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    Re: looking for advice on bee suit

    Bees can sting through pigskin gloves. I have not been stung though the cowhide gloves yet. that said i don't think it matters what type of suit you buy there is a chance to be stung. at times when...
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    Re: What am I looking at? (pics)

    Looks like Parasitic Mite Syndrome or PMS for short. It appears that is mite dropping on the cell walls. does not look like AFB it would smell bad and have sunken (concave) brood caps. Did you...
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    Re: Aj100 test results

    Looks Good!
  4. Thread: Aj100

    by nabeehive
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    Re: Aj100

    Bobcat vs. AJ100 aka hive mover

    Beekeeper “A” with 14’ flatbed truck and 14’ trailer with AJ100.
    Vs.
    Beekeeper “B” with 14’ flatbed truck and bobcat.

    A Sideline Beekeeper with 120 hives....
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    Re: Uncapping with heat gun?

    Yes it works.

    Pros:

    no wax in capping tank
    no honey to drain from cappings
    hardly no wax in the extractor or in the honey
    less fatigue then capping knife
    works good with irregular comb...
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    Re: Palmetto predictions

    Looks good here so far but dry. I would expect a bloom shortly. The gull-berry is starting to open.
  7. Pollinators Video includes Honey Bees by TED

    Very good video must watch.


    http://www.youtube.com/v/xHkq1edcbk4?version=3
  8. Class Action Lawsuit Against Honey Retailers in Florida

    Here is an interesting article you might be interested in.
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    Anybody Know This Beekeeper?

    Looking for Christian from Minnesota. He was in Florida for the first part of the year. He has left and I can't get a hold of him.
  10. Re: what do u pay for deep hive bodies assembled

    It depends on the quality and quantity.
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    Re: Found this large open air hive today

    hivemind, I just happen to see it while looking up in the trees.
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    Found this large open air hive today

    I responded to a swarm call today and found a waist high swarm with about 3 pounds of bees. I hived them with the queen this morning in less then an hour. About four hours later the home owner...
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    Re: Pricing for Pollination

    $300 min. rent them 4-6 hives for six week rental. charge more if more then 50 miles one way. Check on the bees every couple of weeks until rental is over. Sign a contract and most important get...
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    Re: price for assembling frames

    It depends also on how many staples your shooting. With the 3/8 crown there are less staples then 1/4 crown and if you are putting in the side staples or not.

    .15 cents per frame no foundation is...
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    Re: price for assembling frames

    75-125 frames per hour. Everyone has there own pace. Stacking the frames correctly after assembly is important. Assembled frames take up a lot of space quickly. Stacking them makes them easy to...
  16. Re: what size holes in an inverted bucket lid for feeding?

    I open feed with 2 gallon buckets less leakage then a 5 gallon bucket when you invert it waiting for vapor lock. I drill (12-13) 1/16" dia. holes around the perimeter of the bucket at the open end...
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    Re: Creamed Honey advice

    Correct! :)
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    Re: Creamed Honey advice

    140deg is recommended to get rid of previous crystals. Otherwise, cream honey might be to course.
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    Re: Creamed Honey advice

    Temp. is ok but 55deg is better. Could take 1-2 weeks. What ratio honey to starter? I use 1-part starter to 9-parts honey by weight.
  20. Deadly parasite turns honeybees into zombie slaves

    Here is a new study on the cause of CCD.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_19666381

    Enjoy,
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    Re: Metallic Green Bee

    looks like a sweet bee.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    How much did beeologics sell out for? Maybe there is another side to all this. What if beeologics knows something monsanto does not! This lead to them selling out for a big profit. Maybe once the...
  23. Thread: raw honey

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    Re: raw honey

    Heat honey to 140deg F cool to room temp add 1:9 cream honey to liquid honey mix as stated above. Package and store at 55deg F for a week or two.
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    Re: Maxant 1400 Heater

    I really don't think it would be any harm. Start off at a low setting first and keep an eye on it.
  25. Re: Will bee's backfill the broodnest with supers on?

    I agree with #3
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