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    mean bees

    Just because they are mean doesn't mean they are Africanized.I had mean bees in the 70's in Fruit Heights Utah.They chased the ducks 700 feet away.Yhis was well before Africanized bees.Maybe they are...
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    demoralized

    I'm in Los Angeles.I'm small cell natural cell.When I loose bees it is usally in Sept August to Ants.I don't treat in any fashion.Nothing.But I make sure the bees have plenty of honey left over to...
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    I'm in L A and I caught 12 swarms last year in...

    I'm in L A and I caught 12 swarms last year in the Pulp Swarm Traps. Each swarm trap had a Lure in it. My two swarm traps were in one tree.With the lure they will find the trap
    kirk
  4. Thank You Natalie I don't treat for nothing.I do...

    Thank You Natalie
    I don't treat for nothing.I do Starter Strips all natural comb.I don't like being a Para-Medic for Bugs.I loos my hives to ants mostly.I never count mites waste of time.The Strong...
  5. Thread: Amazing bees

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    Well here in L A the feral bees are Flourishing...

    Well here in L A the feral bees are Flourishing like Mad.Thats all I have is Feral Bees.Are they Africanized Hek who knows who cares.The Question should be are they MEAN.I had one hive the last 5...
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    Are you sure they are bumble bees? kirk-o

    Are you sure they are bumble bees?
    kirk-o
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    Sounds like a Evil Psycologist at work again...

    Sounds like a Evil Psycologist at work again
    kirkobeeo
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    Jingle Bells kirk-o

    Jingle Bells
    kirk-o
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    What Data says it dosen't kirk-o

    What Data says it dosen't
    kirk-o
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    swarm trap

    I captured 9 swarms in the pulp traps last year.All in the same tree.This was over about a four month time period.I used a swarm lure from brushy mountain.After I caught them I shook them in a box...
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    mites

    I live in Silverlake (LA) I'm on small cell and natural cell.I don't have to worry about mites.You should consider changeing to small cell
    kirk-o
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    small cell works

    Small cell works give it a try.But so does Nature
    kirkobeeo
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    small cell

    The Benefits of small and natural cell for me is as follows.I never treat my bees for anything.That saves time and money.I don't spend time and money polluteing the hive.I don't contibute to chemical...
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    Don't worry the desire for money will drive the...

    Don't worry the desire for money will drive the industry down the tubes.It drove the Stock Market Down.It drove the Mortgage Business down.It has drove the value of the dollar down.It has Bankrupted...
  15. Thread: Nucs

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    nucs

    Boy oh Boy they look real good you must be very skilled
    kirk-o
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    Amy

    She gets real Busy I just got some cards from her.I always tell her to take her time.It took a while but she always gets them done.I try to order well ahead of time
    kirkobeeo
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    Hurray for Natural cell and no treatments Works...

    Hurray for Natural cell and no treatments Works For Me
    kirk-o
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    They Kick them out when ever they don't need them...

    They Kick them out when ever they don't need them
    kirk-o
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    Greed it has been around for a long time....

    Greed it has been around for a long time. Charles Martin Simon said " it aint about honey it ain't about money it is about Survival " he then went on about doing what was best for bees
    that would...
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    ground bees

    Here in Los Angeles we have Miner Bees they make a nest in the ground.They are solitary bees,each bee makes a hole in the ground like a Miners do you know like a shaft.
    kirk
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    trap out

    I have had that Problem here in L A. You have to have a frame of eggs so they can make a queen if not they obscond. I try to use small swarms for trap outs works better.Plus I use the one way bee...
  22. Thread: urban bees

    by kirk-o
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    Urban Beekeeping

    I have 20 hives in Los Angeles.I just started.First at a Community Garden then branched out.All my bees are Feral Except one I made with a queen from Michael Bush.I have learned to get additional...
  23. Thread: Swarm

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    I don't pay attention to that poem either.Here in...

    I don't pay attention to that poem either.Here in L A I have got swarms in every month of the year. If you have some other hives you can help them out.What have you got to loose. Always go for it....
  24. Thread: Labels

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    Labels

    I have noticed on some honey there is a label that states" Not for children under one year old" I don't understand why that is there
    kirkobeeo
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    More Chemicals More Chemicals More Chemicals.Also...

    More Chemicals More Chemicals More Chemicals.Also all these Chemicals are going into the water table.I read recently were all these Pharmacy Drugs people take are showing up in the drinking water.I...
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