Re: Does Size Really Matter???

    I agree.
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    Re: Splitting a Top-bar hive

    Sam and Michael,

    thanks for your responses. I appreciate the feedback. :thumbsup::)
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    Splitting a Top-bar hive

    Hello everyone,

    I'm sure I'm overthinking this whole issue, but I am curious to read what "splitting" method you guys use. I am new to beekeeping and I'm just planning ahead and researching as...
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    Re: Cilantro, Lavendar and Varroa

    I'll need to remember that...thanks :thumbsup:
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    Re: Purvis Brothers is forsale?

    their website is no longer there..."this domain has expired" :(

    http://www.purvisbrothersbees.com/
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    Re: Cilantro, Lavendar and Varroa

    Interesting...try dried Junifer if it grows in your area. Juniper and Sage grow wild all over the place in this part of the country. Perhaps the local Wild Sage and Juniper is what he uses (which...
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    Re: Cilantro, Lavendar and Varroa

    I haven't heard about Cilantro or Lavendar, but when I took my beekeeping course, the instructor told the class that he would sometimes treat his bees for Varroa by smoking them with either Sage or...
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    Re: Ohio Queen Breeders / Latshaw Apiaries

    Does he breed for Mite and disease resistance. I didn't see any mention of that on his site..

    The pics of the bees look nice
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    Re: When do you need extra help?

    Hello Sheri,

    What I wrote was just a suggestion. If you know better from experience then I appreciate your expert advice. I'm not a commercial beekeeper, so I saw the website and gave a...
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    Re: When do you need extra help?

    Roland,

    Like someone mentioned before, Fat Beeman offers a commecial 1 year course for $250. Not bad for the knowledge you gain. On the website it says "come at your leisure" so maybe you can...
  16. Thread: Top bar sizes

    by luigee
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    Re: Top bar sizes

    for those that have different size bars...is there a specific "order" that you place them on top of the hive?

    for example, if you have some bars that are 1-3/8 and some 1-1/4 do you place them...
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    Re: Purvis Bros - Goldline Queens

    Thanks for the feedback...overall, from what you say and from what I read in other posts, their stock is great. I have added them to my "Good supplier" list
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    Re: Purvis Bros - Goldline Queens

    Thanks Hambone, will try that next time. Still new to the forum and figuring it out.

    Read the reviews...looks like the overall concensus is that they are GREAT bees. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Purvis Bros - Goldline Queens

    Are their queens good? How do they compare to other bees? The information on their website makes them look good, but can anyone share their experience with their bees?
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