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  1. Re: Unofficial World Record Honey Bee Capture

    The commercial beekeeper lets them harvest the old bees that get left out before they ship out for pollination services. They close up the hives before shipping and what gets left out are old forager...
  2. Re: Small scale extraction set up? Up to 20 hives..

    Join a local bee club if you can. We have 2 spinners that people borrow in our club.
  3. Re: Installing Pkg to a Medium Only Set-Up (10-Frame)? Also, any thoughts on Top-Feed

    I really like the Brushy Mountain top feeder with floats. Only thing I've noticed is that sometimes the slots aren't the appropriate size and some bees drown. Its a simple fix. If you have leave the...
  4. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I only put the dowels on the top, to keep the foundation from shifting around and I added some wax on the dowels to help draw straight comb.

    Went into the swarm today and seen some pretty straight...
  5. Re: Bees with Butt's in air at entrance **VIDEO** What are they doing?

    Looks like fanning to me. Didn't see nasonov gland. Might be regulating temperature in the hive or moisture control duty.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught a swarm today 3/5/2015. Ocean Springs, MS. Had 3 days of 65+ degrees heat. Today a cold snap moved in, 35F, these bees lucky I saved them in time. Going to be using them on trying out Lauri...
  7. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Adding wooden dowels.
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    Got a call for a swarm today. Swarm was bigger than a basketball probably over 6 pounds of bees. Filled a NUC up with no frames in it, after I added frames...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Bees do work Henbit down here. It is blooming already in massive amounts. Henbit they work is also called Lamium.
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    Re: Rain barrel waters for bees

    Speaking of this. I have some black plastic that you put out for weed control on a couple raised garden beds. The beds aren't leveled the best so when it rains, water fills the voids and leaves pools...
  10. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I wanted to see how the whole partial sheet of foundation works. So I plan on doing it this year with swarms. If I can ever get a call this year. Should yield some interesting results.

    Doing half...
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    Re: Spring Feeding

    I agree with the Honey Bee Healthy. Every time that I have used it, bees start to rob.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    3/1/2015
    Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast.
    Fruit Bloom, Peach, Plum, Blueberries, and Strawberries all started flowering this week. My pear, apple, cherry, and figs started to leaf today also.
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    Re: Bringing in Pollen Today

    Same down here. Pollen is all over the cars down here right now, but most of it is pine pollen which has little nutrition value. Spring TiTi is in full effect around me. It was 72F today (2/8/2015)....
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Rain came threw last night so not seeing a lot of pollen as of today, but couple days ago seen some. I suspect maple, alder, henbit, and elm. Our first big spring honey flow starts in a couple weeks...
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    Bee weather in Mississippi.

    Video of my small home apiary out yard.

    Listen to that buzzing... Mmmmm :sleep:

    Video now in 4k!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34M8zfdvBmk&feature=youtu.be
  16. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    Same thing happened to me the other day. Bought a $5 gallon of paint. Found out it came with a $5 rebate. Luckily I had some change in my pocket or I'd be out of a bucket of paint. :ws:
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    Re: beekeeping insurance

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  18. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    Finally someone that knows how to hold a camera and shoot appropriate video in the beekeeping community.
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    Re: African hive inspection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_BzPcrCt7E
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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    Sakuma bros also have outstanding strawberry plants. I highly recommend them. I grow them in pots and hanging baskets inside/outside.
  21. Re: Q: Why not use historic photos as evidence in the cell size debate

    I wouldn't want to hold a smile for as long as it takes for the picture to develop/exposure back then, anywhere from five minutes to more than 30.

    Plus, Mark Twain summed it up best, A photograph...
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    There's a company down on the gulf that does rough cut lumber. This is what they quoted me.

    southernwoodspecialties.com

    Also, check Craigslist. A bunch of local people have mills that they...
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    Re: Name Change request

    Jabba the Hutt a beekeeper now?
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    Re: New beekeeper preparing for spring

    I wish you lived closer to me. I need a bee buddy!
  25. Thread: fogging hives

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    Re: fogging hives

    We still have one old guy in our bee club that keeps recommending it and suckering other people in because he's "old" and has "experience". No one wants to listen to the young guy, its kinda...
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