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  1. Re: Brand Newbee - Day 3 - Two Questions.

    16989You will get used to it, same thing happened to me with my new packages last year. I was unprepared for the HUGE amount of bees in the feeder when I went to refill it. Bees were all over and...
  2. Re: Quick ?, feeding 1:1 for comb building

    Good, I wasnt sure, thanks much for the help you guys!
    Yes, I did feed one of mine a few weeks ago too, the Italians I have, built up real fast and blew through the stores they had left real quick.
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    Re: My hive must be too hot

    Oh, this lava gets REAL hot at times! Last year, before I gotten my bees, I'd set up my hives in the sun, till I took my lazer thermometer out there and measured the temp 150 degrees plus:eek: So I...
  4. Quick ?, feeding 1:1 for comb building

    My 3 colonies are a year old now. There is a flow going on, bees are working it like crazy. Do I NEED to stick some 1:1 in each hive to help them build new comb? Or will they be able to build new...
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    Re: My hive must be too hot

    Hey John, If you don't already have them, screened bottom boards are a big help. I get mine from Country Rubes. I use shims in the summer under the lid for more ventalation also. Gets just as hot,...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    96028
    Zone 7a @3600 msl
    March 16th 2015
    Buck Brush
    Red Bud

    Buck Brush is early this year. Got my packages last year in mid April, and it had just started blooming mid April last year.
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    Re: Mean bee's or just normal

    Was the weather bad? Were they guarding their hive, and protecting it from those big animals that, in the bees opinions, were standing there looking at them a tad too long? No flow, so they are not...
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    Re: A little good news (pictures!)

    That is great news! I've a hive of Carnis that some may have considered weak, but I just figured they were more conservative, right now they are booming. You can always offer them some syrup, if...
  9. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! This is a great place, and bees are a lot of fun!
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    Re: Hello from northern California!

    Welcome to Beesource! Cool! Another State of Jefferson beekeeper. I'm East of you, quite a few miles.
  11. Re: Why feed syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?

    A lot of your answers I guessed right. Figured a hobbyist would not feed if they didnt need to, unless they wanted their bees to build up quick in the spring so they could split. And, figured the...
  12. Why feed syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?

    Curious, why would you need to feed a colony syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?
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    Re: No longer a Virgin. With Pictures

    That is so cool! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing
    :applause:
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    DanielD, yup I'm sure, I put some food dye, not much, but enough, to be able to tell which was honey and which was the syrup I put out.
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    So that would explain why they were gobbling up about 3 Qts a day of syrup, up until about 3 weeks ago when it was warm enough for me to inspect. The little suckers had TONS of honey still in their...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    March 2nd 3600 MSL
    96028 Zone 7a
    Hensbit finally blooming here and there. Saw a bee carrying some red pollen.
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    Re: Please Stop...

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    Re: North Pole, Alaska Beekeeper

    Another member, AkDan, lives in North Pole. He visits the Chat room once in awhile.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Manzanita
    Finally, something is starting to bloom. I just got back from being away for a week. Relative of mine in Paradise Calif says everything down there is blooming a...
  20. Re: FW: FORMIC ACID AND MITEGONE REGISTRATION IN CANADA AND USA.

    Speaking of formic acid. I was wondering, if I put a paper towel on top of a Formic Ant hill, and aggitate the ants, then put that paper towel in my hive for the bees to tear apart and drag through...
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    Re: Wood Pellets for smoker fuel?

    I just started using stove pellets, I LOVE them. I had been using, dried grass, leaves and juniper bark, but the pellets last longer for me. I always have a supply of pellets handy, I use them in...
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    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    Calbee, I have 3 hives, started out with 2 of them with screened bb's and 1 with solid bb. A couple of weeks ago, when we had a little heat wave, I changed out the solid board and gave that hive a...
  23. I will be away, from my hives, for a week, I plan on

    putting a gallon of syrup in each hive, and probably a pollen patty. What I plan on doing, is setting the syrup and patty on a Queen excluder, so they get used to going through it before I have...
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    Re: Hello, New from Northern Cal

    Hello Shasta Bees! I'm a, fairly close, neighbor. I just started last year, 2 pkgs and a nuc. You do start to accumulate "stuff". Have a great time!
  25. Re: Economics of pollination for distant beekeepers

    Bison, notice the "hives for sale after almonds" ads. Looks like a lot of companies ship out to Calif, get paid for pollination, then don't bother shipping them back, just sell them at $150.00, or...
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