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  1. Bee Forum
    I have had a bit of experience keeping and removing bees in the past and I am thinking about starting a bee removal service with a friend. I am posting here hoping to get some information about the logistics of doing so. I am located in Southern California. Here are some of the questions I have...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Africanized bees extend their distribution in California Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) arrived in the western hemisphere in the 1950s and quickly spread north reaching California in the 1990s. These bees are highly defensive and somewhat more difficult to manage for commercial...
  3. Products of The Hive
    Hello my name is Alice and I've been reaching out to find local beekeepers from California who engage in bee friendly, safe and organic practices who might be interested in selling their beeswax. Do you sell beeswax (preferably filtered) or might know of a fellow beekeeper who might? Thanks I...
  4. Welcome Forum
    I am glad to finally join. My friends have told me about this forum for quite some time and now I am hoping to learn a thing or two.
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello everybody! I live in Paso Robles, CA, and while I don't have any hives or bees of my own, I have always been fascinated by beekeeping. I want to learn as much as I can about beekeeping and hopefully set up a little backyard hive someday. I live in a quiet little neighborhood, so as much...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Just took my first bee class yesterday. Picking up my first hives today :) Looking to start my hive with a swarm this spring and pick up a great new hobby to improve my backyard Orchard and maybe even some part time work in retirement?? Looking forward to learning something new.
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello all, I am preparing for the swarm trapping season in my area of central California specifically San Luis Obispo and am wondering what the legal regulations are for hanging swarm traps on state owned land. Obviously I wouldn't hang traps on private property but if there is a nice tree off...
  8. Welcome Forum
    Hello all, My name is Marcel I am a Horticulture student in San Luis Obispo CA and I am getting back into beekeeping after taking a 4 year hiatus due to drought and a frustration with dead bees. This reboot I'm going to use a foundationless 10 frame Lang design simply because it is what I have...
  9. Employment
    Title: Beekeeper MARCH 2017 TO JUNE 2017 The employee agree to be responsable of those tasks : March: Preparation of the breeding season: ·***** Preparation of queen materials ·***** Set up of mating nucs* April until june : ·***** Catching and caging queens ·***** Introduction of queen...
  10. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hi! I co-host a podcast Chill and Ambitious where we interview Life Innovators--people who tailor their daily desires and lifelong passions into their everyday. We were lucky enough to have Scott Jorgensen of Hercules Bees on the show. He explains how his experience with the killer bees of...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hello - I'm new to Bee Source. We live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (San Bernardino County), about 2 miles above the 210 Freeway. We have a Honey Bee Swarm in our backyard, that is located in a fruit tree - low to the ground and easily accessible on foot. I saw than many people who posted on the...
  12. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Range and Frequency of Africanized Honey Bees in California (USA) Africanized honey bees entered California in 1994 but few accounts of their northward expansion or their frequency relative to European honey bees have been published. We used mitochondrial markers and morphometric analyses to...
  13. Bee Forum
    I realize that the answer to my question is very specific to both location and the particular year but I will ask any way: I am located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area (Castro Valley to be precise) I have two hives that have done pretty well this year. Both hives have nearly...
  14. Commercial Beekeeping
    Im about to graduate from Cal Poly here this spring and plan on getting into the commercial bee industry. Currently, I have 250 hives and located Tulare, Ca (central valley) and plan on relocating the business elsewhere in California where there is more natural forage for the bees unlike the...
  15. Welcome Forum
    Hi! I'm an actor, just trying to resell a helmet, screen, and gloves for $40. Only worn for 30 mins to shoot a commercial. Brand new. I bought it for $55 at the Los Angeles Honey Co. in East LA. Let me know if you're interested! Thanks a bunch! T
  16. Welcome Forum
    Hey - I'm Ruth in San Jose, and having finally bought a house, Lise and I are settling right on in. It's a busy Spring in our garden, where we''ve just rototilled our front yard and put in a big garden bed for veggies and pollinator attracting flowers, and we're getting set up and learning all...
  17. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello Beesource Community, specifically you Top Bar folk, Please Allow me to introduce myself. I have been a longtime reader of Beesource but have never really posted. Name: Scott Jorgensen Location: Contra Costa County, Bay Area California. Plant zone 9b 4 years beekeeping experience in...
  18. Welcome Forum
    Hello Beesource Community! I have been a longtime reader and I am happy to finally take the plunge and get my account to this forum. Let me introduce myself Name: Scott Jorgensen Location: Contra Costa County (Bay Area) California, Plant hardiness zone 9b Beekeeping Experience: 4 years...
  19. Commercial Beekeeping
    There is a rumor going around that California will require beekeepers coming in to have Cordovan bees. Is there any truth or just a scare?
  20. Bee Forum
    Dan Rather's team produced this 30 minute documentary from California's Almond groves, describing the current bee-disaster - with one bee farmer describing losses of 60% - many more losing 30-50-% of their hives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ5riRX1_3w&feature=youtu.be One bee-farmer says...
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