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  1. Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    So we make a pledge of $20 and you send use the pre-release app? Or is it already in the app store?
    Do we get any updates as they come out or do we later have to upgrade to a full version of the app...
  2. Re: JUST DELIVERED THESE HYBRID HIVES !!!!!!!!!

    Nice I’m thinking of maybe making a few of that style, and transfer my frames from the standard langs. I’m getting a sore back lifting those heavy honey supers. The reasons I still have Lang’s is...
  3. Re: Collect a hanging swarm by placing a box 20' below it?

    It may be to late for this swarm but we got 2 last year that where way up in trees, we used a 20’ length of 2” PVC pipe attached to a makeshift “bee vacuum” we grabbed 2 five gallon buckets 1 lid,...
  4. Re: Update on aquarium/observation top bar hive - 10-6-2018

    Very nice. Showed my wife and see cool but there’s no way your moving our hive up next to the house. Lol
  5. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    Contra Costa County
    94513
    I have blueberries blooming Almonds blooming and my early varieties of peaches and nectarines are just starting to break buds.
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    Re: New iphone- thermal imaging

    I have been using the SEEK thermal attachment for IPhones for a few years now, it was the cheapest to buy back then and works pretty good, Flir has always been the leader but costs more
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    Re: Triazicide around hives

    I use it around my hives, the hives are elevated about two feet off the ground on ten foot long platforms that are set on cinderblocks, I broadcast it around the sides and back but not within three...
  8. Newspaper combine of queenless Lang with TBH

    Both hives were swarms that I had caught that had small virgin queens, the TBHives queen made it back from her mating flight but the langs queen did not, I gave her 4 days and still didn't see her...
  9. Re: What should I do with this laying worker hive?

    I'm dealing with the same thing, but this afternoon I'm going to shake them out a few hundred yards from my other hives.
    This was a swarm I caught a few miles away that was queenless, and had laying...
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    Re: Beekeeping Survey

    Done
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    Re: Wally you're a **** fool!

    Maybe he put them up front instead of in the bed because he's a lousy driver and he wanted the protection of the air bag for them :rolleyes: Riding in the front with me I wouldn't do it on purpose. ...
  12. Re: Help cutting open old hot water heater with bees

    Good job, Looks like they had been in there from quite awhile.
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    Re: Caught a swarm but no queen, what to do

    So I put a frame of eggs along with bees that were on it in with the queen less swarm on 4-26 I misted everyone a little with syrup to help them get along. I checked them today 4-29 and they are...
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    Re: Caught a swarm but no queen, what to do

    I think I will try that when I get home, I'll pull a frame from one of the hives and brush the bees off or can I shake them off or will that harm any of the eggs or larve?
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    Caught a swarm but no queen, what to do

    Last weekend I got a call from a friend of a friend that they had bees in one of their trees and they had been there for about five days. So I went over to their house, about 2mi from my place.
    It...
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    Do virgin queens swarm?

    I had one of my booming hives swarm a little over a week ago luckily they stopped in one of my cherry trees, I boxed them up and gave them syrup to help get them going.
    I check the original hive...
  17. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    94513. Almonds, Peaches, nectarines, and of course dandelions 02/20/2017
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    Re: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the Bay Area?

    I noticed the mites late last year I blame myself for not doing a mite count, but right now all the hives are going like gang busters. Caught one in the middle of swarming on Saturday by the time I...
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    Re: New Queens, Eggs, and Mites

    Thanks , yea didn't have one that small, luckily the OAV I bought from Mann Lake came with one.
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    New Queens, Eggs, and Mites

    I have 4 new hives from splits the have brand new queens that came from swarm cells in some of my other hives along with a frame of broad in all stages and a few shakes of bees.
    I treated the hives...
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    Re: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the Bay Area?

    Yes we have mites, they are under control but I don't think they can ever be fully eliminated 2 of the langs have screened bottoms and didnt seem to make a difference, on of them was lost to mites...
  22. Thread: Best Method

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    Re: Best Method

    Yes lower on both ends, I attached picture 2389223893
  23. Thread: Best Method

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    Re: Best Method

    We just used a oxilic acid vaporizer in our TBH's last week, we have end openings and it worked very well.
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    Re: Anyone have Top Bar hives in the Bay Area?

    23877I'm east of you Brentwood I have 3 TBH's and 4 langs as of this week, just rebuilt 2 more TBH's and painted them today.
    All five of them have end entrances and solid bottoms.
    I started with 1...
  25. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    •zip code: 94513
    •date when the plant first bloomed: 2/8/16
    •name of the plant: peach and apricot
    •comments - very first blossoms opened today
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