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  1. Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    "Makin' moonshine" is my response...........followed by nervous checkers with widened eyes!!!! Sometimes with sales its cheaper to buy small bags than the big ones, just a bigger PITA than a couple...
  2. Re: How Oxalic Acid Vaporization may kill mites

    SNL, so if OA treatments actually become legal, will this mean that the company or companies that make the stuff be bought out by larger cooperation's and the OA be sold at a much higher price?? I...
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    Wayne, do you really think they don't have a legit cure for cancer?? With all the money being thrown at cancer foundations??? Call me looney, but I think there really is a cure out there but the...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    I have a bunch of foundationless frames, thought I would save money (I did) and let the bees draw their own frames out, and they did..........some really nice frames and A LOT OF messed up frames and...
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    Re: Using the Varrocleaner

    Vinegar in the syrup, for Varroa control?? I could see the vinegar being used to bring the Ph level to a certain level in the sugar syrup, but never heard of using it for Varroa control?? Never heard...
  6. Re: When to use oxalic acid vaporisor in south Texas?

    With OAV you can use it pretty much anytime of the year. I imagine your climate is pretty steady even in winter. You will need to treat once a week for at least 3 weeks straight when you start, and I...
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    Re: Mating yard questions.

    Last spring I made up mating nucs which were also loaded with drones. I put those mating nucs right on the edge of a large, flat clearing that would seem to be the perfect DCA and im sure with the...
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    Re: Why do you use leather Gloves

    I only use rubber gloves when treating hives, I too hate dumping out a gallon of sweat after using them even on cool days. I use leather gloves because they are tough and no need to throw them in the...
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    Mark, send some of that weather out here to CA please!!! Im getting tired of anything over 95 degrees everyday!! Oh, send some of the wet stuff too please!!
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    Yup, shake and bake!!! Let the strong hives accept and decline the refugees from the laying worker hive. Trying to save one is a waste of time in my opinion.........instead of taking a frame a week...
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    Re: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

    Ive never ever heard of this. I find it really hard to believe as I destroy the burr comb between boxes when ever I inspect them and have not had them abscond.............ever, due to that.

    I have...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I agree with this one, I posted an add just for fun to see what would happen...........not one hit on 1 pound bottles that were priced the same or less than other postings, and I was the only one in...
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    Re: New beeks effects on beekeeping

    The small guy is not effecting the big guy at all. The small guy like myself works with small almond farmers like my almond guy is. Is it worth it to the big guy to drop 10 hives here, 10 hives...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    I agree with JWChestnut, this is really late to make splits without a mated queen. Even without the first bee hatching out in late September, you have to worry about the drone pool right NOW. My...
  15. Re: Best start time for an OA vaporization series?

    I just finished my OAV treatments for the summer. I did a treatment every weekend for 3 weeks. I started in the early morning just after day break (mostly because of high temps and having to lock the...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    The USPS does suck at shipping anything live, period. The really don't give a **** about anything alive. Its more of a hassle than putting a toy car in a box and sending it on its way, but they sure...
  17. Re: Whats better for winter store build up? Eucalyptus or tar weed?

    I would say to move them to tar weed, the weed should be kicking out much needed pollen and some nectar as well. Eucalyptus probably wont start blooming until December or so..............So...
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    I had a hive that was ultra aggressive, so much so, I would wait until I was done with every other hive before I cracked this one!!! Even with smoke they were aggressive. I truly think it was from...
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    Re: The Price of Honey

    I get $10 a pound and sell out every year. Im not going to raise my prices as $10 is just as easy for me as it is for the customers. All my honey sells to repeat customers and word of mouth, this...
  20. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    All my 5 frame nucs have a 3/4" landing board, all my production hives have a 1 1/2" landing board. I really don't know if there is an advantage to having them or not?? Maybe they help in not letting...
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    Re: Almond market shrinking??

    Shrinking.................Hmmmmm, I don't think so. Every 10-20 acre parcel that comes up in the valley is being turned into nut trees, and fields that are normally row crops are being turned into...
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    My first boom I quickly put together to lift hives was a hitch mounted one, have fun with that, although it worked, it didn't level out and when I went to swing it into the bed of the truck it took...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Hey, with Morgan Freeman becoming a beekeeper, this is VERY GOOD for not only the back yard beekeeper, but sideliners and commercial guys alike. Are everyday people going to listen to and agree with...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Woes...

    I concur. Hole in the bottom of the cell is normal, the WHOLE side chewed out and bottom intact means it was disposed of. You've got a few virgins running around fighting things out, maybe even...
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    Re: Varroa mite counts / oxalic acid vapor

    For one, MAQS does not just go into the hive over night, there is a time period they have to be in the hive for, like weeks I believe.

    As for OAV treatment, I started mine in the beginning of May...
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