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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    All the frames in the hive are full of pollen and honey with very little room for the queen to lay. For all the people wanting to be a commercial beek this is another good lesson in bee keeping...
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    Bees plugged out in the almonds

    My bees just came off of manzinita two weeks ago. The orchard next to me was starting when I put in the bees. The orchard I am in is just opening up . My boxes are plugged out. My plan is to take...
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    There are some grants available this year in the farm bill. I think they have to do with farmers markets and home grown foods from a buisness aproach. It's been a little while sense I looked at them...
  4. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    I have both vaporizers hooked to a twenty five foot exstention cord with a side by side plug in on the end of it. This could be my problem.
  5. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    I have been running two of the varrox models off of my toyota tacoma at the same time. It takes about five minets for mine to fully vaporise. I was wondering if the higher altitude has anything to do...
  6. Re: Almond Pollination: Would you say there is a legitimate shortage of bees?

    I'm not in the major leaguers yet, I think I would say more of a T baller but I just got back from dilivering my bees and my broker is sitting on 2000 extras as of to day. The way the bloom is...
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    You realy need to be carful when useing wire screens in the entrance. The bees can get hot and plug the sceen and sufficate the hole load.
  8. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    It dosn't sound like the bees belong to the poster or the horse people. Why should they do the work or supply the pollen sub? Camas Valley isn't very big I would think you should be able to locate...
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    Re: Migratory pallet questions?

    If you use screws to fix your decking to the middle runners it's easyer to put on new decking in the future.
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    Re: Craigslist deal worth it? (New to beekeeping)

    Always go look at the product when buying from craigs list. Currently there is an add for bees for sale in the Klamath Falls area. The person selling them has had a past history of AFB. Also these...
  11. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    I bought a pallet of deeps last week from shastina. I had two broken ends and a few knots I thought should have went into the seconds pile but even loosing a box it,s pretty hard to beat there price...
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    Local cell verses a bought cell

    My bee stock came from CA. Is there going to be any difference in a queen if I make cells from my own stock or continue to buy cells from my current supplier. I guess I'm not grasping why a local...
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    Re: Dry Pollen Sub Feeders

    I made some of those my first year with bees. If you only have a hive or two and can fill them every day they do work. With ten to twenty hives vences method is alot better. Any more than that you...
  14. Re: Do pheromones get intermingled when overwintering one hive on top of another?

    Last year I had 4 [d] graded hives going into the almonds. I put one colony on top of the other both in single deeps with a queen excluder in between. At the end of the bloom one set of boxes had one...
  15. Thread: 5 frame nuc food

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    Re: 5 frame nuc food

    I am going to make up these nucs with a queen cell when they come out of the almonds. My problem is where I will do this at. There is about a month delay in a nector flow if I bring them back home...
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    I bought the same brand of OA at a local hardware store for seven dollars and some change. The tub will treat 50 hives three times each.
  17. Thread: 5 frame nuc food

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    5 frame nuc food

    When you make up a 5 frame nuc with two frames of bees and brood, one frame of honey, one frame of pollin, and a frame of comb how long does it take for the bees to eat all the honey? I am trying to...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I work a full time job, have a seasonal biusness and run 100 hives for pollination and honey. Next year I plan on doing 200 hives. I also still find time to go hunting and fishing. You just need to...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    I bought a bobcat last spring. I only have forks on it wich work ok. The three problems with it I have had, it tears the ground up pretty bad, they are a little tricky to work on and they are heavy...
  20. Thread: Thymal poisoning

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    Thymal poisoning

    Has anyone ever gotten sick from working hives treated with thymol? A friend off mine worked around 500 hives the other day that had been treated with thymol. He went home feeling poorly and now is...
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt update

    If the pan melted the bees probably got gassed from the metal melting and not the acid. I bought two of the heavy duty vaporizers from snl also. I run them nonstop through 20 hives at a time. no...
  22. Thread: wild pigs

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    wild pigs

    Do wild pigs bother bee hives? If so will an electric bear fence be adequate or should I go with livestock panals and the electric fence?
  23. Thread: Honey Dew

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    Honey Dew

    How do you tell the differance between honey and honey dew?
  24. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    The elevation idea is interesting. I am at 4300 feet and my alfalfa honey comes out dark. I just thought the bees were mixing something else with it. This is good to know.
  25. Thread: How many Hives???

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    Re: How many Hives???

    Around here first cutting gets hit by bug spray. Any of the second cutting that wasn;t hit during the first round generaly gets hit by bug spray. Over all the bees don't like to work it if anything...
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