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  1. Re: West Nile Virus Spraying in my Neighborhood Tonight - What should I do??

    Thanks Stingy. I didn't cover my hives last night and my bees look fine this afternoon. I called our County vector control department and talked to the person in charge of the mosquito abatement...
  2. Re: West Nile Virus Spraying in my Neighborhood Tonight - What should I do??

    Thanks everyone for your help. I tried calling the County Office late yesterday afternoon and got voice mail. It was dark this morning when I left for work, so, hopefully they'll be fine when I...
  3. West Nile Virus Spraying in my Neighborhood Tonight - What should I do??

    My neighborhood in Northern San Jose is being sprayed with Zenivex E4 tonight to kill mosquitos carrying the west nile virus. I have two hives located about 100 feet from the street. Should I cover...
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    my very basic backyard setup....

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    Re: Why do people start/ leave beekeeping...

    Ive been considering retiring and needed a hobby. That said, I've been interested in honeybees for years, did some research a couple of years ago, and decided it was too much trouble/work with all...
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    Re: Hive Failure? Recommendations Please

    Thanks everybody. I will try to get a swarm as soon as possible, and as Fuzzy recommended, use the newspaper method to combine the old with the new.
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    Hive Failure? Recommendations Please

    Howdy,

    For the past few weeks I haven't seen any eggs, larvae, or capped brood in my hive, just a lot of empty cells in my two deep brood boxes.

    On April 11, I did an inspection and the...
  8. Re: 2 Hives arrive Monday, then week later, trip to beach-ok to go or not?

    Go! Have fun at the beach. I left mine completely alone for a couple of weeks, after hiving them. They were fine.
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    Re: MannLake order

    I've order 3 times from Mann Lake in the last year, first two ordered came in 2-3 days! most recent took about 5 days, but i'm very happy with them and their products. Very friendly staff both...
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    Re: Lawn maintanence around hive?

    I've got lawn on 3 sides (within a couple of inches) of my hive, and I mow and weed wack in front, back and one side. It doesn't seem to bother them at all. I do try to do the yard work early...
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    Re: Black mold on inside of telescoping cover

    Thanks Dan & everyone, hopefully, I've attached a picture i just took of the inside of the cover....
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    Re: Black mold on inside of telescoping cover

    Hey, Thanks, this does help. I'll post a picture when I get home from work. There is no top feeder, i'm guessing it needs more ventilation...
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    Re: Black mold on inside of telescoping cover

    The cover is wood, and i have a screened bottom board which is open.
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    Black mold on inside of telescoping cover

    Howdy, First year beekeeper here, and this is my first winter. My hive had been untouched for about 2 months now. I went in on Sunday (it was 68 degrees outside) and everything looked fine with...
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    Re: Just had my first complaint.

    Good luck with your neighbor. Are beehives allowed where you live and/or are there local ordinances for beekeeping? I'm on a small 5000 sq. ft. suburban lot, and my hive is supposed to be 50 feet...
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    Re: You'll love this ad in Craigslist

    Great post/find! I wish I'd known it only took two honeybees, would have saved me the effort of waiting for a swarm! ;-)
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    Re: Sugar shake container

    I bought the Winware Stainless Steel Dredges 10-Ounce with Handle on Amazon.com for about 6 bucks.... it works great.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CIELHW
  18. Are Drones always present outside the hive?

    Howdy, I started my first hive with a swarm about 6 weeks ago and almost daily I sit outside by the hive and watch the bees come and go. In the last couple of weeks I haven't noticed any drones. ...
  19. Re: Telescoping Cover, when to open for ventilation

    Thanks Fuzzy and Jip
  20. Telescoping Cover, when to open for ventilation

    I've had a hive for a week now, and the weather's getting hot in N. CA. I have a single drone box with a screen bottom. (When should I be opening up the top for ventilation? AND when should I put on...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. entrance feeder?

    Hi, I just set up my first hive this week, and read somewhere to give the new colony 1:1 sugar water. I placed an entrance feeder with the syrup about 3 days ago and the bees aren't touching...
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    Re: Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Thanks everybody! Michael was that poetry? nice....
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    Howdy from San Jose, CA

    Hey, I'm new to beekeeping this year, just got my first swarm on Monday. The bees are so much fun to watch.
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    Re: Swarm In a Nuc

    Hey, I'm new to beekeeping this year, and just got my first swarm, which had settled in a nuc box with one frame in it. I transferred the frame (packed with bees) into my deep box containing the the...
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