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  1. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    Tammy is a go getter and knowledgeable. Our state apiarist before her was a political hire and knew as much about bees as i know about working on a airplane engine. When hired it was stated he had...
  2. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    Yoy got that exactly right.
  3. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    Kubota is a really good engine but cummins is the best. Leave. It to CA or the federal gov to mess things up. Either one could make a wet dream a nightmare.
  4. Re: How Many Lbs of Honey will a 2 deep colony produce a year?

    In 37 years of beekeeping...my best year 275 lb ave oer hive(1982) my worst year 3 (2005)
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    Re: mite count after oav

    Rookie..i finished going thru my hives tuesdsy. Some were already broodless while most still had some capped brood. Only the ones i started in sept were still laying. This is the earliest ivecseen...
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    My advisor in college taught a begining beekeeping class and although i had no interest in bees he wanted more students and talked me into taking the class. I ended up taking the lab class the next...
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    ex white. honey for sale

    We have honey for sale either. In buckets or barrell. Honey is white clover or bush honeysuckle. Very light and high quality. Raw unheated unfiltered but very clean and ready to bottle. Made and...
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    Re: Need to seal floor on honey house

    Sherwin wiliams two part epoxy is the best. Ive had it on my bottling and extracting areas for 17 years with pallet jacks and forklifts on it...still there.
  9. Re: Kentucky looking for mentor in louisville, Simpsonville , shelbyville, la grange

    Call Lani Bassberg there is also a local beeks club..she can fill you in 5023212074
  10. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    It varies between states...for example glorification a farm plate you are limited to 150 airmile radius. My kenworth is lisc for 80k KY farm tag. I drive it to South Florida and to northern WI. ...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Ron...I figured you had a spin float
  12. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    I wonder if Americans chemical companies have contributed to me Rooney and Mr Jackson's campaign. Saving the citrus industry...very funny...the trees look awful. Besides the there is a lot of...
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    Threepingsthree....your contact info isn't in my messages....
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    Threepingsthree
    We are moving some bees into Harlan co in about two weeks as I still have a clover flow here and Will wait until it's starting to open. Would love to find someone in the area to...
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    Re: Locust trees

    Locust honey is water white...clear. will not granulate. Locust trees are easily frozen. Not winter temps but later spring freezes and bow 31. The first thing out on a dormant tree in early spring...
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    Re: Requeening With Cells, Need Advice

    I have done exactly as Michael bush says. We get about 80% take. I have used doing hundreds of hives at a time using cell protectors. By changing stock(different color) you can see your take as...
  17. Re: Big Rig Transporting to Maine blueberries goes over

    Wait till dark? Humm that's when you get lots of stings...bees crawl find holes to get inside your bee suit you didn't know existed. Light the smokers put on a good bee suit and go to work...
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    5 frsme nucs for sale

    Due to a couple of order cancellations we have approx.25 5 frame nucs for sale. Pick up in central KY. Hives have 3 + frames of brood. Good to new frames you keep plastic reusable nuc box $140....
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Mbeck
    I called westervelt...never got a return call untul i called his boss Tyson. I did talk to Gary and he was very understanding but itcwas Davids call. Repy was rules are rules. Except for...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Joel...beeks with AFB hide it...take inspectors to healthy yards and treat before taking. Inspectors dont know whete all yards are or see them. My inspector commented....AFB is all around here. ...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Sqkcrk
    Inspected another 60(50%) and found nothing...if posative test...would have done 100 percent. Required to burn if AFB which i would do anyway. No option to burn it and move. One frame and...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Smoore
    I didnt mean to imply to get rid of the who dept...just mantory inspections. Probably need 3 or 4 experienced beeks for teaching local clubs public relations and rifta. The inspectors you...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Slow getting back but busy getting ready to head north. Tommy t.
    Acutally 3 errors...but why should i pay someone to inspect my hives who has never had bees? Waste of my time and money and...
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    Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Florida dept of apiary inspection had the reputation of setting the stanard of quality years back. Now almost all inspectors have little or no beekeeping experience. I dont know of any that have...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Youre exactly right! You need to feed and make sure bees going into winter are heathy. Doing mite treatments in august are a must. Then treating again when broodless is a good idea. If you dont...
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