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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    Hum...interesting. I'd rather get stung too, but not my mom. Might make up some of this and try it, if I can find enough worms. My bee are robust and wax moths are not a problem. Guess I could set up...
  2. Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    Ditto! This is what I was thinking the whole time I was reading this post. That said, I have a friend who is a pilot extraordinaire in all classes of aircraft, a flight instructor of all classes, and...
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    The last honey judging I saw had the following judges' comment: "fingerprints, hair"
    Gross!!! Needless to say, that bottle didn't win. My friend wears cotton gloves when filling her competition...
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    Re: Funny honey label

    There's a guy in our club and his company is named Bee Barf. He even has the license plate to prove it. A little to literal for me. Yuck.
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    Re: I had purple honey and blew it. Sigh.

    Sounds like your girls may have been dumpster diving. One of our members had unusual bright fruity colored honey and figured out his bees were dumpster diving at the local Duncan Donuts near his...
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    Re: Flavored Honey

    I added vanilla honey to my inventory for the fall shows. Looks really nice with the vanilla bean in a muth bottle, corked, and sealed with wax. I am considering adding ginger honey and roasted hot...
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    Re: Brazilian Pepper

    I haven't noticed it blooming here yet. My girls are a little bit on the crabby side, especially with all the rain. I will be very happy when the Brazilian pepper blooms. I think only beekeepers like...
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    Anyone used this extractor basket?

    I need an extractor, but I don't want to store an extractor (no room). I was looking at this:...
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    Re: hot pepper honey

    My friend uses roasted hot peppers. He chops them up and just lets them steep. When it gets to the right heat, he strains it, and adds a bit of dried pepper with seeds then bottles it. This way you...
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    Re: Bees Hate men?

    I noticed something the other day. A group of all girl beeks were working hives and only one of use was being harassed. I stood back for a moment just watching. We all were wearing sunglasses, but...
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    Re: Bee Inspector coming next week

    Yes inspection is required in Florida. Our inspector, Caitlin is a sweetheart. Inspections are a non issue.
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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Yeah, I had a failed QC when I miscalculated the days and moved the frame right in the middle of the sensitive time. It was my bad. Took the bees a long time to figure out she wasn't going to hatch....
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Awe!!! That's says it all.
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    Re: what to do with slum gum

    I put a glob inside a empty toilet paper roll and use it as a fire starter when we go camping. Works really well.
  15. Re: Note to self: When doing a hive body reversal...

    OMG! The same thing happened the other day when we were reversing boxes! The new beek that was there in his pristine ultrabreeze jacket got 4 stings on his "little man." All he said after the initial...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    Hahaha! I can see why you would ask! No, I am quite content with my 9 hives. My goal for my own hives is big, healthy honey producing hives, not to add more. In fact I quit catching swarms because I...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    An update on our grafting. Let's say, I am doing the happy dance! The second grafting session yielded a 100% take, 30 out of 30! I am ecstatic. We did splits yesterday for the 1st grafting session...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    Thanks all. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
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    1st Grafting Experience

    Last week I learned to graft from my friend. We made a starter and put the frame with the jzbz cups in for about 5 hours, the came back to make 30 grafts and 20 out of the 30 took. Is this the...
  20. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    I agree. If I have to order online, MannLake is my favorite. I received an item not to spec and they replaced it immediately and have always been very helpful/friendly. Very happy with their customer...
  21. Re: Please, could you help me "read" my one month old hive for the first time?

    Nothing more to add except your gloves appear to be really big. Just bee careful placing your finger tips as you may smash someone important.....
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    Re: Does this look normal?

    Feed these girls. That way they can work all night, too, to get a start. I don't like to feed either but new colonies need it to get going. Increases comb and population much faster giving them a...
  23. Re: Beekeeping in South FL (Broward County)

    I live in Palm Beach County which is the next county north of Broward. Our bees raise brood year round, but do slow down end of Nov to beginning of Feb. Most the beeks around here use 2 deeps for...
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    Re: When to throw in the towel?

    Thanks so much for all the advice and encouragement. You all confirmed what I already knew but was hesitant to do: shake those girls out! And I won't feel too guilty for giving up on them, er I...
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    Re: Hello from South Florida

    Hi John and your wife,
    Welcome to our shared addiction. I live in West Palm Beach. I am good friends with Al and Sierra. I'm also a member of FBBA. In fact, I got my second hive from Al several...
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