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    Curious ID question

    I had a swarm of bees land under some of my backyard hives. It was a tiny swarm of teeny tiny bees. I've been recovering from a reverse shoulder replacement and didn't think I wanted to mess with...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    2/23/2015 2 small swarms on same day--West Palm Beach, Fl. 33406 80 degrees, sunny. Both not from my hives.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    I''l bee watching this thread with great interest. I have a very similar bee care history as SP.
  4. Thread: Runny Bees

    by CessnaGirl
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    Re: Runny Bees

    Rubber bands around your pants legs. A lot easier than tape or twine.
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    Re: Raising queens in florida

    All year round in South Florida,especially Ft. Lauderdale south. Palm Beach County is hit or miss Nov through Jan for quality matings.
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    He did so well with the slatted racks, he figured out on his own how to make a screened bottom board. Next, I need an under cover. I am so proud of him, especially since our table saw is in very sad...
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    I printed out your photos and instructions for my hubby. All my hives, except for 2 had slatted racks and thanks to you, he made one that I added last weekend. The other is waiting to be stapled...
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    Will be watching. I like your design. Thanks.
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    Re: fermented honey

    Grrroosssssss! Another reason to be thankful for city sewage!
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Most of my hives still have lots of brood, but some don't. They threw out their drones about 10 days ago. Poor fellas. I have some brood all winter. Each hive varies. If it's queen right and...
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome Gail! Get ready for the fun and frustrating ride. I'm in Florida, too, but on the other coast.
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    Paul Stamets is an interesting guy. A close relative of mine, an oncologist, became interested in it after colleague's very elderly patient had a spontaneous remission of her cancer (had opted for no...
  13. Thread: Fair Price?

    by CessnaGirl
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    Re: Fair Price?

    Yeah, it's a little light on the frame quantity. I come up with 24 frames needed. As far as the SBB, it has a mite tray to block it off. I love SBB but I live in South Florida.
  14. Re: Confused....where did this queen come from?

    I guess I'll never know for sure where she came from, but I agree with Bee Whisperer, "It's a miracle" it all worked out. Or dumb luck, most likely.
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    Re: I'm pretty sure I killed my hive today :-(

    mdax, I like the way you think. :)
  16. Re: Confused....where did this queen come from?

    The amount of time that passed is 6 days, from last Sunday to today. It rained Tuesday through Friday. Sorry, I thought it was clear in my post. Today, I was actually looking for new emergency queen...
  17. Confused....where did this queen come from?

    I had a nuc tower, 4 stacked, full of bees. That was not my plan, I just kept thinking this whimpy, tiny nuc would stop building up, but they didn't. They went gang busters after finally recovering...
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    Re: The best thing I've made from honey

    Excuse my ignorance, but how do you dehydrate it? Confused.......
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    How much wax do you need?

    My best selling soap is a combo of lemongrass, lemon, and litsea. The lemongrass smells wonderful as we all know, and the litsea adds a buttery lemon smell as well as an...
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    Re: The best thing I've made from honey

    I eat it a big spoonful up straight up but you could eat it anyway you want. It's all good!
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    Re: The best thing I've made from honey

    Add some cayenne powder to it. Yum. I keep some in my fridg for when I'm not feeling quite right. I also put a crushed clove of garlic in mine, too, for added antiseptic punch. Longer it sits, the...
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    Re: To sum up beekeeping

    :):thumbsup:
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Well said. As my flight instructor used to say, "You don't know what you don't know," or as to an old timer's expert experience, "He's forgotten more than I will ever know." And, I must say, he is a...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Hahahaha! Sorry it wasn't clear. I was agreeing with your post. The slapping comment was regarding the original post. :doh:
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Ah, yup. OK, now that you bee-otched slapped the newbies, hope you feel better. If beeks have done their due diligence, as JTGaraas stated, they would know they have to pick and choose advise,...
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