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    Re: almond spraying, more than usual for you?

    This just came thru from "Catch the Buzz"

    Bees Damaged after Almond Bloom: Meeting March 24

    Due to the bee damage experienced after almond bloom this year, Bee Industry leaders will be holding...
  2. Thread: Thymol & mites

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    Re: Thymol & mites

    Several years ago a beek from another country was soaking cord (soft rope?) in FGMoil with thymol. Put several inches of rope into hive. (I'll have to search and re-read about it.) I'm also...
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    Where to sell barrels of honey?

    I have some barrels of honey ranging white to ELA. Would appreciate contact information for packers buying honey.
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    Re: Syrup cans for packages

    Don't have an answer for supplier info, just a question --

    Does this mean you will be selling spring packages in southern Calif ??
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    Re: THE HEAT IS ON. Temps push almond buds early.

    Rain showers predicted for Bakersfield & Fresno areas, Sat. Feb 12 & Sun 13th.
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    Re: THE HEAT IS ON. Temps push almond buds early.

    Blue Diamond posted first bloom status report of the year on Monday. No bloom to report. They plan to start daily reports next week.
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    Re: extracting honey

    Great video - thanks.
    Do you scrape bottom of frames at all? Does one guy feed boxes onto both uncapper lines? Nice looking frames - very few dark comb. What kind of honey being processed?
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    Re: Discourage swarms from landing here?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I don't want to have the chemical or smell of Bee-Go with produce, but got me thinking about almond extract (Fischer's Bee-Quick ingredient?)
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    Discourage swarms from landing here?

    Is there anything, non-chemical, food grade, that I could put out to discourage swarms from landing in a stack of boxes? I've read alot about how to attract swarms and lemongrass but I would like...
  10. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Has anyone had bees around GM alfalfa?? Have you noticed any effect on bees or honey?
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    Re: Feeding during flow

    This is an excerpt from Joe Traynor "Point of View" Beekeepers Newsletter, April 2010.

    "Funny Honey

    A few beekeepers (very few) pour sucrose syrup to their bees prior to the orange flow here....
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    Re: Pritchard Breeding Queen Insert

    There are pictures of the Pritchard breeding and queen insert in "Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding" by Harry Laidlaw Jr and Robert Page Jr" published 1997. Also explains how to use it, no plans on...
  13. Thread: Losses

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    Re: Losses

    I found this recent newspaper article searching for news on Colony Collapse:

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/apr/16/we-lost-69-percent-of-our-bees-between-september/
  14. Thread: Grafting Queens

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    Re: Grafting Queens

    I prefer stainless steel tool and priming cups with royal jelly. Have tried (with about equal take) plastic and wax cups; prime both kinds. Make sure humid and warm when grafting. I have damp...
  15. Thread: Goatskin Gloves

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    Re: Goatskin Gloves

    I bought goatskin gloves several years ago because the description said: 'virtually sting-proof'. I still use them (Meyers from Mann Lake) all the time. I did manage to get stung when I squished a...
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    Re: Almonds and Fungicides

    Used to think of all that stored pollen as a good thing... Now I wonder if it will be something that will be detrimental next fall/winter when the reserves are dug into?
  17. Thread: Fat Lady Sings

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    Re: Fat Lady Sings

    Just heard of beek who took load from Visalia area last night. Said: "Lots of bees on the move. Surprised how much bloom is still out there and that he was released; this growr usually holds bees...
  18. Thread: Fat Lady Sings

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    Re: Fat Lady Sings

    [QUOTE=suttonbeeman;512047]We are released!! Will load out Sat night...

    What area are your bees in that got released?
    Two weeks ago I was up near Fresno and the trees had dropped petals and...
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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    Saw semi load of hives heading north I-5, near the grapevine. Guess still plenty of bloom to come.
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    Re: A few videos I made

    Good to see where the bloom is at. Is that Fresno or Kettleman City bloom in the videos.
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    Re: Prevalence of CCD in untreated colonies

    Also noticed that hives seemed to go downhill when they start eating their reserves. Never been near sunflowers or corn, tho. Been trying to figure out what 'bad' got into the pollen - never thought...
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    Do you put the band at the top of the drum even when solid granulation?
    Do you ever use more than one band? (Mann Lake shows 2 on drum)
    The band gets very warm, how do you reposition?
    Dadant...
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    37th Annual ALMOND CONFERENCE

    Did anyone attend the annual Almond Board conference a couple of weeks ago in Modesto? Anything to share?
  24. Thread: hives crashing

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    Re: hives crashing

    SUTTONBEEMAN:

    Is your thymol, wintergreen, cinnamon patty a 'grease patty' or 'pollen sub'?
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    Re: Question for Keith Jarrett

    Do you make your pollen sub with food grade ingredients?

    (I was going to taste some pollen sub (NOT yours) and the guy said I probably didn't want to do that because it's not made with food...
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