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    Re: Do olives really produce nectar?

    same experience as your just get pollen at end of orange flow
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    Gregg I totally agree with you. just from the cal. side its all about respect Dakota I applaud you stepping up thank you !
    happy bees sounds like this might be a better option for you good...
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    very well said loggermike . busy bee apiary how about you invite these poor California boys to drop a semi load on each of your Montana locations. we could create a beekeeper exchange system for...
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    an almost every one a new neighbor known effectionatly as the Russian or that Montana outfit when you get the big an little guys talkin about it im talken about guys like Max , norm, mike an others ....
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    hold the horses! I believe we had this discussion on out of staters dumping there semi loads right on top of us here in the California orange belt . every commercial guy I've talked to since pettle...
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    california gold

    well its getting that time of year again the almond bees are movin in. ran down to bakersfield today saw a few holding yards along the way got me to thinking how many are going to go home right after...
  7. Re: Has anyone ever had a confontation with another beekeeper, especially sideline/co

    back to what beegost was asking for / 20 years ago or so a commercial guy found another commercial guy dropped a load exactly on the firsts location right down to the water barrel he took his cat...
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    commercial hive bodies

    i've ben running doubles and some deep an halph.
    what are you commercial guys running and why? are you running a deep,deep an halph,double deep?
    i'm looking to expand in the future and trying to...
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    Re: commercial way for installing packages

    we had every thing setup ,took 100 extra boxes set on top comb pulled 1 frame put queen in comb dumped some bees on her. layed cage on side opening toward her it didn't take very long per box .put...
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    Re: ccommercial way for installing packages

    always one in the bunch:)
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    Re: ccommercial way for installing packages

    this is perfect i love all the imput / monrovi has a good question what about distance do they need to be separated or can they go on they're pallet locations ?
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    Re: ccommercial way for installing packages

    these are the suggestions i was looking for thank you guys so much bill
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    ccommercial way for installing packages

    ok guys i was wondering is there any sug
    gestions on installing packages on drawn comb / were installing over 100 packages in a couple weeks and was wondering if you had any suggestion or cautions...
  14. Thread: bucket feeders

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    bucket feeders

    were is the most economical place to purchase 1 or 2 gallon buckets@lids to make feeders out of ?
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    Re: Most Reliable Solar Electric Fence?

    the best way to get good grounding is lay 2' chicken wire on ground fold corners to keep ground wire in one piece sow ends togethere if you need more wire till you make the shape of your pen
    t-post...
  16. Thread: Requeening

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    Re: Requeening

    we wait till we have queens in hand if you need to make a few hives a queen bank using a excluder and extra boxes
  17. Re: Putting a plug (quite literally) in for Melanie Kirby's Sooper Yooper genetics

    i only sing for the servivor queens not for them for you who meet them for a few hours great try 3 months!!!
  18. Re: Putting a plug (quite literally) in for Melanie Kirby's Sooper Yooper genetics

    you all are correct this is not the place for personal feelings .i do believe
    in the bees they breed and if you go that way i dont believe you can go wrong i have seen first hand some of there...
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    Re: Honey price at farmers market?

    i agree with bigbearomaha . we just had two major price fixing's out here in ca. it hit some of you pretty hard, do you not remember 5.00 plus fuel a short while ago all because somebodies got...
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    Re: Shastina Mill Work

    great guys to talk to very good quality are a whole lot better than the
    mann lake boxes we got last so far out of the first 25 i've assembled they
    fit like a glove , look great and best price...
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    Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    like BEES4U said here in california talking about Queens in crowded restraught get strange look partcularly when sitting by youre self talking on the phone
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    Re: Can't find Divert Sugar in the Northwest.

    drivert can also be used to medicate so bees do not have any stomach problems such as diaria ect.
  23. Thread: building comb

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    Re: building comb

    thanks Tom thanks Sheri . is there any certain brand or way of installing
    foundation that works better for you?
  24. Thread: building comb

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    building comb

    to all you central valley beeks how would you build max comb out of 24 hives i've ben using mannlake preassembled with waxed rite-cell .
    i would like to do multiple splits next year to get my count...
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