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    Yup, bees do seem like fun. I like the furry...

    Yup, bees do seem like fun. I like the furry critters. At nurseries I try to pet them. They are usually so busy they ignore me. Well, you know - I like just about anything from nature. I used to...
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    Well good luck. Out here they have become very...

    Well good luck. Out here they have become very restrictive on burning. Permit, only a few days in certain months, and the fire must be cold out by noon, and the fire chief lives less than a block...
  3. The other day the news up here said Almond...

    The other day the news up here said Almond growers were paying $74 per hive. They were crying for bees since they have a lot invested in many hundreds or thousands of acres in almonds. Almonds are...
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    As long as I am in a posting mode tonight I...

    As long as I am in a posting mode tonight I thought I would talk about something interesting I have learned about cherry leaves. All the cherry leaves I have seen have two very small bean like...
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    BeeBear and others, I am interested only in...

    BeeBear and others, I am interested only in pollination. I couldnt steal honey from the furry bees after they worked so hard to get it. And being a diabetic - bees like me. If I had a hive and it...
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    I'm up in Paradise CA - about a half inch to the...

    I'm up in Paradise CA - about a half inch to the right of Chico. Right now I'm about giving up on Beekeeping - cherry blooms are virtually finished. There are still some blue berries but they are...
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    I dont know - but out here we have Strachan...

    I dont know - but out here we have Strachan Apiaries Ink in Yuba City, CA. They have 10,000 hives. Can I post a link on this and give a phone nbr? I'm in no way advertising for them or anyone for...
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    Well, I have a large male Diadora tree. It makes...

    Well, I have a large male Diadora tree. It makes long worm like things that are loaded with pollen. It coats everything here. I never saw any bees near it. I know a local pecan grower that has 50...
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    Well I feel incouraged, but its almost too late. ...

    Well I feel incouraged, but its almost too late. Cherry blooms will be finished in less than a month.

    $70 bucks = YIKES - thats way too much for me. At this point in time I think I will wait til...
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    OK, thankx - I'm not going to worry about it. ...

    OK, thankx - I'm not going to worry about it. But I do see these things circling over the Cherry trees and thought that their dark shape to scare the honey bees away. There are very few honey bees...
  11. Thread: PICTURE

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    Erwin, you cant get a pic from you computer to...

    Erwin, you cant get a pic from you computer to here, unless this board gives you the space on their server. So what you hafta do is put the pic on your own personal web space usually given to all...
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    I have 10 Cherry trees and 9 Blue Berry bushes; 2...

    I have 10 Cherry trees and 9 Blue Berry bushes; 2 pear trees, 4 peach trees, 4 apple trees in my yard. I have space for another Cherry tree but not this year. This spring I saw very few bees around...
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    I wonder if bumblebees drive honeybees away. I...

    I wonder if bumblebees drive honeybees away. I have lots of these black bumblebees which some people call carpenter bees. Apparently thay like cedar in my cedar fence. This year I see very few honey...
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    Trees pollinated by wind include: Pecans,...

    Trees pollinated by wind include: Pecans, hickory, walnuts. So bees likely wont work them. Trees that I have that bees pollinate are Cherry, Peach, Nectarine, Pear, Apple, and of course Blues...
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    I wonder how I could find out about a Beekeeping...

    I wonder how I could find out about a Beekeeping club in my area of N Calif (90 mi N of Sacto and Schwarzenegger)
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    http://photo.bees.net/gallery/photos/entrance/twin...

    http://photo.bees.net/gallery/photos/entrance/twinbees.highlight.jpg

    Does this werk? Later: Yes - apparently it werked. What you do is type the image link without the spaces. The computer...
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    Help. Can someone clue me in on what SHB, AFB,...

    Help. Can someone clue me in on what SHB, AFB, and FGMO are? Any other letters I should know about? http://home.earthlink.net/~sierradoug/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/bee2.gif ...
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    I've bean hoping/praying that a swarm would land...

    I've bean hoping/praying that a swarm would land on my fence or somewhere in my yard. But from what I've been reading its more complicated than just putting them into some quickly made wooden box. ...
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    Louise, I dont keep bees - yet. But its horror...

    Louise, I dont keep bees - yet. But its horror stories like yours that I fear most. It seems as if there is too much that can go wrong. It also sounds like you really love those furry little bee...
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