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    Tupelo Trees and Tupelo Honey

    So I've just acquired a new bee yard surrounded by tupelo trees. I did some research and learned that there are multiple sub species of tupelo. 3 in my area, none of which are the famous ogeechee...
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    Pollination Advice

    We've got about 450 hives now, and are considering broadening our horizens. Ive always dealt with honey in the past, but was in need of some advice for pollination. I was wondering first of all, is...
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    Re: Treating for Foulbrood?

    Thats not what the label says.
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    Chris McCary Queens

    Has anyone used McCary's Queens out of Buckatunna, Mississippi lately. Have heard good things about McCary Queens in the past, and was wondering if anyone has had experience since his son Chis has...
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    Treating for Foulbrood?

    How many of you have had luck not treating for foulbrood. I've been treating with terramycin spring and fall for years, but continue to get european foulbrood. Seems like the stuff is not even...
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    I bought into the nine frame brood chamber theory a couple years ago. I had problems with them making drone brood on the side of the bottom bars, which made the frames difficult if not impossible to...
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    Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    I need about 5000 lbs of sugar this year and cant find anyone with reasonable prices. Dadant was selling it for about 30 cents/pound delivered last year and have nearly doubled it this year. They...
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    Re: Overwintering in Singles

    >your probably a better beekeeper than me.

    I wouldn't know, but thanks.


    >Isn't there still a little nectar yet to come (usually very little) from Spanish needle and/or goldenrod up there?
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    Overwintering in Singles

    For those of you that overwinter in singles, is it too early to push them down to one story? I started last week so i could put medications on, but they're still drawing a little comb and theres...
  10. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    I just shake the bees off 1 frame at a time. Pulled 8,000 lbs so far this year with this method.
  11. Thread: whole sale

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    Re: whole sale

    I give mine 20%. I wouldn't budge much more. The beekeeper has toomuch time and money invested, to give his product away for a small amount of shelf space.
  12. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States had as many as 6 million honeybee colonies in 1947. That number dropped to roughly 4 million in 1970 and 3 million in 1990. Today’s...
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    Re: Measuring Average Yield

    So it looks like I can get away with using my lowest hive count before spring flow minus the number of colonies that don't produce. My averages just keep getting better and better :)
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    Re: Measuring Average Yield

    >So the USDA ARS standard is how many pounds of honey did you harvest from how many hives that produced that honey

    So this explains rediculously low state averages. Some hives I may only pull one...
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    Re: Measuring Average Yield

    >average apiary/beekeeper performance might be total honey crop averaged over how many hives you started into winter with last fall.

    Those of us that do fall splits, would show a disproportionate...
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    Measuring Average Yield

    How do you figure your average honey yield per colony? Do you count the number of hives at beginning of season or after you make your splits. What about swarms caught. Is there a standard or can I...
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    Honey from Wax Melter

    Is honey from a solar wax melter safe to feed back to the bees. I'd imagine the extreme heat has changed its properties, but the bees will still collect it if given the chance.
  18. Thread: Honey sales

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    Re: Honey sales

    I've got some for sale in NW Florida. Check your private messages.

    Daniel
  19. Thread: Grading Honey

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    Grading Honey

    I've got some honey in drums, and have a question about the correct way to grade its color. Does it matter at what depth the sample is taken from? I've noticed that sometimes the light honey rises...
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    Re: What's the best Material for Lids?

    Thanks for responses. Advantech sounds like the way to go. Durable, cheap, and i can pick it up at lowes.
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    What's the best Material for Lids?

    I've been using 3/4" cdx plywood for tops, but a lot of them warp? I was wondering what is the best thing to use for a flat top that will last a long time and not warp. I've read online that mdo...
  22. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    Found this online. They claim bee bread is more digestable to humans, granted they're also selling it, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Bee bread contains pollen processed by bee, honey,...
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    In my experience, a hive that wants to swarm will draw very little foundation
  24. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    >Just mix 1 part pollen to 1 part honey?

    The bees add the honey and ferment it I believe, so theres more to it than just mixing it together I would think
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    On top of being indigestible, it also loses a lot of its nutritional value after just a few days, if not turned to bee bread first.
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