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    Re: Elm tree is buzzing today

    Same down here in the Gulf of Mississippi. Maples popped open. Glad I put some protein bricks on my hives a month ago. Going to have to split my hives in early March this year.
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    Re: 'Sugar block bread' or 'Beez MRE'Z'?

    Well I added some boards and they actually drew out wax and had something stored inside the freshly drawn wax. I don't have access to my hives right for a couple weeks, Out of town, but I'll see if I...
  3. Re: feeding sugar blocks - too much at one time?

    I also dealt with a lot of starving this winter, poor goldenrod from no rain. I switched from sugar bricks to homemade protein candy boards/bricks (10-12% protein). I have zero issues from small hive...
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    Re: Singles for sale

    Will the packages be made in Florida? Also are you shipping packages?
  5. Commerical operations around Jacksonville, FL?

    I'll be in Jacksonville, FL for 2 weeks on a business trip. I was wondering if there are any commercial operations around the area that wouldn't mind me and maybe some colleagues to come out for a...
  6. Thread: Beecome 2016

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    Re: Beecome 2016

    First inaugural
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    Re: Question for beeks in the Deep South

    Anything above 50 is good for me. As a new beek you'll get multiple answers from all over the country here on beesource. Join a local club to get answers that are better adjusted for your...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/cabela-s-deluxe-10-tray-dehydrator/1920898.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26N...
  9. Thread: Open feeding?

    by ChrisBex
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    Re: Open feeding?

    I have to open feed this time of year. If I feed in the hives they all go robbing crazy. The only way I've seem to quell the impending disaster is to open feed and robber screens.

    This is how I...
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    Re: Are SHB a Problem in Your Area?

    Southern Mississippi 20 miles from the gulf.
    You already know what I'm going to say so I'll leave it at that.
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    Re: Honeybee dreams

    After working my hives on a busy spring day, when I get done all I can hear for hours is the humming of bees trying to get into my veil. Sometimes I can hear the chirp chirp chirp of virgins in...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Gautier, MS.

    86 outside today. BEAUTIFUL DAY!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkXkHhwhtQ
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    Re: Anybody else do this?

    When your lying on your back for 4 hours under a mobile home removing a 4ft X 8ft hive, 102F outside, honey dripping into your veil and on your suit. Its pretty easy for thousands of mad bees to...
  14. Re: Fabricting Boxes using a Locking Miter joint

    Wish my woodworking skills had that capacity...
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    Re: Anybody else do this?

    Worst place has got to be the nose. Watering eyes and running nose. Can't do anything for 10 minutes until the watering stops.
    Then you go back to finish... bam! Stung on the nose again.
  16. Thread: Enough Space?

    by ChrisBex
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    Re: Enough Space?

    I love MS paint artwork. World class!
  17. Re: Smoke and bees gorging on honey. Fact or fiction?

    They used smoke on bees way back in the Egypt days, isn't it inscribed on a wall somewhere?
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    Re: Nicot System Question.

    My starter was a just a 5 frame nuc with an empty on top to put a quart jar feeder in. I was honestly surprised how many cells took in this nuc.

    I'm going to try again next spring with this same...
  19. Re: Late swarm queens - Anyone seeing success??

    I live in southern mississippi and we still have drones flying around here. I made 11 splits and I'm hoping for 6 to get mated. Suppose to check for eggs tomorrow with the weather permitting. Bees...
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    Re: Capped sugar syrup

    I like to uncap some so the smell spreads fast. I usually use my wife's favorite fork for added pleasure. I put them in my front yard so it doesn't invoke robbing. I think 50 yards is far enough away...
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    Re: My queen flew away

    Very Nice. High Five!
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    Re: My queen flew away

    I thought I lost a queen also. It was a virgin that was 2 days old and I was introducing them to nucs. I do direct releases after i let the cages set on the top bar for 15min, but this one particular...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    First golden rod spotted today! Asters been blooming on a off since last week.

    Hive activity shows no increase and a open feeding test shows bees are still hungry for anything. Not enough blooming...
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    Re: Nicot System Question.

    I didn't have any success using the Nicot system yet. I plan on trying again next year in mid March. I think its mainly a fault of my own. I plan on using the Nicot and grafting side by side for...
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    Re: Nicot System Question.

    Well I had 26 extra queens after I made up my 10 nucs. Gave the rest away, that's right free, to members of our beekeepers association. I'm currently holding on to 3 for two more members then I'm...
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