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    Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Is To not go to the almonds, to use less gasoline, to stay as far away from GMO neonic corn as possible and build better Bear protection . Keep em buzzin:thumbsup:
  2. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    Read all the posts on this topic and I have to say with some of it is just amazing.

    I've been keeping bees long enough to remember when beekeepers had a real disdain for chemicals in Ag, my how...
  3. Re: Queens attracted to bulk bee bins, both virgin and mated

    To make the last round of mating nucs before the year is up and to fill out weaker ones.
    don't have pictures.
    I did try something different a couple weeks ago,I grafted cells in the early...
  4. Queens attracted to bulk bee bins, both virgin and mated

    After a day of shaking bees I put the bins in the shade, that evening and the next day there were several mated queens and a few virgins clinging to the sides. What was more strange to me was that...
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    Re: HopGuard availability

    how many treatments can one use, and how long before reapplying for the most effective mite knock down ??
  6. Thread: virgin queens

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    Re: virgin queens

    I would always cage up the queen cells inside of swarm boxes (queen less , brood less hives) with many many young bees to care for the young virgins.
  7. Thread: virgin queens

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    Re: virgin queens

    The sooner you get those virgins to there nucs ,the better they will be excepted, usually within a day. been doing some that method for many years, that way you know your nucs have virgins ready for...
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    Re: First Swarm Of The Season

    Heard of one in Los Banos today also, really nice when they hive themselves.
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    Re: almonds-weather-starvation?

    Put a single sheet of screen in those internal feeders. Keep them all buzzing
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    Re: VSH Queens feed back

    Thanks for all the comments on VSH stock. I'm in line for a breeder from glen, but have also have asked russellapiaries for one. What I also am wondering is that it has been suggested that I use them...
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    VSH Queens feed back

    Wondering if we can get some input on the VSH strain of queens as far as current survival rate
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    Re: Mating inside a national park

    poppy, your idea is right on. I took the first load of 24 full frame droneless nucs way out in the mountains of humboldt county Ca last summer and got 23 great Qs to start. And I'm watching those...
  13. Thread: Clothianidin?

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    Re: Clothianidin?

    [QUOTE=Bud Dingler;609761]your confusing the issue. the documented bee kills in germany and apparently canada all involve the chemical coming off the seed treatments during planting.

    no one...
  14. Thread: Clothianidin?

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    Re: Clothianidin?

    It is truly amazing to read some of the opinions on this site.
    In the United States, most of the science is corporate funded. Even the EPAs own scientists warmed of this chemical and it was still...
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    Re: Sustainable Mite Control (SMC)

    "At the ABF conference in Galveston, Randy Oliver gave a great talk on looking to nature as the model for our selection of mite-tolerant bees. It's the "virulent pressure" that keeps the bees tough...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    also 48 hour cells work pretty well when in a pinch for time, the divide will care for them like it is there own. The advantage is you don't have to wait for the nine days for the cell builders to...
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    Re: Candy Board Bad Recipe?

    got the recipe from hive and the honey bee, 1992, always worked for me even with more water. i put wax paper on top of the inner cover pour the syrup let it sit overnight then put them on and cut a...
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    Re: Candy Board Bad Recipe?

    Dadant recipe----- 15 lbs sugar
    3 lbs glucose or white syrup
    4 cups water
    one half teaspoon cream of tarter
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    Re: Trucking Bees from CA to East Coast

    Does anyone have room on an existing truck headed east this spring ?
    I'm an ABF member and have references and willing to work put any type of deal to get some of my bees to the northeast .
    can...
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    Re: Trucking Bees from CA to East Coast

    a few in the hudson valley, a few in Vt, some over in NH.
    grew up in southern hudson valley, miss that purple lossesrtrife honey, it was green like motor oil, but delicious .
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    Re: Trucking Bees from CA to East Coast

    When would be the late season to truck them east ?

    does anyone have someone they would recommend to haul a load who would be good at it and worth the money?

    do people run 8fr equip on the...
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    Re: Trucking Bees from CA to East Coast

    Does anyone know how much it would cost to truck a semi from the california valley to NY state ?
    how many 8fr pallets would fit on a semi, double stacked, or triple?
    when would be the cut off...
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    This is a corporate country run by money and with diversionary science to help.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2010&cmte=C00281162
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    Re: Introducing virgins

    I've put cells in cage's and let them hatch inside then when I get back from the field I just put them on the top bars of the nucs and get 100% take,as long as there fresh, but that is with nucs,...
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