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    Re: Bees in a water meter box.

    I pulled a swarm out of this box last year and they turned very nasty. I just though it was a very hot hive I never though of AB. I split the hive and gave them a new queen now the hives are very...
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    Bees in a water meter box.

    We found some bees in a water meter box below a hedge. We pulled the comb and found the queen and put her in the box with (5 frame nuc box) Left it there and came back to check the hive and found all...
  3. Re: I wander how many other beeks have had this ideal.

    Needo I like that. I may try that I will see if wife agrees to it. I had to remove a hive behind a power meter. The meter reader would not come in the yard to read meter she had to use a sight to see...
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    Moving a hot hive.

    I have to move two hives from my back yard in town to my new house in the county. We have been remodeling this house for 3 years and we are almost done. We paid for things as we fixed them. :) I have...
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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Farout dude
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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Thats very nice young man.:applause:
  7. Thread: Elementary

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    Re: Elementary

    Awesome can you sign a copy for me Mike?
  8. Thread: Feeding bees

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    Feeding bees

    Yesterday I put 1 -8 frame honey super and 1 brood box on each one of my hives. In the boxes we put new frames with foundation. Today I started to feed them 1 to 1 sugar and a pollen sub. I want them...
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    When I started 3 years ago. I talked to a lady bee keeper (she was a keeper a long time and she just sold all her stuff to retire. She was in her 70's) anyway she told me to pick up the wood you find...
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    Feeding chocolate chips

    My grandson asked if we melted chocolate chips and put them in the hive would we get chocolate chip honey. I told him I would ask the people who know best, the bee keepers. Has anyone tried this or...
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    Picking up a swarm

    I am getting a swarm in the morning about the size of a softball. I am going to mix the bees with a few frames of brood and nurse bees from a strong hive. I am going to use the newspaper way to mix...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Checked the hive today and found bees coming out running on top of each other. The nurse bees must have quit their job and became foragers and found a pepper tree in bloom. Thank you for all the...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Yes this is the honey I extracted this year. Its orange and palm mixed. I harvested very little from my hives this year due to a remodel job on a house we are going to move into I hope :) I lost 6...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    On September 30, I took 6 frames of brood with nurse bees form 2 hives and put 3 frames each in a 5 frame nucs then I put a frame of pollen and a frame of honey and a fertilized queen into each hive....
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    Just started 2 new nucs?

    We are in the pepper tree bloom now. So my plan is to rob frames from my other hives and put them into the nucs to get them thru winter. I have frames full of pollen and some honey in the nucs now. I...
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    Re: Inspecting hives?

    That tells me I need to at least open up and look in my hives more often. Thanks
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    Inspecting hives?

    When or how long between inspections of a strong hive? Do you check it before the flow or after the flow? I know you check for stores be winter but how about between flows. I talked to a bee keeper...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    32780 centrel Florida. Pepper tree opened up yesterday. Its our last blooom of the year. I use it to keep the bees fed till the orange blossom comes. Realy good honey not real sweet. It makes great...
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    Re: Goldenrod honey

    I find the Palm honey the best. Orange blossom is really sweet to me.Golden rod I have never had.
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    Lost 2 hives today

    Checked hives and found hivebodys with a little brood, no honey and very little pollen.Took them apart and found the large red ants in the box with a lot of dead bees on the screened bb. Are the...
  21. Thread: Queens

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    Re: Queens

    This juster bees in Florida.Tele: 870 243 1596 Try them.
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    Over here on the east coast just east of Orlando is Juester Bees. I have gotten queens from them and there ok. There on the internet I beleive lts 2600 Honeybee Lane Mims, FL 32754 Tele: 870 243...
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    Re: Peppermint soap and bees?

    Thanks for the info. So I will spray in the early morning next time.
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    Re: Peppermint soap and bees?

    I was spraying my Vaggies to keep the pest (tomato worms mealy bugs spider mites ect. ) off the Veggies.
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    Peppermint soap and bees?

    I just sprayed my garden with 2 tablespoons of peppermint soap in a gal. of water. I believe peppermint is good for bees but how about the soap. I sprayed the Vegs not the hives? I hope i will be ok....
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