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  1. Thread: Elementary

    by ocotillo
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    Re: Elementary

    That's awesome!
  2. Re: California beekeepers, how have the mid 70 degree temps been effecting your bees!

    My hives are in an area with quite a variety of eucalyptus. The eucalyptus bloom plus the warm, dry weather we've had for the last several weeks allowed them to gather enough nectar to add weight to...
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    Re: Early morning orientation flight?

    It could be that there's something in their area of forage that's has a lot of nectar waiting for them at dawn's early light and they are getting antsy to make sure they are the first to get on it....
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    Re: Bees eating all stored honey

    My bees have actually been bringing in a little nectar of late. There are two small groves of eucalyptus in bloom right now that they go nuts over first thing in the morning. If it weren't for...
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    Re: Creamed honey in a wine cooler?

    I use one and it works great.
  6. Re: Anyone in California notice if the star thistle is growing this year??

    It doesn't seem as widespread this year in my area.
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    Re: Pics of the girls drinking

    That's very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: splits not doing well

    I've followed Michael's math and have come to learn for myself that when I do a split, that I not open it until five weeks later before I decide success or failure. Last weekend was the four week...
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    Re: Creamed honey frustrations

    Mine does that as well. No complaints and no questions.
  10. Thread: Moving splits

    by ocotillo
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    Re: Moving splits

    I split two hives for the first time ever at the beginning of April and each of the splits is about 50 feet from their respective mother hives. Both are viable and building up nicely.
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