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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    I carry a double epi-pen whenever I go out to the bees. I keep it in a fairly well temperature controlled package to help prolong its viability. I have done so since shortly after I began with...
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    Re: Need advice for duck box transfer

    I agree with beepro (post # 7). This past summer, I did one in a bird house exactly that way. Once I caught the queen laying in the superimposed super, I excluded it. After she was laying well and...
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    Re: Best gloves.

    Seldom use them, but when I do it's Bucko!
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    Re: Ascetic acid

    Thank you all for your input. I will read the Van Engelsdorp et al report and see what more I can learn. I can even spell it correctly now. (<:
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    Ascetic acid

    I'm hearing locally about using ascetic acid as a miticide & nosemacide (is that a word?) It is being used as an additive to syrup or water
    in extremely small amounts for the bees to ingest....
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    Re: Entomed pollen

    Thanks, Ray. I was hoping for more. Anyone else?
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    Entomed pollen

    The November issue of 'Bee Culture" shows Davey Hackenburg with a frame of dark comb, and the caption says that Davey is explaining
    the reasons to that entombed pollen must go. Can anyone elaborate...
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    Re: Do olives really produce nectar?

    Thank you. I think I'll inquire regarding it.
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    Re: Do olives really produce nectar?

    My experience echoes yours.
    I would like to hear of where the Olive honey you saw is supposed to come from.
    I would also like to hear of anyone making olive honey.
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    Re: Dadant 12 frame extractor??

    I had one that served me well until I desired a larger one. I sold the old 12 framer to a friend who added the newer motor that Dadant uses on its extractors from about the 4 framer to the 20. It...
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    Re: Selling Honey to Local stores

    When I priced my honey to the small chain I sell to, and they added their markup, the price was quite a bit higher than I had been selling it at my retail pricing. I fairly quickly raised my retail...
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    VSH and Hygenic?

    I see queens for sale that say they are one or the other. Some say they are both. What is the difference?
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    Re: A quick V. Mite pic

    I don't normally call any wild thing "Ugly", but this critter along with wax worms and hive beetles all qualify.
    Nice pictures. Thanks.
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    Re: First real honey harvest

    It is what it is. Next year maybe more or less. Enjoy the trip, wherever it takes you.
    Don't forget to save a bottle of your first honey for your Memory shelf. Your first honey only comes once.
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    Re: Cleaning/Screening Pollen

    Hmmm, Shb larvae. Higher protein pollen. Maybe a new marketable product - you never know. We have "Raw, Unfiltered Honey" - why not "Raw Uncleaned Pollen?" or "Pollen straight From the Beehive?"...
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    Re: How long will a jar of pollen keep?

    I think that pollen lasts longer, the colder it is kept. I freeze all mine until sold or removed from the freezer to eat, at which time I put it in the refrigerator. I try to consume pollen within...
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    Re: Bee Pollen sizing

    The weight of pollen will vary dependent upon the moisture content. I sell fresh frozen pollen. It will weigh more than dried pollen. I sell a 2 lb. honey jar full of pollen which weighs 1 lb. I...
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    Re: skunks and racoons

    I like the idea of using carpet tack strips in front of the hives. It really stops the skunks.
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    Re: Roaches

    One thing is for sure. Don't spray roach poison on them! That may sound like overstating the concerns, but I had an employee once (at my pet store) that sprayed ant poison into our cricket keeper,...
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    Re: Blue Bellied lizards

    If you want to delete the population to a more agreeable amount, next winter just lay some plywood pieces around the hives. The bluebellies (and possibly some other critters) will winter under the...
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    I was at a meeting this evening, where Gorden Wardell, the bee biologist for Paramount Farms, spoke. He stated that Paramount does not spray anything when bees are in the orchards. Gordon is a...
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    Re: History, geneology, and beekeeping

    Really neat pics. I really like the "gum" hives, and plan to create one with moveable frames so I can have the "look", but be safe and legal.
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    Re: flavor ranges in honey

    Ditto to MB's answer for the pollen aspect, but to answer your question, Yes they are. I sell as many varietal honeys as I can make, and have been known to bottle others from other areas for my...
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    Re: startup cost???

    Brooksville? What state? If you so indicate it, the chances are good someone near you can give you local input as to what works best, where to obtain at best prices, mentoring, etc. Best wishes.
  25. Re: Golden Beehive from "Pushing Daisies" TV series

    My wife will let you display it in our house. PM me for my address. (:
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