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    Re: Other Keepers

    everyone's opinion is helpful Jeanine (:
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    Re: Other Keepers

    clay hill
    yea the blue berries just finished blooming, i have not had any swarms this year. not sure if that is good or bad at this point
    yea swamp keepers have their own challenges
    those love...
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    well im glad to here there other keepers here in the sunshine state (: and surprisingly close haha
    i agree tallykat, i got little bit of honey as well, but i live in the middle of a couple orchards...
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    Re: Other Keepers

    i'll do that, thanks (:
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    Re: Home Made Hive

    Thanks, and i'm going to paint it white, i forgot about the green attracting light and heating the hive
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    wow, really cool video :D
    What kind of camera did you use?
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    well im glad to here it. :)
    i'd hate to bee the only keeper from Florida on here
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    it does, i am trying to connect to other keepers from the hotter southern states like yours to get their advise on subjects that the northern states dont have due to lack of heat and humidity and so...
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    Other Keepers

    I'm looking to see if there are any other beekeepers in Georgia or Florida. I keep asking people here questions but the problem i am having is that most replies i get are from people from way up...
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    Re: Home Made Hive

    That's a good idea, i will do that when i do the cleats:thumbsup:
    thanks everyone
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    Re: Home Made Hive

    good tips Michael Bush ill do that for the cleats
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    good advise, i know i am goingto paint them green(less noticeable for passers by)
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    That was something i was wanting to look into but i was not sure what would work the best to hold them onto the boxes(was leaning toward strong wood glue....never attached handles, usually cut the...
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    thx for the link Rader Sidetrack, interesting thread, good information :)
    i know how the "mis-measuring" of boards are like 2x4s are not exactly 2inches by 4 inches, but i lucked out and the lumber...
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    lol sorry everyone, you are all correct, my apologies. It is ply wood, i was thinking of my second hive. The plywood was a pain to cut which is why the second is 1x10.
    ill look into changing the...
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    the boxes are not plywoord, it is actually 1x10 that was trimmed to the proper width. yea lumber is fairly cheap here
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    Home Made Hive

    10443

    Completely home made 10 frame hive. Tell me what you think and some feed back.
    built it for a total cost of just $45 :thumbsup:
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    Re: swarm sound detector

    thats all pretty good advise Phoebee. i might try leaving the package in with them for 24 hours and letting them get out on their own....but my luck would be that they like their package and stay in...
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    ill look into the thread

    i was actually thinking about setting up one of those beach tent top shelters above the hive and the area around it to keep it dry until the rain stops.
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    yea its been pouring since 3pm and looks like its going to keep pouring.....
    i ordered one package of bees and its coming in the mail but not sure how they will like being installed with the...
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    I was actually looking at tuner apps and such last night thinking that it might work to a degree(not as accurate as sound meters but close-ish)

    i'll look into the Octave, i prefer to avoid extreme...
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    im actually a bit of a techy and am going to build a set up to measure the sounds(good tip on the dB not working) i will have to change my reader idea but the rest i already have. I am going to try...
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    im actually going to try a similar experiment to what your doing Phoebee but im going to be using decibels as my units of measurement, it keeps it cheaper. decibel readers are in stores for $20 or on...
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    there are a few for phones but im not sure how well they work..might try them anyway to see how they work tho
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    swarm sound detector

    I have read several articles about detecting swarming activity using an "apidictor". I want to experiment with this idea and see how well it works. Anyone know of a good sound meter that displays in...
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