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  1. Re: Central Florida (Orlando-ish) pollen sources?

    This may help

    http://shelby.ca.uky.edu/sites/shelby.ca.uky.edu/files/Pollen_color.pdf
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    Would you give us some hints?
    Do you fill the (opened) can with candy?
    Ship with a sponge? Soak wooden cages in water? Dip bees before they go?
    We've hear about how you deliver directly so they...
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    Nice!
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    Re: Spent this past weekend wax dipping

    Nice set up
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    Re: Hello rookie from Dade City Fl

    Welcome, lots of bees and Beekeepers in the area
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    Re: Nuc Spacing & Mating Flights

    Good conditions must be uncommon then!
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    Grower is going to spray "nutrients" this week sometime during the night.

    Brand Names

    Closer -Dow chemical-pesticide
    KeyPlex 350- Nutrients/fungicide?

    Does anyone with experience in the...
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    I wish you had some, I'm getting ready to order a bunch more. Got anything else to give away?
  9. Thread: queen cells

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    Re: queen cells

    Sorry I meant were you in it!:)
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    Re: queen cells

    I'm don't think I'll be able to make it this month but I'd really like to get there soon. Did you make the video?

    http://youtu.be/HqHb1wLKhnU
  11. Thread: queen cells

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    Re: queen cells

    Hard to tell do the math and take a quick peek for eggs 15-20 days after you guess her day of emergence.
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    I put them in the 4th or 7th spot but I don't really have a clue what I'm doing. Bees draw them out and fill with drones of honey based on need.
  13. Thread: queen cells

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    Re: queen cells

    Never had luck smashing cells, IMO they've already made up thier mind. Let them sort it out
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    Re: Age of e-cell larvae?

    It's reassuring to see the pro's occasionally get a curve ball thrown at them!
    I would have guessed a Latin Queen ( she's a Roman virgin :lpf:) but you feel confident you saw the cell she came from...
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    How are the bees looking in the groves so far?
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Feeders

    I've got a few and they fit nicely with 9 plastic frames. The bees take the syrup too fast for my use. I feed to stimulate more than put on weight.
  17. Thread: Fire Ant Problem

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    Re: Fire Ant Problem

    Fire ants don't cause problem with my hives it seems like every other ant does!

    I'm sure there will be other suggestions but short of chemical/pesticide application nothing is really effective...
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    Re: Is an outyard worth the risk?

    If you are allowed guest I could probably drive up and check your hive a couple times during the rut.

    Seems like there are two schools of thought. Put them where no one can see them or put them...
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    Re: Wax dipping startup costs and need to know

    6.75-7.00 # per gallon

    http://www.clarussp.com/waxes.html

    Volume Calculator

    http://m.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/construction/tank.php


    Wax supplier ( I've never bought here)
  20. Re: parafin gum rosin vs microcrystaline treating woodenware?

    This thread has some photos of stuff I've dipped.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?306923-Hot-wax-dipping-equipment&highlight=Wax+dipping

    In the last photo the stack of deeps in...
  21. Re: This is what a queen that produces MEAN bees looks like.

    �� Life is too short for mean bees!
  22. Re: parafin gum rosin vs microcrystaline treating woodenware?

    I doubt it put a post in the Wanted Forum, maybe someone will respond or perhaps just sell you dipped Equipment.
  23. Re: parafin gum rosin vs microcrystaline treating woodenware?

    I know some beekeepers in Florida use only scrap paraffin or paraffin and Cu Nap and have for years. I've got a few used boxes that I'm fairly sure where done this way and I'd guess they are around...
  24. Re: parafin gum rosin vs microcrystaline treating woodenware?

    I've been fooling around with paraffin wax, rosin and then painting.

    American Rosin

    http://www.diamondgforestproducts.com/~shop/list/?prdPerPage=5&catId=34943&no_redirect=true

    Seems to work...
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    Re: behr premium weather proofing wood finish

    I just noticed your location, disregard everything I said our climates are clearly very different:)
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