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  1. Thread: Tap A Talk

    by chazman
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    Re: Tap A Talk

    TapaTalk has come a long way on the methods of implementation. I would not be so afraid of it. I have also implemented it on my Vbulletin forums.
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    Where are you on the tree of knowledge

    Rusty at HoneyBeeSuite has put us all in our place pretty accurately with this well thought out post about the learning curve of beekeeping.

    enjoy...
  3. Sundance II Pollen Trap experience and questions

    Experience
    I received my first Sundance II Top Mounted Pollen trap about a month ago. I have a small apiary that has about 6 hives relatively close to each other. After switching to top entrances...
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    Re: Formic Acid Fumigator

    I am not an expert either, as I have only been beekeeping a couple of years. Most of my education has come from reading just about everything I can find, including this forum. I believe that the...
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    Re: Formic Acid Fumigator

    TCT1w,

    Your videos show you not using a hive cover on top of your Hive when the fumigator is installed. The WVU article clearly has pictures of the hives with hive covers.

    Might want to...
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    Formic Acid Resistance

    Is formic acid a treatmeant that varroa desteuctor can become resistant to? I have read of resistance being a problem with many of the other chemical treatments but there is nothing I have found to...
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    Re: Drawing comb in the supers question

    I only have one drawn super at this point, for three hives.

    I guess I am still confused as to whether I should be feeding at this point. The flow has definitely started here in jacksonville. I...
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    Re: Drawing comb in the supers question

    Here is a picture if it helps take a look at what I am seeing.

    Chuck in JAX

    http://chucksnature.blogspot.com/2011/03/sugar-water-or-honey.html
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    Re: Drawing comb in the supers question

    So then I guess it goes to say, you don't feed with supers on, even if there is no comb on them. As a new beek would have or a crush and strain producer would have.

    I think I will take that super...
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    Re: Drawing comb in the supers question

    I have three hives but they are all first flow hives, two of them wintered one was a strong nuc. None of them were there last spring so all my medium honey supers are foundation.

    How can I tell if...
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    Drawing comb in the supers question

    Is there a difference in the best practices of feeding when the supers need comb drawn versus just the brood box needing comb?

    I guess I am questioning how long to leave the food on when I have...
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    Re: honey bee healthy

    where can you buy lecithin? Is that a GNC type of product?

    Chuck
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    Re: honey bee healthy

    How long will this concentrate recipe last? I have a small backyard operation and if this batch goes bad because I don't use it up, maybe I should make a smaller batch? Can you make the concentrate...
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    Re: Supercedure in action?

    You guys rock. With the internet and a camera, you can learn more than our grandfathers learned in a lifetime.

    I appreciate all the input and opinions.

    Chuck in JAX
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    Re: Supercedure in action?

    CORRECTION.

    Those cells are at the bottom. I took another look at my pictures before I cropped them. They are at the bottom pointing down, so I guess they are swarm cells. Very interesting. ...
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    Re: Supercedure in action?

    That wooden frame is the bottom of the frame not the top as earlier stated, the openings are pointing down. Hive population is good, about 5-7 frames of bees on a deep brood box.
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    Supercedure in action?

    I keep learning so much from this group reviewing my pictures I am just going to keep going.

    Here is a link to some photo's with what looks like supercedure in action. Three queen cells, one of...
  18. Thread: Pulling brood?

    by chazman
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    Re: Pulling brood?

    Great responses, thank you for the input. This looks like a strain I would like to keep going!

    Chuck in JAX
  19. Thread: Pulling brood?

    by chazman
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    Pulling brood?

    Any idea what this gal is doing to the young bee?

    http://chucksnature.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-is-this-gal-doing.html

    Chuck in JAX
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    Lizards and bees

    I lost my queen to some unknown problem at some point this winter. Here in North East Florida we have lizards out the wazoo.

    I am wondering if there is any opinions on whether or not the guys in...
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    Re: Some sort of worm

    The first thing I thought of was fishing bait!
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    Re: Some sort of worm

    Ahh.. Freeze it.. Perfect. Then the bees will clean it out, and use th comb.
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    Re: Some sort of worm

    Thanks for the help with the ID.

    So if I find these guys in the comb, what is the best option? Cut it out, scrape it clean?

    Remove the frame?

    Thanks again for such quick responses,

    Chuck...
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    Some sort of worm

    Here is a link to a picture on my blog with a worm I found my tray this am.

    Any ideas on what it might be and what I should do about it?

    Thanks,

    Chuck in JAX
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    NE Florida Bees

    Fellow Beekeepers,

    I just want to pass along a good name I have come across in the North East Florida area.

    John Peterson came through for me.

    I was having some trouble with my hive that I...
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