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  1. Thread: Different Bees

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    Re: Different Bees

    Thanks for the advise. I've only purchased Italians, but have allowed them to make their own queens. I'm leaning toward the possibility of German genes. I know some bee keepers in our club have...
  2. Thread: Different Bees

    by mwbratt
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    Different Bees

    In our outyard- 7 hives- we've noticed that 2 of the six hives have darker, almost black bees. Also, the darker bees seem more defensive. Is there really a difference?
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    Re: Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

    It is nasty to manage, but our bees like it; doesn't bloom long in our area (NW Florida).http://http://mwbratt.magix.net/album/my-albums/!/oa/6296403/
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    Mason Bee Colony

    Here's a photo of a natural mason bee colony.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    32535 (northern Escambia County, Florida panhandle)

    gall berry (Illex glabra)

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    Re: Farmers Know Best

    Subsistence farmers do just that, maintain or support themselves at a minimum level, and have been doing so since farming began; chemical dependence on a dangerous substance such as endosulfan...
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    Re: Marking your Hives

    Sharpie.
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    Re: NW Florida vs East Texas

    Well, I actually live in northwest Florida, near Pensacola. We've got 20-odd hives right now and have been beekeeping for six years.

    Africanized hives don't seem to be much of a problem here, and...
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