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  1. Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    its kinda cool when you're living on the edge with just one eye, too. :D
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    Re: Temperatures for inspecting hives

    I open the hive and do what needs to be done when I have the time. I don't pay attention to the temps unless it's in the thirties. If you wait until the weather is perfect for little old ladies,...
  3. Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    Shaking bees into the hive with no protection? Dude...
  4. Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    It's way more fun and exciting to shake them out and that's what it's all about, right?
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    Re: Should I "bee" worried?

    Put your ear to the hive and give it a knock with your knuckles. If you don't hear any buzzing, they're history.
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    Re: Temperatures for inspecting hives

    Seems to me that once you pull a frame, the rest can slide over for a cursory inspection from the top. No need to pull them out completely unless you are culling them, right? Fifties is warm, if you...
  7. Re: Any one have a Power Point I can use.

    That's precisely how it happen with me. I inspired a few of my co-workers to start the hobby with that presentation. To this day, they email me with every hive check they do and ask my opinion even...
  8. Re: Any one have a Power Point I can use.

    Greetings,
    I posted a PowerPoint on my website that I used when I was asked to give a talk at Intel Corp. of all places. The fact that I retired from there had something to do with it.
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    Re: Stumped on a package bee abscondment

    I've hived a couple of dozen actually. All the ingredients for a happy life were there in my cases. Beekeeping isn't rocket surgery, the basics are easily understood so when they do leave with no...
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    Re: Stumped on a package bee abscondment

    Can't say that anymore, can ya? I've only hived a few dozen and it's happened thrice.
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    Re: Why not to visit the hive at night.

    You owe your wife, big time. :lookout:
  12. Re: Will Bees move honey up to supers from hive body?

    Do you treat your hives? If so, I wouldn't even think about doing such a thing. Even if you don't, why would you want to move the honey? In cold weather, The bees will move honey to the cluster when...
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    Re: Stumped on a package bee abscondment

    I hate to sound so cold because bees cost a chunk of change but many times bees abscond for no reason known to mankind, even brand new packages. It's happened to me more than once. Chalk it up to bad...
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    Re: How early do/can you split?

    All I can tell you is how I do it. In beekeeping, there are as many opinions as there are teenagers in an Apple store.

    If it is Springtime and the hive is starting to boom, if there are fresh...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    As you can imagine, any mistakes designing microprocessors can cost millions of dollars. I made a mistake once that cost $3M. When that happens, as is the case with any mistake even if it only cost...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    I retired two years ago. When people used to ask me what I did for a living, I shortened it to something they would have no problem understanding: "I design chips". Everyone knows what a chip is and...
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    Blowin' Smoke, As Usual

    Much has been written here over the years about ways to light your smoker and keep it going. I've been known to contribute some questionable advice on that topic myself. Actually, about every topic...
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    Re: Never had an Observation hive B4

    How big is the O.H.? You could buy a nuc and stick the frames in there. Take any leftover frames and combine them with existing hives.
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    Re: Brood boxes frames stuck together

    If it is necessary for me to separate two deeps that haven't been separated for a while, I use a simple tool that is sold as a PVC pipe cutter. It is just a piece of thin steel cable with loops on...
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    Re: Elementary

    That is pretty nifty. I have a claim to fame kinda like this. I designed some home audio speakers for ESS back in the seventies. The Fonz was a hot commodity back then and he did a number of...
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    I use Masonite. Cheap,thin, holds up.
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Over the last two days, nearly 5 inches of rain in the foothills near Sacramento. The ditches aren't running yet so the ground is still soaking it up.
  23. Re: Post: Pictures of bees, hives or anything you have to do with bees

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s68/troutsqueezer/DSC03888_zps3ee80e03.jpg
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    Re: Bee Blogs

    Not really a blog, just basic info for beginners.

    http://www.goldfinch-acres.com/Beekeeping.html
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    I could fit a couple more in there if I had to. :D

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s68/troutsqueezer/DSC03893_zpsa4133cd8.jpg
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