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    Carpenter Ant Damage

    What do carpenter ants do to a hive? I went out to my hive the other night and big red carpenter ants were going in and out. I opened the hive today and the comb was destroyed. No honey or brood was...
  2. Thread: Dc inverter

    by HopCar
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    Re: Dc inverter

    If you decide to go with a generator, it's really hard to beat the little Honda EU1000 or 2000. They are super reliable and can be allowed to sit unused for long periods of time and still start when...
  3. Re: where do commercial beekeepers buy their bee hives and frames

    As a rule, if you're going to buy a large number of anything, ask for quotes from several sources. Don't just go to the big names. Give the smaller guys a chance. They will often be more flexible in...
  4. Re: TBH interested, ranting, questions, not sure...

    I'm still in my first year of bee keeping and I've learned to hate the Langstroth hive. It is designed for commercial bee keeping and not for a guy like me who just wants to keep a hive in his yard...
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    Re: Heading to Florida 2013!!

    I've been wondering when it would start as well. Just a couple of days ago I noticed tiny buds on the Brazilian Peppers here in Miami.
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    Re: West Palm Beach Michael Bush Day

    There are videos of Michael's talk posted on the Palm Beach Beekeepers Association site.
    http://www.palmbeachbeekeepers.com/video
    That was my first visit with them. What a great group. I wish I...
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    Re: South Florida Beginner

    Hi RevDoug, Welcome.
    You should check out the Palm Beach County Bee Keepers Association. They are nice folks and put on great events.
    http://www.palmbeachbeekeepers.com/

    Another local resource...
  8. Re: Love my TBH, don't care much for the Langstroth Hives

    Hi Michael, you were kind enough to give me some advise on my plans to build a long lang hive a couple of weeks ago when you were in Palm Beach. You suggested that I go to 48 inches long. If my...
  9. Thread: Prayer need

    by HopCar
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    Re: Prayer need

    I'll mention you to the Big Guy.
    When you're better, it's time to switch to a top bar hive or long lang. Lifting those supers is no fun with a bad back.
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    Re: Inner cover Pros/Cons

    Noljohn, thank you for bringing this up. I'm a first year beek also and I want to move my one hive to a long lang. I'm trying to decide if I need an inner cover or several or none at all. It seems...
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    Re: Suggestions for planting in Fla

    Hi Kopelia, I'm just south of you in Miami and I'm going through the same process. When ever I see flowers in the neighbor hood, I try to stop and check for bees. In my yard the most popular plant...
  12. Re: Anyone using a cordless stapler for frames yet?

    Take a look at the Ryobi 18 volt brad nailer. It will handle brads up to 2" long. I haven't used it to build a hive yet but I'm building a boat and it has worked very well for me. I actually have a...
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    Re: West Palm Beach, Florida (USA)

    First off welcome Mr. Clean. I'm new at bee keeping as well.

    Is the event next Saturday open to non members? I live in Miami and I'd drive up to hear Michael Bush.
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    Re: Wanting to try a TBH

    Thanks Harley. Maybe I'll just keep my one Lang and set up a TBH next spring.
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    Re: Wanting to try a TBH

    I'm also thinking of trying a horizontal hive (long lang?) The frames in my brood box are twice the depth as the frames in my supers. Can I have two different size frames in a horizontal hive?
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    Re: My girls in-flight

    Those are wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.
    Have you guys seen the movie "More Than Honey"?
    Amazing in air bee photography.
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