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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    There is another thing that will take a strong hive down quickly and that is poison. If your hives did not have a lot of dead bees present then they may have been poisoned away from the hive.The fact...
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    Re: filtering wax

    For my final cleaning I use an old slow cooker with tee shirt material as a filter.This is after a couple of trips through the solar melter.This is clean enough for things like lip balm and other...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    Add me to the list please.
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    I agree with mgs post except I would keep the brush and throw away the gloves. Get several hive tools and paint them florescent orange.You still won't be able to find one when you need it.
    Buy...
  5. Thread: mineral oil

    by gone2seed
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    Re: mineral oil

    Can you point us to some of this discussion from several years ago? The talk now seems to be about 50/50 for and against
    fogging and no,I have not tried it yet.
  6. Thread: mineral oil

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    Re: mineral oil

    I wonder if anyone has tried adding essential oils to the mineral oil.
  7. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    I think your prices are well in the ball park.Here a 10 frame Lang with bees, top,bottom and inner cover goes for north of 250 in the spring.
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    Re: A smelly smell that smells smelly...

    You probably already know this but just in case.....make short flicking motions with the brush.This instead of long sweeping motions.The long sweeping motions roll the bees and that is what they hate.
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    Re: Sting virgin & first aid

    If you are this worried about a sting maybe you should consider another hobby.
  10. Re: Unusual Bee Behavior (Bees dying regularly, and attracted to light)

    Your bees are simply attracted to the light.These would be bees that were outside the hive after dark.For instance,some bees remain outside if they are out in a late rain or if they just didn't make...
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    Re: taking bees south

    Keep in mind that Florida is a long state.We have 4 climate zones here.
  12. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    There was a saying during the California gold rush."The smart ones were those selling shovels".
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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    As a long time internet seller(not honey),always be aware that there are plenty of thieves out there. It is a common ploy for a buyer to claim the product is not as advertised so they can get a...
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    Re: iron supplements for bees?

    Ace I must admit that your reference to the "Big Apple" makes no sense to me,but then that's true of a lot of your posts. The same might be said of your comparison of bees and children.Everyone here...
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    Re: iron supplements for bees?

    why not just place a mineral salt block where they have access and let the bees choose what they need?
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    Putting on Hopguard next week and the following two weeks.That is the only negative I see to HG.
    Three treatments a week apart. There will be no "fall" treatment as our brood rearing is at a low...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Thanks for the reply.That makes sense for your zone.We do get some mild winter here so I need a medium of honey for insurance.
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    Re: Think I'm getting in a mess here...

    The key is in this sentence from your post." All seemed well for several weeks, and I saw her on my inspections". The "s" on the end of inspection is usually the problem.
  19. Thread: Honey taste?

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    Re: Honey taste?

    Get some people who don't like you to taste it.If they like it it is ok to sell. I use my wife as taste tester.If she can find anything to complain about...........
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    bee vac?
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Odfrank,I'm impressed and I am too old to impress easily..I do have one question on one of the items in your list.Why do you use queen excluders on a single brood box?Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    Cotton honey has a unique flavor that commands a premium here at the Farmers Market.
    Cotton also has extrafloral nectaries that can extend the season.
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    Re: Honey byproduct identification help?

    my guess would be mead.smell first then a small taste.
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    Re: Hive Marking - Florida

    I use a garden marker.These are made to stand up to our sunshine.These are not sharpies or Magic Markers.Those fade quickly.
    I look forward to seeing what others are using.If I were filthy rich I...
  25. Thread: Growl???

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    Re: Growl???

    Airflow through the hive causing a vibration on something in the hive??
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