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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Optimizing the pollen they bring in is a clever idea. No idea how to do it, but it seems like the logical first step$$. Do bees consume pollen stores ( bee bread) based on nutritional need and...
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    Maybe this will help?

    http://www.bayislandsvoice.com/issue-v5-7.htm

    Or


    http://www.brionjames.net/contact

    Brion James is a beekeeper!
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    I don't think the moon has anything to do with it. If they are gathering nectar they can be more cooperative and the next "flow" might traditionaly come during some particular phase of the moon? OR...
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    Chicken wire and a staple gun will help but really if your going to go through all this you might as well throw together something to put them in.
    Topbars seem cheap
    You can get ideas here.
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    Send a PM to http://www.beesource.com/forums/member.php?73438-AmericasBeekeeper. He goes to mainland Honduras every year and works with Florida state Ag dept .

    Sorry I didn't get more details,...
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    Re: Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    350#-385#ish
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    Re: Bees in my outside walls

    We visited your island a few months ago, one of the tour guides mentioned that there is a project ongoing to teach the locals beekeeping (in the parks?) maybe you could get some help there. He was...
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    Re: Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    Might save you some $$ to take them to Pepper next year. If you can find a good spot, if the flow is good. If ......:)
  9. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Finally got a couple decent photos
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    Re: A plan to increase honey production

    I've tried it with a couple hives nearly every flow. It works if you get the timing just right, feed to stimulate queen to lay lots of brood before you pull her. Lots of management
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    Re: What is up with this? Really, upside down?

    Australian genetics?
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    Re: New to beekeeping

    Welcome.
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    Re: I'm really new. How new....

    Welcome!

    I lived in Charlotte for a couple year but didn't have bees! I miss the hunting there.
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    Re: Fall Bee Packages

    I just put one together to try a swarm experiment. I expect them to do fine once I get them into a box of drawn comb. It's not the best time to start a hive but I can here no idea about where you...
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    Re: Dual food safety permits

    I researched obtaining a bottling license a while ago.

    I can't answer you question but I do know that if you get a bottling license you must purchase a permit to sell off property. If you don't...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    That is frustrating. How about the bees from Rossmans? I hope you have better luck with UPS.

    Here is a link to USPS regulations for shipping Bees.
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    Thanks.
    I did some more reading to better understand the topic. There are lots of varibles that can influence results.
    I'm probably over complicating something that should work well enough for...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    Not to pile on but why did you originally order from Ohio?
    Convenience? Genetic? Availability?

    I'd love to see the packaging method that was used once they arrive.
    I've heard that it isn't...
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    That link was actual one I looked over, lots of science behind what may seem to some to be fairly simple problem at first glance (me)!

    Maybe AstroBee could make it simpler for us?

    How long...
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brix

    I tripped around the internet looking for a conversion brix to moisture content. I couldn't find one. Lots of talk of the binary limitations , total dissolved...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    I still have drones (they are actually increasing in #'s a bit now) and should have a bit of fall flow so I'll continue to raise some queens.

    I have limited experience keeping bees and none of it...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    That's a lot of information!
    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    Original?
    If you mean the queen that came with the swarm-kill her.
    If you mean the other queen in 10F I just put her in a different Nuc.

    Yes each side will get a new cell.
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    Actually, the timing couldn't of been better I'll have cells ready Saturday. I'll go though and smash any cells they made and give them a new cell. I pulled the queen from the other side so they...
  25. Thread: Plastic or wax?

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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    That how I feel about Johannes Mehring (inventor of wax foundation).
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