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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    It's the best honey because someone claims it is!

    Well, I proclaim that the Tupelo Honey gathered here in my home area from Tupelo trees to the "Best Honey" because of it's unique quality not to...
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    Re: Open feeding goes great

    Too many bees in my area to open fed! Lesson learned! Wish I could figure a way to capture the free loader bees and keep them in a hive.
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    Re: Open feeding goes great

    When I open fed last summer I discovered I was feeding everyone's bee's. I had four 10 frame deeps and they were consuming 4 gallons a day. I know mine could not eat that much.
  4. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Barry

    That is what the ones going into my hive looked like, thanks.
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    Re: Black bees

    Thanks, that makes sense. There was no fighting just normal activity. And that was the only hive that had them.
  6. Re: A spray bar device to fill frames that I came across on youtube

    Thanks for the explanation guys. All this is still new to me and you northern guys have issues we in the south never have. Thanks!
  7. Thread: Black bees

    by GregSkip
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    Black bees

    Hi guys I'm in north Florida, today while watching my hives I noticed black bees going in and out of one hive. I had seen a black bee several days ago enter this hive. Today there were a lot of...
  8. Re: A spray bar device to fill frames that I came across on youtube

    Don't get It, why would you fill frames and with what?
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    Re: experience with horizontal langstroths?

    Paul

    Off topic but, I lived in Alamogordo for five years, loved it!
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    18 garage stapler/ brad nailer from Harbor Freight. Been using it for projects for about 4 years it now sticks my frames together, I have even assembled some homemade supers with it. New one is...
  11. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I'm in the Florida panhandle 25 miles north of the gulf and I mine are bringing in orange and light colored pollen also. I have not seen any blooms but the bees are traveling in the direction of the...
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    Re: 2 3/4 vs 2 7/8

    2 3/4 will work but will need to be enlarged some. I use a small drum sander on my drill.
  13. Thread: pear mead

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    Re: pear mead

    Sounds great......I need all the instruction I can get! With each change of the weather I see something different with my bees!
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    Square peg

    Off topic but, just googled Jackson County, AL. Like the area may have to take a bike ride up next spring and visit the cave. We have a caverns near us in north Florida, always love...
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    Re: SHB in Oregon?

    Do a you tube search for the "Fat Bee Man" he has a you tube video where he describes how to use the corrugated sign material to make SHB traps. I use a Beetle Blaster with vegetable oil. Some use...
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    Thanks guys for the pictures. Makes perfect sense now. May have to make a few to have on hand, easier than the wooden framed ones I made last summer.
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    WBVC

    Do you have a picture of the wire formed into a "W" shape and how it is stapled to the entrance. Where do the bees exit? From the short end? Maybe I'm a little simple but I can't envision...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    No it is mixed with the sugar syrup at a rate of 1 tablespoon of oil mixture to 1 quart of sugar syrup. In My previous post I said 1 teaspoon but it should be 1 tablespoon. So a quart of the oil...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Tj

    Here's the recipe I use.

    Add to a quart jar

    1 cup of honey
    3 drops of lemon grass oil
    2 Teaspoons Tea Tree oil
    1 Teaspoon wintergreen oil
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I do not remember where I got my recipe but it was from a source here and The Fat Beeman. I read a lot before I used it to be well educated about it. At work now but will try to post the recipe I...
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    Re: small hive beetle question

    Yep, but I know what works for mine. Went through all the hives yesterday with the State Bee Inspector, who said my traps were working great, found lots of beetles in the traps but none walking...
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    Re: small hive beetle question

    Just my .02 and I only have 15 minutes of experience but I use the Beetle Blaster traps with vegetable oil. It doesn't take much oil in the trap, but you have to careful not to spill any, it makes a...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I treated with the Apivar Strips beginning in August. I also mix wintergreen oil and tea tree oils in with my sugar water feed. I had to feed from the beginning because they were spits I got from a...
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    State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    State Bee Inspector checked my hives today. Did an alcohol wash and found NO mites, zero!

    After all my mishaps getting started this summer I am really a happy beek! He said they all looked great...
  25. Re: Need some beekeeping tips for South Florida (Sarasota) Area

    Brian

    I don't pretend to know much, only had my four hives since July. Has the State bee inspector met with you? If not, call and have him come by and check your hives. The inspector will...
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