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    Re: Advice needed on a balled queen

    So I had a swarm in Feb way too early for this part of Fl. No drones or drone cells in any hive but they all flew back to the hive. Upon inspecting for swarm cells ( there weren’t any or drone...
  2. Thread: Robbing musing

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    Re: Robbing musing

    Started this last year after major robbing lost 5 or 6. Making all bottom boards to 3/8 with a piece of 1by about 2 in short of the width of the hive that I can swing open or close during a flow.
  3. Re: How much honey should you leave on the hive for your area?

    gross hive weight is a great way to judge your hives but I don't know if a new bee will bee able to judge how much a 150 lb hive feels like. I can't tell weight by lifting a corner of a hive so I...
  4. Re: How much honey should you leave on the hive for your area?

    Most folks here in N. Fl overwinter in one deep and feed as needed. I try to over winter in 3, 10 frame med I pull all empty comb and feed as needed 6 frames of honey should get them through winter.
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    Re: how to build a hive cover with a feeder hole?

    OK so Ya don’t need migratory covers. Just cut a hole in the covers ya have
    Don’t use the inner cover. Feed outside can freeze.Tech the key is to have the right sized hole so the feeder pail is...
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    Re: How far south to overwinter?

    North Fl bees must bee registered and inspected
  7. Re: Extracting honey from cutout comb in an extractor?

    seems like you could use paint filter bags to do that
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor- SHAKING/WOBBLING

    Also frames from different companies weigh differently. its like an unbalanced washing machine. If you have frames with partially drawn comb arrange them across from each other. If you have frames...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    They are called killer bees cause folks have been killed by them
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    Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    After 14 years of using a 3 frame hand crank I had the cash to buy the 9/18 mann lake what a joy. The only way I was able to keep using the hand crank was being able to watch tv from the kitchen...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    Haven't taken mine off in 26 years KNOCK ON WOOD
  12. Thread: Hive Stand Height

    by mac
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    Re: Hive Stand Height

    2x4's will bend when get a couple boxes of honey
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Apple should pay attention to these guys. New marketing for them. Anyone going to buy an I-watch this year or wait for Craigs list in a couple of years. Ya'll are missing the I GOT TO HAVE IT NOW...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    still don't see how you can tell when the frames are capped looking at one end doesn't let ya know about the center or front end being capped. When can we order one ???
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    Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    Come on man you KNOW how it works
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    Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    switching back to all solid bb. seems harder to control robbing with all the extra ventilation bringing out the smell of honey
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    Re: Hive Hosting Payment by Honey

    Pollination services here run 50 to 60 dollars a hive for a month or 2. Charge him and see what he says. I have hives on a small organic farm where the farmer asked ME to place some hives on his...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Don't think you should confuse hive sizes with ignorance in not being able ta spot AFB after all when AFB was rampant everyone used all deeps





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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I thought that's why people started beekeeping :-)
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    As of right now there is enough food ta feed the world the argument revolves around the forgone conclusion that in the next so many years as the population doubles or what ever we will have to...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Did people starve 40 years ago before glyphosate NO this whole thing is about killing weeds and the world food supply going belly up. This IS a conspiracy theory perpetrated by big ag. Talk about...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    If I bought 30 gallons of your honey and by the time I got to the last 5 and it was crystallized and I called ya and said hey what are ya going ta do the honey I bought from you a year ago has gone...
  23. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    run some hogs they will clean up everything and grass fed organic bacon will
    make you a rich man. Think outside of the hay field
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    Re: Property tax agricultural exemption for bees

    well there already are some standers if your trying to make money from bees. check out Fl. right to farm act. And it's not an exemption it's a land classification





    Sure ya can if your...
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    Re: Tax break

    not exactly correct a beekeeper can lease someones 5 acres of land and the land owners property can be taxed as ag
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