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    Re: Need help settling arguement

    Snicker. We had a good laugh over this one. Thanks! :thumbsup::D
  2. Re: Pricing to Cooperate not Compete with Fellow Beekeepers

    Around here, honey is around $10 a lb. I have a couple of friends that sell their honey for a dollar an ounce but both of them associate with the holistic/naturlistic crowd. I do however sell cut...
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    Re: Need help settling arguement

    I plan on leaving it for the bees AFTER we extract, as I do with all our honey covered equipment. This thing is BRAND NEW, just out of the box, and smells strong of something from the manufacturing...
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    Need help settling arguement

    Hi all. So we got our new extractor today. Yay! The problem is the instruction booklet is not detailed at all. All it says is "clean with warm soapy water." It does not day to disassemble first. So,...
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    I live in Florida, too. Had the same problem. You are completely supported by the State since you are registered and inspected. Just call your inspector and the problem will be taken care of for you...
  6. Re: Need advice on buttoning up a hive......

    No, it's not an aggressive hive. They bump me sometimes and they are flyers. We call them wanna bees as in wanna bee Africanized but don't know what to do after they bump us. They are very sweet...
  7. Re: Need advice on buttoning up a hive......

    It's AT&T Uverse/Direct TV. She's changing over from cable. The guy that came out 2 weeks ago to check it all out and schedule the installation didn't even mention the bees. He was over on that side....
  8. Re: Need advice on buttoning up a hive......

    Hadn't thought of a sprinkler. No robber screen but I could use #8 screen. I will probably use a combo of these ideas. Won't be able to put water on til the a.m. when I get there.
  9. Need advice on buttoning up a hive......

    One of our hives is in a friend's side yard. We have to close the hive up for a Monday a.m. service call. The hive is 2 deeps plus 2 supers tall. It also gets brutal sun all morning. Will they be OK...
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    Re: prince

    Oh, you quoted my favorite Prince song and it says it all! Such a showman. RIP
  11. Thread: Gloves

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    Re: Gloves

    Interesting. I have gloves similar to these I use for gardening. I never tried them with bees as I thought the bees would be more likely to sting black gloves. Is this not true? Another fallacy?
  12. Re: small hole of the size of a plug in some medium supers

    Thanks for the link, Waterbug! I just zipped over and got the book! I have a lovely case of pneumonia right now and it will give me something great to read while I'm down. My bees need working and...
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    Re: Capped frames of honey for breakfast?

    Down here, we sell it for a dollar an ounce. Never weighed a 1"x1" square though.....
  14. Re: Choosing the right hive for a comb honey super

    Definitely want a strong hive. I also look for the hive that makes the straightest, lovely comb, but I am foundationless in the brood box so I can see what the girls are making. Also, in the supers,...
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    Re: TBH doesn't work in warm climates

    Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiairies runs his entire successful business with top bar hives, including queen rearing. Half of his colonies are in Palm Beach County and further south in Florida. His...
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    Re: site unavailable = good sometimes

    I liked the forum feed, too. Sad it's gone.
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    Re: Round Labels

    Planetlabel.com has about any size you want in several finishes. They will also do custom sizes.
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    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    Got some pictures, Harley?
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    Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    I have been bottling a lot of honey this year. It's been a fabulous honey production year for us but I have gotten to where I dread bottling because of the stupid honey gates! I have bought them...
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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    Hum...interesting. I'd rather get stung too, but not my mom. Might make up some of this and try it, if I can find enough worms. My bee are robust and wax moths are not a problem. Guess I could set up...
  21. Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    Ditto! This is what I was thinking the whole time I was reading this post. That said, I have a friend who is a pilot extraordinaire in all classes of aircraft, a flight instructor of all classes, and...
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    The last honey judging I saw had the following judges' comment: "fingerprints, hair"
    Gross!!! Needless to say, that bottle didn't win. My friend wears cotton gloves when filling her competition...
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    Re: Funny honey label

    There's a guy in our club and his company is named Bee Barf. He even has the license plate to prove it. A little to literal for me. Yuck.
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    Re: I had purple honey and blew it. Sigh.

    Sounds like your girls may have been dumpster diving. One of our members had unusual bright fruity colored honey and figured out his bees were dumpster diving at the local Duncan Donuts near his...
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    Re: Flavored Honey

    I added vanilla honey to my inventory for the fall shows. Looks really nice with the vanilla bean in a muth bottle, corked, and sealed with wax. I am considering adding ginger honey and roasted hot...
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