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    Re: Bees criteria to choose queen larvae

    I don't know if someone has already said this but could they find the larve they like and build the queen cell around it.
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    Entrance reducers

    After reading the thread about entrance reducers inside, I started questioning my decision to have entrance reducers on now in Northern California outside ? I have to do it right after I feed to keep...
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    Re: Which feeders

    Thank you all for your opinions. All my bees are on my property.i am getting ready to buy more in hive but wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. My only concern is that when you use in...
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    Which feeders

    I have been using in hive feeders but am wondering going forward if I should start using cans. Need some pros and cons of both?
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    Re: No Gloves- No Veil......WHAT?

    People pay a lot of money for Botox. I was trying not to get stung in the face before my sons wedding and opened my builder colony and took 3 hits before I could react. Looked later and viola!...
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    Re: No Gloves- No Veil......WHAT?

    I never wear a veil or gloves. Inspected all 110 hives in the last couple days and it was hot so I wore a tank top and flip flops. I like to wear shorts but my knees want me to wear pants. My husband...
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    Re: Cooperation

    Thank you Michael Bush. Neither queen are over a year old. They were weak hives but trying. When I brought all the bees back from the orchards I put them close to where I could watch them but one...
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    Cooperation

    Thought I had lost a queen so I put another one in a week ago. Went to check on her and saw that I must have been blind and she was still there as well as her new friend, they are both laying and...
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    For 10 years my husband has tried to chop out the star thistle from our land and then we start with bees and now I cuss him everyday because he did a pretty good job of it. Even the big fire on 505...
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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    Went to check on bees today in almonds and the prunes are blooming next door. That was by Sutter bypass. It was a beautiful day to be a beekeeper. Got so hot I had to work in a tank top.i was in...
  11. Re: Viktor Zhdamirov guilty after jury trial in 2012 Hive theft

    The ones I am talking about have plenty of land of their own. Just not land with food. They could spend a little and plant a forage crop or even better get free vetch and mustard from project APIS....
  12. Re: Viktor Zhdamirov guilty after jury trial in 2012 Hive theft

    I have 2 comments about this thread. First I am in Yolo county and they put people in jail for a long time, so this guy will more than likely get a good sentence. Second, I disagree with the...
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    Re: mann lake patties

    Glad to have Mann lake. I have been open feeding BEE PRO for the last week and they are packing it away.
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    Re: What do you fasten your boxes with?

    We use Bees Forever Plastics boxes. No nails or screws!
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    Have you ever considered plastic boxes from Bees Forever Plastics? They are a excellent quality product and you never have to paint,repair, or the main reason build them. I made a decision to be a...
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    Re: Smoker rules

    Rule1- a piece of unburned burlap will start on fire if you leave it on the floorboard of your truck
    Even though it wouldn't burn in the smoker.
    Rule2- a sweatshirt will not put out a burlap fire...
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    Re: Is it time to feed?

    I fed and put on patties just last week. They are looking pretty good especially since it had been down below freezing for the last few weeks. Hate the fact we have had no rain but it sure makes it...
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    Re: Melting beeswax -equipment question

    I use my Blazer solar
    Sorry about pics they won't turn right side up.
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    Re: Hive bodies

    Bees forever plastics. Deep boxes that you don't have to assemble or paint or maintain. Don't listen to people who tell you that bees don't like plastic boxes,it is not true. They cost $17.00 for a...
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    Re: Getting the Bees off of you

    I take exception to that comment. My bees and i love being in California.
    Where else do you have almonds and star thistle?
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    Re: Getting the Bees off of you

    Can you guys set up some game cameras when you go work bees, we need some new utube videos to laugh at. On a more serious note, I truly believe it is all about your attitude. Ignore them. I started...
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    Re: I would like to be a commercial beek

    3 years ago I decided to do just that, be a commercial beekeeper. Not having a clue how to do that I called a beekeeper and asked him if I could help him. I worked everyday for 2 years working...
  23. Re: Better to buy a suit or commit to getting stung more often?

    I have stopped taking any medication for arthritis. My hands still give me some problems but not as much as before I became a beekeeper.
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    When I first started the beekeeper I worked with never wore a veil and he was so annoyed with me for having to put on all that crap to work. I watched him and his wife for 2 years not wear a veil or...
  25. Re: Better to buy a suit or commit to getting stung more often?

    I will not comment as to the real beekeeper thing, but I do not wear any protective clothing any longer except I need knee pads. I get stung once or twice a day and over the last 2 years the reaction...
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