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    One Strong One Weak

    I opened up my hives today and one hive is loaded with brood, pollen, and bees. The other has plenty of honey and pollen but no brood and lacking bees. The strong hive is very busy bringing in...
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    Re: A Strong Cell Building Colony

    Seeing the video really makes things clear after reading your post and watching your other video's. Thanks for posting Michael! Great Stuff!
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    For me it was kind of a whim. I was looking through my chicken catalog one day, and in the back of my favorite catalog it had beekeeping equipment, around that time I noticed that a neighbor down the...
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    Nucs from Shallow Supers?

    I have just been given 250 shallow supers from a cousin that recently got out of the bee business when his father passed away. I really what to breed as many bees as possible this year. Any thoughts...
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    Re: NW Florida startup

    Hi Buzzle. Its always good to see another beekeeper from the area. I'm not sure how you are willing to wait till May...lol. It can never hurt to plant a little patch for the bees, but bees do visit...
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    Re: Pollen source question

    Yes, Maple is a great source for first pollen and necter. Im not sure about Mayhaw. Wish I had some Mayhaw for making jelly.
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    I saw that Henbit and maple are blooming in our area this morning and the bees should be getting plenty of necter and pollen. My bees have been bringing in pollen all winter. Not sure where they are...
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    Re: Max Nuc Production

    Thank you for telling me about MDASPLITTER.COM I read that when it was first posted and I couldn't remember where I saw it, That is the aggressiveness I first had in mind and wanted to mimic. Then I...
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    Re: Honey smells like urine

    I really don't think we have malaluka trees where my hives are, I've spent a lot of time in those woods as a kid and I've never seen it, I looked up a picture of it.
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    Re: Honey smells like urine

    actually yes, quite a few holley. hmm
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    Honey smells like urine

    I bottled some honey this year that smelled to me just like urine.....any ideas? I can't stand for the wife to even use it to cook with however her and the kids say that it smells fine to them.
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    Re: Max Nuc Production

    I would really like to move into the nuc business however, I think I will be growning my apiary for a few years before I start selling. From what I have read on the board, there seems to be a high...
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    Re: Max Nuc Production

    Thanks for the advice, Mr. Palmer, I didn't even think about using someone elses queens, after i raise my first 10-15 for my nucs. I've had the same hive of bees since 08 and they have always been...
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    Max Nuc Production

    Ok fellow Beekeepers, here's my situation, and I'm looking for a few different opionions on this. I'm sure I will get them seeing how every beekeeper has their own opinion.
    I have just retired from...
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    Re: Plastic Frame Natural Cell Size

    I will try putting on a little wax and see if the bees draw it out before I order more frames.
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    Plastic Frame Natural Cell Size

    I was at Michael Bush's site this morning reading about cell size. I have a general question and I'm looking for a simple answer. I currently run wax foundation and have tried pierco plactic frames...
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