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    Re: Forest Fire Smoke

    that smoke made it here today. i would feed, i have lost honey crops and eventually hives to forest fire smoke. they just stay home and eat.
  2. The reason he doesn’t sell the honey from your...

    The reason he doesn’t sell the honey from your place is he lets the bees keep it to grow. It is the same with almonds. He probably makes honey during the summer, out of the valley (in seperate boxes...
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    Swinger or Hummer

    In the market for a used machine $12,000-$18,000. If anyone has one or knows or knows of one let me know please.
    Thanks, Justin Bay (406)203-2707
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    Re: Early split- always feed?

    i like to feed a little before i introduce a cell or mated queen. i wouldn't if it was too cool or if robbing was a concern.
  5. In my opinion you don’t want to suppress one of...

    In my opinion you don’t want to suppress one of the best things about honeybees, their prolific nature. If you practice a couple of the better swarm prevention techniques you can have bigger...
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    there are a couple screaming deals if you can make it to a store.
  7. Thread: Losses

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    Re: Losses

    A lot of the losses were discovered coming out of the buildings people use for overwintering. By the time they come out of the building, they have been shuffled and stacked and it is hard to know...
  8. Thread: Losses

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    Adee was in missoula for a pollinators...

    Adee was in missoula for a pollinators documentary (he was one of the beekeepers it followed). I asked if he had a theory on the massive losses by so many across the board. He said there is a new bio...
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    Re: January look in my hives

    Glad they are doing well Vance, strong hives in the spring gives you a lot of options. i am also enjoying the mild winter, but fear the lack of snow pack. my bees landed in California this week and...
  10. Re: concrete thickness and psi for a honey house

    i poured mine 6", 5 1/2 sack mix. i put in 3 zones of radiant heat, sloped the floor to my drains, and hired people better than me to finish it. Just got the outdoor wood boiler hooked up to the...
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    Re: Is coffee bad? Is coffee good?

    i'm just recently back on coffee after 2 years without. i didn't give up caffiene (tea) but went cold turkey on coffee. i notice i get dehydrated pretty quickly when i drink coffee, but i sure do...
  12. Re: Forest fires smoke, so dense and long term? What's a colony's response?

    after a couple close calls here 2 of the last 3 summers i'd recommend feeding. a beek who keeps a hive on a scale said during the smoky days only a small percent (5%) of the foragers were leaving. i...
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    Re: 40 acre planting

    if it was here, and could be irrigated, i'd plant yellow sweet clover. It seems to bloom as long as it has water and i don't have any doubt that it would increase honey prouction a lot.
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    Re: Immigration, bee style.

    i've heard if a bee arrives at an entrance with pollen or nectar they are usually allowed in, i've also shaken out queenless hives and watched other hives allow those workers in, less...
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    Re: Uncapping method with stationary blade

    there is either steam or an electric element to that piece of steel he is using, you can see the wax and honey running off of it.
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    Re: best way to reduce bee mortaliy with OAV?

    my hives are on 4 way pallets. i have used my provap 110 in the front entrance, but killed some bees. my next plan is to drill a 1/4 hole through the side (the back is inaccesable) and put a golf tee...
  17. Re: Varroa Does Not Feed on Hemolymph. Samuel Ramsey shakes up current knowledge.

    Does anyone know if this is the same way varroa feed on apis cerana? It seems like there would be some type of adaptation among the bees if it is.
  18. Re: Various forms of wax moth control in shipping containers

    the most interesting one that i've heard is CO2. you seal the container well, run your hose in a high corner, open a 50# bottle??? and let it do it's thing. make sure there is a lock on the door, and...
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    Re: How do you retire a queen bee?

    fast and decisively with the thumb and hive tool. i do apologize in english.
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    Re: Why do we feed if bees have honey frames?

    i feed to stimulate the queen to keep laying eggs (even if the flow hasn't quite started) so i have a larger population when there is honey to be made. i also feed to keep the bees drawing out...
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    Re: So where do mites come from?

    there are a lot of bees around Great falls between may and october, those bees start brooding up in february in California and have some mite load by the time they travel north. I know of a couple...
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    Re: How do you indicate your hives status?

    a paint pen, with date and abbreviated note. if a cell is hatched and mated i put the plastic cell cup in the center of the lid, if a hive is doomed i flip the lid until i get back to it.
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    Re: Question on black locust

    here the bloom lasts a long time but it is usually to cool for much nectar gathering. i made a little from it this year.
  24. Thread: Spraying

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    Re: Spraying

    salt on driveways kills trees along the driveway, we see it here in the winter from people trying to melt ice in their driveways. we have a propane weed burner that works ok.
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    Re: Spraying

    salt on the driveway will kill trees along the driveway. we see it here where people use it to melt ice.
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