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  1. Maneb application when almond trees blooming/bees pollinating

    Live in Red Bluff and travel around county seeing many almond orchards. Have noticed that prior to predicted rain, several of the orchards were spraying for rust prevention…which is either done with...
  2. Re: Switching back to solid Bottom boards Screened bottom boards are not worth it

    Agree with bee keeping being location driven. In Northern Calif. heat is the the big thing along with enough water for the bees. I use the screened bottom to help with heat. Almost never have my...
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    Re: Time to Remove a Super?

    "Assume your going into fall, need to give the bees less space-unneeded space to heat and leave the stores in the 2nd. super to get them to the next season."
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    Re: Almost ready to quit and I just started!

    UnbakedPegga: Keep going on the bees, theres lots to learn and it takes time. The top feeders mentioned by WWW work real nice and are inexpensive. I have had drown bee problems with conventional...
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    Re: Hindsight of a missed opportunity

    Voice of inexperience speaking, but when flow is on the bees aren't interested in robbing. So next opportunity, let the bees gather! Steve
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    Re: Plywood for inner covers

    Have thought part of inner cover function was to provide bee space on top of frames and option for ventilation. Also handy having that space for pollen patty. Just having plain migratory cover works...
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    Re: Dadant wooden nuc feeder

    Have used them 2 seasons with good results. Easy to fill and don't have to worry about drowned bees. Haven't had them leak.
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    Re: Wanting input on my drone frames.

    Have used drone comb past 3 years, once drawn out, eggs layed and larva than sealed in, take out and freeze. After 3 days in freezer, thaw out and just place back in hive, the bees clean it out and...
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