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    5 hives, three doing great, 2 I worry

    So theres the score, I bought 4 packages, three are going great the wife and I are about to bee grandbees of 50,000 or so of these cute little bugs. In the intrum, I trapped what I was hoping to get...
  2. I have four hives of the same age ( new packages...

    I have four hives of the same age ( new packages ), three of them have most of each side of two or three frames are covered with covered brood, larva and eggs, one has no larva, or brood, but does...
  3. Yesterday I decided to look in the hive with the...

    Yesterday I decided to look in the hive with the least activity of the four. I found two frames with half to two thired capped brood surrounded by capped larva, eggs and some capped food stores (...
  4. Thread: Bear!!!

    by kustomizer
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    I would have never believed it if I had not...

    I would have never believed it if I had not experianced it myself, but the better the ground you can get the better and more reliable the fence will be by a long shot. Several copper rods a few feet...
  5. Very exciting, can't wait to see them take off....

    Very exciting, can't wait to see them take off.
    thanks
    mark
  6. We will check in on them again in a few days,...

    We will check in on them again in a few days, where will she put the eggs if the others fill all of the holes with syrup and pollen?
  7. Four 3lb packages a week ago, when will I see eggs?

    Howdy, new parrents here or should I say new panicing here.

    Last Wednesday we put our new bees in their new homes, we checked them out Sunday and found 3 queens out and one almost out of her...
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    Very excited, our bees are home, kinda wet,...

    Very excited, our bees are home, kinda wet, coolish California weather today.
    We are making a garden / bee condominium on the top of the mountain near our home ( 1/4 mile as the woodpecker flies,...
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    In this day and age it is good to find a few...

    In this day and age it is good to find a few folks in business that come with a good recomendation form their customers.
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    Phil at Noble would be the guy, load em up heavy,...

    Phil at Noble would be the guy, load em up heavy, we may loose a few with all the roping and branding, at least until we get the hang of it.
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    We ordered our bees from some folks in Dixon, the...

    We ordered our bees from some folks in Dixon, the UPS man is supposed to bring them to us around the 10th of next month. I had not heard of the Delta Bee club at the time we ordered them. We did not...
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    I don't know about the best but we are hoping ot...

    I don't know about the best but we are hoping ot get ours on time and healthy, beyond that I guess it is up to my bride and I.
  13. Thread: Skunks

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    I have found mouse traps will scare the he__ out...

    I have found mouse traps will scare the he__ out of most critters, put out quite a few so when he jumps from one he will step on another, Bears could care less bot nobody else seems to like them,...
  14. Just an update, I gave one of those bronze balls...

    Just an update, I gave one of those bronze balls to the son of the guy whose failed as he also has a 1991 f250, he changed his this weekend and his old one was made of a very tough, durable, nylon...
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    My favorite all time .22 rifle is the ruger...

    My favorite all time .22 rifle is the ruger 10-22, but I don't hink it likes shorts.
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    myself I am all for motorcycles and quadrunners,...

    myself I am all for motorcycles and quadrunners, however I have made many a blacksmithing things up to and including a copper rose ( I guess that would be coppersmithing ) I made for my mothers...
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    The horseshoe repairman is a Farrier, the...

    The horseshoe repairman is a Farrier, the blacksmiths I know of make mostly ornamental stuff and repair antiques, I imagine you still get more small burns and bloodblisters than normal folk, ( though...
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    Find a club near you as others have said, the...

    Find a club near you as others have said, the thing they didn't mention is that these folks are activly searching for you, they love to share their skills.
    here they call us
    california blacksmiths...
  19. I mix all waste oil with our heating oil, I...

    I mix all waste oil with our heating oil, I imagine it is less than 10% used oil with 90% heating oil. We use it for space heating ang water heating and have for about 10 years, we find the filters...
  20. I am not hammering on ford,( my bride drives an...

    I am not hammering on ford,( my bride drives an expedition ), someone like Saginaw ( they build stuff like this for lots of cars and trucks ) likely built this. I just think it was a huge mistake and...
  21. I think it is only on the "tilt" version and...

    I think it is only on the "tilt" version and newer ones like my wifes expedition has a driveline looking ujoint way down by the floor and tilts from there.
    I imagine Saginaw or somebody made these...
  22. I think I would spend more time on the phone...

    I think I would spend more time on the phone telling people how to put them in that they could be worth, and I would imagine the liability would be a big issue, I think I am out of the Ford steering...
  23. OT Warning to 88-91 fullsize Ford pickup owners

    This may be the wrong place to put this but I think it is important

    A friend had a pig valve put in his heart and was not released to drive his truck/camper on a big family trip, I drove him,...
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    I was about to ask almost the same questions, I...

    I was about to ask almost the same questions, I am wondering if I will need to feed my package of bees pollen and if so where to get some that is not synthetic as the bees will, I imagine, find...
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    My bride and I are heading off to our first bee...

    My bride and I are heading off to our first bee club meeting ( delta bee club ) tomarrow, we have yet to sign up but we are going to check in or check it out, however you choose to say it. We will be...
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