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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    I learned that I should requeen in the fall at the first sign of trouble. Also a small cluster going into winter is not necessarily a bad thing. What I did not learn is how to differentiate between...
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    Re: My Ratrod extractor

    Good Eye, Unfortunately the motorcycle will not make the CARB requirements in California, I was actually thinking of rigging up the golf cart to the left. Its electric so it has ZERO emmisions:ot:...
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    My Ratrod extractor

    I was bored yesterday so I modified my extractor with a few spare parts I had laying around.... Enjoy... or criticize as you see fit. The drill turns at 2000rpms I geared it down to 2:1 with the...
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    Re: Bee Yard Pic

    How do you find the time to keep those hives so clean?
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    2 out of five left.... 1 lang with 3 meds packed full of brood pollen and honey. Drones everywhere along with queen cups throughout. 1 top bar loaded ready to swarm. found a nice big fat queen cell a...
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    Re: transfer bees from 10 to 8 frame hive

    Put two 8 frame meds on top then hurry up and wait until next spring for them to move up on their own? I am a newbee though Im sure there are quicker messier ways that will be suggested....
  7. Thread: Fruit Trees

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    Re: Fruit Trees

    I think its a PLUm and an apricOT cross. I see a new blendo everytime I look through the bare root isle. I think Monsanto has something to do with the grafting...... Just kidding.
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    Re: Fruit Trees

    Starling trap... We need to band together and cull the herd near cherry harvest. I have a nice Rainier (Favorite) that finally produced a good crop. It was loaded at noon and cleaned out by 5pm the...
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    Re: Fruit Trees

    I have a scare crow that does the robot when you play music
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    Shook swarm split from TBH to lang

    I am considering splitting my only TBH this spring, I do not believe I want a second TBH at this time so I am thinking about doing a shook swarm type of split into a lang (frame med) before they...
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Unfortunately, the extended frost we had recently zappped the eucalyptus and willows, very little bloom at least in my neighborhood. No wildflower, weeds or black sage either. I did see what appeared...
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    Re: How many nucs can a person sell?

    Put an add on Craigs list now for this spring, see what kind of response you get locally. Around here they sell as fast as the hit the market. Although the Hippi's up in Santa Cruz always want to...
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Offer still stands Mr 'bird.... Heck, my good looks, and your brains? Mr Moonbeam wouldn't know what hit him......
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    Re: Another Saw Question

    Well it proves that Barry is a handsome fellow.... Whoops just read it over again, thats not Barry sorry....


    Buy the $40 table saw on CL and be done with it.
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    In my area I pretty much make it a point to dispatch all mourning Dove, white winged dove, band tailed pigeon, ducks, geese, Valley quail and turkeys around my yard. I like to be proactive....
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    Re: Another Saw Question

    Good deal on both of these, although they are a light duty version of the Rockwell 10 probably made over sea's. As long as they can spin a dado set they should work fine.
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    Re: Another Saw Question

    As a hobby woodworker I agree with what Mr. Y stated. Look for a used table saw. Rockwell 10's for example can be found for $250 often on CL bonus if it comes with a Dado set. Quick tuneup and you...
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    Re: Any Radio operators out there?

    10-4 good buddy. I'll head down to the truck stop right now....
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    Negative Ghost rider..... I was merely having a few suds and the better half was having a diet coke. Now, last night while watching "More than Honey" when I finished off a bottle of honey flavored...
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    I was knocking back a few "coldy's" one day a few years ago and for some reason I blurted out to my wife that I was going to become a beekeeper. Not sure why? Had no interest in bees, had no friends...
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Ha!!!! Better yet build a high speed aqueduct!!!! Yes thats it! I'm running for governor, maybe I can get Mr. Acebird to be my campaign manager???
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    Re: California drought declaration

    No wait, I got it! Build the train to nowhere then rail the water in????
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Maybe Moonbeam will cancel the bullet train to nowhere and put some of those billions towards diverting some of the delta water for irrigation instead of releasing it into the ocean.... Never mind...
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    Any Radio operators out there?

    I was wondering if any beekeeper/hams have any real word insight into HF frequencies upsetting the bees navigational abilities similar to the cell phone claims that were once a popular subject....
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    My bees are placed near a truck stop, I think they operate in the 27mhz range..... "breaker, breaker, 1-9... we got us a convoy!"
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