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  1. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    As a beginning point in this discussion, I offer this:
    As beekeepers, we need to do a much better job of having someone (other than ourselves) that know the location of our hives.
    In the time that...
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    Re: Post your beekeeping Facebook page

    Homey don't play dat!

    :no:
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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    Joe, that is why I have never get all excited about efb.
    When I see it I shift my focus to good laying queens and nutritional levels.
    If the bees are set to shove food down a new, young queens...
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Easy Money!!! :D

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?289504-Easy-Money!!-Easy-Money!!&highlight=Easy+Money
  5. Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00281.jpg

    I LOVE my EZY Loader, even though I rarely use it.
    One thing is for sure; I drop a hive every once in a while.
    Not the boom's...
  6. Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/Gunattack1_zps3cef1157.jpg

    Unfortunately, in the real world, things do not always go as planned.
    Such as when the irrigation gun snagged one of...
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    This is interesting reading.
    From it, I have learned that the "checkerboarding" that we often do in almonds is not "Walt Wright's Checkerboarding" but rather, "Harry Vanderpool's Checkerboarding"...
  8. Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    Steve, If you ever come to Oregon we will do a side by side diagonal pressure test comparison.
    The Titebond III glued and crossnailed box joint will be many, many times stronger!

    :ot:
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    That doesn't surprise me at all these days.
    Maybe that's a good test question to ask about when selecting a diesel mechanic.
    If they cannot lecture you for an hour on that subject, they are totally...
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    We take very good care of our equipment right down to the leafblowers.
    I often wonder how many truck failures are due to operator error or poor maintenance.
    Do other beekeepers really pay as close...
  11. Re: "Sustainability" in the small apiary

    Does each of your hives have a queen that is laying eggs? If so, you have all that you need. Just graft from the best one(s).



    I suggest that you may really get a big surprise! Give it a try...
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    Re: Overwintering Based on Hive Size

    Yes you have.
    Actually, overwintered nucs have a much higher success rate than doubles for us.
    We went for years with zero overwintered losses in our nucs.
    It was fun to go around Oregon giving...
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    Re: Fall flow vs mite treatments

    We hear the same craziness every year at our bee meetings.
    "It's still coming in, it's still coming in!!" (in Sept)
    What is good, is that they keep our package and nuc producers in big business....
  14. Re: What is the smallest "winterable" unit for Northern Climates?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00908.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00911.jpg

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  15. Re: What is the smallest "winterable" unit for Northern Climates?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC01020_zps1871fc35.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC01015_zps3cf94127.jpg

    We overwinter as many 5 frame nucs as we...
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    Mike, are you hearing of water / almond problems around your (our) area?



    What are you hearing?
    Thanx!
  17. Re: Source for better packages later in the season?

    Why not shake your own packages?
    It has always baffled me that a common theme at bee meetings is swarming and swarm control and in the same breath; "where can I buy packages?"
    Make a funnel, gather...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    What is even more important than the square inches or cubic inches of boxes is the color.
    All of my boxes are the same color, and with fresh paint.
    Freshly painted boxes are a much better deal than...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    Here is a very simple and easy to remember recipe that we have used for years.
    One gallon of heavy syrup = 12lbs
    One gallon of distilled water= 8.34lbs
    12 oz of oxalic crystals = .75lbs

    Bring...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    Several years ago, I hurt my hand and had it all bandaged up just as I was getting ready to dribble.
    I called a LARGE and very well known beekeeper who told me to just dribble from the top. Don't...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    Now THAT was funny!
    :)
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    Re: Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)

    Probably pretty slick if it is pure honey! :lpf:

    But seriously, I have not noticed a problem.
    A lot probably depends on the texture of the concrete surface.
    Ours is not as smooth as glass, but...
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    Re: Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)

    Two years ago we fired up a new bottling operation.
    The concrete to be coated was about 23 years old and had propolis patches and oily spots.
    After watching several utube videos about floor coating...
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    Re: Does anyone use apistan?

    This is not true.
    We have many reports of excellent efficacy this year after years of rotation.
    My question: of all of the treatment options; do you really want fluvalinate in your hives?
    :-x
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    Re: Could winter bees already be here?

    I have always thought that if I had to choose the single most important task in the beekeeping year in terms of overall success it is our fall nutrition program.
    The most valuable work is done in...
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