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    Re: Strange honey

    Feed it back to your bees.
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    Re: swarms HANGING AROUND longer than ever.

    yep,

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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    As I remember it:
    It was a cool breezy afternoon, late spring; I was sitting at a white weathered picnic table outside a little roadside diner. The sun warming my back as the cicada song...
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    Re: Hive Beetles in Honey Supers

    The eggs are not a problem as long as they don't hatch. The larva can mess the honey up. SHB do not destroy comb directly, but their excretement ruins the honey and can be diffictt to clean off the...
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    Re: Hive Beetles in Honey Supers

    Just do not let the supers sit around unextracted for long. If the few you saw laid eggs, they will hatch and then begin to slime stuff up.

    Congrats on the harvest
  6. Bee against Monsanto celebrates national Honeybee day

    Geez, So much bad, inaccurate and misguided information in one article. It actually maligns the beekeeping industy more than Monsanto... Go figure
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    Re: Florida nectar sources / plants

    The Melitto Files published quarterly in Florida show an excellent beekeeping calendar for Florida beekeepers including approximate bloom times of various significant nectar sources. See page 4
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  8. Thread: Apologies!

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    Re: Apologies!

    Screened bottom board under a new cut out tends to confuse the bees as to where the entrance is. But since you are using a SHB trap under the screen, then it is not really being used as a full open...
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    Re: Extraction question

    Well, if hot water is a problem and it makes it impossible to get the wax off, what do guys that use hot knives for uncapping do to clean their knives?

    I do a cold water rinse on my uncapping...
  10. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Actually, I prefer it. I live in SHB territory and my bees use propolis extensively. If the boxes are gapped a bit (rocking) that gives me a place to force my hive tool into to break the boxes...
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    Re: What kind of plant is this???

    Eglin is a large area, that is for sure.
  12. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    I do cut outs for a fee. I quote a minimum price that I charge no matter the complexity of the job. The minimum covers the first 4 hours involved (which includes travel time). If it is less than 4...
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    Re: What kind of plant is this???

    There are 15 registered beekeepers in Crestview. ANd probably many more that are not registered, I would think there are managed bees closer to you than you think.
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    Re: I have a problem

    Ditto what Ruthie said. Take them to a location away from your hive and clear the bees off.
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    Re: Most useful gadgets

    Car keys!

    Uses:

    Start car
    Pry frames out
    scrape prolis off
    use as screwdriver

    They are almost always in my pocket when my hive tool may be just about anywhere, probably with all those...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Frame spacers that are permanently installed in a super. They actually hamper pulling the frames, etc...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    They are not for protecting the queen cells from the other bees. They are for introducing the queen cell to the new nuc, etc. Once you put the cell in the protector and push it into the wax of the...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    I suppose that is why the german black bee is almost non-existant in the US then, because it was too gentle.

    You are simply wrong in this Mike, and the one that is a bit backwards.

    Feral...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    That is a very inaccurate and short sighted view. Prey adjusts behaviors to overcome unacceptable/unsustainable predation. These adjustments do not require that the prey become overly defensive. ...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    Temperments were fine. queens were not marked so I can't say which prevailed.

    I will say that there was some fighting on the landing board and ground in front of the hive today. So I will check...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    That is styrange, I watched one of my hives be taken over today by a swarm. I had actually checked the hive that got taken over yesterday and decided that they were way too weak to make it and was...
  22. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    I have found that taking the full super off and leaving it in the garage with the door open will get it emptyed virtually effortlessly on the beekeepers part. :scratch:
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    No. I just lived with the void.
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    I have a lock miter router bit that I have used in the past for the end joints. Works great, a bit of a pain to set up to begin with, but makes the end cuts and assembly very easy with very little...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Yep, for all we know they may be buying up all the hives after hearing that Monsanto was going to partner up with the big beekeepers in the implementation of their new GMO Bees.....

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