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  1. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    I understand the nails, did it and it worked great. I did not have the problem this time of frame messing up the plexiglass.

    The 4H event went well. Our only problem was the weather! In the...
  2. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    You mean on top of the frame once it's in?

    Cleo, I'm doing your trick this time...I didn't have time to go into the hives this morning so I will put the nails in tonight, put frame in tomorrow...
  3. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    Thanks for the help! I think what happened with the mess was from the thicker comb hitting the plexiglass on the trip home, the rocking back and forth and I didn't notice until the next day. Drone...
  4. Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    I have one of these:
    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/32/Hives-Components/Hive-Kits/4302/Observation-Hive

    What I want to do is put a frame of bees with the queen from a nuk that has only one frame...
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    Re: Hinged lid on swarm trap

    I use D Coates nuks for most of my bait boxes. The lid has a lip on front and back and I ratchet strap it for the move and a #8 screen for the entrance. I'd rather use the disc like Odfrank uses, but...
  6. Re: honey foams immediately after pouring into jars

    David, I like how you think!
  7. Re: honey foams immediately after pouring into jars

    I am reviving this thread because I had this happen last night. I store some of my honey in glass quart jars, and then when I need them transfer to 1 pound and 8 oz jars. Last night I poured 16 one...
  8. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Yep, I hear ya. I had 2 years of wasting money on buying bees. I forgive myself for the first 2 years. After that, just plain dumb.
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    Re: PBS now

    If you missed it, here's the link to the full program. Her bees are within the first 15 minutes:
    http://video.pbs.org/video/2365396647/

    Here's the bee specific clip:...
  10. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Yes that will work. I haven't needed to use it in that way yet but will keep it in mind.

    My last extraction, I realized a large Tupperware bowl I have (32 cup, with lid) where the 5 gal pail fits...
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    PBS now

    "The Queen's Garden" is starting now on PBS and in trailer shows the garden's beekeeper. "Queen" meaning England, not Queen bee.
  12. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Pail perch when I don't have a bottling tank. Dumb. I thought I could drain pail into a bowl but that does not work.
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Luv2beekeep, those stands are real nice too. I asked for one because I found that storing in the hive boxes sometimes invites too many bugs, like wax moths, cockroaches, and fire ants. I will keep...
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    Thanks for posting. It encourages me to "be ruthless" with removing less than adequate queens this spring. That's one of my 2015 goals. I suspect I will go from around 30 hives to 15 at the beginning...
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Here's what my sweetie built for me a few weeks ago. After I loaded it up he asked me if I wanted another, and I said Yes, please.
    ...
  16. Re: Can bees make honey year round in south florida?

    I stop at Dadant in High Springs any time I'm going through northern Fla via 75.It's minutes off I-75.
    I haven't tried South Florida bee suppies yet.
    I like the selection at Brushy Mountain as...
  17. Re: Can bees make honey year round in south florida?

    That's when I put the popsicle sticks flat under the lid. Good point to make, thanks.
  18. Re: Can bees make honey year round in south florida?

    Likely it's the Mexican clover nectar I'm seeing. Most of it is going into brood frames so I assume it will be used for spring build up. The other day I went through a 10 frame nuk to pull a frame...
  19. Re: Can bees make honey year round in south florida?

    Paint, I'm right up the road from you in Lehigh Acres. My bees are bringing in nectar in pretty decent amounts. The rough time here, where my bees are anyway, is July thru mid September. That's my...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    With Laura's permission, I have my 3 sizes of labels saved and having online labels doing 50 sheets of small squares. If the color is better than the print/copy shop I went to for medium labels, I...
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    I worry too. I strain into 5 gallon gated honey pails, and I have gamma lids for all of them. Pooch stays out during entire extracting time. She's a german shepard and no harm to her in doing so. She...
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    Re: 2015 plans

    Keep detailed records of each hive. I did that well the first years. Failed in 2014.

    Be more aggressive with removing less than strong queens and combine those into the strong hives.

    Stay at...
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    See my new thread 2015 plans.
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    2015 plans

    Has anyone started a thread about what they want to do differently this year? Plans, goals, New Year Resolution for your bees? If no thread started yet, what is yours?
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Mark, those are some good points about my prices. I think what stops me from charging the same is that I hesitate to raise the price for my co-workers, and I sure don't want to lower it for market. I...
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