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  1. Re: Anyone in California notice if the star thistle is growing this year??

    It must have all headed north to S. Oregon! I am seeing so much more of it this year than before. We have a yard adjacent to an entire field of it, i'm so excited! i'm really hoping to get our...
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    Re: How does this letter sound?

    That's awesome! If this ever happens to me, can i borrow that note? I may have to up the saltiness of the language a bit, i have a little pirate in me, and add a threat or two but i really like it!
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    Re: people Stealing Honey!!!!

    staple the hive boxes together and screw the lids down. not convenient for checking but unless your thief brought a cordless drill with him, pardon the pun, he's screwed! I like the wildlife camera...
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    Re: Where should i put my pollen patty

    Well, i figured the field they were in(being loaded with flowers) would be source enough. Our mentor came out last week and said you are going to need to feed them, he said that there wasn't enough...
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    Re: Where should i put my pollen patty

    We actually are not using smoke, we are using sugar water with honey bee healthy in it. They seem like they enjoy our company more when we use that vs the smoke. if we blow on them they seem to...
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    Re: Where should i put my pollen patty

    I suspected as much, thank you for confirming! have a great day!
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    Where should i put my pollen patty

    This might be a silly question but where is the best place to put a pollen patty? We are running a deep bottom and western super on top, do i put the patty between the two boxes or right on top of...
  8. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    Bonnie, We call my nephew drone....he's 19 and eats non-stop. He asked once what a drone does and i said well 2 things they breed and feed and his friend was there and called him drone! My mom, his...
  9. Re: Is there psychiatric help for hobby beeks?

    I cannot turn down a swarm call, my husband just winces everytime my cell phone rings! We bought 6 packages this past april, we have collected or rehived(swarm or cut out)14 with half of the finicky...
  10. Thread: ants

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    Re: ants

    Sprinkle cream of wheat around where you see ants. Apparently they will take it back to their lair and when they injest it, the cream of wheat swells and kills them. no chemicals and fairly cheap. ...
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    I think there is a difference between being a failure and feeling like one. Last year was our first attempt at beekeeping, none of our hives made it. They were full of honey and healthy going in to...
  12. Re: Keeping old comb and burrs, is it worth it?

    I am saving all of mine, every last bit of it. I make soap, lip balm, lotion bars and they all use products from the hive. The wax i melted down was a beautiful yellow and went into the lip balm...
  13. Re: Cut Comb Honey. Foundation Vs. No Foundation

    johng that is beautiful! We are trying the ross rounds this year, we've had lots of interest in the comb honey. We have two wickedly strong hives so we thought one of those would be good for that...
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    Re: Hive in trouble...

    Was it an established hive that you bought from someone, was it a package that was purchased or a nuc? If you look at the backs of the lethargic bees, do you see a mite on them? Its possible that...
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    Re: Virgin Queen? Theories? Now what?

    we have been dealing with a package that showed up with an unviable queen, now a laying worker, we have introduced a frame of brood in the hopes we would get a queen cell. have to go check it today...
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    Re: Attaching comb to a frame

    Ok that is just flippin cool! i cannot wait to show my husband this, we were "twining" comb into some frames last weekend and although it worked, that looks much easier!
  17. Re: Anyone use or know where I can get the wooden square frames used for comb Honey?

    Walter T. Kelley i believe sells them.
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    Re: RPh & Bees

    thank you for clarifying that. I wonder how much pollen it takes to decrease the speed of clotting.
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    Re: Images of my frames, some questions

    Are you using a western super as your main brood box? I have never seen that and if so, what was your reasoning. Inquiring minds have got to know! I saw the queen cell(?) too in pic 1 and 2. May...
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    Re: RPh & Bees

    To the non pharmacists who have family members on Warfarin, what is an increased INR and does that mean that people on it should not be eating any honey that contains pollen?
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    Re: Moving a Hive From My Roof

    i would not have moved one bee! In fact, being the sh*# disturber that i can at times be, i would have snuck over and sprayed his front door with sugar water! I have loved this phrase since i was a...
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    Re: Ross Rounds

    This will be our first attempt at ross rounds so i'm curious if anyone responds to this thread. We have had so much interest in the Cut comb style honey from our consumers, we are hoping to be able...
  23. Re: What kind of bees are "wild" swarms related to?

    My husband and i removed a hive from a tree. The land owner said it had been there for at least 2 years. They are very very dark, the drones are huge,i mean HUGE, they are extremely docile. Some...
  24. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    We have 3 hives in our back yard. Our neighbors to the North know and think it's awesome. The neighbor to the west knows, she buys our honey. The south neighbors i could care less, in fact, i...
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    Re: Arnt laying workers great!!

    We are dealing with one of those right now as well. did the shake out, or as i like to call it the weed sweep, and added brood to it. saw the start of a queen cell after a week, at least i hope...
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