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  1. Thread: Shastina Boxes

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    Re: Shastina Boxes

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    Any chance they shorted you one on your last order?

    You can pick it up anytime you're in the neighborhood (small fee for assembly and added cleat).
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    Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Maybe 7 months where you 2 are at. Don't worry you can come down and use our sunshine it feels like nearly everyone else does!
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    Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Clever.
    It my take a little longer for our northern friends to melt wax with this set up. My guess 6 months :lpf:
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    Let us know how that works out for you.
    (Hopefully in a way that teaches you to keep your hands off stuff that doesn't belong to you)
  5. Thread: Drone rearing

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Drone rearing

    This may help,

    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/117439/drone-bee-rearing-and-maintenance.pdf
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    Depends?
    In my limited experience forage can vary significantly within a couple of miles or in the same area year to year.

    Different "types" of bees or bees in different stages of growth will...
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    Re: Cleats vs Handolds

    Here are a couple photos that show the cleats and lids on my hives.
    Works for me but I don't really know what I'm doing!:)

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    Re: SHB now in New Mexico

    My friend just sent me this photo. He was sitting in an all day class in Albuquerque that's required for his certification in pest control.
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    Roswell? Isn't there lots of agriculture near...
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    Re: Breeding and rasing bees for packages

    I'm guessing.

    He wants to know the exact methods employed by bee breeders ( those that raise and sell bees and queens) example.. You^^^ . How are hives managed to produce lots of brood...
  10. Thread: Florida Newbee

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill-nature-preserve.html

    This one?

    Good people
  11. Thread: Florida Newbee

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome!

    Maybe you missed them? It happens.

    I would guess that most hives there produce brood nearly year round.

    There are at least two good clubs in your area maybe someone can help you.
  12. Thread: Food Safety Plan

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Food Safety Plan

    Here are some examples and ideas

    http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/code-practice-bee/bee-cop-part-3.pdf
    ...
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    Re: Evaluating Queens - How long before you know?

    Thanks for confirming and explaining my thoughts.

    So is it fair to say that the only thing an open mated queen that heads a exceptional hive has "proven" is that her genetics blended with the...
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    Re: Evaluating Queens - How long before you know?

    Can someone in the know comment on this thought.

    The mixture of different drones and their genetics that an open mated queen contributes to her offspring may collectively make for an awesome hive....
  15. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    They all open feed?
    I've got just the filthy rob all the time bee made for neighbors that open feed.
    There is gold in them there hills!
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    All I could think of while he was explaining his theory ..... Yes I saw the movie Avatar
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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    I'm originally from the "snow belt" just south of a Buffalo NY my folks still live there.
    They got about 3' and expect maybe 2-3' more.

    A bit further south my bees didn't fly much today. It was...
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    Re: Hi from Romania :)

    My Hungarian isn't very good either:lpf:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/first-disk-of-rosetta-stone-hungarian-just-urges-l,28421/

    I'll have to go back later and try to translate that page....
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    Re: Hi from Romania :)

    You're new so I guess your photos need approval before I can view.

    One is amitraz what's furetto? ( my Romanian is atrocious)
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    Re: Hi from Romania :)

    Welcome !

    How do you handle varroa there ?
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    Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    Graham,

    Glue? Straps?

    :lpf:


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259640-hives-and-high-winds-question
  22. Thread: Taste Test?

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Taste Test?

    http://www.empyreal75.com

    It's not milled fine enough.
  23. Re: New from Florida can I get both a nuc and package in side by side hives.

    Welcome

    Sure, you could even bring a Nuc home one night and shake the package right next to it the next morning though the package bees may drift. In a perfect world shake the package then add Nuc...
  24. Thread: Georgia Rosin?

    by Mbeck
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    Re: Georgia Rosin?

    You should! Start with #50 of the rosin in the link above and let me know if it works
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    Re: Invited to check pics

    He keeps hives there.
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