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  1. Thread: Honey prices

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    Re: Honey prices

    Bevy - I am in Madison County in the area near both the Jefferson County and Taylor County lines. For the past two years I have just sold word of mouth...my pickup truck has a sign on it identifying...
  2. Thread: Honey prices

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    Honey prices

    The last few years I have been selling our honey for $8 per pound. No problem with sales. We only have a few hives in production right now so I only anticipate an inventory of about 130 - 150 lbs. ...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    As an update...I purchased a dehumidifier and it worked great. Brought the moisture content down from between 18 - 19 per cent to a low of 16 - 17 percent. I let the dehumidifier run for about 24...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    Thanks for the advice, EastsideBuzz...I will do that when I next pull supers...but right now the suspect honey is already in gallon jars. At 18.7 percent moisture should I still try to dry it and if...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    I checked the comb honey that I have in plastic boxes, and the moisture content for it is at 16.8 percent, so it is fine. But, the liquid honey that I have now stored in 4 plastic gallon jars,...
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    Re: Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    rweakley - I had read that anything over 18 percent would cause fermentation. Is less than one percent over 18 still acceptable or am I pushing the risk?
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    Dehumidifier to reduce moisture in honey?

    It has been a rainy and humid season, no doubt, here in North Florida. I just checked the moisture content of my honey and was sad to see it register at 18.7 per cent on my refractometer. I have...
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    Ashwinco - not really. If I do find something useful, though, I will be sure to post it.
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    I had not thought about live bees for venom therapy (thanks, Bees In Miami). Did those approaching you offer to pay...and how much? Would it have been legal for you to do it without some kind of...
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    Re: Does anyone collect bee venom?

    Yes, (thanks Michael C) I had assumed there would have to be some type of license but as yet have not found anything online. I will take a look at the bee venom therapy site as suggested (thanks,...
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    Does anyone collect bee venom?

    My daughter approached me recently asking why I didn't collect bee venom and sell it. I had heard about it somewhere but never researched it. So I tried looking it up on the internet but did not...
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    Re: caught swarm, now what?

    The swarm was a little bigger than a football. Is that big enough for them to make it?
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    caught swarm, now what?

    I just caught a swarm on a low branch near my bee yard. I have them in an empty deep and have the entrance blocked...til I know what to do next. There are a couple of empty frames with old wax...
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    Russians for North Florida

    I am thinking of buying some Russian bees. I know they winter well in colder states than North Florida but wonder if they will do well in erratically mild winters like we have here in Lamont, FL. ...
  15. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Thanks, Charlie B - good to know!
  16. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Thanks, BeeGhost. A picture is worth, etc. : )
  17. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    BeeGhost:

    How do you use the monofiliment line? Is it a criss cross from corner to corner of an empty wooden frame? Is the need for stability mainly for when you take the frames out of the...
  18. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Mine too. I'm very excited, since I've always gone with foundation in the past. This is beautiful new wax.
  19. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Yes, I see that. I had two frames with foundation in the center and the rest were just the wooden frames with the plastic foundation taken out. I did nothing as far as guides were concerned for those...
  20. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    I checked my "experimental hive" yesterday, after putting a medium super with some foundationless frames on it several weeks ago. Hooray! Lots of beautiful white comb the way the bees like it! And...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Had another swarm from my bee yard today. I was making a split on another hive when the swarm took off into a neighboring tree. I had swarm traps everywhere with lemon grass oil, but could not...
  22. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    Thanks, guys. I will forge ahead bravely! : )
  23. Re: Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    I am trying to find a way to use foundationless frames, since I have plenty of them and very few extra frames with foundation. The hive as it stands now consists of a deep and a medium brood box...
  24. Adding foundationless to frames with foundation

    I use frames with foundation but wonder, when I add honey supers, if I can add foundationless frames to the hive? Good or bad idea?


    beecuz


    "...for breath is sweeter taken even as the last...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Walked out to the bee yard this morning to do a thorough check of my four hives. I turned off the electric fence, got my equipment together and donned my bee suit. While I was doing that, hive #1...
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