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    Re: Fall Prep and such

    I have frame feeders for my hives. In order to prevent too many bees from drowning I put zigzagged chicken wire inside of them. It gives them something to hold on to and climb up on!! I still get at...
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    Re: pollen substitute for winter?

    Thank you! this was very informative! and although It didn't really help me decide on what kind of pollen to get, it did make me reconsider feeding it! Like I said I would really like a pollen...
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    Re: pollen substitute for winter?

    thank you for the insight! I guess in my newbie mind I just figured that they sould always have some! The forage in early spring and even late winter is good here actually, and as long as next years...
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    Re: pollen substitute for winter?

    as of right now my bees have a plethora of honey capped but have eaten most of their pollen stores. Here is northern California ( not san Francisco) it's been hot and I mean 115 degrees hot, fall is...
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    Re: Nice sanctuary you have here......

    [QUOTE=beemandan;989898]

    About a week ago a beekeeper asked about applying ApiLife Var....and a tf beekeeper chimed in and said no...no....no...you should read Michael Bush's website.

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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    also I came across a page the other day that I have found to be really helpful in understanding what native plants in my region are in bloom and when! here is the link just for you! :lookout:...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    What I found helpful is my smart phone!! I have an andrioid and was able to get a free app called beehive manager, this allows you to create yards, and hives in said yards, trck growth, disease,...
  8. Thread: Bees

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    Re: Bees

    I have 2 hives of different breeds. can't say that any have a Mohawk, but I do have some blond very hairy bees in each hive! I'd say it's probably just that hives fashion statement!! Punk rock bees!!...
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    pollen substitute for winter?

    So this will be my first winter and I've been making my list of things to get ( winter projects) boxes, mouse guards ect... I was wondering what the best pollen substitute is for a treatment free...
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    As a woman I'd just like to throw it out there... women know that men don't always think on their toes, therefore they can make silly clumsy mistakes like this, sometimes often. We do tend to laugh...
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    Re: How Long Do Bees Hold a Grudge?

    Just a question...have any of you considered feeding the bees at the time you take the supers? I haven't even had my first harvest yet so I'm just wondering. would this maybe make them less...
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    Re: Have Your Questions Answered by a Treatment-Free Beekeeper

    I am more than happy to post pictures of them, as soon as I do my next check I will snap some! although I don't believe this queen to be a runt. I have 2 hives right now, the first (with big boys) is...
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    Re: Have Your Questions Answered by a Treatment-Free Beekeeper

    The important thing is that the drones are the right size in comparison to the workers, according to the pseudo-drone theory, one reason why I use small cell foundation.

    I really have no idea what...
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    Re: Reaction to Bee Stings

    I'm new to beekeeping this year but have had my fair share of stings through out my life. all the honey bee stings I've ever had were in the foot from stepping on them in the grass I'd say a total of...
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    Re: Have Your Questions Answered by a Treatment-Free Beekeeper

    Hi Soloman! I was wondering if you are also doing foundationless frames? And if so on average how big are your drones in retrospect to your queen? This is my first year and so far being treatment...
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    Re: Leaving Them Alone

    so check this out.. If I ( a treatment free beekeeper ) raise a good stock of untreated healthy bees and sell them to other local treatment free beekeepers, who in turn sell them to other treatment...
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    yes it is and so is Redding, but they apearently don't post on craigslist.com. and I was looking for Nucs which most "big time" beekeepers in this area aren't selling. I found what I was looking for...
  18. Re: New beekeeper seeking some info on treatment free

    me too! I'm getting my first nuc on monday and have decided to try treatment free, all natural, and foundationless. I too am worried about the mite problem, but I have been looking into companion...
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    Re: Mouse Guard Removal

    does it have to be removed? I'm pretty sure ours is screwed on... :/ is this going to be a problem?
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    Re: Second week, first mistake... Question!

    Hi.. newbee here as well. i have not actually made this mistake, but I have a question. If the hive is infact queenless, wouldn't the bees start making a new queen on their own? or would you say that...
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    I'm up here between chico and Redding... Drought is always an issue. the best drought hardy plants that one can get are native ones! in my county every june the Sac River foundation does a native...
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    the main source of snails in my yard is from my neighbor's fence :(... my yard is already infested though. So far I've been keeping them out by putting cardbord around my garden, covering it with...
  23. Re: Newbee in Tehama County, CA!! going all natural, Treatment free, Foundationless!

    CA scares the hell out of me


    Thanks for the referance! I stumbles upon the michael bush page about 6 months ago, and I have his site in my favorites bar for quick access!! Definatley an amazing...
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    I think that is a great idea, if you start it I'm in! And yes I do have a garden, It's made of recycled pallets!! Love it, but I'm having a snail problem at the moment.
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    [QUOTE=cerezha;916987] I heard that mint candy used to mitigate mites in old days.

    So... since I posted that question, I have been searching around different sites and so far I have read that...
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