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    Re: Bee Plants for beginners

    You might check with your local extension office or nearest large university. The university of Florida publishes a newsletter called "The Melitto Files" which lists local pollen/nectar sources --...
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    They are on legs, and I may try the oil idea -- right now, my initial treatment with some Amdro tossed into the woods and boric acid tablets placed in toilet paper tubes (and partly buried in a mound...
  3. Re: 2014 University of Florida Bee College, Whitney Lab, Marineland, Florida March 7,

    Yes!!:D
  4. Can you really smell the hive just one week in?

    This isn't an urgent question, but I am curious: I swear that the last two days when I've gone to fill the feeder (didn't make it big enough), that I can smell the sweet scent of beeswax from about...
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    Re: Quiet, Too Quiet

    Same thing happened to me today -- it was rainy, so I knew they wouldn't be flying, but I thought that at least I'd hear buzzing. The feed jar was empty, which was a good sign, but I couldn't see...
  6. Re: 2014 University of Florida Bee College, Whitney Lab, Marineland, Florida March 7,

    Cool! I was there -- pics don't capture just how cool it was:cool:, for Florida at least.
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I looked at glass shelving, too, but ended up having Lowe's custom cut a piece. It wasn't expensive, which I appreciated.

    We had rain today (and cooler weather tonight), and I was surprised by how...
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    Re: Bee Intallation, can it be this easy?

    Bee Weaver Apiary, from whom I bought my bees, recommended the 'place whole package in hive" method for TBH, with a feeder can on the inside. I still found at least a couple dozen bees got out, I got...
  9. Thread: My first hive

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    Re: My first hive

    Wow -- that's a pretty hive! We made ours, and the top bars are not nearly so neat.
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I'm feeling lucky that today the ants seemed to have left. Could have been the baking soda, coffee, cinnamon mix, but I'm guessing it was the Amdro. Still, I planted some mint and tucked some boric...
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Cnt, your window is nicer than mine! When I checked the queen cage on day three, I had the same experience--no queen but workers still inside. Maybe b/c it still smells like her? I read not to queen...
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    I've been obsessing over the ants, which given its the end of the semester, is not something I have a lot of time to do:rolleyes:. Still, I appreciate the responses, and I'll be adding some kind of...
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    Re: 30 hrs after package install.

    Cool, isn't it? My first package is doing the same thing. I'm having problems with carpenter ants (just started today) and am concerned about that, but they are eating the 1:1 syrup like crazy. When...
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    Re: Hello from Newberry, FL

    Thank you! I've been in touch with both groups, and will begin attending the gainesville area bee club meetings soon.
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    Hello from Newberry, FL

    Hello, All!

    A couple of years ago, Amazon.com recommended the book "Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper" which struck me as odd because I was re-reading the Laurie King mystery "The Beekeeper's...
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