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    Re: Anyone paint pictures on there hives ??

    I think they look great!
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    Re: Orange Blossoms blooming early!

    Yeh, I noticed they are starting early this year! I really hope this cold snap doesn't do any damage!
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    Re: Melting wax in 55 gallon drums.

    In my few years experience, and maybe this won't work for someone with many more hives than I have, but I allow the cappings to drain for a few days instead of just one night. I have two tubs I use...
  4. Re: East Florida Bee keepers dead bees figured out.

    I read that about Sutton on Hobby Farms also! 12,000 - 15,000 hives? Hmmmmmm?
  5. Re: East Florida Bee keepers dead bees figured out.

    suttonbeeman, hey, I believe you misunderstood what I was trying to say. What I meant is, I noticed on your profile page that you and the bee guy who lost all the hives are friends. I just thought...
  6. Re: East Florida Bee keepers dead bees figured out.

    Where is Suttonbeeman? He's not too far from there. Didn't he say last year that he would "take care" of anyone who invaded his territory? I was just wondering?
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    Re: Footwear Do's and Don'ts:

    Me too! I actually think a friend of mine may have pictures! A not too pretty but funny sight!
  8. Thread: Hive location

    by DixieLee
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    Re: Hive location

    I've just always in my 5 years of beekeeping have had better luck keeping them in the full sun. BUT, I'm not saying that anyone else's style isn't better than mine. I was mentored in Florida from a...
  9. Thread: Hive location

    by DixieLee
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    Re: Hive location

    You definetely want the hives in full sun year round. It will help reduce the number of shb. Also, remember that the bees regulate the temp in the hive. As for a wind break in the winter the hay...
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