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    Re: Hello from Tupelo Mississippi

    Welcome to the forum. Tupelo birthplace of the King.
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    Re: Hello for south Mississippi

    Glad to help. Go to Mississippi Beekeepers Association web site. There might be a club close to you that can help.
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    Re: Crepe Myrtle for Bees?

    Bees will work CM, but not heavily. Make sure the blooms are white or a light color.
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    Re: New guy from Mississippi

    I forgot to ask, but are you related to Marcel Ledbetter?
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    Re: New guy from Mississippi

    The MS Beekeepers Association has a web site at mshoneybee.org with some good information.
    They are looking for members.
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    Re: Fire danger from smoker

    I remember reading that the number one insurance claim report from beekeepers was for fire.
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    Re: Honey Strainer???

    When you use the nylon 5 gallon strainer, get a large rubber band to place around the top to secure it on the bucket. It works great.
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    Re: Are budget grade Mann Lake boxes OK?

    I buy budget Mann mediums and have never had problems.

    My girls do not know the difference between high class wood and low class wood.
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    Re: recoating wax on plastic foundations

    They will build comb on the wax that is on the frames now. It might take them a little longer to do it.
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    Re: smell from hive

    It is goldenrod honey. Some people says it smells like stinky socks.
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    Re: Belly Up Bee Biznesses

    Being in the banking/economic business, I would say the odds of any start up business making a profit is not good. Alot of peopel start a business for the wrong reasons.

    If people want to...
  12. Thread: Bradford Pear

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    Re: Bradford Pear

    I read an article by Henry Fulton a couple of years ago that Bradford Pear is not a major source, but their blooming means other sources are starting.

    A senior beekeeper in the central MS always...
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    Re: Do bees take to crepe myrtle

    They work the light color, but not the dark color flowers.
  14. Thread: SHB Problems!

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    Re: SHB Problems!

    Shb not that big a problem this year in Central MS. Help a beek for the second year in a row extract his hives and saw fewer SHBs as last year.

    The same in my hives. Seen just a few as...
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    Re: Is it getting to hot

    I would at least remove the entrance reducer.

    Over the years, I have done both and the bees still fan, just a fewer number.

    It's just hot in Mississippi during the summer.
  16. Thread: Soy Beans ?

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    Re: Soy Beans ?

    Got this from a great Alabama web site.

    Long season crop (bluish bloom) makes surplus honey while the short season crop (white bloom) seldom does.

    Short crop Soybeans normally follow...
  17. Thread: I'm leaving

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    The flow usually starts around April 15th in...

    The flow usually starts around April 15th in Mississippi. It stops around the end of June.

    All this rain has put a damper on nectar flow in MS, but it is starting to kick in. I believe you do...
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    Willow trees

    Willow trees
  19. Mississippi is trying to pass legislation to the...

    Mississippi is trying to pass legislation to the effect that anybody producing 500 gallons of honey or less can get some kind of exemption.
  20. Thread: Nectar flow

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    I am seeing a lot of yellow pollen. In central...

    I am seeing a lot of yellow pollen.

    In central MS we have a lot of privet and starting to see the same with Chinese tallow tree, especially in May. More chinese tallow trees the further south you...
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    Yea, Mr. Johnny Pennington told me to be very...

    Yea, Mr. Johnny Pennington told me to be very careful about what I read, most of it is for northern beekeepers.

    As long as you have honey for feed, i would not worry about feeding pollen.

    I...
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    Put your ear next to the hive and you will be...

    Put your ear next to the hive and you will be able to hear a hum.
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    I am from the Jackson area. The administration is probably scared they will be stolen.


    There is a good chance a hive is already on campus.
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    I have seen the same thing of beetles crawling...

    I have seen the same thing of beetles crawling out covered in oil.
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    The problem is apiguard will caused the wax in...

    The problem is apiguard will caused the wax in the super to smell like listerine and would influence the taste of any future honey in those frames.
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