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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Margot--great logo! I've been thinking about getting that done and have a co-worker whose boyfriend is an artist and willing to help me when I'm ready. I agree with everything you said.
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    For those of you using onlinelabels.com, which material are you using, and what size?

    I was getting my labels from Laura Hetrick. She doesn't do label anymore in her business but gave permission...
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    open nectar comb

    This question feels so basic, I'm embarrassed to ask. But here goes.

    Large areas of uncapped nectar--that is not what they have opened to eat, is it? They are collecting nectar? When I say large...
  4. Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Yep, the other day on my morning walk I was singing a Christmas song, I wrote it myself.

    To the tune of Let it Snow:
    Oh the weather outside, De-light-ful
    That's cuz we live in Flor-da
    Let the...
  5. NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/90492wkvnu2ymky/AABefXgCjMr0AZSgFmsvXtofa

    I'm not a builder, so I came up with this after much trial and error of other ways to clean wax for candles. Plus, very cheap...
  6. Re: LOL...somebody made top bar hives in video game

    I watched someone playing Farmville the other day and she had beehives on her game-farm. I need to download that game!
  7. Re: Nat'l Honey Show "BeesLike Sugar Too"

    I just found this one too and will watch it after the Dr. Ellis one when I can. I did a search on You tube and National Honey Show has a nice selection of videos to watch.
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    BBC youtube program

    Especially for the ladies, I'd say. Good bee introduction and neat llttle facts.
    "The wonder of bees with Martha Kearney". There are 4 episodes at 30 min each.
    My apologies if this has been posted...
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    first time Creamed Honey

    It's cool enough now in South Florida to try my hand at creamed honey. I used 8 oz creamed organic honey for my starter. House has been in the 60's for a few days so I assume honey is too.

    I...
  10. Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    When I started increasing, my sweetie offered to build the hives, and he has made about 12 coats nuks for me over the past couple years. We found out real quick it's cheaper to buy unassembled (at...
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    Re: Greetings from the Florida Keys

    Welcome! I just happen to be in the Keys for six days. I bought a jar of honey that came from "bees in the keys" out of Largo. I have yet to see a honeybee. Dark honey...black mangrove? We are here...
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    Yes, it's called "summer".

    Charlie--your welcome.
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    Re: framing comb

    Pretty slick Mr Beeman! I will have my sweetie make me one and give it a try. My way, I still have to use a top bar from a frame to prop the frame a bit off the work surface so I don't crush bees.
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    I like to leave a full super between nectar flows and then I don't have to feed. I believe it's healthier for the bees. But if you pulled a couple frames of honey from those loaded hives, I doubt you...
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    http://fdacs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=c812b9679f854b84982f7551a4e0708d

    When you go to the link, type in his address at the search line. Near the top you see where...
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    Re: framing comb

    The loose rubber band on the top frame goes over the top bar to the other side where there is a row of tack on the bottom of the frame--which I didn't take a pic of--and when you have comb placed you...
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    Re: framing comb

    I've tried that way with the bands and I end up rolling bees, or get the bands rolled together, drop the comb--I'm clumsy with that way of doing it which got me trying other ways.
    Would you share a...
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    framing comb

    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/3omrrhl5cvt2qa8/AAA5hHDqClEqGCPnmWtEOcDYa

    After trying many different ways to frame comb from cut outs, this is my favorite. My goal is to quickly get the comb in frames...
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    Re: sluggish bees falling off frames

    Update.
    Something came up and I didn't get into the hive that day. The next day, rain all day then a bad cold snap for 2 days. Then, my 12 hr work shifts, followed by nice weather. In the nice...
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    Re: Step by step tips on extracting

    How are you doing your uncapping? Another source of lost honey and mess if not thought out.

    My first 2 seasons I used a large, low sided Rubbermaid storage container for cappings and dripping...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

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    My label was created by Laura Hetrick. She's not reprinting anymore. I got them done at a print shop this year but the color not nearly as nice as Laura's. Next batch, I will instruct that I...
  22. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    I don't use wire or foundation.
    What kind of extractor do you have? I do not crush and strain. My first couple years I used a 2 frame hand crank. I start real slow, and as honey empties out of the...
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome Gail, fellow female beekeeper (and in medical field?). I'm a few hours south of you. About 3 years ago I went to Tampa beekeepers workshop, a Saturday event that was absolutely great...
  24. Re: Hello! Ask This Old House brought me here!

    I had to look it up and watch!
    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,20871374,00.html

    I wanted bees for years, but the city I lived in had ordinance against backyard hives. Moved to...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    My labels say Raw Honey. I don't use any heat at all, and I strain.

    What I like about this thread is that I have an answer now for the folks that tell me, "I get my honey at Costco for [whatever...
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