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    Re: Thanks to Project Apis M

    What is it that you planted?
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    Good thought Kevin! Don the fat bee man has a neat design for baby nucs, think I'll make a few this week end. It's a one time cost, so making wise use of space makes sense, easier to transport as...
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    Hi Kevin,

    I guess what I am really wondering is this. If I can purchase an 8 frame deep for 7.50. Why would I spend the same amount or more on a mini nuc? I was thinking of just taking a frame of...
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    Question! What is the advantage of using a mating nuc versus using a deep frame with bees in a regular deep?
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Any word on the bloom from the Bakersfield area?
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    Very Cool! Typically how long does the bloom last once it starts? I am curious as this is a new experience for me with bees down in the almonds around Bakersfield. I've only have 14 down there but...
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    Were these early bloom variety? Also along the same question, how far behind the early bloom almonds do the later blooming variety bloom?
  8. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    Rick, I let them fight it out :-)
  9. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    I agree with beepro! It's more than just keeping them warm. Queens tend to not lay more then the nurse bees can handle. You will either need to add bees from a package or combine. I combined three...
  10. Re: Best way to make splits when your hives are full of bees?

    Thanks to everyone for the excellent responses. They are all very helpful.
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    Michael,

    I guess I have that same question. If the queen happens to be in the second box, will she just climb right back in the entrance of the bottom box after having been shaken on the ground?...
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    BMAC, this makes sense. I suppose without needing to shake bees one could take a third box and add brood to it and place an excluder between the 1st and 2nd and 2nd and 3rd box and do the same. This...
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    CaBees, they are all double deeps. The queens in everyone so far have been laying in both deeps. It's amazing.
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    Michael, let me see if I understand this.
    1. Shake bees off some brood comb and place that in an empty box along with honey stores. This becomes the new bottom box.
    2. Place a queen excluder on...
  15. Best way to make splits when your hives are full of bees?

    I just returned from helping a friend bring back 90 hives from the California Almond Pollination. His hives are overflowing with bees. Kind of looks like a beer mug poured to fast. We have enough...
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    Re: Pierco Frames and Uncapper?

    I love pierco frames. Opening a box of pierco frames and dropping them into a honey super takes all of 20 seconds.
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    Almond Bloom Length

    I am curious how long the almond bloom usually lasts? Any guesses what date it will last through in the Bakersfield area?
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    Re: oxalic acid dribble

    Jim, you make a great point. I hadn't thought of that. This year was my first bad experiance with mites. I had looked for them, but had not test for them and sadly when my hives were at their...
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    Re: oxalic acid dribble

    I use a spray bottle! I initially purchased a syringe to measure the number of times I had to pull the triger on a given spray bottle until I reached 5 ml. I prefer to pull the frame and spray each...
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    Re: Brood breaks for mite control

    Perhaps this is a crazy idea but what would happen if one did the following for a mite infested hive.

    1. Remove all the brood comb and freeze it.
    2. While the comb is freezing, treat the hive...
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    Re: This I believe

    I believe God made all things for His good pleasure and part of that pleasure is that we delight in His creation! We were given the reasponsilibity to watch over and tend His creation and that is the...
  22. Re: I don't think my bees are going to make it through winter

    Michkel, what's the location of your bees? Your status says Placer county california! What town are you near? Oops! I see you posted this already.
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    Re: Homemade Frame Designs

    Be warned, it's very addicting :-) and a bunch of fun!
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    Re: Homemade Frame Designs

    One of the best resources I have found for learning alternative ways of beekeeping is using google translate and youtube. The old eastern block countries came up with some of the most inexpensive...
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    I agree! You need to treat for mites. I had know Idea how bad of a mite infestation I had this year. I had 35 very strong hives in August and by the end of September they were all weak. I initially...
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