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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    I always smile when I think of people like you and your wife. Heres a letter I wrote to my son in law and it fits you and your wife. You two are doing a great job.
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    Re: Honey in the brood box

    I live in Titusville fl. east of Orlando. When I started out I was told as long as there is honey supers on the hive. Leave the honey in the brood box. The bees will eat it or feed it to the brood. I...
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    Re: What type of tree is this?

    Here in Florida I believe its a rain tree.
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    Best queens for central Florida.

    I lost 6 of my 10 hives. Due to my lazybones. I'm not trying to grow more then 10 hives I just want to get hives going to keep my wife and grand-kids in honey. Then to help with the fruit trees and...
  5. Re: Anyone else in Central Florida not seeing a nectar flow yet?

    I'm in Titusville and the orange was very bad now the palm is doing nothing. I was thinking its my bees?
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    Re: Traveling Bees?

    I moved my bees to the orange groves about 4 miles and boy were they mad when I got there. It was after dark when I moved them. Good luck.
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    Can I feed it to bees?

    I made candied ginger today and I had to boil the sugar Syrup. Can I feed the sugar syrup to my bees after the sugar was boiled? I want to try and get them to make some honey from it. That would make...
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    Crystallized honey

    My wife loves Crystallized honey on her toast. So I need to find away to get the honey to Crystallize quicker because I'm letting my Palm honey crystallize and shes eating it quicker then it can...
  9. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    A bottle of bee be gone. I used it and it took about two to three months for the smell to get out of the shed.I put the rag in the shed when I was finished with it and forgot about it. I have not...
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    Re: fermented honey

    STG you are right sugar is cheaper then bees. I do not want to hurt my girls.
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    Re: fermented honey

    [QUOTE=Ret, Sgt. Robert Yates;1204476]Define what you mean by the "fermented honey" you have ? was it sealed or opened ? if opened - do you know if anyone had put a spoon back in the jar after eating...
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    Re: fermented honey

    Thanks Vance I'll feed them because there's not much to choose from for the bees.
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    fermented honey

    I have a bottle of fermented honey. Can I feed this to my bees? I had to remove the bees from a porch and I believe its from mango flowers. It was really good honey but this bottle is from my...
  14. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    I use white vinegar for stings and the best spot is the nose.
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    Re: ARRGHH! hate being a part-time beeker!

    I have SBB all year even when we get down into the high thirties. I have a hive that only gets about 1 hour direct sun the rest of the day its in the shade and my bees were bearding last week....
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    Bee keeping show on tonight

    Bright house cable ch. 1068 station name is WEFS. Pretty good.
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    Bee Vacuum Please

    I am looking to get a bee vacuum next spring or If I'm good Santa may drop one off. :) I can only hope. I asked him for books last year. I must of gotten my request in to late or he was fresh out. I...
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    Re: Man Honey is Great!

    Its always better when you harvest it.
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    This is a big mistake

    I put a bottle of 2-1 to get the bees to build comb. Well you know if you forget it this is what happens. What a mess. Picture #148 is of the box up side down, With the top of the hive on the grass....
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    Mango bee there's a place just north of Orlando that has queens and he will bring them to Mims when he comes over to check his hives
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    Good luck, sell all you can while you can.
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    Re: Bees in a water meter box.

    I pulled a swarm out of this box last year and they turned very nasty. I just though it was a very hot hive I never though of AB. I split the hive and gave them a new queen now the hives are very...
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    Bees in a water meter box.

    We found some bees in a water meter box below a hedge. We pulled the comb and found the queen and put her in the box with (5 frame nuc box) Left it there and came back to check the hive and found all...
  24. Re: I wander how many other beeks have had this ideal.

    Needo I like that. I may try that I will see if wife agrees to it. I had to remove a hive behind a power meter. The meter reader would not come in the yard to read meter she had to use a sight to see...
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    Moving a hot hive.

    I have to move two hives from my back yard in town to my new house in the county. We have been remodeling this house for 3 years and we are almost done. We paid for things as we fixed them. :) I have...
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