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    Re: Check out my Homeaid Forklift

    John check PM!!

    Drew
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    Re: Bees' tiny brains beat computers

    Yep for a grass seed size brain they sure know how to get the job done!

    Thanks Michael!

    Drew
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    Re: Commercial or Economy Hive Bodies?

    I use all Commercial grade boxes. North American Bee Hive Company here in Jacksonville, FL builds all my equipment. I am a Commercial Beekeeper and it is extremely nice to have a supper quality box...
  4. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    Sorry :ot:

    Those mediums look like some Miksa Nucs :D
  5. Thread: Need Queen

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    Re: Need Queen

    We still have Fall Queens available.

    Ontario Buckfast - 18.00 + S&H
    Wooten Italians - 18.00 + S&H
    Minnesota/VSH - 18.00 + S&H

    Martin's Apiaries
    Jacksonville, FL
    (904) 333- 8084
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    Re: Can queens lose their mark?

    The bees can groom the dot off the Queen. See it all the time:D
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    Re: Sugar prices are about to go skyrocketing

    Kinda makes you want to stick a double deep brood box up there...

    Then give it a good kick! :D
  8. Thread: Smokers

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    Re: Smokers

    Tall Dadant w/ pine needles. Livening in Florida pine needles are not a far reach. Also the Tall Dadant Smoker is great packed tight when you have a lot of hives to go through 100 + :D
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    Re: More Learning Needed

    As far as patties, right on top of your brood chamber or between broods.

    For feeding Syrup: You can use a Gallon paint can, or Plastic pail and place it on the top bar of the supper with some...
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    Re: Bees go to Light?

    Bees go to light. Very common for any beekeeper with hives close to there house with Flood Lights or Household lighting. If they can see the light from there entrance, they will go to the light. ...
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    Re: Color of Golden rod pollen

    Goldenrod looks like a golden yellow, and the reddish yellow is "Aster". Seems my hives are bringing in about the same as you. :D
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Vs. Corn Syrup

    I''ll give them a call. I don't mind to have a little drive time to pick some up. Just need to be able to have some pumped in 35gal barrels.
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Vs. Corn Syrup

    Any places here in Florida to get HFCS 55 ? We have Pepsi bottling plant here. Haven't approach them yet. :scratch:
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    Re: What do bees do with "found" honey?

    I take a deck brush and couple buckets of hot water pour it over the area. Then follow up with the deck brush and spray it out with a garden hose. That should brake it up and lessen the bee traffic...
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    Re: A mistake ...

    I would hose your driveway/garage down, for any spilled honey. They will move on to better things. There only intent is to to find nectar/pollen and spilled honey :D :doh:

    Good luck!!
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    Re: Apis cerana

    Those Bees are from the East. Those Bees you are talking about are the natural host of Varroa. The problems we have today. We sure don't need anymore here......
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    Re: Time for New Computer

    NewEgg is where i go. You might want to check out some of there Deals on DIY Combos. If you might not have the time to put one together yourself, check out there complete systems. They have daily...
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: 2nd year beek who needs help

    Well if it was me, i would try and get that Duragilt out of there and then work some Wire Wax Foundation in. Feed them little heaver "2:1". That would help get those frames going. But if your...
  20. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann Lake

    I order from them just about ever other week. Like others have said they do a excellent job getting there orders out. I normally put in my order before midnight and by the morning i have a...
  21. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann Lake

    Mann Lake has "Free Shipping" right now! But they have jacked up most prices 6 to 10$ more HAH!! :eek:
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    Re: Nicot system

    Mann Lake kit = Nicot :D
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    Re: Nicot system

    The cell cups need to be left in the Nicot if eggs are present to be feed to hatch into larva "3days". If you take the cell cups which are just eggs NOT feed with jelly, and a fix them to your cell...
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    Re: Nicot system

    Did you load all the cell cups? If not that is why.
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    Re: Swarm trap adventure

    So, right when hes walking out there that bungee popped loose ? Glade he didn't get right up under it ! :eek:

    Still funny as all get out! "Your Bee Thingy Just Fell Down" :lpf:

    Glade you were...
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