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  1. Re: Sterilizing glass jars with bleach - taste?

    I havent had much to bottle yet,but I have boiled the ones I have used so far, no chemicals at all just good old sanitation by heat.
  2. queen rearing mid stae florida on the west coast

    I am looking for others in my area that rear queens ,anyone out there near me ?
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    rearing queens west coast florida

    I am still a green horn in the bee bizzzzz but trying to learn fast and grow strong.I currently have 30 hives.I am sure my bees are about like most,some are doing much better than others and I am now...
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    Re: wax moths

    so far the Bacillus Thuringiensis aizawai I cannot find anywhere and wikipedia doesnt have any information on it either. and the website I found says it B401 previously known as Certan is the only...
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    wax moths

    I am failry new to bee keeping about 1 full year now.I have 30 hives and anticipating honey harvesting after the brazillian peppers bloom.I am thinking ahead about the need to store drawn comb and...
  6. I am about 1 year into bee keeping

    I have around 30 hives,some are multi level nuc's a few are multi level mini nucs,and the majority of them are 10 fream deeps, and we purchsed 20 of these last april.I was feeing them until last...
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    Re: Hurricane Isaac

    Im not sure where you are but I am in florida and we have allready had 2 years of rain in my area,I want less rain,im waiting on brazzilain pepper to bloom and rain is just going to wash out the...
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    Re: Hurricane Isaac

    oops ,typo ,I screwed the hives to the cross boards and then the cross board to the 2x4 stakes.
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    Re: Hurricane Isaac

    29 of my hives were on pallets 2 feet off the ground,I just built a 21 foot trailer all open and we set them on the trailer saturday and then we strapped a roped under and over to cover all hives and...
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    Re: sealing the hive bodies

    ok, well I really didnt ask about ideas of using paint .I am looking for people that allready seal their hives with wax.I understand some of you see wood on houses and hives that are doing great,but...
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    sealing the hive bodies

    I have watched a video on you you tube of 3 diffrent bee keepers that now dip there boxes in wax.They do not paint them,they bring the wax to around 300 degrees for 10 minutes that boils some...
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    Florida bee removal

    I am in mid florida west coast and the issue with bee removal is no one wants to pay.They seem to think they are giving you a great gift.I am curious anyone else in here that does cut outs free of...
  13. Re: tap water and mixing sugar water. don't work!

    I have a 15 gallong igloo water cooler with the spout at the bottom I pulled the spout out and ran a 1/2 inch line through it with a ball valve and a clear hose hanging off of it.I pou 50 cups of...
  14. Re: Processed and prepared without state inspection

    I realize each state and local regulators have their own laws,I am curious if anyone here has passed the $15,000 mark for sales and how much tougher they get on regulations and laws ect.
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    I am shocked fellow bee peeps.The bees work very hard for every ounce of honey you get,I am sure if you research yone bee in its life time makes a 1/4 teaspoon of honey and I think thier work is more...
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    Re: Too feed or not to feed?

    I have 20 first year nuc's in 10 fram deeps and have been feeding them since april.I am with theory that feed them until they have the deep full and a meduim supper loaded.I then feel like I have...
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    Re: Sugar water substitute?

    I have read that corn syrup can be a problem,the reason being so much corn is grown from genetically modified corn,that has chemicals added to it for controlling pest, if you research david...
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    Re: Too much rain!!!!!!

    I am near tarpon springs florida and have 23 hives on land near the anclote river,the land owner called and avised the bees were about to need house boats.I have them on pallets 2 feet off the ground...
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    Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) feed

    I agree,the way we manage bees is far from natural, right now have 29 hives and I am feeding them until they have a full 10 frame medium of supply for themselves.I use pure can sugar and add a...
  20. Re: Who wets their bee suit before inspecting their hives?

    I am abit distracted by a lady and h2o ,but my remedy to the heat.I purchased one of those fold out canopy's 10x10 in 2 minutes I have a cloud that follows me and adios burning up in the sun ...
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    Re: 10 month into bee keeping

    I started out doing cut outs and quickly decided I wanted to make a living with bees,I then purchsed 20 hives in april of 2012.I used to work for myself and after 6 years working for as company I...
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    10 month into bee keeping

    Hello,I am in holiday florida and I am 10 months into bee keeping.I now have 29 hives 22 of them we purchased in april and the other 7 of them have been cut outs .
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