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  1. Re: High Springs FFA gets grant to teach about bees

    Thanks AB, look forward to more FFA involvement in the beekeeping field. Better for all our sakes and long overdue.
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    I just pick out an ant pile, and let them clean up the slimed frames. Once cleaned, then let the bees have them. Safer for bees, last meal for ants;-)
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    After a forum experience in the early net days, certain level of ambiguity is necessary.

    Forum flame war where members called child services and had them removed over false sex claims.
    Party #3...
  4. Re: Groeb Farms, Inc., Case No. 13-58200 (WS) United States Bankruptcy Court, Easte

    Explains why Groeb farm had a bunch (A BUNCH) of landscaping work done over last few months. "You did a lot more work than you charged us for, thats why I wrote the check for more" wife to my friend....
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    Re: Orientation flight "cloud" today

    My favorite time of day!!
    Days off, cup of coffee and chill out, watch the show!
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    Re: Varroa count

    Just gor reference from my work experiences...
    3-5 mites on a drone brood shake out usually gets an alcahol roll. Usually higher numbers on the rolls. Did 12 myself learning to do rolls, all came...
  7. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    From FL perspective, rough queen year for us. Strange enough to not be a definable pattern to put finger. Bosses been scratching head since spring. Not treatments, swarming, low acceptance, suddenly...
  8. Thread: Dearth

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    Re: Dearth

    Take notes. What pollen coming in and when. As you go through the years, you will see the weather effects on hive strength etc. This year the rain shut off just in time for end of gallberry and...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    Work with 2500+ single deep and Illinois super for brood space. 1 3/4 effectively.
    Gives a tad more for the ebb and flows of main brood space vs. honey drying/capping cycle.

    Like it so far...
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    Re: What is your oldest piece of equipment?

    Work for pair of 3rd gen beeks, one with his son just started a queen rearing biz(4th gen).

    Going through old lids other week, boss commented on cattle brand HR on several. He had this look from...
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    Re: Maxant Giveaway

    Black n Tans provided? As long as the bad beek stories flow like the honey!!
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    Re: Maxant Giveaway

    Wife took care of it. Thx for the opportunity to own one!!
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    Re: medium supers

    Mo,
    Easiest put: 2(mediums) per hive light flow, 3 medium flow, 4-6 heavy

    Combine your orders with club members or beek friends for mutual savings. I.e. order foundation in groups of 100 (10...
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    Re: Email Alerts

    Thank you Barry for all your hard work.
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    Re: Forest Fire Silver Lining?

    And checked with the commercial beeks I work for, both 3rd genrration beeks...

    Year 3-5 post burn are considered optimal. Weather factors removed (not enough rain at right time, nites too cool,...
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    Re: Walk away did not go well

    Ummmmmmm
    No

    Definately

    No
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    Re: Forest Fire Silver Lining?

    And palmetto, cabbage palm.

    Build supers n frames!!
    You are going to need them!!
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    Re: Watermelon Pollination

    Have a coworker that took a couple of pollination contracts for the boss. He just spent last weekend feeding (trenches) for his bees on 3 watermelon fields. He can't wait to get them back on a flow....
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    Re: The healing power of... propolis?

    Old stories from Native Elders. Propolis mixed into a bit of bear fat keeps multitude of bugs off. Propolis with certain plants for healing certain bug bites (great for ticks btw).
    Egyptians have...
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    Re: The healing power of... propolis?

    Pine tar. Or similar sap, locally acquired by your bees. Works on cracks in hive bodies, why wouldnt it work on a crack in your "hive body".
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    Odds are, with 4 deeps, there will be another Qcell or three. Remember that hive is trying to supercede that queen. She really needs to go into a nuc/single deep of her own. "Swarm" under your...
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    Wait til morning. See queen, split queen.
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    Re: Cleaning bee cloves

    Cloves=Gloves?

    Warm water and dish soap. Let air dry.
    Stiff next day when dry, little sweat will loosen them right up.

    Normal dirt just adds character. Avoid overwashing. Most gloves not that...
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    for the Alachua county club:
    http://alachuabees.org/

    Seperate group not far away:
    http://www.gainesvilleareabeeclub.com/blog/
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Welcome Joe, from Reddick/Ocala.

    There is also a local club to you about 5 min on other side of Dadant from you. Will post back in a bit with the info for you, just after dinner.
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