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  1. Thread: Alabama

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    Alabama Pollination Services

    Statewide pollination services available. All crops. Watermelons, cantoloupes, pumpkins, cucumbers, Blueberries, etc.

    JT Crownover
    Crown Honey
    601.953.4804
  2. Thread: Mississippi

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    Mississippi pollination services

    Statewide pollination services available. All crops. Watermelons, cantoloupes, pumpkins, cucumbers, Blueberries, etc.

    JT Crownover
    Crown Honey
    601.953.4804
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    Ya'll just have patience with Mr. McCary. He's...

    Ya'll just have patience with Mr. McCary. He's getting pretty old and not in the best health of his life. He's trying to teach everything to his grandson , who wants to take over, but that can't be...
  4. Thread: Kona queens

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    Hey ya'll, we got 200 from them last fall. We...

    Hey ya'll, we got 200 from them last fall. We we're very pleased. This was after Katrina hit and shipping anything to Mississippi was almost impossible. The queens made it all the way to Dallas, TX...
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    Mavrik is the same as Apistan. But, it is illegal...

    Mavrik is the same as Apistan. But, it is illegal to use because it's not labeled for use on honey bees. The Mavrik brand is labeled for use in green houses I think. And using it on bees could lead...
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    Hey this how I use my EZ Queen rearing kit from...

    Hey this how I use my EZ Queen rearing kit from Dadant. They're different , but the schedule is still the same.

    Day 1- Put the queen in the cage.

    Day 2- Release the queen.

    Day 4- Transfer...
  7. Thread: FIRE ANTS

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    How does it work in cool to cold weather?

    How does it work in cool to cold weather?
  8. Thread: FIRE ANTS

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    Hey anybody got a good treatment for fire ants? I...

    Hey anybody got a good treatment for fire ants? I need something I can put all over the ground in my bee yard and then put my hives in a few days later. I need something that is real good. I have to...
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    Hey fingerlakesgrape, I hate to tell you but I...

    Hey fingerlakesgrape, I hate to tell you but I don't think it would work. I am from central Mississippi I've got SHB all around me and will probably have them by next year(if I'm lucky). Anyway, I...
  10. Thread: Formic Acid

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    Also, If anyone's trying to order the stuff, you...

    Also, If anyone's trying to order the stuff, you can't tell them using it on bees or then they are braking the law if they sell it to you. It is also legal to have and use on your bees and you can...
  11. Thread: Formic Acid

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    I buy formic acid in 55 gallon drums at about 65...

    I buy formic acid in 55 gallon drums at about 65 cent a lb. This is for the 95% acid. I like the stuff personally. I seems to just make the bees do better. I live in the deep south and don't really...
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    Does anyone know were I can get some queen mating...

    Does anyone know were I can get some queen mating nucs also known as mini nucs? I can build them but would rather buy some. I would like new to slightly used equipment. I need about 50 to 100. ...
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    Ya a friend of mine has and uses a lot of...

    Ya a friend of mine has and uses a lot of leafcutters. I was just looking into bumblebees.
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    I rent out beehives for pollination already. I...

    I rent out beehives for pollination already. I was wanting to look into renting out bumblebee hives. Can you not collect queens in the fall and use them the next spring? That is what I would want to...
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    BjornBee, But someone that wanted to do that...

    BjornBee,
    But someone that wanted to do that commercially couldn't afford to pay that price could they?
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    CURRY, What step's do you do before you put the...

    CURRY,
    What step's do you do before you put the cups in?
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    Does anyone know anything about bumblebee...

    Does anyone know anything about bumblebee pollination? Were do you get your 1st queen? Were do you get equipment and supplies? how does it work?
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    That queen you have is either a Drone layer or a...

    That queen you have is either a Drone layer or a newly mated queen that's only layed a couple eggs. check for a good brood pattern in a few days if she's not doing any better you better get a new...
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    What is so unbelievable about bees working privet...

    What is so unbelievable about bees working privet hedge? My hives have 50-200 lbs of privet honey on them right now. Here in Mississippi Privet is my big spring honey plant. And I always haive a few...
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    A little more info: All of mine so far have...

    A little more info:

    All of mine so far have been raised above a queen excluder in a queen right colony. No swarm box or anything. A lot less stuff to keep up with and if you want you can put in...
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    Hey everybody, I was looking for a post I could...

    Hey everybody, I was looking for a post I could brag in.
    I have started raising my own queens this year. I am using the DADANT EZ QUEEN REARING kit. This is a kit that's made in New Zealand and sold...
  22. Thread: Canola oil

    by crownhoney
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    We have used wintergreen in conjunction with...

    We have used wintergreen in conjunction with traditional treatments in the past. It seemed to boost the effectiveness of the old methods. I think, if nothing else, it got the mite moving, out of the...
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    Ok thanks. I worked with a small logger here....

    Ok thanks.

    I worked with a small logger here. But we got into some CA size trees last year. We were cutting some red oaks and white oaks with a breast height diameter of 50 and 60 inches. And 3 or...
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    loggermike, Do you have such "bulk bees"? or...

    loggermike,
    Do you have such "bulk bees"? or know someone who still gets rid of there bees?

    Are you actually a logger? I do some logging here in Mississippi also.

    Thanks,
    JT
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    Txbeeguy, Not much more than I already knew. ...

    Txbeeguy,
    Not much more than I already knew.

    What are you talking about rumors. I know guys that used to do this all the time, but they don't know any beekeepers that do it now. And you should...
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