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cow pollinater
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Re: Anyone still around here

Postby cow pollinater » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:43 am

If all you want to do is pull a little honey off and get things pollinated you can just switch to BWeaver genetics and walk away. I still order from them from time to time and they take good care of themselves. The downside is that you'll have to put them well away from anywhere you want to be because about ten percent of them will be so miserable to be around that they'll cure you of wanting fruit and honey.
Any other genetics take a little more management but they can be really enjoyable. I always tell beginners to start with cordovan Italians if they can. You can get away with a lot of mistakes while you learn and they'll still do okay. They put up lots of honey so you get rewarded for the effort. The only real downside is they will have to be treated for mites.
Any time you have any questions I'd be happy to help. I might not know the right way to do it but I can tell you how I do it. :lol:

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Postby highgrit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:48 am

CP, we're thinking about going to California next year on our cattlemens trip and you left me high and dry, and I don't blame you. I haven't made up my mind if we're going or not, I'm pushing for Colorado, Wyoming. But our GCA leaders wife wants to go to California so that's probably where we're heading.

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Re: Anyone still around here

Postby cow pollinater » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:08 pm

Things still make sense in the middle and top of the state. There's a lot there to like. Everybody thinks if you grew up in CA you know how to surf but that state has some awesome cattle country.

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Postby highgrit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:55 pm

cow pollinater wrote:Things still make sense in the middle and top of the state. There's a lot there to like. Everybody thinks if you grew up in CA you know how to surf but that state has some awesome cattle country.


Well if there's anything planned anywhere close to the coast we're definitely not going.

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Re: Anyone still around here

Postby m5farm » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm

Just send me a gallon along the way, all I know is I will tell you if it's good or not.

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Re: Anyone still around here

Postby backhoeboogie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:16 pm

cow pollinater wrote:
I always tell beginners to start with cordovan Italians if they can.

Any time you have any questions I'd be happy to help. I might not know the right way to do it but I can tell you how I do it. :lol:


Italians is what I have and that's pretty much all I know. One queen came from California and the other came from Jasper, TX. Supposedly the one from California came from a lineage of the guy who puts a bee beard on his face. (If that means anything to you)

Thank you for the help offer.
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