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  1. Thread: 2 time swarm

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    2 time swarm

    Collected swarm at car wash. Next day empty.....trap in a tree full of activity. Both boxes are old nucs with comb only 10 feet apart. How long should I wait before installing in full deep? Don't...
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    Sorry for photo.....these bugs are bigger than a...

    Sorry for photo.....these bugs are bigger than a bee. Darker too. They've shown up afternoon
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    Identify this visitor to the hive?

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    Reduced entry after seeing strange 'bees' at the...

    Reduced entry after seeing strange 'bees' at the door. Too big too dark. Robbers I think.
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    Back after long walk

    Imagine. Been with bees since 80's. I get calls for help from all over Arizona but don't post much. Enjoy reading posts from others. Trying RossRounds this season. Still learning.



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  6. Re: Does feeding help with drawing out new foundation?

    Feeding helps with building up prior to main flow.......drawn comb saves energy and time. I don't feed once the flow is on. I got lots of .25 sugar in February--it's all gone. Trying to get some...
  7. Thread: Vinegar

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    Re: Vinegar

    Guess I could add water...........lower score is more acid.
    Happy,
  8. Thread: Vinegar

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    Re: Vinegar

    Got the results back from the lab--my vinegar is 3.5 % acid. I plan to sell at local farmers market. May sell pickles too. I have redish colored and very blond. Apples/honey/well water ferment...
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    Help identify dark bees

    Last year I was called to Cottonwood Lane where the big arm of tree fell down. None wanted to move it off the road as the bees had them bullied. I boxed 'em up and fed them last fall. I hadn't...
  10. Thread: wind break

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    Re: wind break

    Peep---------willows and cottonwood provide early pollen. I planted bush honeysuckle along the drive--early nectar source.
    manzanita, sumac and currents fill in well along with berries. Depends on...
  11. Thread: Red Buckwheat

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    Re: Red Buckwheat

    Beepro-------link not working today. I have native buckwheat--low grow perennial....late white flowered attractive to bees. Maybe that's just what locals call it.
    Can you help with red buckwheat...
  12. Thread: Vinegar

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    Re: Vinegar

    A few Q's for anyone........does your vinegar have the blond color like Braggs or do you have a redish coloration?
    I squeeze apples and ferment with honey for good drinking. Found a bottle marked...
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    Re: What happened to all the nasty mean bees?

    We got plenty round these parts.................
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    Re: Selecting Colony/Colonies for Increase

    Say: I'm wondering if queen cells might be viable thru mails. I see them offered at reasonable price--just don't know if they'd survive. I assume temps need to be stable....
    What do any think of...
  15. Thread: Honey Vinegar

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    Re: Honey Vinegar

    One year I ended up with a fifty gallon oak barrel of apple cider vinegar...by default. I'd planned on the drinking kind. Seems I waited too long to bottle and the barrel may have contributed to...
  16. Thread: local mead

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    Re: local mead

    Do they hold Renasance Festivals out by you? Mead--honey wine is big with the knights and fair ladies of the court. By us, a local homebrewer has gotten liscenced and runs the concession down in...
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    Repitching the batch

    So--two years in storage--not so mead like taste. Used plenty of prickly pear fruit and quite a bit of honey. It worked real furious at start, moved to seconday and later to carboy to set. Just...
  18. Thread: New from Arizona

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    Re: New from Arizona

    Hey: Try listing with the local fire station for swarms. They are glad to give your number to save the bees. After you have more than you want--just call and ask to be removed from the list. Or...
  19. Thread: domocos

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    domocos

    Thanks for your time OVI. I got five strong nucs from this gentleman beek. Interesting approach to group feeding. Prefers to feed away from the hive--reducing robbing. THNX
    Buz
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    Plugs?

    Where did you get plugs? I'd like a source if available..........
  21. Thread: Overseas Travel

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    Aussies

    There is a total ban on anything honey---bee related in Austrailia. They just aren't willing to allow any trouble to arrive from out there..........very protective.
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    timing

    The other consideration is timing. If I was to get them now, I'd want to set them up in one of my boxes with frames etc. but what they've filled your box with probably wouldn't transfer--they need...
  23. Thread: So why do it?

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    LtlWilli

    Say--have you thought of submitting some of your writtings to magazines?......Your ability seems clear. I was right there with you. As for better living thru chemistry---the available remedies have...
  24. Thread: disclaimer

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    disclaimer

    Santa must have been busy.....I found this little paper on the floor;

    Dear Customer: The veils,gloves and zipper veil suit that we sell are protective from bees and other insect stings when...
  25. Thread: Odd Color

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    Odd Color

    I did a cut-out under a trailerhouse last week. It had been delivered but the workmen couldn't hook up utilities because of the bees. I asked where it came from-----the family bought it used at a...
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