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    Re: Considering Cotton

    Cotton honey has a unique flavor that commands a premium here at the Farmers Market.
    Cotton also has extrafloral nectaries that can extend the season.
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    Re: Honey byproduct identification help?

    my guess would be mead.smell first then a small taste.
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    Re: Hive Marking - Florida

    I use a garden marker.These are made to stand up to our sunshine.These are not sharpies or Magic Markers.Those fade quickly.
    I look forward to seeing what others are using.If I were filthy rich I...
  4. Thread: Growl???

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Growl???

    Airflow through the hive causing a vibration on something in the hive??
  5. Re: Cut Comb Honey: Issue with Wax Foundation

    Easiest way,for cut comb, is to use starter strips and let the bees build the comb.
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    Re: Panty Hose As A Filter

    I use old t shirt material for a filter.Works for me.
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    Re: Anyone else know about bee huts?

    You people just don't have any imagination.They are dragging that thing to California next year for almond pollination.
  8. Thread: Thin honey

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    Re: Thin honey

    17 to 20 % moisture is acceptable with the preference being on the low side.Over 20% will ferment.Temperature can also play a temporary role.Honey at 100 degrees in my honey house in July always...
  9. Re: Bear sighted tonight - keep your fingers crossed

    You can also hook a radio to a security light(motion detector).I use this in my bee yard inside the electric fence.
  10. Thread: Oops!

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    Re: Oops!

    Now that's a good idea.
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    Re: inspection technique - move bees!

    If you use a brush flick the bees. Do not brush with long strokes as this rolls bees and makes them angry.
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    Re: Selling honey

    My most popular is regular quart Mason jars @ $15.00.
    Second is 1 pound squeeze bottles @ $6.00
    Third is regular pint Mason jars @ $ 8.00
    Least popular is the 12 ounce plastic bear @ $5.00....but...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Re: Is your apiary in here?

    Very nice.Thanks for posting this.
  15. Thread: bees on dirt

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    Re: bees on dirt

    They are after minerals.I keep a little mineral salt around my colonies.It helps keep the grass down and gives them a source of minerals.Some old beekeepers put mineral salt in bottle caps inside the...
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    Re: Do Bees Make Poisoned Honey?

    In my area there are at least three plants that kill bees.Those are Yellow Jasmine aka Confederate Jasmine,summer Ti-Ti,and Oleander.The summer Ti-Ti,not to be confused with the regular,earlier...
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    Re: To Hot..Or What?

    Normal.When the mid nineties hit the ladies work early and late shifts.The only ones doing much in the middle of the day are the water carriers.
  18. Re: Had to kill a colony... depressing. Can I reuse the comb?

    I sympathize.I also had to kill my first swarm this spring.First they made me retreat and suit up.Even then this swarm was ferocious.As you described,they came at me by the hundreds and followed me...
  19. Re: Queen in shop vac motor - put motor in hive

    My question,and I don't mean this to be smart&ss,why are you keeping Africanized bees?
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    Re: Disaster, help with diagnosis

    It is not too late to start over in Maryland if you find someone locally to sell you a nuc.You will have to feed them until the fall flow.After the fall flow be sure too check and be sure they have...
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    Re: Question about beekeeper etiquette

    I agree with those above.Do NOT do the cut out unless you talk to the other beekeeper personally.Do not take the homeowners word for this.
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    Re: Essential Oils Timing

    First,let me say that I do not agree with this part of Andrew's statement."EOs are treatments and depending on which one and concentration can be extremely hazardous to you (and your bees.)"
    They...
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    Re: Cost of Honey?

    My farmers market price....8.00 per pint, 10.00 per pint with chunk comb and 15.00 per quart.
  24. Re: Lost my arbor wrench for the table saw...Arrrgggg!!!

    Don't worry.The next time you mow the grass your lawn mower will find it.
  25. Re: My hives need protection from Carpenter Bee damage

    You can reassure your wife.Carpenter "bees" aren't bees and they do not sting.They just look like bumblebees.
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