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  1. Re: Swarming of honey bee hive usually is a sign of poor beekeeping practices

    Considering the declining number of honey bees in nature (for whatever reason) maybe a few of us should practice some minor 'poor' beekeeping behavior before all of the remaining bees are in man made...
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    Re: How to use Epinephron for a sting

    Working for an allergist I can say that use the epipen first and fast if you are over 60 pounds then 0.3mg is the standard. Take antihistamines IMMEDIATEly afterword and don't be a afrais to push...
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    Re: Weather.com Pollen Forecast?

    Brewcat is right. I report pollen counts for Stockton, Ca. The reason we do not report counts for plants that insects (Bees) forage a lot is that insect pollinated plants do not waste energy...
  4. i robbed half medium frame of brood. doomed?

    i pulled a medium super today just above the deeps. i saw what i thought was half a medium fram of capped pollen. ok i'll just return that and not extract. turns out it is brood and late too. the...
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    Re: How to cover hive-Mosquito control spraying

    i had the same concern. theey were spraying to ocntrol west nile virus. here in cali they start way late/early 12pm or 2am. my hives are under trees and i doubt they flew right over my house. I...
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    Re: Lavender question

    i agree i have both french and spanish lavender. the bees hit em lightly the french slightly more though, then came citrus, now there's privet(yucky honey), and the bees rarely even check on the...
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    Re: stockon, ca flows.

    thanks then i will leave a full medium when the time comes...
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    stockon, ca flows.

    well i am a little unsure what to expect. I got a good citrus flow and the honey was great. just got a little more recently i am guessibg privet. dosn,t taste that great. any one familiar with...
  9. yup i just pulled up 10 bars. dumped a rubgy...

    yup i just pulled up 10 bars. dumped a rubgy ball sized swarm in and put the bars back on. 3 days and there still there and foraging. now a month and a half later 12 to 20bar drawn and about 16 to...
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    leave them alone....

    what a difficult concept... so many of us what the best for our girlz, and if there is an obvious and immediate concern, by all means.. act on it. i must admit, my experience has been oh so golden....
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    newbie advice.

    i just started but i think i know this one. weather permitting, better to add too early than too late. so add it. i am not sure about top or bottom. i do not think matters much except inclimate...
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    hello all from central california

    a belated hello all. started 12/08 with two full double 10 deeps bought from a local beekeeper. both made it to spring. one stalled and swarmed with one medium super aboard. the other took off...
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    hey biker

    hi beebiker. i just started around thanksgiving. two established double deep langstroths. hive a swarm yesterday in a 'badly' hommade kenya top bar hive. all in my back yard in the middle of...
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    swarm catch success rating.

    caught a rugby ball sized swarm sustaining two hits (no veil). got approx 80 percent. a few left on the tree. sat catch box on ground for 5 minutes to check where loose bees were gravitating to. ...
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    Sticky: late entry

    had one of two hives swarm twice one week apart. the other standing pat. week of 4 2. orange bloom the next week and one full super the week after that. urban backyard hives.
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