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  1. Thread: cement board

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    Re: cement board

    Where do you buy yours?
    Is there a place near Ocala that carries it?
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Kit

    What was the price?

    Found it........

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Oxalic-Acid/productinfo/727/
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Sounds practical and effective.
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Admittedly that amount as well all national funding for this project is a pittance. I've no doubt that you will represent beekeepers interest well. Taking on entrenched interest isn't going to be...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    No argument from me eliminate every program start with the Sugar racket. I've no particular problem with Sue Bee or any private group operating in the environment that is present. They act in their...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Okay you asked for it.
    Looks like the verifiable at a quick glance funding for this program is $562,000.00....
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    Re: What do the big boys do for mite treatment

    You guys make it sound like providing good nutrition and mite control are 90% +of being a beekeeper
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    Re: What do the big boys do for mite treatment

    How do you use it?
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    Re: Registered Florida Bee keepers

    In the past it also listed the # of hives you had at inpection time
  10. Thread: wax dipping

    by Mbeck
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    Re: wax dipping

    My concern would be the melt temp and durability of soy wax.
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    What's the top of your lid? Plywood? Form board?
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    Re: drone comb troubles

    I have it in every hive along with 9 frames of standard foundation. I have found they draw it out and use it when they need it.
  13. Re: Where is the Best Place to buy frames and foundation

    http://acornbee.com

    Ask for Nick, I'm happy with the way the bees jumped on these
  14. Thread: Red honey?

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Red honey?

    Where can someone get honey tested and would that help explain?
    It would be nice to have a few bottles with a high percentage of a given flow around to taste and compare against diffferent years
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    Re: THickness for pants

    Just wear a good veil.
    http://youtu.be/Z_BzPcrCt7E
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    Re: Queen Cage Shipping Boxes

    Maybe something like this?


    http://www.georgiacrickets.com/Products/10-Cricket-Boxesbr-2-egg-flat-high__cricketbox10.aspx
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    Re: John and Carol Harbo

    It's great to here about folks that operate like that !
    It pretty much makes you want to throw money at them.
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    Re: Bee Package making equipment

    That's a handy piece of info there would have been handier 6 months ago but I'll take it.
  19. Thread: Mini Mating Nuc

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Good for you, I'm betting this going to greatly improve your operation and save you big $$.
  20. Thread: Mini Mating Nuc

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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    How's that Sunday schedule working out for you?
    I was suppose to graft today....just didn't happen!
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    Re: mix for paraffin dipping

    http://www.candlewic.com/store/Product.aspx?q=c11,p169&title=Micro-180
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    Re: mix for paraffin dipping

    Do you think it will be as cheap as adding rosin or microcrystalline to scrap wax like this?

    http://www.candlesandsupplies.net/50-lbs-Scrap-Firestarter-Wax

    Shipping is what really makes any of...
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    Re: mix for paraffin dipping

    I use 3:1 wax to rosin but I think he's asking about using microcrystalline wax mixture.

    Dipped a few things today
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    Re: mix for paraffin dipping

    This video discusses it.

    http://youtu.be/MHcwAAXySRc

    So does this paper
    http://www.queenrightcolonies.com/uploads/HotWaxDippingofBeehives.pdf

    Rosin is easily availible in smaller amounts...
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    Re: How long do Drones live?

    I'm not even sure I remember the details excatly when I asked that question (it was a while ago).

    I now mostly try to keep hives in the yards near where I mate queens headed by queens I want to...
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