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  1. Re: Banking Queens - Does location on the frame matter?

    That's a good idea, and I would do that- if I had frames of brood to spare to make up nucs with. Banking queens seemed a little less demanding of bee resources.
  2. Banking Queens - Does location on the frame matter?

    Quick questio: I am wanting to bank a couple queens in California queen cages in the above a excluder on a queen right colony. Does location on the frame matter? If not, I will probably just ziptie...
  3. Re: Emergency Queen Cells from Mini Mating Nucs

    Thankyou all for the helpful replies! I really like the idea of being able to move the mini frame to a full-size hive to use as a cell finisher.

    We have all appreciated the beekeepers who have...
  4. Emergency Queen Cells from Mini Mating Nucs

    I've been tinkering around with a few Styrofoam mini mating nucs this year. I am wondering - if I pull the queen out of a mini mating nuc, will the miniature colony that I left behind be able to...
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    Re: To early for mite treatment in CA?

    Would Apivar be effective in these temperatures?
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    Re: Saskatraz Queens and grafting

    On the subject of mating isolation - has anyone tried "after hours mating" to achieve controlled mating in environments that have a lot of other drones?

    John Hogg came up with the idea ...
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    Re: Saskatraz Queens and grafting

    On the subject of mating isolation - has anyone tried "after hours mating" to achieve controlled mating in environments that have a lot of other drones?

    John Hogg came up with the idea ...
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    Re: Treatment Free in Southern California

    The Grapevine, just south of Bakersfield
  9. Re: Very wide spacing of hives (100m) reduces mite build up

    It makes perfect sense that frequent influx of new genetic material from other hives could result in a more aggressive mite/virus disease complex. As has already been pointed out, bees do not...
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    Re: White Clover Quetions

    You have to be careful with fertilizer. If you put too much nitrogen on, the legumes lose their competitive advantage against the grasses, and so you get less flowering legumes and more grasses.
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    Re: White Clover Quetions

    Just came across this old thread and noticed the comments about white clover not being attractive to bees. My understanding is that the "improved" white clover varieties such as Ladino have lower...
  12. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    And how many days would that take, approximately? I think we share a similar climate, so any experience you have should be applicable.
  13. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    I would like to try some Hubam sweet clover in my rotationally grazed pasture, using it as a dual purpose forage for both cows and bees. How long would I need to rest each individual paddock in...
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    Re: Hello from the Almond Capital

    Thankyou. As far as I know, AHB is not endemic, beyond a sporadic swarm or two.
  15. MAQS 1/2 dose - how much less dangerous to the queen?

    Hi All

    Just getting ready to do fall mite treatment. I've got some MAQS ordered, but I'm getting a little nervous about my chances of killing a queen. One of my hives in particular has a really...
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    Hello from the Almond Capital

    Hi Everybody

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a hobbyist/small sideliner in the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California. Hoping to learn a lot from you guys.
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