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    Re: Hello from Florida

    As a member of the Marion County Club, just a bit south of you, Welcome.

    Besides our sister club in Alachua County, there may be more meeting closer.

    Learning from other members is a great way...
  2. Thread: What to do

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    Re: What to do

    Or for few dollars investment, Dadant now has a nuc intro top board..
    Place board on top of 2 mediums, and nuc on top of that. Simple.
    If its a Jester nuc(plastic), just pull frames out and set...
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    Re: Orange Grove trip 2014

    Just a heads up John, my new boss has pulled his hives out of several groves at the beginning of this week. He got call last Saturday that spraying will begin in the next few days. Experienced crews...
  4. Re: Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    Winter losses= +5 ?????
    3 years ago joined bee club and read multiple forum sites while helping friend with his 15 hives. (8 lost)
    2 years ago helping friend AND club member combined 30+ hives...
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    Re: Cypress Supers?

    Rossman's (gabees.com) in Moultrie,Ga carries them. Own several, love them. Much better than my pineys. Switching by end of summer 100% cypress.
    Searched CL few days ago. Lake city afea I believe...
  6. Re: Please help with frame by frame hive inspection - link to pictures

    Newly mated Queens will sort of "Spray pattern" their first few frames. Part of being able to see into cells is partly to learn why the Queen might miss a few spots. If they are not properly set by...
  7. Re: Please help with frame by frame hive inspection - link to pictures

    Good looking box.

    Learning to hold the frames so you can see into open cells with the sun behind you is a very important Beek skill. You will then be able to see if the bottoms are "wet"...
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    Re: New Forum Idea: Sideliners

    I Second Radar's motion!!!!



    Somehow trying to work this part out in my head, just not rolling right just yet. Thought behind it: those trying to grow into sidelining AND sideliners trying to...
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    Re: Progressively Aggressive

    49 here in N Central FL tonight. In the middle of May?:s:scratch:

    I think this weather has made everybody a little crazy. On again/Off again with flowers from weird rains. More than one beek I...
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    Re: Feed Buckets

    Am using 2gal w/drilled holes personally. Lasts tad longer.

    Stole the idea when was at Dadant. They use a pile of buckets stacked on pallet. When they are empty, the wind blows them over, they...
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    Re: Free maxant hat giveaway - details inside

    Not quite sure what my wife was trying to tell me when my hat came.....


    5922


    :scratch::s:scratch:
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    Re: Paint pen to mark a queen?

    Remember that this years color is Red!!!

    Same non toxic paint pen at major retailer was a whole dollar cheaper than the exact same pen at Dadant. I was going there anyway for other things.
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    Re: Deep box question

    One of the negatives to a large open box is the loss of heat on cooler nights like most of the country has been getting. Without enough bees to regulate the heat on the frames they do have,...
  14. Re: 1st week inspection ...when to add next brood box

    Agree with Mr.Beeman, you're going to be a bit more attentive with 8 frame mediums than the average beek in 10 frame deeps. Sounds like they are building quick. Nice!

    As they are bringing pollen...
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    Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    Vervclan, the Gilchrest County club is part of a larger grouping of affiliated clubs. Depending on exactly where your soon to be residence is, and which meeting may be better suited for you...
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    Re: Shift change at the hives?

    Had another similar thread on here week or so ago. New beek so I hadn't noticed either until after mentioned. Next day had day off and was at mentor's house waiting for him to get there so we could...
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    Re: Serious Rain Ahead

    Finally dried out today. Broke free from clouds and rain yesterday afternoon. Four days worth was 9+ (topped out gauge twice).

    Sunny, light breeze, and high around 75. Gorgeous day today!! ...
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    Re: Free maxant hat giveaway - details inside

    Thanks Chris and Maxant,

    It arrived safely. Kinda (see thread)

    Mikey
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    There's this strange yellow bright thing up in the sky:scratch:
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    Re: Got my Class A CDL learner's permit today

    Seen every square inch of the continental U.S., mostly at 80+ mph. 10 years, 3 million miles.

    Get your sleep. Period.

    Have the body clock of a five year old 8 years after parking my last...
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    Re: Using 2X lumber for boxes?

    Thats why I love cypress
  22. Re: Bee getting out of the rain by my empty hives

    One down, 59,999 to go!!!

    Keep it up!
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    Re: Free maxant hat giveaway - details inside

    Suddenly the couch is looking reeeaall comfortable!!:lookout:
  24. Thread: I hate rain

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    Re: I hate rain

    Flowing real good with plentiful rain so far. My corn never got above my knees last year. Can't fish the "Lake" I live on, can walk across 99% of it without getting my waist wet. Put the boat up in...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid - a few questions

    I have a friend considering using this and also found Randy's scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-questions-answers-and-more- to be an excellent long read. It is quite detailed on results from...
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