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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    I highly doubt the largest almond grower in the state isnt going to protect their crop!
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    Re: Another reason for Aussie bees to stay home

    Jean-Marc is right. A lot longer than ten years tho. Australia has even worse water issues to deal with then we do here in Ca tho! I would worry about our neighbors to the south. All that fresh fruit...
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    Re: ? for HONEY makers.

    Wow! Guess you stumped everyone Jack. Or maybe no one is making honey!:scratch:
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    Re: Almonds and Fungicides

    My hives were in an orchard that was sprayed 3 times, during the day. Once with Pristine. Like L. Mike, my bees look really good. Guess wait and see.

    SIDE NOTE... Give almond growers some...
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    Re: Pretty good Bee/Almond Vid

    Brookyln,
    Yes the tonnage is accurate/correct. There were huge, huge, plantings of almond acreage. I guess thats why pollination prices went from the $45 per hive range to $150.
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    Re: Queen supercedure

    WOW PLB! Thats why it was phrased as a question. So, are you saying it is a waste of time requeening with queen cells. Or that the old queen must be found and killed before adding the cell?
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    Re: Queen supercedure

    Thanks everyone! So, can a ripe queen cell be placed in a hive you want to requeen without finding and killing the old queen? Or will the workers destroy it?
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    Queen supercedure

    What happens to the old queen? When a queen is supurceded, the workers in the hive build supercedure cups that the queen lays in, cells are nurtured capped and... When the first virgin hatches, does...
  9. Thread: Communal Feeding

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    Re: Communal Feeding

    Thanks Hambone. I saw a pic in ABJ of a commercial beek using inverted pails, looked to be 2 -3 gallons, stacked on top of one another on a pallet. The bees looked to be feeding from the rim of where...
  10. Thread: Communal Feeding

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    Re: Communal Feeding

    How does the inverted five gallon bucket work? Or how is it made?
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    Re: Tops & Jar Feeders

    I've tried using 2 liter bottles with light syrup. One small hole in the plastic cap, burped the bottle once inverted, but when the sun warms the bottle all the syrup runs out. Any advice?
  12. Thread: Hives on pallets

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    Re: Hives on pallets

    dBest,
    Are you using that style screened pallet? How do you like them? Better than solid floor?
    thanks, Mike
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    Re: Megabee vs. Brood Builder

    Hambone, Maybe my bees are picky, but they wouln't touch it. Now Mega Bee is a different story.
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    Re: Megabee vs. Brood Builder

    My two cents worth: the Brood Builder isn't worth 2 cent's!
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    Re: VSH or Hygienic Cordovan Queen Supplier

    Try Wooten's for corect spelling. Website : Wootensgoldenqueens.com. Very nice to work with.
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    Still need bees

    As I understand it the Independence variety is self fertile. Meaning a grower does not have to plant mutiple varieties that have comatible pollen. A Nonpariel will not pollinate itself so you plant...
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    Ernie

    Do you like these M.L. double nucs? Whats the white stuff on the top bars? sugar? When will you have queens available and price?
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    Shb

    Matt, Know you are in Central Valley. Where is your friends outfit located? Does this mean we are in for hive beetle infestation in CA or the C valley?
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    Rdy bee

    Look in livestock section. Runs right below the bee section in the actual paper ads. "BEEHIVES ALMOND POLLINATION, 3000 beehives for rent for almond pollination $75.00 per hive call with any...
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    Ad in Modesto Bee for 3000 hives at $75 per hive!...

    Ad in Modesto Bee for 3000 hives at $75 per hive! Area code 701.
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    Big influence is what the weather does. Here in...

    Big influence is what the weather does. Here in the Central Valley if we continue to have frosty mornings it's going to hold them back. If we get some warm rain and sun, they will pop sooner. As it...
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    What grade OSB? Would thickness matter for...

    What grade OSB? Would thickness matter for warping?
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    Just a bit of info. Ad in Modesto Bee classified...

    Just a bit of info. Ad in Modesto Bee classified section stating: "Good strong vigorous hives of bees for rent $100." Strong or weak not the...
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    Really happy with queens I purchased from Noble.

    Really happy with queens I purchased from Noble.
  25. Thread: Brushy Mountain

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    Wish some of the West coast suppliers offered...

    Wish some of the West coast suppliers offered free shipping!!
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