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    Re: Newbie wondering if my backyard is okay

    Aim the hives toward the river so the bees will fly that way for there flight path.
    I have noticed that my bees will not go through my field fence so a simple fence can keep them up high enough to...
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    Re: I am writing a new book .....

    The only good mean hive is a dead hive. Here in Florida there is just to much of a chance they carry the AFB DNA. That is just me.
    Even if the hive can be re-queened just how many drones passed on...
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    Re: Beyond Frustrated in Southwest Florida! (Bad advice)

    Ants can be a big problem at least for me they are. It is a thing to look for. You might see one or two bull ants and not think about it. But they are scouts and late one night they could be hundred...
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    Re: What is your bee water recipe??

    I have a bird bath and the bees will not drink from the waters edge they sit on the side where the water wicks up the concrete. I have seen bees that landed badly and have to swim to the edge.
    I am...
  5. Thread: new nuc design

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    Re: new nuc design

    Very good. You could now sell the design for hunters camo. Hmmm are you sure the bees will be able to find them?
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    Re: Safe Poison for carpenter ants

    Look up permethrin and see its use. I was looking for a small hive beetle control and Manlake sell it for that. It can be very nasty because it kills all most all insects. But it is used as an anti...
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    Re: I got my first Social Security check this week!!!

    snl welcome to the club. The first check feels so good.

    O and Berry we will not run out of funds you well tee he.

    O its so good to be the first of the baby boomers!
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    Re: Having a Beer With the Old Gals.

    I was told there is a esters in some beer hops that is the same as the alarm pheromone. So bees might not like some beers. Hmm sounds like a good research project. You know buy lots of beer and see...
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    Re: Bear

    Just a through, but why not run a ground wire around the fence and in the grass where the bears paws will be when the bear touches the bear fence?
    Good grounds are hard to do. You need water and...
  10. Re: Jacksonville/Florida new laws/rules, I may just not get started.

    Now I have to buy my queens only from certain people? I read the PDF. I had to look up what a EHB certified queen breeder was. Still not sure. So does this mean one can not breed there own queens?...
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    Re: Saw a honeybee...now what?

    Bees might ignore the trap and go to the hive. I have two in the last week that did. One was full of old comb and the other had none. Go figure. The one with comb had no bottom board. Now I am really...
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    Re: Saw a honeybee...now what?

    You might have some lemongrass oil on you still and the bee thinks you are a queen bee. O yes another thing a watched trap never catches bees. :) good luck
  13. Thread: Ant problem??

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    Re: Ant problem??

    The large bull ants will do this. May be a Florida thing. The ants will go in at night and raid the hive and cut the wings of the bees. I had to stay up for a few nights to see the ants do this. Now...
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    Re: Best materials for smoker fuel

    Goran ?

    Is that the fruiting body of a fungus?

    If so I wounder what other kinds can be used?
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    Re: Problem: Bees in the birdbath

    My bees like the bird bath more then my gold fish pond. Well have never seen a bee at the fish pond. What I figure is the bees like to sit just above the water level in the bird bath and lick the...
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    Re: open hive in back yard

    Thanks for the reply It will be a few days before I can do anything so The hive will just have to hang around.

    Here is a link to a picture not to good but.
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    open hive in back yard

    Holy Bee it is a large open hive of honey bees. It is in my back yard. Now what?

    The hive has comb over a foot long and a ball of bees that would make any hive proud.
    I would post a picture but...
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    Re: Good Luck Tomorrow New England Bees.

    As I love the white the sand so dear. Flip flops to wear shorts so dear. It is too cold it is below 70 F. It is the time to think about the summer and beach just near. Fish jumping birds going north...
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    Re: Apiary near a Garbage Dump

    Too good to pass up.

    There is a saying in computer stuff. Garbage in garbage out. Never through I would think that in bee stuff.

    There is old posts about bees raiding fast food dumpsters and...
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    Re: medicating at package introduction

    Good question and I am looking for answers all so. I am going to buy a few more packages in the spring and all so would like to know if a producer of packages treats for foulbrood is he suppressing...
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    Re: Need hive tool input plz.

    The basic hive tool is good , the old Jimmy bar. Sometimes a hard ware will have one but every one thinks you are going to pry open doors. Now I did cut the return of mine to 3.8 of an inch so I...
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    Re: Hives and pets. Can we all get along?

    My two Poms put there nose in the entrance once now the bees and dogs do not brother each other. Ever so often one will come after me but not the dogs.
  23. Thread: Tanging the Bees

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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    I to was wondering why anyone would want honey from Tang. Stuff never did taste good I think that is why UF came up with Gator Aid,

    Not bees but look up alligators and B flat. Seems the male...
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    Re: New in Central Florida

    This looks like fun may be I will go this year.

    http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/bee_college.shtml

    Florida has a great extension service.

    Good place for a beginner to learn.
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    Re: New in Central Florida

    Welcome to central Florida bee keeping.
    To add another good thing to do is find a local bee keepers group. I belong to one in Hillsborough Co, and it is a great place to find people to help. All so...
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