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  1. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    The elevation idea is interesting. I am at 4300 feet and my alfalfa honey comes out dark. I just thought the bees were mixing something else with it. This is good to know.
  2. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    Around here first cutting gets hit by bug spray. Any of the second cutting that wasn;t hit during the first round generaly gets hit by bug spray. Over all the bees don't like to work it if anything...
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    Re: Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    I have both types of knives. I got them from Dadant. The one with the thermostat burns honey realy bad and I can't get it to udjust the heat down. The non thermostat knife never burns honey but is a...
  4. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    Last winter was my first time to over winter my bees in Cali. I ran into a problem with the ranch I was on feeding a dry supplement to there cattle. I ended up feeding a dry pollen sub the whole time...
  5. Thread: Clover all over

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    Re: Clover all over

    We have miles of both dutch and sweet clover this year but no honey being made off of it. I just talked to five other beekeepers totaling just under one thousand hives and know one is producing much...
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    Re: Sunflower pollination

    They only offered 35.00 down here last year. I wouldn't move them for that price and it's only ten miles.
  7. Thread: Apivar

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    Re: Apivar

    I made 45 splits on march 7th. I put two stips per single deep box. When I did the splits I could see mites, and lots of them on the bees. I checked on march 22nd for my queen take and didn't see any...
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    Re: brood break and mites

    How much of these ideas still hold up when you add in a large bee yard with palletized hives and bee or drone drift?
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    brood break and mites

    My understanding is a brood break throws off the mites reproductive timeing this causing less mites. So if this is the case are we realy getting anything out of the break or are we just moving the...
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    Re: almond spraying, more than usual for you?

    I got an email last week about some of this. Quote,( Fungicide combined with certain insect growth regulators (igr) is more toxic to bees than either compound alone.) The question about wax...
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    How deep is the mud?
  12. Thread: Frames and Boxes

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    Re: Frames and Boxes

    Make sure the boxes are square when you are done and paint them with good paint. At one time some of the old timmers around here had foul brood in there equipment. There is still some of this stuff...
  13. Thread: Bobcat/Loaders

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    Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    A used Swinger or a Hummer would be ok if I could find one but everytime I type these words in to do a search all I get is porn sights. All though they are great innertainment they realy cut into my...
  14. Thread: Bobcat/Loaders

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    Bobcat/Loaders

    What size or model of bobcat are beekeepers using for loading bees?
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    Re: RFID tags for theft deterrence

    Barry, can I have the pattent on the bee decoys to put on your box so as it looks real?::D
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    I'm a little north of Harry and my broker told me to be ready to move around the first of March.
  17. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    I ended up with some pretty hot hives from a northern Cali. package dealer last year. I hope i'm around to watch the final grading in the almonds. They won't have to count frames as the whole top box...
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    The bees where flying good today but the blossums are to wet for them to get any pollin. If you need to feed you will want to wait a day or to for things to dry out a bit.
  19. Thread: Two Questions

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    Re: Two Questions

    The big "5" like to summer in my back yard and although my pockets arn't as big my boots are. A dose of reality can drift both directions.
  20. Thread: Two Questions

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    Re: Two Questions

    Honey-4-All, I think you are putting it to mildly. I have spent alot of time the last two years looking for some bee friendly property in Shasta and Teheama counties. Although i'm still looking i'm...
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    It's only illegal if you get cought.
  22. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    As of today i'm still seeing truck loads of hives heading south. On another note today was also the first load of boxes I have seen heading back north, probably empty.
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    Re: Does anyone that treats have success

    I treated with several different methods and made it to the almonds one more year. To me thats success. The turm success is going to be determind by indavidual goals.
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    Re: Best places in Central Oregon for Beekeeping?

    MTN-Bees, Are you looking for a hobby or a commercial venture? Chrismas Valley used to be a really good place when they raised alfalfa seed but today most bees will starve to death out there. Most of...
  25. Thread: The almond flury

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    The almond flury

    I got my bees into the almond orchards yesterday. It rained all day in the north end of the valley. It was fasinating seeing the number of hives moving around the area. If that was the only part of...
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