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  1. Re: Can I use plastic frames in my honey supers?

    THANK YOU for your comment and advice :)

    I was looking into foundationless frames, so I am glad you brought them up. I've been using the plastic frames for my brood boxes because it seemed the...
  2. Can I use plastic frames in my honey supers?

    Well, my bees have almost completely filled their 3 medium brood boxes and there is a great honey flow going on, so I want to start addind honey supers. I am a first time beekeeper, so I could use...
  3. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    Well I knew it was only a matter of time before I was stung, and sure enough I was stung in the left shoulder blade about a week ago. I must not have felt it when i was stung because I only noticed...
  4. Re: How and where to give yourself stings

    Just be patient and the stings will come to her :) After 2 weeks of no stings, I finally got one yesterday. I didn't even realize/know I had been stung until hours later when I was drying off after a...
  5. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    I hope you enjoy another hive inspection, this time a three parter :)

    This is our SECOND hive inspection, April 8th, 2019.

    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71tB3EIwlrI&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Can I raise my hives?

    Thanks for the tips and advice folks: it was/is very much appreciated!

    Wife and I managed to move the hives. We found this sturdy wood coffee table at the local goodwill for 15$. The leg are...
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    Can I raise my hives?

    I bought a coffee table that sits about 4 feet off the ground, but has perfect legs to keep the ants away (and I have a HUGE ant problem in my yard) and just enough space to fit two hives. Will the...
  8. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    Here are those HIGH RES pics we took during our last hive inspection.

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  9. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    Another video, this time I am re=potting some bee friendly plants and give a quick tour of the apiary.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfM8A_Ryxxo&feature=youtu.be
  10. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    To my surprise, the video WAS recovered, but the amazing pictures my wife took of the pollen, brood, larvae, and queen bee won't be available until at least Wednesday (waiting for a CF card reader to...
  11. Re: Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    Wife and I just finished our first major hive inspection on our two hives. VERY interesting and, let me add, those with experience make it look SO EASY :) I'll have pics later on today (the camera...
  12. Mission Hills (Southern California) NEWBIE Journal

    I’ve decided to start this journal/blog on our (wife and i) first attempt/year at bee keeping. We really are anxious to learn as we have no idea what we are doing, outside of the several books and...
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    Re: Building on outside of hive?

    Here are the ladies buzzing around at 3pm, when they are the most busy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zE5noEp7JQ&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Building on outside of hive?

    I snapped that picture using my Google Nexus 6 phone. I hope to have my wife's fancy DSLR camera setup sometime this weekend for some macro shots; I lucked out with that picture as my phone camera...
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    Re: Building on outside of hive?

    The bees are very active and appear to be busy bringing pollen into the hive. I got the bees last Sat., so only 3 days ago. This Friday my wife and I get to really get in for a good inspection so...
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    Building on outside of hive?

    Hello there: my wife and I are new to beekeeping and we picked up two medium hives this past weekend. We can't get into the hives to see what's going on until Friday due to schedules/timing, so that...
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