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    Re: They Killed Her Majesty

    Any brood?
    Any virgins?
    Any laying workers?
    Any to fast of an introduction?
    Any use of a lay cage?
    Any honeyflow on?


    All these factors as well as other affect introduction success...
  2. Re: Wax moth damage, styrafoam nuc box w/ wax foundation

    Learning from experience we now clean up the styro mating nucs within what I would say is a more judicial time frame. If I ever make any myself they are going to get coated with Rhino lining or the...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Woes...

    Might be a little late to do all that searching etc at this point in time....... I'd think your time would more prudently spent just looking through a new pile of virgins to blow a kiss at in a few...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Woes...

    They say timing is everything........ And they are correct. Makes no difference whether its regarding your first kiss or discerning when its time to pull ripe cells out of a cell builder/ finisher....
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    Re: Failing Queens

    Are these CA or HI queens ? Any difference? Do they let you know?
  6. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    There are many folks in history that could repeat the phrase "Been there ....done that...." on this subject. As history has shown a truly effective wake up call on this subject would ring loudly...
  7. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    As noted in other posts I am sure most people on here are not against you accomplishing your goal...Albeit we wish it was sans your quest of even considering putting your grubby paws in the public...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Harry, As a mod you ought to know that Barry is not to hyped when the Red Flag topic comes up. Every time it shows the thread gets axed sooner or later. One could be like a politician on the...
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    Re: Hygienic behavior?

    If F>>> acebook has the "like" button then Barry ought to institute an " The best beekeeping answer posted so far" radio button on BS. If there was one I would hit it here for Vance's answer. ...
  10. Re: Puzzled. Bees and Nectar, but No Honey. Sacramento, CA

    If you have rechecked and the bees are cranking be thankful the feds have not tossed all the water out the bay as is planned. Nice the city of Sacto still has green lawns despite the attempts to...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    [QUOTEI...It is quite clear that California could support the one million colonies needed, under normal circumstances...... but only when the winter rains are sufficient.[/QUOTE]

    My response is...
  12. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Did not the US GVT already try this in the 50's? The same things they planted are now classified as noxious invasive weed species in many locations. Please don't try to be an overzealous...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Anyone willing to sign a contract, as previously mentioned, and thereby potentially obligating themselves to any kind of enslavement with a party who can drop 10 million on a gaggle of lawyers...
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    Good luck. There are always the smokers.... The duds. and the so-so's. The best way to get it up is better pasture and conditions. As long as the genetics is there the only thing that is usually...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    They can keep growing almonds down there as long as they have the political finesse to keep on snagging water from Northern California. That is if there is any left to snag. Ol MR. R needs to buy...
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    Re: HopGuard in GA

    Hopguard is "owned" by Mann Lake. Least it was in the past. If you would like some I suppose you will need to grovel somewhere in their supply chain if you are adamant about obtaining any!!!
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    Re: Help with honey production

    Duragilt? Ouch... They still sell that garbage?

    I suspect your problem is one of a lack of flow unless you are using honey excluders!
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    Re: Minerals research Holland

    Good to see another Dutchman besides myself trying to plug his finger in this darn CCD Dyk hole. Do you know if he is heading to CALI?
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    Re: summer mite populations and crashes

    Sorry "last injun" but the pot thing was my sorry attempt at a bad joke. Somehow I took a venture into guessing the mindset of someone who surmised that when they saw bees licking liquid sugar off...
  20. Re: Anyone ever have an extreme abnormal reaction to a single sting?

    I am not a doctor on here, in real life, nor do I play one on TV but I would think that a well headed piece of advice would be to familiarize yourself with an EPIPEN and keep one close at hand. If...
  21. Re: Does the color of the wax change with the nectar?

    Yes. One can also differentiate the source of the nectar by smelling the wax ........with a little practice. The bees secrete the wax and it is susceptible to the "infection" of the hosts from...
  22. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    Anyone know the loss correlation between those who supply queens bred with Amitraz saturated combs and drones and those that are able to be raised away from the stuff?
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    Re: summer mite populations and crashes

    ?pro.........Hate to tell you but bees cleaning up a bee doused in syrup is not Hygienic behavior. That's like saying you made friends with a drunk bank teller who just stuffed cash in your purse. ...
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    There are short term costs and long term ones. In this case you scored on the first one. No doubt. As per the long term you will know in 10 years if the elbow grease cost of the paint was "worth...
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    Re: hello from Richmond, CA

    Charlie B. AKA....... The B stalker?
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