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    Re: Capped Honey vs. High Moisture Contect.

    I take an empty 5 gallon bucket and a Damp-Rid packet from the grocery store. I attach the top of the Damp-Rid to the bottom, inside of the bucket. This lets the Damp-Rid hang right side up when...
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    Re: Yep, bees in the smoker. Wait....What?

    Our local State inspector a couple of years ago visited a local beek to do the annual inspection. After being told that everybody was docile and easy to handle he went to the first hive, popped the...
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    Re: Need help moving bees

    Nicole
    You are located in Texas, The bees are in a barrel at ground level. This indicates that the bees have some African genes in them. It also means that the advice from the Northern parts of...
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    Queen Excluders

    I picked up a swarm yesterday from a friends yard and brought them home. Put them in a box with LG oil and #8 screen over an air hole in the back of the box. I had a round entrance hole in the...
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    Re: Really dark orange blossom honey

    Adelabella.
    Avocado is very dark and has a molasses after taste to it.
    I would offer to sell you some but I get over a $100 a gallon in the local farmers markets and shipping would be be another...
  6. Re: provide me with some tips on keeping Yellow Jackets away from my honey display at

    Buy battery operated Dustbuster hand held vacuum. Take a piece of PVC 3/4" pipe about 3" long and heat one end. Jam the heated end of the pipe into the business end of the vacuum so it is a snug...
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    Re: Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Bal
    I bought a bottle of real almond extract at the local grocery store. About 3 -> 4" tall. The only size there was. Real stuff, not artificial.
    The Tea Tree Oil was the same thing from the...
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    Re: Bears and Bears and Bears Oh My!

    I have about an acre under electric fence out in the woods about three miles from electric power. I use a 12 V car battery that has a solar charger on it. I run two strands of fence wire, one at 6"...
  9. Re: Mimic a Natural Hive for Winter Observations

    All of the cut outs I have done since I came to SW Florida have all been of two types. A vertical configuration like the inside of a tree and a horizontal make up that fits between floor joists....
  10. Thread: A problem..

    by jredburn
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    Re: A problem..

    As a suggestion only, you could cover the front with a insect netting similar to that used in nurseries to a height of 7 feet. That forces the bees to fly over the heads of the horses and the...
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    Re: Packing organic honey without certification

    Having tried to find a place in Florida to raise bees and produce honey that could be sold as "Organic" I have found out a few facts.
    I There is no Federal Standard for honey. Plain or Organic.
    2....
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    I took a nest out of a tree on the 2d and started a trap out on Monday the 5th. I have a cut out from under a shed to do tomorrow.
    First bragger doesn't stand a chance.:)
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Eikel
    I am in SW Florida where most of the houses are concrete block. This means that I do 2 to 4 trap-outs a month. I have never had any luck with pounding on a wall to get the bees to move. A...
  14. Thread: Bad Honey

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    Re: Bad Honey

    KA313988
    Check your PM
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    Re: Bad Honey

    <www.jaxbees.com> will take you to the Jacksonville Bee Keepers Association's web page. There will be someone there that you can talk to directly.

    Very dark honey has a a very strong taste and a...
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    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    I don't know much about "down under" bees but they probably aren't much different than Florida/African bees and I deal with them every day.
    The advice on colour and smell is good advice. Avoid...
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    Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Burns375
    Florida summers are cooler than the Midwest. Our humidity is what makes it miserable.
    Cold actually hurts these old bones so I'll take miserable over pain any day.

    Bev, that's a...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    Band saw if you have one.
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    Re: Wild Raw Honey. Is It Safe?

    Rhino,
    Depending on how much uncapped honey you collected along with the capped honey will determine how well the honey keeps. If the water content is much over 18% then the honey will be...
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    Re: pheromone removal

    A half cup of dish washing soap in a half gallon sprayer that is 3/4 full of water will kill the scent. It will also knock down the bees if you spray then with it.
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    Re: Don't see this everyday....

    I see this type quite often in SW Florida. I know of one that has been attached to a concrete wall for three years.
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    Re: Africanized Bee Removal

    If you can drill a hole through the outside wall at the bottom of the nest, then you can puff smoke into the nest. If you puff smoke into the nest for 2 +/- hours you will eventually drive all the...
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    Re: Help with first cutout.

    Points to remember.
    JD and Hardwood live in areas that do not have African Hybrids. You do. They do not show their mistakes.

    Smoke lightly, do not rely on smoke to control the bees. It is only...
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    Keep the honey in the bottles and the bottles clean. If you give samples, the bees will come.
    Buy a battery operated Dust Buster and neck the intake down with a piece of PVC pipe. Heat the PVC in...
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    Re: Under a fallen tree

    Cleo,
    Remember he is in Texas , not KY. There is a high probability that his bees have some African in them.
    I am in SW Fl and when I put a chain saw to to a tree it is instant bedlam.
    Regards...
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