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  1. Re: Trouble in Paradise. Corporate Behavior driven by Greed and Fear

    Beeman dan. .not only has "pay a little amount" kept beea alive this year they just bought out the biggest orange producer on Fl. Look for the bully tactics beeks in So Cal experienced a few years...
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    Re: How to get hives out of muddy beeyards.

    Unless you have them on tar or rocks you are plain screwed considering the forecast.. wheelbarrels on plywood or chains pulling pallets. Repeat of 06 os here
    Good luck!!!!
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    Re: 2016 USDA Bee and Honey Inquiry

    You wont even get off the list when you die. They are more intrusive than skunks on a feeding frenzy.
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    Re: What a sad day for this local keeper

    Wind? Anyone who has em that tall on blocks and not strapped is looking for a problem.
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    Re: OAV and hundreds of crawling/dying bees

    Your oav was way to late. Crawlers are a good sign the undertaker needs to be called now. Bet a virus test would show a load so high the scale would break.
  6. Re: Thick syrup and pump trouble. What's the problem here?

    Thin it down to 50-55% solids. Toss in a little Thymol for fermentation prevention. Bit cold for most Cali bees to be drinking cold beer this time of year.
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    Re: randy oliver article in january '17 abj

    Two items come to mind? Both issued with a note of scepticism mIght I add based on our own attempts at Varroa reduction through breeding. .

    1. What quantifiable provable progress has he made in...
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    Re: Which patties better?

    And why are you wanting to purchase patties?
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    Re: Crowd-Funding Migratory Study with UVM

    Not sure how much good this is going to do. Highly doubt there is more than a colony or two left in the US that has sat isolated farther than 5 miles away from any "unaffected" colonies or packages...
  10. Re: Ordering Queen and Package Separately?

    Do NOT order a queenless package. If it is queenless for even a short while you will throw away almost all chances of getting a new queen accepted. Install your package and requeen as required. Good...
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    Re: How many first year splits on 1 package?

    Life is full of surprises. Beekeeping proves that even more true. If you get more greedy than your learning curve can wrap its mind around u r doomed to have more than you will appreciate.

    Why...
  12. Re: Montana commercial apiary site laws and new beekeepers

    I've heard of double queen hives. What would happen if a guy had a box with...
    Say...32?
  13. Thread: EpiPens...

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    Re: EpiPens...

    As someone who has had to administer these things on two occasions I'm glad they exist. If either of the people i used them had died hindsight for being to frugal (cheap) to use them would have...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    As with a lot of other GVT issued data there is the BS info from the high paid number crunchers with insane pension plans and then the real world data. Kind of like the GVT issued inflation rate and...
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    Re: How did your almond bees turn out????

    Would that be for the bees, beekeeper, or both?:no:
  16. Re: The real reason commercial guys spend big bucks on forkliflts

    Left over from building my dads house. Kind of mandatory around here since my father did the forklift dive from a skidless pallet while trimming a palm tree a few years back. Not osha approved but...
  17. The real reason commercial guys spend big bucks on forkliflts

    Picking cherries on Mothers day for the best mother in the world.
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    Re: Where does it end?

    It ends when you put your hive tool away for the final time or you sell all the associated garbage needed to keep bees and just give up. Tends to be a visious cycle in the intervening days. For...
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    Re: Price for double deeps

    The true word you are looking for is "value". We paid 200 bucks this year for a smoking load of DD out of the almonds from the same person we have bought them from for a good handful of years. Glad...
  20. Re: Which Cap & Ladder Division Board Feeder Do You Use?

    If you have a lot of drowned bees its usually an indication that the little buggers have other issues. Especially in the fall and winter its a very good indicator that the hive is on a death spiral.
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    Update re Nor Cal queens: Among the drops of rain we have been able to catch enough mating hours to have a few queens a laying as early as a few days back. For those who were willing and able to...
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    Re: Brewtech yeast

    Doesn't Heitkams carry that "brand" up north?
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    If you are on a list for early queens out of California you might want to reevaluate your expectations. The weather for those queens has been atrocious to put it mildly. Going to be a bunch of...
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    Re: Almond bloom

    Not sure how widespread it all was but i will try to attatch pictures sent to me by a beek with hives in the yolo colusa area. I helped get the beeinformed gents involved as it was beyond serious....
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    Re: Anyone else getting spammed to death by Mann Lake?

    Wonder how their customer service department would handle a pile a spam rotting back on their own lap? Whats the difference than if I need to take time to filter through their stuff before dealing...
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