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    Re: Why the dark honey this year?

    Coal Reaper;; Do you know the source of your dark honey? Could it be buckwheat? Which one taste best?
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    Re: Why the dark honey this year?

    Not sure about you but I had a good flow from Poplar trees this spring. First time in several years. Some of my hives were mixed with clover and Poplar. It was not black but a dark red color with a...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    Goldenrod and aster are both going strong here. More aster than I have seen in years. It is in places where I have never seen it before. Cool mornings so the bees are mostly busy in the late...
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    Re: Man Honey is Great!

    LABRADORFARMS: What do you think is the source of your honey? I think my favorite comes from cotton, it is delicious. This year all my cotton farmers planted soybeans so I missed my favorite...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    My bees are not in a good mood these days either, not much to keep them busy. Mowed around them today with suit and veil. Had to put my hands in my pockets at one point. Only took one sting on the...
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    Re: Found a Bee Tree!

    Built a six frame box last week and designed it like the Hogan trap as best I could tell by pictures. I placed it on a bee tree with drawn comb. After 24 hrs I placed one frame of eggs into the box....
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    Re: making screened bottom boards

    I agree with Misthhmpsn. I use the same method. Very simple to build and strong. Those solid boards might come in handy to keep around.
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    Little home for bees

    Was called by a farmer about bees in a five gallon metal bucket. The bucket was upside down in some low ground about half buried. It looked like it had been there several years. I was able to pull up...
  9. Re: Anyone tried Cleo Hogan handhold cutter and failed ?

    Wow! I spent most of my life as a carpenter and now I am confused. Google left hand circular saw and it shows the blade on the left. I cut with my right hand and I am only comfortable with the blade...
  10. Re: Has anyone actually caught a swarm with a bait hive?

    Caught 16 last year. Have out about 20 traps now. I have not caught any this year but have started seeing lots of scouts this week.. Swarms season just beginning.
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    Re: What is this flower/tree?

    The bloom looks like Chinese Privet, very sweet smelling.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    First swarm of this season in peach orchard 4-5-14.. 38863
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    Re: Frustrations

    Nectar Flow? In my area which is about like Birmingham I always put my supers on just before the bloom of privet, clover and poplar, later in April. You will begin to see white specks of wax...
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    Re: Hello from south Mississippi

    Welcome Tony. Already swarming in Picayune huh? Been cool in North Mississippi. Want be long before swarming will begin in this area since we are normally about two weeks behind you. Good luck with...
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    Re: Swarm Trap using OSB

    I built about 20 swarm traps last year, 5 frame from osb. Caught 16-17 swarms in these boxes. I will be putting them out again this year. All are still in good shape except one which was torn down...
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    Re: New Guy from Cental MS

    Good to hear that. I have a lot of friends around South Pontotoc, though my three sons graduated from North Pontotoc. I also have a few bees at the old Algoma apple orchard, which is now a cattle...
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    Re: New Guy from Cental MS

    Welcome to you from North Mississippi.
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    Re: Do peach blossoms produce nectar

    Randy, I do have ten hives located at a large peach, apple orchard. The only reason I have them there is because the owner is a friend and he grows all kinds of berries and vegetables also. The...
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    Re: Lid sweating on bottling tank

    Thanks Johnny, Will give that a try. I had thought about making a lid out of Styrofoam.
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    Lid sweating on bottling tank

    Today was a beautiful day with the temp rising to 72. Had honey in my bottling tank for a couple of days. Have already bottled some this afternoon. The temp has now dropped into the 40's. Was in my...
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    Re: Hello everyone from Mississippi

    Welcome from Northeast Mississippi.
  22. Re: What could the bees be bringing into the hive this time of year?

    Working the elm in my area. Maples will probably be next.
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    Re: Autozone hive tool

    Noticed Lowes had some small ones in bins for less than $2.00. I bought 3 of them to carry in my pocket, as they are only about 5 inches long. They are not big enough to remove tops but work really...
  24. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    In the 70's there was a product advertised by the name Comb Cleaner. Was supposed to help the bees clean out old combs, restoring them to their original size. Adds said "No need to render old...
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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    Thanks for sharing Adrian. Wonder if wheels would be helpful on that rig. May try and build one of those myself. Had my second back surgery recently and also have heart trouble. This past fall I...
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