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    nutrients in slum gum and brood cells

    I keep thinking that the stuff would be a good supplement to potting soil.
    The wife/self appointed master gardener thinks I am from a different planet.
    Any thoughts?
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    California buckeye question

    I have been told that buckeye is poison to bees and every other animal as well.

    I know an area that is thick in buckeye trees and have watched the bees thriving for five years now.
    Not just one...
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    what to replace mornung glories with?

    I have netting hanging from the eaves of my front porch that supports morning glory every summer.
    Makes a great sun shade.
    Is there an annual climber that the bees will forage?
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    Questions for the pros

    When swarming takes place what is the time line of the old and new queen?
    Is the new queen hatched before swarming?
    If so...does she mate before or after the swarm?
    What happens when a swarm...
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    What to do with a bucket of bees?

    I got a call this evening,lady has a hive in her back yard that was swarming.

    I got there too late for the swarm but she says to take the five year old hive,she didn't want it around.
    It is...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    I have a part time neighbor that also spend much of each year in Mexico and Alaska.
    He leaves this house unlocked while gone. His logic is that thieves won't destroy the house.
    It is remote enough...
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    I missed a swarm!

    I had three swarms in one day. One at a neighbors,pretty straight forward. Shake them off the limb into the hive box.
    While doing that on the wife calls to say I have two swarms at home.

    I had...
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    Re: What is local raw honey?

    U.S.D.A. States that produce grown within 400 miles of selling point is local.
    I imagine they would lump honey into the produce group.
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    Pure oxygen?

    What if you gave a hive a continuous supply of oxygen? Serious question,not joking.

    When you or I are sick the doctor puts us on oxygen,why not bees?
    I understand that it is out of the scope of...
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    Sticky: Re: State by State Bee Laws

    I tried to upload the California laws...But the internet isn,t big enough.
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    Feed them peaches?

    I have permission to take all the peaches laying on the ground at a local orchard that had a bumper crop.
    I have a large fruit press to juice them.
    Will it work?

    I really wish I could find a...
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    Re: Not sure if they are in the ceiling

    They have signed a release,I have been through this before.
    I am just trying to give them a good idea of the repair cost before I tear into it.
    They understand that there are no guarantees.
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    Not sure if they are in the ceiling

    I have a cutout pending at our high dollar motel.
    The bees are entering at the overhang of the roof.
    Depending on the construction they may or may not be over the ceiling of the room.
    The owner...
  14. Re: Top Bar Hive Sectional Hole Drilling Question

    I am no expert but I think that it should be as big as the entrance hole.
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    Creosote bushes?

    They are blooming all across the Mojave desert right now.Lots of frilly yellow blooms.

    I have never heard anything about them producing honey. Any beeks know about them?
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