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  1. Country Rubes
    Mike and I are back, making our Country Rube's Combo Deep Screened Bottom Boards and equipment. We did miss the major rush of beekeeping, but if you are interested, our Combo DeepScreened Bottom Boards will be ready in a few weeks. We are taking preorders on our site, Countryrubes.com...
  2. Country Rubes
    My back is toast. Even 8-frame equipment is tough for me. Last year we started a Nuc hive, adding deep and medium Nuc boxes on as needed. That hive made it through the winter and this year we added two more Nuc Hives and kept one 10-frame hive. You do need to keep an eye on these 5-frame...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    FYI. Last year beekeepers in Northern California we’re starting to notice Small Hive Beetles in their hives. The feelings were they were coming in with the migratory beekeepers and we are still waiting to see if they overwinter here and can survive our dry summers. Randy Oliver told our club...
  4. Country Rubes
    This is a must see video if you are having a problem with Small Hive Beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXlJPNAi1k&feature=youtu.be Jesse Davis put beetle baffles on all of his hives. The beetles left and entered his nucs which did not have the baffles on them. You can easily cut down...
  5. Country Rubes
    I have been chosen to be one of the two distributors for the Beetle Baffle and it's going to go on sale at our booth at EAS, August 5th. You can read about it at www.beetlebaffle.com. As soon as we get our delivery, which would be shortly after EAS, we will be selling them on our...
  6. Country Rubes
    We are desperate, we have 114 votes and they are coming in slowly. We are hoping to speed things up; we need 250 votes to even apply for this grant (more information at http://www.countryrubes.com/homepage1/grant.html. Vote and enter our raffle for up to THREE chances to win a Combo...
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