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  1. Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    Along the same lines. I've got a hive that seems to have Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus, its pretty weak now, when/if it goes should I re-use the combs, honey or other equipment. I don't seem to find...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Nice!
  3. Re: Any input on Kelley 2014 package Russian queens

    Wait and see approach, they are building despite the mites. Brood break if needed. Had hives come through last winter in worse shape only to EXPLODE with bees later!
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    Re: Foundation/drawn comb

    Cold temp=brittle wax. They should work. Disease would be of concern. Do you know the history of the combs?
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    Re: winter wrap test

    Yeah, even here (in FL) without protracted cold I wonder, any bee tree I've dissected had several inch thick wood all the way 'round.
  6. Re: Any input on Kelley 2014 package Russian queens

    I can't be specific to your location or length of experience, but I did buy two 3# packages last April. One of them didn't accept its queen, which I replaced with another from them. Today it is...
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    Re: Location to purchase early bees

    I have a feeling that a lot of suppliers are booked for that time period already, but I would try Rossman in GA.
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Thank you!
  9. Re: check before you assemble - if you ordered Walter Kelly medium super hive body

    Great! I've got 20 on order right now! I have ordered from them before without issue.
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    Re: aethina thumida in Italy

    There's an article in this months Bee Culture about the small hive beetle in Italy, nasty buggers.
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    Re: New Hive Build

    I have 3 top bar hives and the most irritating one to work has the center entrance, that is center of the long side. If I had made it where I could work it from the back, maybe not such an issue. I...
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    Re: How many hive bodies to buy

    U can never have enough woodenware. The season is darn near year 'round where I am, I would imagine Oviedo is year 'round. Those hives will grow fast and continue to grow into the late summer. If...
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    Re: Suggested Youtube channels???

    628 Dirt Rooster, Jason Chrisman, Mr. BeeDude, Ohio Country Boy, Beekeeping by rotation method and the heather skep apiary series!
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    I used the 9 frames in a 10 frame super and that worked well enough. Only after they were drawn though.
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    Early in the flow this works for me. After the point in the season, they will draw cells out directly on top of the cappings leaving the foundationless frame (or foundation for that matter) alone. I...
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    Re: Foundationless Question

    In my limited experience (2 seasons), there seems to be a cutoff point where they start to widen the honey combs instead of nice spacing, what I mean is that if you put an empty between two drawn...
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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    3 frame MEDIUM for $150!!
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    Pretty sure they collect water too.
  19. Re: Triumph to tragedy -- a tale of broken comb -- when to fix?

    I personally wouldn't wait any longer than you have to. If the combs are touching and the bee-space is compromised, the hive beetles will have a field day! It may not be best to go in a hive two...
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    Re: How to capture a misguided colony?

    A really sharp utility knife and patience. Moving it may not be such a good idea, I see collapsed comb. Good luck!
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    Re: Central florida plant identification

    I'm going with elderberry on photo 2. The last set looks like some kind of Ilex holly.
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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    I too have had "musty honey", without any real proof I attributed it to the crush and strain of brood comb. The worst of which was DARK comb from a survivor colony in a tree, I could barely eat it....
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    Re: What goes in grooved bottom?

    Ditto on the hive beetles! I'd put wax or a little strip of wood.
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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    I believe it is jewel weed. Jason Chrisman has a youtube video of a bee emerging from the flower with the stripe. It looks related to the Impatiens referenced above.
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    Re: clover planting

    Any suggestions for seeding white dutch clover here in NE FL? I've tried transplanting some from nearby w/ no success. Is there a cultivar that's better than another?
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