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  1. How do you prevent robbing during fall inspection?

    Looking for ideas on how to prevent robbing during my inspections.
    I can only open up 3 hives max ( would like to inspect all 13 ) and bees are attracted to the honey in the hive I am inspecting. ...
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    Re: What to do with extracted wax>?

    this is only my second year but so far with the live removals I collected a fair amount of honey and comb and this is what I did with it:
    I assume you have foundations and used an extractor, in...
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    Re: Hive removal ?

    That is not a question that can be answered! Every established hive is different.
    I think if you know that you are a handy person, can adopt to changing situations and resourceful, patient than you...
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    S. Cal - can I still expand

    I am in Ojai, have 13 hives.
    Second year for me and first year for most queens. I split them in february an now they are filling up supers, at least 2 or 3. I only use supers.
    They are in an...
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    Re: Hive 40 feet up a eucaliptus tree

    Had a similar situation, renting a Genie lift from Home depot could save a trip to the hospital.
    Good luck, practice common sense since you are the only one who knows your limits.
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    Re: Sycamore for hive bodies?

    I think you could sell the sycamore and go with a lighter weight material and still have some money for a vacation.
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    Re: What time of day to start a cut-out?

    Depending on the size, how long have they occupied the space?
    At night is difficult and does not make much sense as others have noted too unless you do not have another choice.
    A hive that was in a...
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    Re: Drought Trigger Clear as Day(light)

    And we wonder why there are people who deny climate change!
    Barry please remove posts like this!
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    Re: 20' up on side of house

    Safety first - in my case and I understand that everybody is different.
    Yes the height, the fact that you have only 2 hands and one life! and that it would be your first swarm collection.
    As a...
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    Re: 20' up on side of house

    I hope it moved on.
    Do not attempt this if this is your first one or i it is your 100th one.
    It is not worth the risk.
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    Re: Fruit tree spraying and bees

    Nattle was our choice in Hungary when I grew up there.
    Soak it in water for a week and use the liquid as needed.
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    Re: Any ideas what these are?

    Unless you are a woodworker too and it will ruin your stash of lumber!
    Have had that happen to me!
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    Re: Beginner in Search of Advice

    "Always a dilemma in beekeeping. But sometimes it takes two weeks for her to start to lay. What can you do?"

    I will bow my head at your experience:)
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    Re: Beginner in Search of Advice

    Would it be too late to introduce a queen 2 weeks from now?
    There will not be too many field bees by than!
  15. Thread: Bee Tree Help

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    Re: Bee Tree Help

    Reduce the size of the opening t 2" with foam floating devices. (they have a center hole and kids use it for swimming)
    Get a feel by poking a long flexible thin metal piece into the opening to see...
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    There are 2 different numbers.
    One is on the boxes and the other one is on the pallets.
    Called the number on the boxes - "we do not have hives in Ojai"
    Did not call the number on the pallet since...
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal

    I was on their list for removals last year. Somehow they get all the calls or most of it in our area. They pushed internet presence and were able to come up on top of Google and I guess people call...
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    Except that I had checked before I placed my hives on this property and there were no other geeks in the area.
    Plus the landowner has been there since the 60's and had another geek prior to my...
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    Thank you for all the input.
    I tried calling the number on the hives but they do not have hives placed there.
    I will try to contact the land owner once I find out who the land belongs to.
    I am...
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    Do you check before you place your hives

    I am not a commercial beekeeper.
    I have 14 hives.
    A commercial outfit just placed 19 pallets 500 feet from my hives.
    Do you guys check in before you place your hives if anybody has hives next...
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    Re: Bee house / Bee trailer

    I am intrigued by them too and as a timber framer (minkawoodwork.com) would entertain the idea of building one. Let me know in a PM f you find a plan for it and I will do the same.
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    Re: CA drought effect--April

    I am a new beek and with only a year under my belt I can not speak from experience but do what I feel is right.
    I have been wondering about the same thing; How does the drought will effect the...
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    Re: Swarm Trapping in CA Desert and the AHB

    Having had the experience removing one established africanized hive and trying to remove another one - sadly the exterminator needed to be called since they were at a densely populated area - the...
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    Citrus fertilizer

    On my way to check on the bees I came across a couple of people spraying a potassium, zinc based fertilizer on the blooming citrus trees mid-day within 3 miles from my hives.
    The people claimed...
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    Re: No bees, no food (Catch the Buzz)

    Please watch the documentary More than honey and see if you recognize him.
    I think he is a bigger part of the problem than much of the solution to the problem.
    His operation could choose to...
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