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    Re: Frankenstorm

    I have been through several hurricanes with my hives 1 deep 3 supers confirguation, and as long as you did not go into them prior to the storm they should be fine from wind. Propolis is some great...
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    honey candy makers (need help)

    So I attempted to make some hard honey candy and ran into a few problems. I used a recipe of 2 1/2 cups of honey and 1/4 c butter. I heated the honey on med heat and all went well until I got to...
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    Re: Russell? Beating a dead horse?

    Well I have had good luck with Dr. Russell. I ordered an SKC in Oct 2011 got my queen May 3rd. I did have some concern when orders that were placed in January 2012 were delivered before me, But a...
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    Re: Mangrove Flow?

    I dont move mine from my back yard, i can ask a fellow Beek when i see him this afternoon though.
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    Re: Mangrove Flow?

    If you are registered w/ hives in the State of Florida you should get a newsletter that has whats blooming during that quarter. Just got my first one. If not goto florida beekeeprs association...
  6. Re: Terrence Ingram - 11 Hives Destroyed by the IDofA

    This has been an interesting thread and to be honest this is a he said she said. Until a report is completed, turned in and can be requested VIA FOIA (freedom of information act ) or heads to court...
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    Do you have to feed sugar water?

    If you make a new nuc and put a frame of honey in it , do you still or should you still feed them to stimulate egg laying?

    How long after new queen is released should you see eggs laid?
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    removing queen from queen cage

    So I put my queen in her new nuc Thursday evening. I removed the cork on the candy side..In 3 days when I go back in there to check on her, if she is not released, how do you know if they accepted...
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    making a nuc for a new queen

    I am getting my new queen Friday and I planned on making a new nuc to start a new hive. I have read about doing this but have never done it and I am kinda nervous. I plan on putting 1 frame capped...
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    Re: Annuals for Bees

    something to consider that I found out the hard way. I made a small flower bed, 4 feet by 2 feet in my back yard near the bee path into the hives. I planted different types of annuals that were...
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    Re: calling all wood workers (NEED HELP)

    thx for these responses...Im gonna start with just making boxes and getting used to this equipment. Now I understand about getting quality blades. Which blades do you all recommend?
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    Re: calling all wood workers (NEED HELP)

    Mr. Clemens,

    When you say you stacked the dado blades..you mean like put multiple blades on the table saw?
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    calling all wood workers (NEED HELP)

    I am interested in starting to make my own woodenware that will last, looks good ,done right and not just hammering pieces of wood togther. I would like to make joints, groves in the wood exc to...
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    Re: Africanized bees found in Tennessee

    I cant say for sure about the robbing, who could; but the other hives did not suffer any less of their normal yeild. We requeened the hot hives this morning, not worth the risk and potential trips...
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    Re: Africanized bees found in Tennessee

    They can be mean but, they can produce some high yeilds of honey and wax. I help a
    Friend with his 30 hives and he had 2 that were hot, like rip your face off hot. When we got inspected the...
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    Re: Lawn maintanence around hive?

    I can get pretty close to the hives with my mower, and even the weed wacker, but DO NOT let the string from the weed wacker touch the stand or box. I made the mistake by accident and got tore up by...
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    Re: SwArm help

    Thanks for all the help. Leason learned, wont happen again. Was a good experience though
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    Re: Officially a beekeeper again!

    Hurray!!! Do you ever really stop being a beekeeper?
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    Re: SwArm help

    well with the first swarm, the original queen should have went with them. I assume they did because the swarm already started building comb in the tree. The second smaller swarm the bees just hung...
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    SwArm help

    Need some help. 1st year beekeeper and i made a mistake of watching frames being built and not number
    Of bees in the bOx. Any way they swarmed which i caught. I looked in box
    And saw at least 5...
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    Re: Wish more towns were like this one.

    The House Bill HB1197 says "Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has exclusive authority over the regulation of beekeeping, apiaries, and apiary locations; authorizing the placement of...
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    Re: Wish more towns were like this one.

    My city is like that except they banned beekeeping in 1987 during the AHB scare. But on 3/6/12 our state passed a bill that would put all beekeeping under Dept of Ag and override any ordinances any...
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    Drone Cells

    Greetings one and all,

    Is anybody seeing drone cells in thier hives yet?? IF not is it normal to see them this time of year? I live in South Florida and for the last several months there had been...
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    Re: Double Comb in Frames again

    Thx for all the responses..

    I removed the spacers, put a new deep in, did some cutting of comb and now I have straight frames.

    Thx again
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    Re: MannLake order

    I have placed several orders with them and each time I used the web site. I always saw the in progress message and contacted them. I was told there web site is not completly up and running and rest...
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