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    Re: Four days and the queen has not been released...

    If you have another colony that is strong enough I would take two or three frames of capped brood and swap them out for some of the weak hive's frames. I would also reduce the entrance and release...
  2. Re: Comb storage and moths/beetles. And, AFB gas chambers and Gamma locaitons

    This is from the Division of Plant Industry website. http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/plantinsp/apiary/ap-fees.html If you follow this treatment regimen you are in the clear.

    "•All hives...
  3. Thread: bee jacket for 42C

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    Re: bee jacket for 42C

    107.6f
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    Re: What is the name of this tree??

    Just guessing here, but maybe some variety of Viburnum. If you can't figure itt out this year get a close up picture of the flowers next year and try again.
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    Re: What in the world is this?

    My guess, Bumblebee Moth aka Snowberry Clearwing Moth.
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    Re: Tulip Popular Questions

    I have couple planted about 15 years ago and haven't had a problem with either. Thay are about 35 and 40 feet tall. During the bloom the ground will be covered with blossoms. The seeds are small. The...
  7. Thread: Black Larvae?

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    Re: Black Larvae?

    I have found the videos on this page to be very informative. http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/index.shtml They also say that often the colony can push through an EFB outbreak.
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    Re: Beeweaver sucks at customer service, and selling healthy bees.

    I fail to see how it is BeeWeaver's fault. You received the queens alive and they died in your care.
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    Re: Non-Hive Related Pest Help Needed.

    Be very careful with the DE for pools it isn't safe for pets or people and dangerous to breathe in. I would get the food grade DE from the feed store it's safer. Watering the lawn would keep the dust...
  10. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Have you had luck with clover in the past? As far as why you saw no germination I can put forth a couple guesses.It could have been too deep. The seed could have been too old and lost its viability....
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    Re: Help! my new hives are being robbed

    If reducing the entrance didn't stop the robbing I would make a robber screen. If you have basic tools you should be able to make a couple quickly. If you can't find the correct size hardware cloth...
  12. Poll: Re: "Newbie Question" Should I get FERALS BEES from local beekeeper or not. Please He

    I would accept contigent on going through the nuc in his yard before accepting it. If I were concerned about how hot they were I would go through them without smoke to see how many irritated and how...
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    Re: Crush and Strain - How to

    There are many different ways to do it. This is what I've done.

    I cut it into chunks. Dump it into some cheesecloth a couple layers thick and then wring it out. Cover and let it sit overnight to...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    It sounds to me like he has poor customer service. It also sounds to me like you didn't feel like picking up your nucs when he told you they would be ready. Maybe, if you can make contact with him,...
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    Re: How to get started?????

    You need a permit and have a facility up to code for the processing of your honey(honey house). Here are some links...

    http://www.freshfromflorida.com/fs/min_standards_chklist.pdf

    This one...
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    Re: Swarm in a bush on the ground .... what to do?

    You don't have to brush them into the nuc. You could shake or brush them onto something else and then dump them in the nuc.

    I've used a piece of folded cardboard and a wooden spoon to get a swarm...
  17. Re: The bees and orioles love this bush.....what is it?

    Looks like Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
  18. Thread: What to do??

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    Re: What to do??

    Put a box below them. They will build down just fine. Wait a couple weeks then check for brood. Once you have brood then follow the rest of the procedure one outlined by Oldtimer starting with the...
  19. Poll: Re: Should wax dipping with rosin of equipment be considered a treatment in this foru

    How many of these dippers with the continuously diseased hives are saying they are treatment free? If they don't claim to be treatment free then what in the world are you trying to prove? Dipping a...
  20. Poll: Re: Should wax dipping of equipment be considered a treatment in this forum?

    The way I see it dipping the woodenware in beeswax, parrifin, rosin or any combination thereof for preservation of the wood is not a treatment. It's tantamount to painting or varnishing the wood.
  21. Thread: Foul Brood Smell

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    Re: Foul Brood Smell

    Here is a good video on it.

    http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/foulbroodvideo.shtml
  22. Thread: Gardening

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    Re: Gardening

    Halictid bees, bumble bees and rarely honey bees, in that order.


    Here are a couple links.
    http://www.pollinator.com/tomato.htm
    http://www.pollinator.com/self_pollinating_tomato.htm
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    Re: What to do, bad weather

    I'm assuming you pulled out half your frames put your box in and put the queen in the frames you had left. It's been a few days so as soon as you're comfortable with the weather get in there and pull...
  24. Thread: Redbud

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    Re: Redbud

    The redbud here was being worked over pretty good by both the carpenter bees and honey bees. So they have to be getting something from it.
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    Re: My beetle trap really works! Take a look!

    Call around to your local feed stores.
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