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    Re: REPORT YOUR POISONINGS

    Tenbears, with all respect, it seems that you are not cognizant of what is going on here in Florida with citrus spraying and beekeepers. I have been poisoned and have proof from a USDA lab. It was...
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    REPORT YOUR POISONINGS

    I received a call yesterday from a beekeeper here in Florida that was asking questions about a suspect poisoning of his bees while located near orange groves. I encouraged him to contact the state...
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    Re: Florida Pollinator Protection Program

    The issue of recourse is a legal matter that is decided by law. States have specific laws about recovery of damages done by one to property of another, it is a civil issue.
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    Loss Of A Beekeeper

    Some of you out there have known Jerry Crews for a long time. Jerry was a inspector in Florida for many years and also ran bees of his own. Jerry passed March 3rd in Sebastian, Florida. Our thoughts...
  5. Re: Is there any less citrus chemical spraying (greening) in North Florida vs. South

    Hello there my friend, things in Vero have gone from bad to worse. Spraying is taking a toll and I expect more kills in the future, I have bee hit three time is 18 months, but there is light at the...
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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I must agree with Smokepole about the type of sprayer used for boxes. Both Graco and Titan are top of the line high production sprayers and they do the best job possible. The time saved is worth the...
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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    Find yourself a used Titan 440 or 540, they are great machines for doing that kind of spraying. I picked one up off Craigslist and paid a very reasonable amount for the machine complete with lots of...
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    Re: 3/8" x 1 1/2" Resin Coated Staples

    Regardless of the make or coating, over time they pull out. Best results are achieved by adding glue like Titebond 3. Also placing a nail in the lower and upper corners will secure your seam for...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Oh yes, the camera! I have some great pics taken from my game camera that I had hidden near the few hives closest to my house. I even know the unlucky visitor.
    I think court is the best option.
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Yes, seems reasonable, but Admire Pro can also be applied by ground blast, as it was in 2013 when the same grove company sprayed during bloom. Also was applied in December of 13 with the same ground...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Soylent, read labels of Admire Pro, Mustang, Danitol, you can find these online, each has a distinctive warning for spraying when bees are present. Labels also have wind requirements and warnings for...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    SoylentYellow, there is no mandatory requirement to map your bee yards. If the grove owner knows where your bees are and has known that you have had apiaries in locations then the mapping is not...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    How do you lose an apiary when it is not on their property?
    What about damage or loss of an apiary due to their out of label spraying?
    So I guess what your saying is that if you are damaged on your...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Seems that there needs to be some discussion here about the label and what is the law. THE LABEL IS THE LAW !!!
    Last year the University Of Florida put out a document defining bloom as true bloom...
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    Another bee kill from spraying?

    On October 30 I inspected one of my bee yards and it was showing signs of acute kill off possibly from another pesticide related application. The same grove that was sprayed last December in the...
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    I would say that it is pretty much in the last stages of bloom. Yesterday I checked several areas and berries were abundant in each place. Yes, get the supers out of the yards, robbing will start...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Bingo, we have a winner!!! Yes the good ole ELAP program where you cannot lose, the good ole taxpayer stuffs your pocket with cash.

    On another note, there was once a beekeeper who was having a...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    From what I have learned, county right of way is protected by county statutes, yes it would be like a car that is left and can be removed. If one chooses to ignore the request for removal a writ of...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Yea, I know exactly where you are talking about. I look at that along I95 on the East side of the highway along Angle Road and just shake my head.
    I did get good news today from DFL, they will be...
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    Bad Commercial Beeks

    Now that pepper is in season beeks are coming from all over to place bees close to pepper concentrations. I have seen a recent trend that is disturbing and will end up causing wars like we have not...
  21. Re: Beekeeping Photobomb (How NOT to market your honey)

    Funny, I have been thinking about a brand name for that tag, you can call it, "Squatting Bloom", pure and natural!!!
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    Re: Barrel Settling Tank

    Yes! I have installed both gate valves and Maxant no drip valves.
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    Re: Jar feeders prone to robbing?

    Robbing can be a problem, especially when you overfeed nucs. I use a different feeding arrangement for my nucs, especially new splits. Typically I use 4 or five frame nucs, just last weekend I made...
  24. Re: Argentina made bee suit from Miller Bee Supply

    Those coveralls are handy, I use the double knee painters pants from Dickies, they work great and usually I just throw on my inspector jacket which is very comfortable and cool. When I am working my...
  25. Argentina made bee suit from Miller Bee Supply

    I have used most every bee suit ever made during my years of beekeeping. I have used the suit made in Argentina from Miller Bees Supply in North Carolina and have found it to be one of the best. It...
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