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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Bay Springs, Mississippi
    Wild Black Cherry started opening last week
    White dutch clover starting in a spot or two
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught our second swarm of the season Saturday 3-29-14 South of Laurel, Ms 39440
    Almost 70 degrees with a cold wind blowing, clear skies, we had a 4 inch flood the night before.
    It was a nice big...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught our first swarm of the year today. Nice foot ball size swarm. Swarmed from an oak tree about 50 feet from where they landed on a mailbox post. Nice looking yellow bees look to be Italian.
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    Both came out of the winter great. We split Wednesday and made 2 nucs from each one, and left enough bees and brood in the original hives that they will be full strong hives when the first flow...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    Locally, spring made nucs go for $100 each. These are full, established nucs with a good laying pattern. You get 5 full frames with brood, honey, pollen and the queen of course. I bought 2 last...
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    Re: IRS and bees/bee products as livestock

    Bees?? What bees?
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    Re: Hello from central Mississippi

    Welcome b1 from another Mississippian im about 85 miles south east of Jackson close to Bay Springs.
    What town are you in or close to.

    Welcome to the bee world its fascinating

    Randy
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    Do peach blossoms produce nectar

    I know one would have to deal with the spray schedule but would it be worth the time to place hives on a peach orchard?
    I have not heard anyone talking of making honey from peaches and thought I...
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    Re: warming crystalized honey

    The water in a dishwasher hits 180 degrees I would be careful with that.
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    Re: Has anyone tried this?....did it work?

    My take on the original post was that the hives would be in the pasture with the horses. I feel that any distance 50 feet or more from the fence would be good and no problems.
    Sorry if I mis read....
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    Re: Has anyone tried this?....did it work?

    You mentioned horses, I have had horses for the last 50 years and can tell you they wont leave them alone.
    Bees and horses don't mix, for some reason bees hate horses, all the horse has to do is...
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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    Sympathy and prayers to you and the family Brian.

    Randy
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    Re: Hello everyone from Mississippi

    Welcome to you from Bay Springs, Mississippi.

    Just dive in and get your feet wet.

    Randy
  14. Re: Southeastern Alert - Check your hives early this season

    I did a deep dive into my hives Tuesday evening the temp was about 78. I fed dry sugar since Dec. and still had some honey left Tuesday. I found that 8 out of ten frames in the brood chamber were...
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    Re: Something Bloomed Last Night

    I'm about an hour South of Jackson Mississippi and I've been seeing yellow and grey pollen now for 2 weeks. Its in the high 70's here this week and they are bringing it in by the truck loads. I did a...
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    Re: Building nuc hives

    Thanks a bunch That's just what I needed.

    Randy :)
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    Building nuc hives

    Someone had a layout of how to cut a sheet of plywood to get the most out of it, to build nucs, on here a week or so back. I have searched for 3 days now and cant seem to find it. Does anyone know...
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    Re: BEE Addict

    Glock you have the same problem that I have...The wife raises purebred Arabian horses. I have chickens and bees. The first year I had chickens she commented wow you made more profit, dollar for...
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    Re: Mixing sugar syrup

    No beemandan im not that finickey. I figure as long as the bees can carry it, it will work. The thought just ran thru my mind and thought I would ask.
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    Re: Mixing sugar syrup

    Thanks cg3 I kinda figured that but curiosity got the best of me...:thumbsup:
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    Mixing sugar syrup

    When measuring sugar to water ratio in a 1 to 1 mix do you use volume measurement, say a 5 gallon bucket of sugar to a 5 gallon bucket of water?
    Or is there another way you measure it. Just want to...
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    Re: Skills you want to develop in '14

    Practice the basics. My mentor is going to help me with splits this spring. My learning curve is more like a step ladder, almost straight up.
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    My worry are my guinea's I have 30 roaming the place. I have seen them walk right past the front of the hive and never eat a bee, but I do wonder. They are quick on the draw, they can catch a house...
  24. Re: 5 lb. Queenline Jars With 70mm / 2 3/4 Inch Lids: Who Manufactures Them?

    Live Oak you might try here, they have queenline but not sure about the size.

    http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/
  25. Re: 1st big pollen flow, better late than never

    Mine were bringing in blood red pollen and a tan to pale yellow pollen today. Im wondering what the red pollen is.
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