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  1. Re: Scientists Create 'Killer Bees' to Save Bee Population Against Colony Collapse Di

    I went to UF's SFL Bee College this weekend and had the opportunity to hear Dr. Ernesto Guzman. He's a geneticist working in Canada, and is focusing on honey bees. His studies, which he's just...
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    Re: Boiled Old Brood Comb... It Disappeared?

    Yeah I've solar melted this same cut out's wax, with wax just as black/dark as what was boiled. The same amount turned out about a pie tin's worth of wax! It's just so crazy that boiling it in water...
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    Boiled Old Brood Comb... It Disappeared?

    This may seem like a basic question, but I've read in plenty of places that boiling the wax is acceptable. However, in other places I've read not to let the wax boil as that will denature it.

    I...
  4. West Palm Beach, FL (Palm Beach Beek Assoc) - Dr Thomas Seeley Speaks!

    Hey guys! Just wanted to let you all know about a great speaking event that we're having at the Palm Beach Beekeeper Association. It's free of charge, and everyone is welcome :)

    "Dr. Seeley has...
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    Re: New Bee Keeper disater

    Well you're not dead, so congratulations on saving yourself a few hundred in allergy testing! Oh, and for still being alive! :lpf:

    Sounds similar to my bees when I moved my strongest from the...
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    Re: Warree quilt success and other bits.

    That's great! I'm assuming you built the hive yourself? I've been meaning to start building some Warre' or TBHs. Just haven't had the time in my 7 day / 70 hour work week :P Did you also build the 8...
  7. Re: South Florida Bee College (U of F) Anybody here going?

    That's my home association. I'll see you there for sure!
  8. Re: Recommendations for Inspiring and Innovative Beekeepers

    I definitely recommend Sam Comfort.

    He was my inspiration to start beekeeping, and I recently had the privilege of having him speak at the Palm Beach Beekeeper Association's monthly meeting last...
  9. Re: South Florida Bee College (U of F) Anybody here going?

    Yup, I'll be there! I'm taking both days off from work in order to get as many classes in as possible.

    My schedule as of today:
    Fri: Alternative Varroa Control > Integrated Pest Management >...
  10. Re: Bees changed their mind. Queen cells destroyed.

    Yup the queen will sting through the sides of the cells to kill the developing queens who are threatening her rule, if the hive isn't overcrowded and in preparation to swarm, or they've decided that...
  11. Re: Bees changed their mind. Queen cells destroyed.

    Yeahhh... you shouldn't reintroduce the old queen if there are queen cells present at all. If the hive hasn't decided to re-queen, then the queen won't be giving up her throne for the fun of it. She...
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    Re: My Small Swarm Has a Queen!

    Hey! I had a very similar situation to yours. I went out and retrieved a swarm that was about the size of a grapefruit. They had a queen when I caught them, but they must have disapproved of her (or...
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    Re: killed half a swarm today

    You... wiped a smear of dead bees off your windshield and tasted it? That's the most hardcore thing about beekeeping I've ever read lmao.
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    Re: Hello From South Florida!

    Hahaha I just looked up what it actually was. The previous response was a fast reply in the middle of class. I actually do know areas with plenty of pepper. I'm going to find out if they'll allow...
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    Re: Hello From South Florida!

    Is there a Portland, FL? :P I mean Portland, OR.

    That's an interesting idea! Unfortunately, I don't have nearly enough land to grow any plants on a scale that would affect the honey taste...
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    Re: Hello From South Florida!

    Thank you very much, it's surprisingly time intensive (averaging 3 hours per post). So it's great to hear feedback!

    Do you have to worry about overwintering the bees up there, and how would you...
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    Re: Hello From South Florida!

    I have registered with the State yup! Also, I'm assisting with a licensed company that performs cut-outs professionally, contracted by the county. So no legal worries there :) Thank you for...
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    Re: Hello From South Florida!

    Thank's so much! It's already helped me turn a few friends from being scared/hostile to bees, into being interesting and asking for a hive tour. Hopefully it'll get your friends interested too! :)
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    Hello From South Florida!

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Charles and I'm beekeeping down in Palm Beach County, FL. Right now I'm in school full time to finish my Associate this year, with intentions of transferring to UF for...
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