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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Maybe add -height of swarm? 20ft ladder needed vs. 5 gallon bucket to stand on is the thinking.

    Red circle/slash for wasp? Or words no thanks underneath?

    Looks great! Well done for short and...
  2. Thread: 7up syrup

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    Re: 7up syrup

    See if you can talk him down a bit ($250-$225) and find locally owned store willing to trade for $300 worth of fuel etc. Win-win. He gets syrup at discount for something you always use. If not used...
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    Christmas lights for hives?

    Hi! My name is Mikey and I have a woodenware addiction that is sometimes filled with bees. I also start to hear new voices in my head around this time of year saying "that needs lights on it"....
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    H4A,
    Guilty on both counts. Sharing what have learned from working for a commercial 3k+ operation since March, and trying for figure out what to do for my 8.5 hive growing dilemmas. Seems Mama...
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    My boss uses old retired refrigerated trailers (minus ref. Unit) to store supers in. Because I am slimmest and fastest, I get to be the lucky one to put the crystals and other goodies in. Nasty...
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    Just out of curiosity Eduardo, did your Apivar strips get heavily propolised this past treatment? Something unusual we saw this year ourselves (at work)
  7. Re: Use of Co-ral in Commercial Operations for SHB control

    Thanks OT. Had to go get lights n cords to decorate the farm for the space station to look at while overhead (wifeys view of things) and her tree. Was hoping to check more into when got back, will...
  8. Re: Use of Co-ral in Commercial Operations for SHB control

    Out of curiosity, does coumaphous also show up in the honey when tested. Sounds like it stays in the wax for years, wondered if it leaches out similarly.

    And no intentions on using it.
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Hmm. State law requires that you report bee yards. Got phone call first day of work for commercial beek (boss did), get out, they're spraying A.S.A.P. (state/feds). Every vehicle that could move did....
  10. Re: High Springs FFA gets grant to teach about bees

    Thanks AB, look forward to more FFA involvement in the beekeeping field. Better for all our sakes and long overdue.
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    I just pick out an ant pile, and let them clean up the slimed frames. Once cleaned, then let the bees have them. Safer for bees, last meal for ants;-)
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    After a forum experience in the early net days, certain level of ambiguity is necessary.

    Forum flame war where members called child services and had them removed over false sex claims.
    Party #3...
  13. Re: Groeb Farms, Inc., Case No. 13-58200 (WS) United States Bankruptcy Court, Easte

    Explains why Groeb farm had a bunch (A BUNCH) of landscaping work done over last few months. "You did a lot more work than you charged us for, thats why I wrote the check for more" wife to my friend....
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    Re: Orientation flight "cloud" today

    My favorite time of day!!
    Days off, cup of coffee and chill out, watch the show!
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    Re: Varroa count

    Just gor reference from my work experiences...
    3-5 mites on a drone brood shake out usually gets an alcahol roll. Usually higher numbers on the rolls. Did 12 myself learning to do rolls, all came...
  16. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    From FL perspective, rough queen year for us. Strange enough to not be a definable pattern to put finger. Bosses been scratching head since spring. Not treatments, swarming, low acceptance, suddenly...
  17. Thread: Dearth

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    Re: Dearth

    Take notes. What pollen coming in and when. As you go through the years, you will see the weather effects on hive strength etc. This year the rain shut off just in time for end of gallberry and...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    Work with 2500+ single deep and Illinois super for brood space. 1 3/4 effectively.
    Gives a tad more for the ebb and flows of main brood space vs. honey drying/capping cycle.

    Like it so far...
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    Re: What is your oldest piece of equipment?

    Work for pair of 3rd gen beeks, one with his son just started a queen rearing biz(4th gen).

    Going through old lids other week, boss commented on cattle brand HR on several. He had this look from...
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    Re: medium supers

    Mo,
    Easiest put: 2(mediums) per hive light flow, 3 medium flow, 4-6 heavy

    Combine your orders with club members or beek friends for mutual savings. I.e. order foundation in groups of 100 (10...
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    Re: Email Alerts

    Thank you Barry for all your hard work.
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    Re: Forest Fire Silver Lining?

    And checked with the commercial beeks I work for, both 3rd genrration beeks...

    Year 3-5 post burn are considered optimal. Weather factors removed (not enough rain at right time, nites too cool,...
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    Re: Walk away did not go well

    Ummmmmmm
    No

    Definately

    No
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    Re: Forest Fire Silver Lining?

    And palmetto, cabbage palm.

    Build supers n frames!!
    You are going to need them!!
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    Re: Watermelon Pollination

    Have a coworker that took a couple of pollination contracts for the boss. He just spent last weekend feeding (trenches) for his bees on 3 watermelon fields. He can't wait to get them back on a flow....
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