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    Re: Combination Question

    What do you think is attributing to combining failures?? Ive combined many hives and most of the time without using paper, and ive had no problems. Kill the "non-producing" queen and let the hive sit...
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    In shallow comb I've seen laying workers reach the bottom, but there were also multiple eggs on the sides. I've seen drone laying queens consistently hit the bottom in regular brood comb. I used to...
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    Re: Police made me move my hives..

    I have to laugh at people who think getting a city ordinance to change is "so easy a caveman can do it", especially when it involves bees or anything else that scares people. Just because you marched...
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    Re: Shaking Laying Worker "Horror" Story

    Ok, heres my take. Just because there are multiple eggs per cell doesn't necessarily mean there are laying workers.........eggs on the SIDES of the cell walls indicate laying workers. Multiple eggs...
  5. Thread: OAV Question

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    Re: OAV Question

    I wouldn't worry, it usually just melts the wax a bit, but ive never had it start a fire and ive been treating for 5 years now. Don't get me wrong, the thought crossed my mind before!!
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    Re: Treating with Thymol and OAV, when?

    Yup, what Arnie said, i usually treat in the early morning to beat the heat because you have to seal the hive up for a couple minutes.
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    Re: Treating with Thymol and OAV, when?

    Remember, you have to treat at least 3 times with OAV, 4 is even better, 1 week apart. If you hit the hives at the end of July ending treatment around mid-August you will be fine and it will knock...
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    Re: Lost a Split Due to heat

    You almost gotta put the nuc in the shade, especially a five framer. You have to think of it this way, 10 people in an 11 person shed, the body heat alone will raise the temperature in the shed...
  9. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    Ive vaporized with supers on and im not dead, I grew a third arm, but that comes in handy these days!! The way I see it is I am dosing for the two deep brood chambers, anything above that is getting...
  10. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    And your right, bee keeping is different from 20 years ago.

    $170+ a hive for almonds compared to what, $70?? Im not sure, someone can correct me on that.

    Honey is around $2.05 a pound compared...
  11. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    Oh you mean everyone from hobbiest to commercial guys didn't know that one??? I really let that cat out of the bag!!! You wanted to know who makes millions, and I stated one that everyone knows, but...
  12. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    oh your even better!!! I want names of people who said you only need to have 1000 hives to become a millionaire!! I mean, you are obviously calling people out on here, so lets hear it!!! I still...
  13. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    You obviously are trying to cut corners and not willing to go big the right way. How much did Dave Mendez in Florida make selling his comm business???? I know comm beekeepers who are in the...
  14. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I don't recall seeing anyone say its EASY to make a million dollars??? I bet it is easier to make more off of almonds than other crops though. First off, you get the $160+ per hive. Lets use a...
  15. Re: Who uses a vaporizer with oxalic acid as their main treatment practice? Please h

    I use only OAV on my hives as treatment, its cheap and has made a big difference in the health of my hives over all, mite wise.
    I put the wand in, turn on power source and in 1 1/2 minutes I turn...
  16. Re: which state is best to home base if pollinating almonds?

    Honey-4-all is absolutely correct. Some things are not worth all the money in the world, like losing your family bond. That is why I dropped out of back ground when I was going through recruitment...
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    For almonds,California, forsure, only need to travel in state. How ever, good luck getting near the citrus groves here as a lot of old school comm guys already have dibs. I would check with bee...
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    Re: Pale bees with deformed wings?

    Mites are the cause of DWV. They feed on the larva in the cell as it pupates causing the wings to "shrivel up". Its either time to treat for the mites now, or let them go and watch them die out...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    I like moving my bees at night, then again, im more of a night person than a day person, especially with all the traffic here in CA!! I just turn up the radio, drink my coffee and pass a lot of the...
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    Re: Cell starter/finisher question!!!

    Thanks David!! Finally get to graft today at around 5 pm, looking forward to it and seeing how the "take" turns out in a couple days!!
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    Re: Queen Caging Tips

    wbvc,

    I experienced the same thing with my hands swelling up badly when getting stung!! Im not sure about now since I have been stung a lot lately and most of the time its not even visible after...
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    Re: Drought vs Almonds

    I would like the media to find out how many gallons of water the average swimming pool loses to evaporation per week. Also how many gallons per sqft of lawn area to keep it green, how many gallons to...
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    Re: Cell starter/finisher question!!!

    Thanks Garusher. I added a frame of open brood just so the nurse bees would have something to tend to and so the hive wouldn't abscond as well. Im sure they have started plenty of queen cells, which...
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    Cell starter/finisher question!!!

    I made up a powerful 7 frame cell starter on Sunday afternoon with intentions to graft Monday (yesterday)........well, life got in the way and I couldn't graft and wont be able to today either, but...
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    Re: Drought vs Almonds

    Its the fish they are "trying to save".........its the political excuse to keep the water flowing South. Fish are the Red Legged Frogs (political mascot for land rights) of the water rights.

    Its...
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