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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Is there any reason why my kids shouldn't help with the spraying or the handling of the frames? Their ages are 7-13.

    Something else I've noticed is that the smell when it's mixed up kind of...
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    Re: Acorn Frames

    I'm not a big fan of plastic frames either. I've heard you can ask to have the frames of foundation resprayed so you get a thicker coat of beeswax on it. That's my plan when I order again.
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Does this sound about right?

    I've been mixing a heaping tablespoon to one gallon of non chlorinated water. Then I shake it up and spray everything till it's wet, shaking as I go. Then I stack...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    I'm wondering the same thing. I have 80 deeps and 40 shallows that I've sprayed down with the stuff. I hope to never see wax moth damage anymore, at least not in these hives.

    Can people that...
  5. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    His first name is Mike and the orchard area is right next to 13888 S. Austin Rd. Manteca
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    Re: Beehive box joint cutter

    Hi John.

    When I went to youtube I noticed you were lost in the mix with other box joint cutter videos so you may want to post a link to the video so it's easier for folks to find.

    Here's a...
  7. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    These are 10 frame deeps with shallows under them. I checked today expecting to find queen cells and was surprised to not see any. Tons of capped drones thou.
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    Re: How to use Bee Scent as lure?

    I'm curious as well.

    Here's a thread, you may want to check with these guys. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?307437-cheap-swarm-lure Please let us know what you hear.
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    Re: Installing Nucs in an 8 frame deep

    What Gary said :thumbsup:
  10. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Maybe off topic but I heard on the radio today that a place called daffodil hill is opening up 3 weeks earlier than the ever have in the past.


    OK I may have exaggerated a little bit. Here's an...
  11. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Those particular hives were a solid 6-8 frames of bees in each hive. I ended up taking them to a grower off of Keyes rd and he's been real happy. What I can't figure out is if they worn't good...
  12. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    I've already pulled my bees out in the Manteca area.

    Well kind of but not really. I put 24 hives into two different orchards. I trusted the guy with a hand shake so I didn't bother with a...
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    Re: Won't be getting hives for awhile

    What always looks to me like a missed opportunity in my life, god has reveled to me late why it wasn't.
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    There's some great videos on youtube on how to make creamed honey.
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    Re: Who's got drones

    I'm seeing good numbers in my larger hives. Their sitting in almonds down in Hughson CA now but before that they were sitting in Lockford CA.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Interesting, thank you for posting.

    As it turns out I just made up a bunch of lemongrass q-tip baggies. I may have to change my plans.
  17. What's your experience with "Superboost from Mannlake"?

    I'm curious about how effective it is.

    Here's a link to the page: http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page65.html

    Thank you.
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    Re: Virgin Queen ID

    I have one just like yours but mine seems to be laying only drones. There's a very small egg cluster and worker bees but only a few.

    If these queens are virgins will they mate as more drones are...
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    Re: Moving hives from pallet to pallet

    I've heard the term " if it ain't bolted down" used when describing stealing. You might think about using something like plumbers tape to screw the bottom box to the pallets. If nothing else it'll...
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    Re: STOLEN HIVES!

    I was talking to Tami at Z's Bees from upper CA and she told me that they had some hives stolen as well.
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    Re: Migratory covers

    Is Advantech just waferboard for exterior construction? I've heard of people using mdo or hdo.
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    Re: Migratory covers

    This year I had a terrible problem with condensation in my hives. My lids are migratory lids with 3/4'' plywood all new material. Most of them warped pretty good along the sides. Know I'm thinking...
  23. Re: Has anyone used www.fastbees.net to order bees?

    Have you tried craigslist? You may find a local who's able sell you a nuc.
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    Re: Bees and mushrooms.....

    Here's a video that another member was so kind to share a little while ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAw_Zzge49c
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I'm curious also.
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