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    Got my first sting today...a week of new...

    Got my first sting today...a week of new experiences here at the bee house

    Today’s questions...just how bee tight should this be? The boxes aren’t exactly level where they’re at, so there are a...
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    It’s a well established hive that I just bought,...

    It’s a well established hive that I just bought, but with the move and such I think it’s a little stressed. I’ll leave the entrance reducer in it and see how it works, and if I need to will see about...
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    I think my hive may be getting robbed....there is...

    I think my hive may be getting robbed....there is a bit of a “bee tornado” and a lot of bees that are hovering our front and flying side to side before landing. I put the reducer on the smallest...
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    Got the girls today (Thanks Emili!!). Had to move...

    Got the girls today (Thanks Emili!!). Had to move them about 20’ after they got dropped off (grouchy landlord) which I was not planning for...so hopefully everyone survived being transported and then...
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    I’ve got a top feeder so hopefully that can help...

    I’ve got a top feeder so hopefully that can help get them through.

    Separate note, I can face my hive either north or west...where in that spectrum should I point the ladies? I’ve seen a lot of...
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    I’m about a mile south of Shanghai Bend park, so...

    I’m about a mile south of Shanghai Bend park, so mostly walnuts over where I’m at. Not too many bee yards over on this south end of things; the closest one I know of is about 5 miles away (still...
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    Thanks! I’m in ZIP code 95991, in case anyone...

    Thanks! I’m in ZIP code 95991, in case anyone local stumbles upon this. It’s been heating up here; 90s most of next week.
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    New hive question

    So I’m happy to announce that in a little under 2 weeks, I’ll finally have my first beehive. I can’t describe how excited I am to finally achieve this milestone after almost 6 years of interest in...
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    Which swarm trap do you recommend? I saw a...

    Which swarm trap do you recommend? I saw a picture of one that was a couple of clay pots tied together...and do you just tie it in a tree?
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    Sacramento Medium Hive Boxes

    Looking to buy 5-8 medium boxes and frames if possible...I’m in Yuba City above Sacramento
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    I’m necro-ing this thread to update my...

    I’m necro-ing this thread to update my progress....after 5 years on the east coast working as a volunteer for an NPO, I’m back in Yuba City and finally going to start my first hive! Hopefully the...
  12. Re: Setting up foundation-less frames questions - Wedge Style Frames

    How do you make sure the craft stick is straight? I am using GTB frames, and the groove is about 2 Popsicle sticks thick (I'd have to double stack them to fill the groove) and there would be rounded...
  13. Re: Foundationless Checkerboarding Questions

    So how do you get them to build honey frames properly?



    By Comb Guide, you mean the starting point for the comb building, right? I'm planning on using the popsicle stick method on GTB frames.
  14. Foundationless Checkerboarding Questions

    Greetings again!!

    Having absorbed more knowledge over the past couple months, I have some more specific questions to ask about foundationless beekeeping.

    1: To start foundationless, you...
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    Re: tipped hive, queenless?

    Pics would help…there was that spot at the top of one of the frames that looked like a peanut shell…could be a queen cell they're raising

    But I don't have enough experience identifying them yet……
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    Re: Supply Check

    When the first batch started dive-bombing my veil, and when they started walking on it. It was hard for me to tell if they were inside or outside, and I almost freaked out...
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    Re: Supply Check

    Just got back from my first bee outing!! User barbie (hi Katie!!) let me come with her to tend the bees at the Yuba College with her...I'm hooked now!!

    I found that I like having a full suit...it...
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    Re: Mann Lake Experiences

    I ordered about $300 of supplies (unassembled Supers, GTB Frames, top and bottom boards) from Mann Lake. They were delivered in less than a week, but only 1/5th of my Frames were delivered. I...
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    Re: Supply Check

    Supplies arrived today!!! The order was missing some stuff (40 GTB Frames) but the rest of the stuff looks great!!! They're supposed to call with the info on the back ordered supplies Monday, so...
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    Re: Rosemary Hedge=Rosemary Honey?

    When I was in school we let our chickens nibble on the rosemary bushes...we called it "preseasoning" :D
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    Supply Check

    Greetings All!!

    So, I'm planning on ordering my first batch of supplies in preparation for my first season of Beekeeping (got into this too late for this year, so next year it is).

    I want to...
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    Re: Another weird bee sting reaction....

    Is there any possibility of a secondary infection going on?? Oozing serum doesn't sound normal for a bee sting that I'm aware of...
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    Re: Hello from Missouri

    :w Welcome!!

    What books did you read?? I'm just starting out too…have you read The Practical Beekeeper?? My favorite so far...
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    Re: water seal instead of paint

    What about something like NeverWet??
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    Re: Organic honey?

    beesides, the Federal Government doesn't have any real regs governing the use of the term "organic" does it??
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