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    Re: Selecting and using pollen traps

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Plastic-Pollen-Trap/productinfo/464/
    Has anybody used these before? If so, how did they work?
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    Swarm in the dark

    While i do know it is totally a no no to try to work bees in the dark, is it ok to hive a swarm using precautions?
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    Whats happening?

    I haven't seen this for myself, so details will be posted tomorrow.

    My friend tells me that the bees are dragging larvae out of their hive, he said that there was about 20 larvae by the hive...
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    Re: Frozen Soap oils?

    Thanks you guys, room temp was pretty cold so I used a hot water bath, came out alirght
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    Frozen Soap oils?

    Is this supposed to happen? My palm and coconut oils have "frozen" Their the ones that come with the soap kit from bmbf. It reminds me of when honey crystalizes. Any advice, I was thinking of just...
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    Re: Beeswax Lip Balm

    so their only shipping option is next day/ id rather buy from someone else thank you very much!
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    Re: Beeswax Lip Balm

    the link to your supplier, i assumed that you shopped around for a better price, and that these were the best of the sites you looked at, i cant find it with a search engine
  8. Thread: Queen cell

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    Re: Queen cell

    :ot: I love your camera and pic. And you just mita missed the 20 cells.
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    Re: What to do with queen from angry hive

    Down with the Witch!!!!
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    Re: Hard Plastic Cut Comb Trays

    Where are you getting them for 55 cents a peice?

    But answer this one first, which one is it?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDetail.asp?idproduct=255&idCategory=
    or...
  11. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Re: Comb Honey

    I know the strip of QE will not stop the hive from wanting to swarm, just as clipping the queens wings doesnt stop it from swarming. All it does is serve the purpose of keeping the queen inside the...
  12. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Comb Honey

    I have a comb super kit that I would like to put on my hives, but I do not have any magor flows as of now. Here is my idea. My hive is a 2 story deep. I condense my bees into the first story, put my...
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    Re: Swarm or Queen cell?

    if they are swarm cells, unless you let the swarm go, you will need another hive body and frames, and they're makin the cells for a reason, so if you destroy them, im guessing they'll make new ones,...
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    Re: Swarm or Queen cell?

    it could be becuz the bees think the queen is not up to snuff, they'll sense it then start making cells, and no i dont think you should destroy them, take a cell, take a frame of brood, and make a...
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    Poll: Re: Dig through the brood Chamber??

    I will go through if I see that something is not right, such as a shortage of bees on top of frames, deformed bees, or if Im just inspecting before almonds.
  16. Thread: Cali Flows?

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    Re: Cali Flows?

    yah im right here in fresno, although i dont need a flow, ive heard its possible to have a strong colony on the verge of swarming, put a queen excluder on top of the second deep, and then put the...
  17. Thread: Cali Flows?

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    Cali Flows?

    This is going to be a:doh: homer siimpspon moment if I get the answer. What are the both the major and minor flows for california or for the just the western parts of the U.S.. The reason I ask is...
  18. Thread: Saving Wax

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    Re: Saving Wax

    solar melter is the way to go, if you cant afford one, i know you can make one. You are a beek so you do have one of those deep boxes laying around, one of those, and couple modified 2*4's, some...
  19. Thread: DIY : Splits

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    Re: DIY : Splits

    i see what you mean about the robbing issue, but all i have is one hive and a backyard so thats not really an option, ill probbally take your advice and do it during a flow if possible, but if not i...
  20. Thread: DIY : Splits

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    Re: DIY : Splits

    robbing wont be an issue, all i have to do is reduce the hive entrance, but im not going planning on puting in my own queen but let the bees make their own, will the supply of bees last until the...
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    Re: Close and Personal!

    good macro pic, i wish i had your camera! props for you!
  22. Thread: DIY : Splits

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    DIY : Splits

    Hypothetical 2 story hive. backed full of brood, honey and pollen, good queen, good bees. gonna swarm unless you split or put a super on, the nuc boxes i use are 4 framers, so i would have 2 4...
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    Re: Beekeeping Economics

    i see your point, and another rule is never borrow from family, but there are execptions to every rule, as i did exactly that, used my mother's cc to jump start my biz, i only did cause i knew 100% i...
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    Re: Queen Excluders.

    if the queen cannot run out of room in the bottom two deeps, why would she lay in the boxes above?
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    Re: Worst sting i have ever got

    the worst sting i ever got was where "the sun dont shine" if you catch my drift,

    worst thing about it was, it was when we first starting working in the morning, so i had to work with a swollen...
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