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    Re: How often to requeen

    From personal experience I have seen that queens do better in their second year than their first. I guess they have learned the ropes and are saying "lets do this.
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    Re: Workers in Queen Cage

    There are extras because some of her majesty's attendants die during transit. So it is always best to put in a few more.
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    Re: Testing FREE SHIPPING

    Is there free shipping to northern california
  4. Re: New to beesource, long time with bees.

    Welcome Mac. Enjoy your time on this wonderful forum.
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    Re: I'll Take Your Old Queens

    Send them to my company address in novato. would like them to be in a queen cage with some attendants with food and water. I would like them to be overnighted. Let me know what you want for them.
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    I'll Take Your Old Queens

    Hey Guys

    I just wanted to let you know that I will take your old queens from beekeepers who are local and do not want the queens any more or are requeening their hives with new ones. I will be...
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    Re: New Guy Here

    welcome and be free to ask any question that you might help. you will find a lot of information here. good luck
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    Re: Need new queen

    sounds good
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    Re: Need new queen

    They should be available next Friday thru sunday, then a couple or a few days to take the mating flights. Should have them some time in two weeks.
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    Re: Need new queen

    Hi
    I'm raising some queens now, but I'm not a commercial beekeeper, just novice. The queens are mated in an open yard with Carni & Italian mixed hives. Just not sure if you want to risk that. Or...
  11. Question From a Michael Palmer Video

    Hi

    I was wondering what are cell builders. I heard the term from a Michael Palmer video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUSMXpeuUFE). I love Mr. Palmers video, very informative. Thank...
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    Re: Lost Queen Bee

    Thanks to all for your replies. I had 5 hives before winter struck the cold snap struck here in northern California. All 4 out of 5 hives perished even with enough stores to hold them over. The hive...
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    Re: Solid Brood - as a bad thing?

    I'll like the queens with solid patterns, always looking for queen
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    Lost Queen Bee

    Hi Fellow Beeks

    I just found my queen bee in front of my only hive. I was wondering why and what could have happened? I have not opened it since October but the bees are buzzy bringing in pollen...
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    Re: February Kills

    Hi Bee Whisper
    I'm so sorry you lost a hive all ready. I had the same experience with Italians here in Northern California. I checked everything in the hive to determine what might have happened....
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    Carniolan Queens in Northern CA

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    I'm looking for some carniolan queens for my hives here in Northern CA. I had a lot of success with this breed. If you have any extras from last year or are planning on breeding some this year,...
  17. Re: foundationless frames improve colony health ?

    I prefer pure beewax foundation. My bees seem to love it more than plastic. It gives them room to build like everyone says, what they want. I have noticed a healthier and more productive bee.
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    Re: Caucasian

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    I prefer Carniolan bees over Italians. They also have a longer tongue but don't propolize everything like Caucasians. They are gentle and produce nice honey. They also rise early and forage out...
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    Re: Quick Question About Salt

    Fat Bee Man on youtube.
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    Quick Question About Salt

    Hi Fellow Beekeepers

    I have read and experienced it, that bees like to drink from the nearest water source around. When I first got my bees, I put a watering dish a couple feet away from them to...
  21. Late September Swarm at End of Month

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    Hello Fellow Beekeepers

    I'm a 17 year old whos during his his first year of beekeeping and have been loving it. I have done alot of mistakes (normal for a first timer), but dont worry I...
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    Re: Marking Queens

    Thanks. I did mark my queen, but as you said the bees cleaned her. How long should I wait to put her back in the hive, for the paint to dry.
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    Marking Queens

    Hi

    What I use to mark my queens?
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    Re: Plastic foundation vs wax

    Bees pefer wax foundation. This way they can build the cells as big or small as they want. As Michael Buch said, they will build thier own first, go to wax and then plastic. I used to have plastic...
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    Re: Late Swarms

    Yesterday, I closed all the cracks with tape and beewax. The ants have if not all disappeared somewhat. The bees seem to be more happy with the sitution.
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