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    Re: Florida Beekeeper Registration

    I'm located about 45-50 minutes north of Montgomery, Alabama. I'm very much doubtful and suspicious of government. That being said, like most folks on here I'm very much appreciative of our apiary...
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    Re: FINALLY! I inspected ALL my hives and frames!

    Maeve, I made a sweatband out of an old shirt. Tie it around your head just above your glasses, be generous with the thickness - works great!
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    Re: Looking for mid to late summer pollen plants

    Hey Brad, I'm in the nw corner of Elmore county. I've tried to get the bee bee tree to live the last couple of years. It'll do good when I set it out. Over the winter it'll turn black from the ground...
  4. Thread: 2nd OAV treatment

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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    Jay, Thanks for the reply. I do the OAV for prevention as well. I've witnessed the DWV & the K wing thing also. In addition my bees went through some broodless periods this year. It seems like the...
  5. Thread: 2nd OAV treatment

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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    Do you seal the hives for 10-15 minutes afterward? It takes me about 3 1/2 hours to do 19 hives. I remove the oil tray and put rags in the front, the oil pan entrance, & on top. 3 of my hives are on...
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    Re: SHB destruction *graphic*

    This is advice from a very new beek so take with a grain of salt.

    Is your hives in the shade? I've "read" that most folks have good luck with direct sunlight, even here in Alabama. I moved mine to...
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