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Beek since 2009. Collect bees in the South Bay

Dennis

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  • in reply to: beehive in backyard (Huntington Beach) #12025

    Dennis
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    If you do not get a response here, look up Backyard Bees on the web. They are centered in Orange Co and may be able to help you.


    Dennis
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    Honey Love has a lure attraction liquid available at the monthly meetings that you can add to the hive that make help get some visitors. This time of the year it is getting less favorable for swarms but they do occur all year long in the LA area.
    Good luck

    in reply to: Inner view inner cover ? #11975

    Dennis
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    Not I. Never quite got the idea why they are needed.

    in reply to: Hive needs new home #11948

    Dennis
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    It will help if you give your general location.

    in reply to: Free Bees, Sherman Oaks,Swarm already boxed #11944

    Dennis
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    Sherman Oaks in the title. If the bees are moved very far they may need a screened top due to the valley heat. Too long in a closed box with the valley heat and they may die.

    in reply to: Free Bees, Sherman Oaks,Swarm already boxed #11943

    Dennis
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    Sherman Oaks in the title. If the bees are moved very far they may need a screened top due to the valley heat. Too long in a closed box with the valley heat and they may die.

    in reply to: Aggressive hive #11916

    Dennis
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    Smoke the bee entrance and under the board before trying to inspect the hive and wait 10-15 minutes before looking inside. Then more smoke when you do. If you have not been in the hive for a while it is possible they are crowded. Have a super ready to put on the hive. If 7 or more frames in the top of the hive are full swap two frames in the top box with two empty frames from the new super. Close it up and give a few days to adjust.
    If they are still aggressive at your next visit then consider your options to requeen, dispatch the hive or give them away.

    in reply to: Have Burlap & Smoker Packets #11503

    Dennis
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    Where are you located?

    in reply to: Bees wanted in Valley Village #11231

    Dennis
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    There may be some individuals on this list who can help you but HoneyLove does
    not do bee rescues.
    Requests are referred to Bee Allies. You might contact them.

    in reply to: Source for organic beeswax? #11224

    Dennis
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    Welcome to swarm watch, it can be a long wait. . I have never had one show up and others have virtual parade of them.
    For the wax, you can show up to one of the meetings at Barlow and ask there. This month there is no meeting, instead we will be hive building at Dunn-Edwards on the West side.

    When I started I used wax from Church candles. I did not have anything else and if it was good enough for God it was good enough for my bees.
    No idea how clean it was but it worked fine for me. You will be using very little on any single frame. I would not worry about contaminating your hive. You can keep the amount so small it would be insignificant in the long run.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Cutout needs some helpers. #10990

    Dennis
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    I will be at the Barlow meeting on Sunday 10/29, look me up if you are interested.

    in reply to: Urban Beekeeping ZIne #10922

    Dennis
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    If you can show up at the Rediscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles?, we will be having a class/meeting. There will be plenty beeks there, new & old. Meeting is at 11:30 Sunday July 30

    in reply to: Looking for this specific frame style. Have you seen it? #10799

    Dennis
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    You cam adapt your standard frames to be like that. Go to a good lumber yard (not Lowe’s or Home Depot) and ask if they have chamfer strips. Learned Lumber in Hermosa Beach has them in the perfect width to fit a frame. They came in very long pieces but the yard will cut them to size Request them to cut to 16 7/8 inches and they will fit just right. (17 in is too long). Attach to your frames and you ar good to go.

    in reply to: Bee Vac Reccomendation #7653

    Dennis
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    I have the small shop vac and also the big one. This wooden nuc vac system works with both.

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    in reply to: Bee Vac Reccomendation #7631

    Dennis
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    Check here, http://tinyurl.com/mjdulpa
    He may have something you can use.

    I have a friend who can make one using a wooden nuc, you supply the vac.
    Costco has a small shop vac for $30 that works well with it.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  Dennis.
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