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    Re: Help! Inspection revealed MITES!!!

    I have seen these traps loaded with mites right along with the SHBs
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    Re: Help! Inspection revealed MITES!!!

    Why do folks go to chemicals so quickly? Do feral bees go out and collect poisons to put into their hives?
    Please learn from the bees. You will have more success.
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    Re: Beginning Beekeepers Class help

    The best way to handle this situation is to find sponsors that will pick up the tab. That way you can present the best information you can without worrying about where the funds will come from.
    A...
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    Re: Help! Inspection revealed MITES!!!

    Never give up on your bees. Use powdered sugar to help dislodge the mites and put in some Better Beetle Blasters to trap the mites that the sugar does not help dislodge. Do this for a few times on...
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    Some of the best bees you will ever have will be from feral swarms that are not dependent on some beekeeper dumping chemicals in their nest constantly. They have learned to survive and make the best...
  6. Re: North Florida Bee College, Master Beekeeper Program, Chipley Oct 31 - Nov 2

    If you cannot attend the state convention and you are in the north central Florida area stop by one of our beekeeping clubs for lots of good information on beekeeping. You can find a club near you...
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    Re: Florida Beekeeper Registration

    This is the attitude of many new beekeepers that I talk with in Florida. Even some old timers are moving their bees and not reporting them for the new season. And some even claim they have gone out...
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    Theft of Hives/Equipment

    Always be alert to the thieves that would rather steal your hives and equipment to make an easy buck. Some do not want to put in the hard work or take the time to build up thier own apiaries. They...
  9. Thread: I need help!

    by Chappie
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    Re: I need help!

    You can melt some wax and stick it back and then move them into a Langstroth where you won't have that problem.
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    We still have 9 nucs and 9 hives available you can order at Dadant's. 386 454-0237 or 1-877-832-3268 The next bee day is May 7th when the folks that ordered bees will be picking them up.
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    We have a new club starting on May 5th in Chiefland, Florida at 7pm. Meeting will be held at 4 West Park Ave. Everyone welcome to the new Levy County Beekeepers Club.
    See you there,
    Chappie
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    Re: Queen Excluder = Honey Excluder

    Instead of listening to what others say about this or any subject take the time and see for yourself.
    Take two hives of equal strength that you have and put a queen excluder on one and leave the...
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    http://dixiecountybeekeepersassocation.ning.com/
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    Re: How to get a bee group going

    Hi,
    I have started several new bee clubs and still starting more while we ride the wave of publicity brought on by CCD and the public's fear of Africanized Honey Bees.
    The interest will fade as...
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    Another new bee club forming

    Hi All,
    If you live in the northern part of Florida we have lots of clubs to help you become a better beekeeper.
    You can visit the Alachua County Beekeepers Club that meets on the third Thursday...
  16. Re: Fla Beeks -- Is it your State Law requiring Killings of Swarms?

    The Florida laws are made to protect all citizens and visitors to the state. While some folks are happy to kill any bees they find some of us collect the swarms that are in an area that does not...
  17. Re: 2010 National Honeybee Awareness Day -- Aug 21, 2010

    our new website is, http://alachuacountybeekeepersclub.ning.com/
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    Re: Why do people start/ leave beekeeping...

    The reason most beekeepers leave is they got started for the wrong reasons and refused to listen to mentors or refused to get educated the right way.
    There are thousands of "teachers" that have no...
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    Everyone is welcome at our site.
    http://alachuacountybeekeepersclub.ning.com/
    We will be posting more information as time permits. Just post any questions and someone will get back to you.
    If you...
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certifications

    Lots of folks seek certification for the wrong reasons. If you want to learn more so you will become a better beekeeper; I say go for it.
    If you want a title so you can feel superior to others, you...
  21. Thread: Free bees

    by Chappie
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    Re: Free bees

    Most of the posts I read on here seem to come from folks that use bees to make a living or at least a few bucks.
    I haven't seen too many that have the passion to do what they can to save our bees...
  22. Re: 2010 National Honeybee Awareness Day -- Aug 21, 2010

    The Alachua County Beekeepers Club will be hosting an all day event at Dadant & Sons in High Springs, Florida
    We have a great lineup of speakers including Dr. Jerry Hayes, Dr. Jamie Ellis who head...
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