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  1. Re: Jacksonville/Florida new laws/rules, I may just not get started.

    Everyone needs to keep in mind that this has not been signed into law, it is just a draft and the state bee association is asking for input on the draft and wants to hear from registered beekeepers...
  2. Thread: raising queens

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    Re: raising queens

    For me this year it was 14 days. The weather was not conducive for mating any sooner. We had two days of decent weather right around 12 days after they emerged and I was worried they were past their...
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    Re: Beekeeping App for Android

    I like it this will come in very handly, but if you are open to suggestions I would like to add:
    1. Add nuc to list of hives
    2. Separate the Queen and eggs option so one or the other can be chosen...
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    Re: Plasticell Foundation

    What I have noticed with my bees is that if a frame of undrawn wax coated plasticell foundation is left in the hive to long before flows or between flows they will take the wax off and use it in...
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    Re: bees tearing down cells?

    Out of the 7, I only saw one being torn down and they had already started when I noticed, and from the looks of it they started from the middle, the others were done during the night.
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    Re: bees tearing down cells?

    The hive is 2 deep frames and 1 med at the top, plasticell foundation already drawn for the 2 deeps and i have a starter strip for the med. when they get up in numbers for them to draw out.

    Yes,...
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    Re: bees tearing down cells?

    I know it is a little different than queen rearing but I have a observation hive I put together with a frame of eggs and brood, they built up 7 queen cells and capped them, I checked yesterday and...
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    New mite control method

    In one of this months magazines I saw a new varroa control method, it is a drone frame with built in heat coils of some kind that when plugged into a 12 volt battery and turned on for about 5-7...
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    Re: Observation hive question

    I thought so too at first but we are in the second week of Jan. and I have not had any brood develope and I have sat and watched the queen lay a egg and with a flash light I have seen the eggs, but...
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    Observation hive question

    Hello all! I have a question about my observation hive. I stared it the first of Dec. from a weak nuk that I did not think would make it through the winter, the queen started laying eggs almost...
  11. Thread: Mystery pollen

    by Brenton
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    Re: Mystery pollen

    Im here in N. Florida and on Sat. I watched a maple tree covered with my bees collecting pollen, and my observation hive showed the pollen increase as well. :D
  12. Re: How far till it is not considered local honey?

    Thanks Guys!! I was worried if I went to the next town 20 miles away it would be too far. So that works out great.
  13. Re: How far till it is not considered local honey?

    I was wondering because I am doing a little recon to see where I can possibly sell honey (if I get any next year) and how far I can sell local honey and it still be called local.
  14. How far till it is not considered local honey?

    I am curious what the distance is before it can no longer be called LOCAL. Is it based off of regions or mileage?
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    Re: Please tell me what I am looking at

    The commercial beek I bought the hive from checked it last week and confirmed what you said no queen so he is going to bring me a nuc this week, so they should take off pretty good, thanks for all...
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    Re: What varieties of clover encourage the bees?

    Does anyone know how clover does in the Florida panhandle?:scratch:
  17. Re: Spotty pattern is this normal in a dearth?

    Thanks
  18. Spotty pattern is this normal in a dearth?

    Or even in a dearth is the pattern suppose to still be more full and just smaller in size?
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    Re: Adding hives to a yard I have a question

    Thanks for the info. I will definitely follow it.
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    Re: Adding hives to a yard I have a question

    The beek I am buying them from treats his bees and says they are very healthy, I will check them out when I get there, but my experience is very limited.
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    Adding hives to a yard I have a question

    Good morning all! My question is when adding a hive to a yard do you automatically place entrance reducers to all the hives just in case one of the hives is weak to discourage robbing? I have 1 hive...
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    Re: Please tell me what I am looking at

    No these are italian
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    Re: Please tell me what I am looking at

    Thats what I thought so I added another 10 frame box moved 2 of the honey frames up and replaced them with 2 undrawn frames below in hopes that will spur them to draw out some frames. I did that 6...
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    Please tell me what I am looking at

    Hello everyone I just completed my first hive inspection this weekend and I am not sure if I am seeing brood or pollen, in the pic you can see some larva but I dont see any capped brood like you see...
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