correction, in Florida,
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correction, in Florida,
Just for walking around at meetings, and passing out honey, to friends etc.
Not much commercial use, and not trying to sell anything here, not that
there is anything wrong with that. Just showing...
Mine had some washboard roads, and abrubt road drops, etc, so you might be OK
the larger tires, and better suspension of larger trailers, generate less jarring motion.
Doubt the frames moved, must just be the up and down bumps.
No real questions here, just saying.
Thanks Anthony Ritenour for the details,
so in south florida, it is feb and march for swarms,
I am in South East Florida, so some in Homestead, West Palm, and Broward areas. Have done pretty good, about 50 percent or 8 traps last year,
elevated, about 8 plus feet
most any lure,...
Any late spring or summer swarms etc?
been pretty successful with February - March traps, wondering if I should keep at it, and expect at least some success
even 3 percent or less?
I've heard about the negative effect on mandarin,
does that apply to tangelo too?
You know, about 50 hives for the flow only, then removed.
I have a couple bases is Davie too, off Flamingo. (50 hives)
We probably are nectar competing neighbors.
I have too much time on my hands, building a 12 foot swarm tower.
That it just it, it varies, by a few weeks.
Not sure, but seems like almost a month earlier than last year.
Same with Florida lychee, very early flow.
Do those high power gas leaf blowers, do a lot of damage to the bees?
I tried a small battery blower, but it didn't get many bees, the gas ones have 5x the velocity.
Just had to grind the point down from a Lowe's gardening section, hand cultivator.
The hive tool was not getting it for me.
Not sure if bee suppy already has this sort of tool.
I only have 40 hives, so a tub of Apiguard seemed simpler.
I went somewhat low dose this time as a test.
$90 tub was less than half used after 2 treatments, so a rough estimate is $1 hive.
It's a good taste, fruity, not like the expected major source this time of year, sable palm.
Just never heard of watermelon honey, untill I did a search right now.
Red circle is 1.5 miles radius...
Kind of like a bumper wheel chair lift.
Sometimes it is easier to have the hives, "outside",
not so much buzzing around, while you drive.
My dad made this screened beebox, so could transport a...
Very few blooms, or buds, yet, here in Fort Lauderdale area.
But all the rain, has plumped up the pepper plants, so expect something in a couple weeks.
Possibly so much rain, that the high...
It is like a zoo, protected but well visible.
Visitors are a little confused, where are you taking me, the bathroom?
Wooden fence keeps neighbors from complaining.
He has a good colony, 2 supers...
By watching this forum, I thought many commercial beeks, routinely cull out the old comb, based solely on age, and possible toxicity on some level.
What about the "toxic comb" issue, where after a few years, or months, chemicals, and undesireable biologicals built up, POSSIBLY weakening the hive.
I know it is a crazy request, but I want to experience that flow in northern Florida.
I tried the associations, but, a lot of time, maybe 100's of hours, is required to establish a relationship and...
I was wonder this too.
ahhhh, don't give me ideas.
Trespassing is not cool, and illegal, but with premium locations, where no one would be harmed, it is tempting.
Actual permission seems almost impossible, with all the red tape.
but I find the taste interesting, not my favorite, but good.
from : http://fisherhoneybees.com/nectarflows.html
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