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  1. Thread: Pine Trees

    by Michael McK
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    Re: Pine Trees

    I suspect your photos show propolis collection since the trees aren't covered with, nor are the bee's pollen baskets showing any pollen. I do think a bee would collect most any pollen if hungry...
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    Is Pennyroyal toxic to bees?

    I have a nice site for an outyard but the closest summer flowers (we have a summer dearth here) are Pennyroyal. A local ex-keep says the nectar kills larva (we already have Buckeye for deadly...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    What is a "strong" hive for pollination? When one says "8 frames" do you mean 8 frames covered with bees or with brood?
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    Re: white pollen source

    I am in north coastal california and until a month or so ago "my" bees were bringing in waxy white ivy pollen. It might still be flowering in your area. It has a distinct ivy smell and taste if you...
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    Re: Bee Stings and Arthritis

    I used to have 'turf toe' from sports. Just a few days before a tournament and a week or so before I got my first hive (pre-planned), I stepped on a bee in my garden and was stung at the base of my...
  6. Thread: California

    by Michael McK
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    Re: California

    I am a newish Ca. beekeeper (never pollinated before) with 30 strong hives and mason bees too. I could be near Hwy 20 tomorrow morning. 707 923 4367 510 292 9097 (cell).
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