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  1. Re: Looks like the Honey Bee Killers Returned to our Honey Bee Sanctuary

    "A waste of good honey"? Maybe better defined as taking food from babies ? :no:
  2. Re: Looks like the Honey Bee Killers Returned to our Honey Bee Sanctuary

    Tenbears I think you are a bit confused as to what we do. Yes, Bee Rescues ! Yes, Pollinator Habitats ! What would you do when someone calls you about bee problems and says come get them or I'm...
  3. Re: Honey Bee Killers ! And it is not CCD - Simi Valley, California

    Thanks to everyone that replies. I'm posting the replies on my web site so everyone can see that there are people that care about the honey bees. Of course I'm not posting any names, just the reply...
  4. Looks like the Honey Bee Killers Returned to our Honey Bee Sanctuary

    As if CCD is not killing enough honey bees. Back in December 2012, 3 guys used a fire extinguisher and killed thousands of our rescued honey bees. Now in April of this year (2013) it looks like they...
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    Re: Where Are The Beekeepers?

    We're doing what we can with the honey bee situation here in Southern California, including education and awareness, and have set up a Honey Bee Sanctuary exactly for this purpose. Please feel free...
  6. Re: Honey Bee Killers ! And it is not CCD - Simi Valley, California

    Thanks to everyone for their support.
  7. Honey Bee Killers ! And it is not CCD - Simi Valley, California

    We have some real heartless people here in Simi Valley, California.

    They like to kill rescued honey bees with fire extinguishers. One of the kid's father is even a Fireman.

    Looks like these...
  8. Re: What to do about left over comb after a hive removal

    Thanks guys !
  9. Re: What to do about left over comb after a hive removal

    Thanks for the info. What would be a good "seal" material? Will Silicone work ? The area is around a roof beam coming out of the wall to the outside.
  10. What to do about left over comb after a hive removal

    Does anyone have ideas on what to do about the left over comb on the walls or studs after the bees have been removed ? I usually get as much of the comb off as I can, but there still remains some...
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    Re: How many hives and how long?

    They're in a canyon on my land. There's more details on my web site at RanchoSimi.com. I also have Apiary sites available because beekeeping is illegal in Simi Valley.
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    Re: How many hives and how long?

    I'm not far from you out here in Simi Valley and I've got about 7 hives going strong now with 2 splits already. Most of my bees are from local swarm catches and rescues. I think local bees do much...
  13. Re: Can the bee's flight range really be limited ?

    Thanks guys. This is what I thought, they need and want a mixture / variety of pollen.
  14. Can the bee's flight range really be limited ?

    Here's an interesting pollination question. Does anyone have the answer? Let's say I place several hives in a grove of orange trees. Will the bees stay there in the grove and just pollinate the...
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    Re: How soon can I release the bees ???

    Thank you !
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    Re: How soon can I release the bees ???

    Thanks !
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    Re: How soon can I release the bees ???

    Thanks. The entrance is screened so I think they will have plenty of ventilation. My main concern is them absconding when I remove the screen from the entrance since they will have only been at the...
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    How soon can I release the bees ???

    Hi Guys. I just did a cut out from a barn this morning. There were more bees than I had expected for my single 10 frame hive box in which I had placed the comb from their hive onto frames with the...
  19. Re: Bees in my backyard - Where's the Queen?

    Maybe, not really sure. There never was a great amount of bees going in and out of the hive. I'll just wait and see what happens in about 2 weeks. They seem to like it there anyway.
  20. Re: Bees in my backyard - Where's the Queen?

    That's probably it. The seem to be busy bringing in pollen and there is pollen and honey in the hive. I'll give it some time and see what happens.
  21. Bees in my backyard - Where's the Queen?

    I had an empty hive with foundation frames in my backyard and some bees moved in. It's been a couple of weeks now and when I opened it to check if there was a colony being established I only saw a...
  22. Bee Santuary Open North of Simi Valley

    A new Bee Sanctuary is now open north of Simi Valley, Ca. in the Santa Susana Mountains for rescued bees. RanchoSimi.com & HoneyLove.org are working together to save the honey bees and to create an...
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    Re: 5 gal bucket bee vac plans

    Looks cool. I've heard the biggest problem with bee vacs is keeping the sucked up bees alive and preventing them from being slammed into the bucket to their death. Suction power seems to be...
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    Am I too late or what ??

    I just got interested in beekeeping after meeting a beekeeper that wanted to use my land for his hives. I received quite a bit of one on one lessons and got my feet wet exploring the bee yard and...
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    Southern California, Los Angeles area

    Hello everyone, My name is Shawn out here in the eastern end of Ventura County, California. Just over the hill from the San Fernando Valley. I just found out about this site. A friend and I are doing...
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