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    Re: Best Clover for South Florida

    I called a seed supply company called "Seed Ranch" and found out that 1) Ball Clover and 2) White Dutch Clover. Apparently the USDA did research and Ball Clover was the best. It is supposed to grow...
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    Best Clover for South Florida

    What is the "best" type of clover for honey bees in South Florida? I suspect my bees are probably starving in my yard. It gets can get as hot as 95F; winter lows of maybe 32F; I have sandy soil and...
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    South Florida October 2-4, 2014

    FSBA Honey Bee Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 2-4, 2014. The weather will be great that time of year compared to "up North."

    The conference will have a wide range of speakers...
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    Re: Wierd Queen Rearing Technique

    Google Translate: Czech to English

    Title: bee in Beskids-rearing mothers larvování

    hive is almost no bees surprised me-to-the-blooming in the woods lípa.postup at larvování queen cell cell...
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    Re: Used Peanut Oil

    Used oil...hmmm.... At my local bee club, some members mix apple cider with the oil to attract the SHB into the trap. A while ago, there was a thread with a beekeeper who used a very fiberous...
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    Re: Feeding chocolate chips

    M&M Honey in France

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/pictures/121011-blue-honey-honeybees-animals-science/

    Candy Cane Red Honey in Utah...
  7. Re: South Florida Beekeeper Convention in Winter?

    Thank you for your suggestions.
  8. South Florida Beekeeper Convention in Winter?

    My local beekeeping association is interested in hosting the State of Florida's Annual Beekeeping Convention in 2014, but we are competing with another chapter. We are in Palm Beach County,...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Dec 9, 2013 - My Graham mango tree has a few flowers blooming. None of my 30+ other mango trees have flowers right now. Mexican Clover still blooming.
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    Estimating bee colony population

    I have heard various estimates of bee colony population. What is the estimate for a medium or a deep frame? I realize it will vary with the season, etc.
  11. Thread: Bugout Apiary

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    Bugout Apiary

    National Geographic had a beekeeper making a bugout apiary on a trailer for the show "Doomsday Preppers". Thoughts?
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    Re: Mexican clover

    It's a weed in my yard...provides ground cover with thousands of flowers. According to a fellow beekeeper, the mexican clover is not a substantial source of nectar. Seems to provide pollen though...
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    Re: Why did you start to keep bees?

    I planted 50+ tropical fruit trees in my yard. I got bees to help with pollination.
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    November 15 (and still going)
    Mexican Clover
    West Palm Beach, FL 33411
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    Re: Florida "Winterization"??

    The "Mexican Clover" flow is on for me.
  16. Re: If you were to start all over again, knowing what you know now.....

    I would have got all of my woodenware from the same company. I also would have standardized to all mediums and gone foundationless.
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    Re: FL honey regulation/Wisconsin regulation

    Small beekeeper honey sales was to be covered under Fla. Stat. 500.80 covers cottage food industries; honey was to be included in that. ...
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    Re: Screened bottom boards out?

    I think it depends on where you are located. Michael Bush, author of The Practical Beekeeper says he uses screened bottom boards on half of his hives; he is located in Nebraska. I'm in south...
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    Re: Placing hives in an old chicken coop

    It still doesn't solve the bear problem. I have not had a bear problem, but the threads suggest two solutions are 1) an electric fence, with putting honey comb on the wire to get the bear to touch...
  20. Mixing Queen Juice and Lemongrass Oil in same bottle

    Has anyone mixed Queen Juice and Lemongrass Oil in the same bottle? Lemongrass Oil and Queen Juice are often used in conjunction as a swarm lure. Queen Juice is the fluid created by storing dead...
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    Re: Florida "Winterization"??

    Is this what you are looking for?

    http://tais.tamu.edu/newsletter/
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    Re: Florida "Winterization"??

    This is the link to the newsletter.

    http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/melitto.shtml
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    Re: Florida "Winterization"??

    Kopelia: You are welcome to visit us at the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association; visitors are free. http://www.palmbeachbeekeepers.com/

    I am a new beekeeper and was wondering a similar...
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    Re: new packages in foundationless frames

    If you are going to go foundationless, you might consider having all mediums (instead of deeps), so that frames can be interchangeable.
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    Re: Cheapest Supplier

    South Florida Bee Supply (Miami, FL). Mediums for $7; Deeps for $9. They manufacture their own woodenware, so their prices are hard to beat. They deliver to my local bee association meetings, so I...
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