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  1. #1
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    Amador County, CA, USA
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    Default Greetings from CA

    Hi Everyone,
    Greetings from not-so-sunny California. Just another newbie beek, planning on getting started this spring with my first hives. Have been reading up, trying to absorb all of the do's and don'ts... it's a LOT of info! Great forum though, glad to have found it.

    I'm interested in the Warre hives, but when they say they were designed for overwintering in the cold French winter, does that mean they are not suited for more temperate climates? Anyone have any info on using them in Northern CA? We definitely have cold-ish weather, but no snow or weeks of below zero temps.

    Plan on hooking up with a local bee group and getting into some of their classes, but figure I'll pick the collective brain trust here as well.

    Anyway, have a great day and thanks in advance for any thoughts!!

  2. #2
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    parker county, tx
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    Welcome to Beesource RancherRob Jump in and get your feet wet.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

  3. #3
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    Welcome Rob, Warre' are fine in most of the U.S. Warre' apiculture was never designed to deal with small hive beetles. If you think you can set it and forget it, plan on buying more bees and cleaning up the mess.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  4. #4
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    Feb 2010
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    Santa Rosa, California USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    Are SHB a problem that far North in CA?

    I know that they aren't here, but perhaps it's an issue of soil types.

  5. #5
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    Amador County, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    thanks for the input... still learning about pests, etc, so I definitely want to get into the local "bee scene" to figure out what works best for my area.


  6. #6
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    Central CA.
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    Thumbs Up Re: Greetings from CA

    Try these guys they have meetings in Jackson , nice people

    Jim

    http://sierrafoothillbeekeepers.org/

  7. #7
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    Welcome, Haven't seen the sun much this week over here with all the fog.
    Don't know anyone in the area with small hive beetle problems.
    Dan

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Greetings from CA

    Hey Jim,
    Thanks!!! Awesome... that's right in my backyard!

    Great resource.


    Rob


    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer Jim View Post
    Try these guys they have meetings in Jackson , nice people

    Jim

    http://sierrafoothillbeekeepers.org/

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