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    Re: Over wintering nucs?

    Most of you bkeeps on this forum are in the northern part of the U.S. I am down here in the northern part of Florida. We really don't need more than a deep brood box throughout the year. So a two or...
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    Re: Over wintering nucs?

    Personally, I use 9 5/8" bodies with 5 deep frames and dbl stack throughout the year. That way, if I need to, I can add a frame of brood to a weak colony and not worry about mixing frames. For...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Oldtimer,

    Dr. Jamie Ellis sent me an email so here it is.

    Hey Peaches,

    Good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.

    The answer is that smoke "masks" the alarm pheromone. It's like...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Next question, those who are apparently eating, are they guard/foragers or nurse bees? My experience is the nurse bees cannot sting as their stingers haven't stiffened up yet.
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Herb,

    Why else would they have their heads in honey cells. I have found very few with their heads in pollen cells or empty cells. The nurse bees still feed the babies or at least are checking on...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Oldtimer, I don't think I said anything about gorging themselves, but I will try to find the reference that I am using for you.

    By the way, I am also enrolled in the 5 year program for Master...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Oldtimer, I didn't say that they eat immediately. But they do within seconds of the smoke. When you smoke them off the top of the frames look at them when you pull a frame. Are some of them with...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Oldtimer, this answer comes from a Dr. of Entomology who is the head of the Master Beekeepers program at the University of Florida.

    The nicotine in the smoke coats the antennae of the bees. (The...
  9. Thread: App

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    Re: App

    hawhaw,Bradley. That is the best answer that I have ever heard. THAT I can
    live with that. Ok, maybe maybe Barry will work with you on that app. Good Luck!
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    Re: Brood in Honey Super

    BB, I have some questions: 1) Is it the capped brood you are referring to? 2) Is it the uncapped Pupae you are referring to? 3) Is it the larvae you are referring to? It makes a difference in what...
  11. Re: Hygenic behavior in my bees - where did it come from?

    David, I am not scientifically inclined so I cannot answer your question. If the bees don't make honey during the Spring flow, then I requeen. If the bees will not make wax, I requeen. If the bee...
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    Re: Brood in Honey Super

    Steve, I use a queen excluder until the first super is full and capped. Then I remove the excluder.Normally the queen will not cross over capped honey. If you want comb honey, then you watch the ...
  13. Re: Hygenic behavior in my bees - where did it come from?

    Something to think about. If a glass is full and you want to add something to it, you have to pour some of the filling out. Same thing with bees. if you breed for something, then something else is...
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    Re: App

    Thanks. I do believe people have grown bored with sitting at home to talk on the web. I think they want to take a chance of texing while driving.
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    Re: App

    Could you be more specific? What kind of app would the forum have?
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    Re: Looks like I goofed.

    I would not sell honey for bee food in winter. Honey is how AFB is passed from hive to hive.
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    Re: Sisters attacking their brothers.

    Easy friends. This could start another string away from bees. hehehe.
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    Re: New Cottage law in Florida??

    Bonafide company name and town. Frisco is small and mail probably will get to them. Phone number is a plus. True statement about the allergies. In Texas, that may be all you need.
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    Re: New Cottage law in Florida??

    Gypsi,

    Here in Florida, the have to have the producer's name and address along with the type of honey (Wildflower, Tupelo, Gallberry, etc). I personally put my phone and cell numbers along with my...
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    Re: New Cottage law in Florida??

    We may try again at a later time. Since the times are changing, maybe some of the newer beekeepers will see the wisdom in a co-op and will get it started.
    Glad to be able to talk to you again, Ted....
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    Re: New Cottage law in Florida??

    BeeBoy, There is alway one rotten apple in any barrel. One person can mess it up for the whole group.

    Ted K, The Florida State Beekeepers Assn. tried that co-op 5 or 6 years ago, but very few...
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    Re: Selling Honey Roadside

    There you go. Now that's using the ol' noggin'. You could sweeten the relations with a little honey too. That always gets good results.
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    Re: New Cottage law in Florida??

    Johng, The bill has been approved by the house and senate and has been sent to the Governor to be signed into law. So go ahead and bottle and sell. The jest of the subject is you don't have to have a...
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    Re: Selling Honey Roadside

    Nabber, why wait till the produce is over? The people that stop to buy produce is is very ones that will buy honey. They are looking for local, fresh, and friendly producers.
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    Re: Sisters attacking their brothers.

    I agree with Cacklewack. If the colony is low on food stuff, especially honey, the workers will not let a drone in. (You realize the the drones can go into any colony with impunity, don't you?) Some...
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