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  1. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    . . . and it looks like that photo is actually Phacelia tanacetifolia, not Phacelia campanularia.
  2. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    Nice! This page says:



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    Any other candidates?
  3. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    And look at that purple pollen!

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  4. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    Nice! So Red + Yellow + Blue = Romania!

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  5. Re: Cover crops that are good nectar sources in a Los Angeles Spring?

    Hmmm. Fava beans are expensive.

    My garden plot is 60 x 70 = 0.1 acre, and I want to divide that into 3 colors for my flag, :D, so about 0.03 acres per color.

    Crimson clover sows at 20-25...
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    Re: Just a Tiny Amount of Bee Quick?

    I'd use one spray onto a branch, put the branch in the meter box, but the lid on the meter box, and then put the hive box a good 5-10 ft away.

    The repellents work, but they're not crazy strong....
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    Re: Just a Tiny Amount of Bee Quick?

    BeeQuick definitely works for evicting stragglers from a cutout or from a swarm branch.

    But don't spray it directly on the bees! If you spray the bees you will kill them, and if you don't kill...
  8. Re: Do beekeepers actually get feral bees removed from homes?

    I won't speak for anyone else, but as a local beek in Los Angeles I have personally experienced the following:

    I got started by keeping a feral hive that was cut out from my wall.
    I have...
  9. Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Awesome photo! I've mentally filed this as a reference :D



    Ok; now I really want an observation hive!
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    Re: California

    A whole week without a swarm collected! But I got one today, 5/13/19:

    https://youtu.be/2qSZ1IGcxu0

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  11. Dequeened 13; requeened 10 days ago; now I have a new, small queen. ?????

    This colony overwintered, but wasn't building up, so I dropped the old queen in alcohol on 4/28 and put in a new marked Italian queen. I think I may have screwed up by putting the queen cage at the...
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    Re: California

    I forgot to mention one on 4/19 in Palos Verdes, 90274, successfully collected:

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    and 5/3/19 in Rancho Palos Verdes 90274, also successfully collected:

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  13. How many bees in a swarm the size of a softball/football/soccer ball/basketball?

    I get this question all the time when I arrive to collect a swarm, "How many bees are in there?"

    And I usually just say, "Oh, a few thousand," but without actually knowing.

    So how many bees...
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    Re: bee-proof gloves?

    How's the sizing on these? My LA Honey Co. gloves need replacing after 6 years, and I'm a legit XL in those gloves. I also need a set of Medium gloves for guests.

    And yeah, don't tell people "you...
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    Re: bee-proof gloves?

    How big are these? They advertise "one size fits all," which just sounds utterly ridiculous.
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    Easy Queen Capture

    I collected this swarm on Friday, and the queen was super easy to spot and capture. Not only does she show up on the video immediately, but she also walked herself into the queen clip:

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    Can Bees Read? 😂🤣😹

    Or, more accurately, can bees distinguish large letters on the front of a hive box?

    The BeeCam is now on auto-rotate:


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE0jx2Z6qbc5Co8x8Kyisag/live

    to view...
  18. Re: Is a "Ground Swarm" any different from a "Hanging Swarm?"

    This is making more and more sense.

    Maybe these queens run out of puff because they're just too full of eggs!

    The ground swarm in my original post is boooooooming, and is by far my strongest...
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    Re: California

    In Left Field of the Malaga Cove Little League Field, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274, collected 5/1/19. There was a sizable colony in the nearby equipment shed about a month ago, but I thought that got...
  20. Here's how to deal with a laying worker . . .

    https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/queen-bee-fights-rebelling-colony-worker?fbclid=IwAR2m7_z3IbYA1Y1unM4K72JuKcUPHlP9WZ4lSzirvZN7xMZJRQnynuOwAi0
  21. Re: Quality Equipment- Brushy Mountain replacement?

    Interesting! I had 180-degrees the opposite experience with BM vs ML. See here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_rd3_jObuk&feature=youtu.be

    I don't mean to kick BM when they're down (not...
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    Re: Merging nuc and a box

    I put a tiny queenright nuc on top of a queenless deep a couple of weeks ago. It's doing fine.

    I put small queenright deep on top of a small queenless deep a few days ago, and they looked fine...
  23. Re: When was the first time you saw a swarm?

    Amazing what we survived as kids, no?





    Did you two understand what you were seeing when you were seeing it?

    The first time I watched my first hive swarming, my mind went so blank that I...
  24. When was the first time you saw a swarm?

    I've posted a couple of annual PSAs and swarm capture videos on Nextdoor.com, so I get a few dozen swarm calls every spring. But recently I realized I'd never seen a swarm until I started keeping...
  25. Re: Can a computer count and/or distinguish bees?

    Very cool! I would love to have one of these!
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