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  1. Thread: Stings

    by Radford
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    Re: Stings

    I use white vinegar for stings and the best spot is the nose.
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    Re: ARRGHH! hate being a part-time beeker!

    I have SBB all year even when we get down into the high thirties. I have a hive that only gets about 1 hour direct sun the rest of the day its in the shade and my bees were bearding last week....
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    Bee keeping show on tonight

    Bright house cable ch. 1068 station name is WEFS. Pretty good.
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    Bee Vacuum Please

    I am looking to get a bee vacuum next spring or If I'm good Santa may drop one off. :) I can only hope. I asked him for books last year. I must of gotten my request in to late or he was fresh out. I...
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    Re: Man Honey is Great!

    Its always better when you harvest it.
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    This is a big mistake

    I put a bottle of 2-1 to get the bees to build comb. Well you know if you forget it this is what happens. What a mess. Picture #148 is of the box up side down, With the top of the hive on the grass....
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    Mango bee there's a place just north of Orlando that has queens and he will bring them to Mims when he comes over to check his hives
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    Re: I had no idea!!!

    Good luck, sell all you can while you can.
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    Re: Bees in a water meter box.

    I pulled a swarm out of this box last year and they turned very nasty. I just though it was a very hot hive I never though of AB. I split the hive and gave them a new queen now the hives are very...
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    Bees in a water meter box.

    We found some bees in a water meter box below a hedge. We pulled the comb and found the queen and put her in the box with (5 frame nuc box) Left it there and came back to check the hive and found all...
  11. Re: I wander how many other beeks have had this ideal.

    Needo I like that. I may try that I will see if wife agrees to it. I had to remove a hive behind a power meter. The meter reader would not come in the yard to read meter she had to use a sight to see...
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    Moving a hot hive.

    I have to move two hives from my back yard in town to my new house in the county. We have been remodeling this house for 3 years and we are almost done. We paid for things as we fixed them. :) I have...
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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Farout dude
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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Thats very nice young man.:applause:
  15. Thread: Elementary

    by Radford
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    Re: Elementary

    Awesome can you sign a copy for me Mike?
  16. Thread: Feeding bees

    by Radford
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    Feeding bees

    Yesterday I put 1 -8 frame honey super and 1 brood box on each one of my hives. In the boxes we put new frames with foundation. Today I started to feed them 1 to 1 sugar and a pollen sub. I want them...
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    When I started 3 years ago. I talked to a lady bee keeper (she was a keeper a long time and she just sold all her stuff to retire. She was in her 70's) anyway she told me to pick up the wood you find...
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    Feeding chocolate chips

    My grandson asked if we melted chocolate chips and put them in the hive would we get chocolate chip honey. I told him I would ask the people who know best, the bee keepers. Has anyone tried this or...
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    Picking up a swarm

    I am getting a swarm in the morning about the size of a softball. I am going to mix the bees with a few frames of brood and nurse bees from a strong hive. I am going to use the newspaper way to mix...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Checked the hive today and found bees coming out running on top of each other. The nurse bees must have quit their job and became foragers and found a pepper tree in bloom. Thank you for all the...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Yes this is the honey I extracted this year. Its orange and palm mixed. I harvested very little from my hives this year due to a remodel job on a house we are going to move into I hope :) I lost 6...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    On September 30, I took 6 frames of brood with nurse bees form 2 hives and put 3 frames each in a 5 frame nucs then I put a frame of pollen and a frame of honey and a fertilized queen into each hive....
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    Just started 2 new nucs?

    We are in the pepper tree bloom now. So my plan is to rob frames from my other hives and put them into the nucs to get them thru winter. I have frames full of pollen and some honey in the nucs now. I...
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    Re: Inspecting hives?

    That tells me I need to at least open up and look in my hives more often. Thanks
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    Inspecting hives?

    When or how long between inspections of a strong hive? Do you check it before the flow or after the flow? I know you check for stores be winter but how about between flows. I talked to a bee keeper...
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