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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Thanks for the reply.That makes sense for your zone.We do get some mild winter here so I need a medium of honey for insurance.
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    Re: Think I'm getting in a mess here...

    The key is in this sentence from your post." All seemed well for several weeks, and I saw her on my inspections". The "s" on the end of inspection is usually the problem.
  3. Thread: Honey taste?

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    Re: Honey taste?

    Get some people who don't like you to taste it.If they like it it is ok to sell. I use my wife as taste tester.If she can find anything to complain about...........
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    bee vac?
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Odfrank,I'm impressed and I am too old to impress easily..I do have one question on one of the items in your list.Why do you use queen excluders on a single brood box?Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    Cotton honey has a unique flavor that commands a premium here at the Farmers Market.
    Cotton also has extrafloral nectaries that can extend the season.
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    Re: Honey byproduct identification help?

    my guess would be mead.smell first then a small taste.
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    Re: Hive Marking - Florida

    I use a garden marker.These are made to stand up to our sunshine.These are not sharpies or Magic Markers.Those fade quickly.
    I look forward to seeing what others are using.If I were filthy rich I...
  9. Thread: Growl???

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    Re: Growl???

    Airflow through the hive causing a vibration on something in the hive??
  10. Re: Cut Comb Honey: Issue with Wax Foundation

    Easiest way,for cut comb, is to use starter strips and let the bees build the comb.
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    Re: Panty Hose As A Filter

    I use old t shirt material for a filter.Works for me.
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    Re: Anyone else know about bee huts?

    You people just don't have any imagination.They are dragging that thing to California next year for almond pollination.
  13. Thread: Thin honey

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Thin honey

    17 to 20 % moisture is acceptable with the preference being on the low side.Over 20% will ferment.Temperature can also play a temporary role.Honey at 100 degrees in my honey house in July always...
  14. Re: Bear sighted tonight - keep your fingers crossed

    You can also hook a radio to a security light(motion detector).I use this in my bee yard inside the electric fence.
  15. Thread: Oops!

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    Re: Oops!

    Now that's a good idea.
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    Re: inspection technique - move bees!

    If you use a brush flick the bees. Do not brush with long strokes as this rolls bees and makes them angry.
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    Re: Selling honey

    My most popular is regular quart Mason jars @ $15.00.
    Second is 1 pound squeeze bottles @ $6.00
    Third is regular pint Mason jars @ $ 8.00
    Least popular is the 12 ounce plastic bear @ $5.00....but...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Re: Is your apiary in here?

    Very nice.Thanks for posting this.
  20. Thread: bees on dirt

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    Re: bees on dirt

    They are after minerals.I keep a little mineral salt around my colonies.It helps keep the grass down and gives them a source of minerals.Some old beekeepers put mineral salt in bottle caps inside the...
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    Re: Do Bees Make Poisoned Honey?

    In my area there are at least three plants that kill bees.Those are Yellow Jasmine aka Confederate Jasmine,summer Ti-Ti,and Oleander.The summer Ti-Ti,not to be confused with the regular,earlier...
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    Re: To Hot..Or What?

    Normal.When the mid nineties hit the ladies work early and late shifts.The only ones doing much in the middle of the day are the water carriers.
  23. Re: Had to kill a colony... depressing. Can I reuse the comb?

    I sympathize.I also had to kill my first swarm this spring.First they made me retreat and suit up.Even then this swarm was ferocious.As you described,they came at me by the hundreds and followed me...
  24. Re: Queen in shop vac motor - put motor in hive

    My question,and I don't mean this to be smart&ss,why are you keeping Africanized bees?
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    Re: Disaster, help with diagnosis

    It is not too late to start over in Maryland if you find someone locally to sell you a nuc.You will have to feed them until the fall flow.After the fall flow be sure too check and be sure they have...
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