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  1. Re: Main Nectar Flow Clues in Northern California/Sacramento Area

    Thanks, Dan. The one I have is not very strong and it's re-building. I will probably give it 2 more weeks before I split.

    Regards,
    Ion
  2. Main Nectar Flow Clues in Northern California/Sacramento Area

    Could anyone indicate a few clues for the main nectar flow? I live in Sacramento, CA. There is currently a significant nectar flow in my area with almonds, apricots, plums blooms already gone. I...
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    Sugar Ants Bothering

    Dear All:

    I have a small 5 frames nuc that is under relentless attack by sugar ants. They've been doing it since at least December. It also prevents me from feeding although there has been a...
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    Treatment-Free Dilemma

    I have been keeping honeybees since 2011. I started with 5 hive I bought from a local beekeeper. I went treatment-free soon after I had them. Only on some occasions I used lemongrass essential oil as...
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    Re: These misterous bees

    I don't understand it because I don't see the mites. Perhaps a few of them, which is normal. I don't see a Varoa infestation capable of triggering a virus. If hypothetically the mites are the...
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    Re: These misterous bees

    There is no dead bees by the entrance, having mites on them, a clear indication that they could've been overwhelmed by mites. There is no such thing. Therefore, mites (varoa) talk is not the issue....
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    Re: These misterous bees

    Thank you, Sir. Nonetheless, my bees are regressed and I have no mites issues.
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    These misterous bees

    Please help me unveil the following: My hive was thriving a month ago. Plenty of bees, enough brood, and honey. I checked them today. I saw a drastically dwindled colony, no pests, except for a few...
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    Re: New Emergency Queen Barely Laying

    Thank you everyone for your insights. Using syrup would probably trigger more robbing done by other bees and ants which are already assaulting this hive. I am thinking to take them in a 5 frame nuc...
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    Re: New Emergency Queen Barely Laying

    She is 1-2 months old and has plenty of resources, honey and pollen. This was my best hive in spring.
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    New Emergency Queen Barely Laying

    September 11, California's Sacramento Valley. I have an emergency new queen that practically isn't laying. Accordingly, bee population of the hive has severely dwindled. I noticed she is moving alone...
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    Re: Tips on Finding Hiving Location

    Thanks Charlie. Visiting farmers markets is what I have never thought of. That's very helpful.
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    Tips on Finding Hiving Location

    Hello All:

    I am looking for an out of town location for a future apiary/hiving location. As I assume, I would have to ask the interested owners of farms and those of smaller properties for their ...
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    Harvest July-August in Sacramento?

    Hello:
    Is there (possible) a honey harvest in July-August within Sacramento city limits (urban)? Given strong hives, of course.

    Thanks.
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    Main Flow Start California

    Does anyone know when main flow starts in California? Is it when almonds start blooming? Is it the fresh white wax combs an indication?

    Thanks,

    Ion
  16. Apiguard, Fumagilin-B, and Megabee at Discount Prices

    Looking for Apiguard, Fumagilin-B, and Megabee at Discount Prices. Any leads, please.
  17. Re: Queenless, lots of drones. Any solution at all?

    Thanks for all Peacekeeperapiaries. It's so nice that this forum exists.
  18. Re: Queenless, lots of drones. Any solution at all?

    Low to medium. There is very scarce blooming at this time of the year due to no rain.
  19. Re: Queenless, lots of drones. Any solution at all?

    Well, I haven't seen much eggs and larva, which makes me think that there isn't so many laying workers. Nonetheless, I have seen dozens of drones. Applying your method, would be a problem if I trade...
  20. Queenless, lots of drones. Any solution at all?

    One of my hives has no queen. There is many drones and some larva that is also drones (I assume). Probably, one of the worker bees has taken the role of a queen multiplying the drone population. Is...
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