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    Re: The pulse of the commercial operations

    Well said everyone.
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    Re: The pulse of the commercial operations

    That's Hilarius! I was expecting something completely different.
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    That's the same technique I use at least for now on my 28' truck.
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    Here's a video that I found informative starting around 4:37 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEbBZjrUTnY
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    Re: cool video i got from a bee web site

    I agree. If it was my dog he'd be a bolt of lightning.

    Thanks for sharing the video with us.
  6. Here's something I found interesting about some honey I harvested. It creamed

    I have a large amount of eucalyptus trees around an area where I store about a hundred beehives in CA. Because I treat in the fall with amitraz I don't harvest honey but instead focus on making...
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    I'm sure you probably that about this already but for only 50 hives you may consider using metal screen across the landing board and duck tape for any holes. It makes loading them nice if your doing...
  8. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    I havent had a chance to drive out to the yard yet. Tomorrow I will thou.
  9. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    That's a good question. I know a lot of critters are attracted to peanut butter so its logical to think they'd be interested in the mix. A couple of the commercial guys suggest putting it in...
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    Re: U or W pallet clips?

    I've been considering running 8 frames and a gallon feeder in my 10 frame boxes. Is this what your suggesting as well?
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    Re: U or W pallet clips?

    Our bees sit on pallets with U clips. A couple things I've noticed this year (first year using pallets) is I found ants in between some of the boxes. Just so happened these particular hives were...
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    Re: Comb Containers

    ChuckReburn.

    We ended up using it for pints of chunk honey which sell out rather immediately at $20. We store the comb in the deep freeze and thaw and fill the wide mouth jars just before...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Does everyone that brings bees into CA need to have this inspection or is it only people coming in from the southern areas? I'm considering moving to Roseburg OR. Would I need to be inspec ted?
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I think this will help. https://www.pioneerplastics.com/shop/square-container/156c/
  15. Thread: Bears

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    Re: Bears

    I've read to that's it's best to bait your electric fence with something like bacon so when the bear comes out to explore their likely to put their wet nose on the bacon or their mouth and get a...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    What's a RIFA cert?
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    Re: Bears

    I've heard putting down sheets of plywood with a bunch of nails face up works pretty good to. Maybe that could be a second line of defense.

    At least the bear's making healthy choices and only...
  18. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    That's hilarious! Took me a minute to get it.

    This is my first time putting out bee pro dry. All the other times its been ultra bee. I did this because 1; I was interested in seeing what the...
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    Re: Bears

    That sucks! Where were they at when the bears got them?
  20. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    Is that beepro?
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    I agree. Got a call from a grower today asking me to get em in sooner than latter. Their in the Manteca CA area.
  22. Thread: Rite Cell

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    Re: Rite Cell

    Exactly. Don't plan on getting much wax thou. When the comb gets dark or if wax moths make a mess of the comb your able to boil the frames or steam the frames. This will sanitize the frames and...
  23. Thread: Rite Cell

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    Re: Rite Cell

    How many hives do you run? If I was running under 20 then I'd stick to wax anything over that then I'd probably run rite cell. I like the option of boiling down the comb with the frames and being...
  24. Re: Pollen substitute when real pollen available (in California)?

    I would do it for the reasons your wanting. Head to Mannlake in Woodland or better yet go talk to the folks at Sacramento Beekeeping and get a small container of dry pollen sub and see what your...
  25. Re: Paul Stamets - How Mushrooms Can Save Bees & Our Food Supply

    Great post! Thank you.
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