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  1. #1
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    Default Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    A local farmers son and my son play baseball together. I asked him a couple months ago if he would happen to have some extra room that I could put bees on, he said ya sure, no problem!! Well he took me out today to show me a couple spots I could put my bee trailer and started talking about the crops going in and whats around.

    With in a rocks throw is going to be 60 acres of safflower! Across the slough is a few hundred acres of alphalfa that he said the farmer lets go in to bloom (I seen it last summer when I went out looking for places to put bees) and on my side of the slough is a few thousand acres of alfalpha that gets cut as soon as it blooms, but there is always the hedge rows as well! There are wild black berries for miles through out the delta system and a big plus also, water within a stones throw, no more hauling water to the bee yard! Plus there is lots of wildflowers in the area, so its not just a monoculture!! And the water hyacinth is plugging the water ways which blooms about September if I remember right? I don't know if that flower is any good though.

    Anyhow, just thought I'd share my successful find, again, I am one happy beekeeper right now!!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Awesome... Very exciting

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    That is absolutely wonderful!!

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Sounds like a win win all around.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Good for you!

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    BeeGhost, that sounds lovely. Any chance of a photo? I see from your tag line "Number of hives - 8". What are your plans for numbers of hives this year? How far do you have to drive to get to your yard?

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Sounds like a good spot. I've got to find a new yard this year. Hope I can find one like that.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Whats the address? Just wondering.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Whats the address? Just wondering.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Whats the address? Just wondering.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Treat him well.

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Nice BG!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    I need to get off my lazy butt and find a new perfect yard.

    Hope springs eternal!

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Whats the address? Just wondering.
    Cell 10, D Block. You gonna come visit me?
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Just aquired my new bee yard today, and boy am I one happy beekeeper!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    BeeGhost, that sounds lovely. Any chance of a photo? I see from your tag line "Number of hives - 8". What are your plans for numbers of hives this year? How far do you have to drive to get to your yard?
    Adrian,
    I'm currently at six hives now, lost another one within the last couple weeks. I am shooting for twenty hives by summer, going to split what ever I have left come spring and pick up some swarms and set some swarm traps as well. The drive is about ten minutes from my house, compared to the current yard which is atleast thirty minutes away with out traffic! I will take pictures when everything is set up and take pictures again when things are blooming!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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