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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    You realy need to be carful when useing wire screens in the entrance. The bees can get hot and plug the sceen and sufficate the hole load.
  2. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    It dosn't sound like the bees belong to the poster or the horse people. Why should they do the work or supply the pollen sub? Camas Valley isn't very big I would think you should be able to locate...
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    Re: Migratory pallet questions?

    If you use screws to fix your decking to the middle runners it's easyer to put on new decking in the future.
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    Re: Craigslist deal worth it? (New to beekeeping)

    Always go look at the product when buying from craigs list. Currently there is an add for bees for sale in the Klamath Falls area. The person selling them has had a past history of AFB. Also these...
  5. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    I bought a pallet of deeps last week from shastina. I had two broken ends and a few knots I thought should have went into the seconds pile but even loosing a box it,s pretty hard to beat there price...
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    Local cell verses a bought cell

    My bee stock came from CA. Is there going to be any difference in a queen if I make cells from my own stock or continue to buy cells from my current supplier. I guess I'm not grasping why a local...
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    Re: Dry Pollen Sub Feeders

    I made some of those my first year with bees. If you only have a hive or two and can fill them every day they do work. With ten to twenty hives vences method is alot better. Any more than that you...
  8. Re: Do pheromones get intermingled when overwintering one hive on top of another?

    Last year I had 4 [d] graded hives going into the almonds. I put one colony on top of the other both in single deeps with a queen excluder in between. At the end of the bloom one set of boxes had one...
  9. Thread: 5 frame nuc food

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    Re: 5 frame nuc food

    I am going to make up these nucs with a queen cell when they come out of the almonds. My problem is where I will do this at. There is about a month delay in a nector flow if I bring them back home...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    I bought the same brand of OA at a local hardware store for seven dollars and some change. The tub will treat 50 hives three times each.
  11. Thread: 5 frame nuc food

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    5 frame nuc food

    When you make up a 5 frame nuc with two frames of bees and brood, one frame of honey, one frame of pollin, and a frame of comb how long does it take for the bees to eat all the honey? I am trying to...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I work a full time job, have a seasonal biusness and run 100 hives for pollination and honey. Next year I plan on doing 200 hives. I also still find time to go hunting and fishing. You just need to...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    I bought a bobcat last spring. I only have forks on it wich work ok. The three problems with it I have had, it tears the ground up pretty bad, they are a little tricky to work on and they are heavy...
  14. Thread: Thymal poisoning

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    Thymal poisoning

    Has anyone ever gotten sick from working hives treated with thymol? A friend off mine worked around 500 hives the other day that had been treated with thymol. He went home feeling poorly and now is...
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt update

    If the pan melted the bees probably got gassed from the metal melting and not the acid. I bought two of the heavy duty vaporizers from snl also. I run them nonstop through 20 hives at a time. no...
  16. Thread: wild pigs

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    wild pigs

    Do wild pigs bother bee hives? If so will an electric bear fence be adequate or should I go with livestock panals and the electric fence?
  17. Thread: Honey Dew

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    Honey Dew

    How do you tell the differance between honey and honey dew?
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  24. 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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