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    Re: A smelly smell that smells smelly...

    You probably already know this but just in case.....make short flicking motions with the brush.This instead of long sweeping motions.The long sweeping motions roll the bees and that is what they hate.
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    Re: Sting virgin & first aid

    If you are this worried about a sting maybe you should consider another hobby.
  3. Re: Unusual Bee Behavior (Bees dying regularly, and attracted to light)

    Your bees are simply attracted to the light.These would be bees that were outside the hive after dark.For instance,some bees remain outside if they are out in a late rain or if they just didn't make...
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    Re: taking bees south

    Keep in mind that Florida is a long state.We have 4 climate zones here.
  5. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    There was a saying during the California gold rush."The smart ones were those selling shovels".
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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    As a long time internet seller(not honey),always be aware that there are plenty of thieves out there. It is a common ploy for a buyer to claim the product is not as advertised so they can get a...
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    Re: iron supplements for bees?

    Ace I must admit that your reference to the "Big Apple" makes no sense to me,but then that's true of a lot of your posts. The same might be said of your comparison of bees and children.Everyone here...
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    Re: iron supplements for bees?

    why not just place a mineral salt block where they have access and let the bees choose what they need?
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    Putting on Hopguard next week and the following two weeks.That is the only negative I see to HG.
    Three treatments a week apart. There will be no "fall" treatment as our brood rearing is at a low...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Thanks for the reply.That makes sense for your zone.We do get some mild winter here so I need a medium of honey for insurance.
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    Re: Think I'm getting in a mess here...

    The key is in this sentence from your post." All seemed well for several weeks, and I saw her on my inspections". The "s" on the end of inspection is usually the problem.
  12. Thread: Honey taste?

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Honey taste?

    Get some people who don't like you to taste it.If they like it it is ok to sell. I use my wife as taste tester.If she can find anything to complain about...........
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    bee vac?
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Odfrank,I'm impressed and I am too old to impress easily..I do have one question on one of the items in your list.Why do you use queen excluders on a single brood box?Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Re: Considering Cotton

    Cotton honey has a unique flavor that commands a premium here at the Farmers Market.
    Cotton also has extrafloral nectaries that can extend the season.
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    Re: Honey byproduct identification help?

    my guess would be mead.smell first then a small taste.
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    Re: Hive Marking - Florida

    I use a garden marker.These are made to stand up to our sunshine.These are not sharpies or Magic Markers.Those fade quickly.
    I look forward to seeing what others are using.If I were filthy rich I...
  18. Thread: Growl???

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Growl???

    Airflow through the hive causing a vibration on something in the hive??
  19. Re: Cut Comb Honey: Issue with Wax Foundation

    Easiest way,for cut comb, is to use starter strips and let the bees build the comb.
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    Re: Panty Hose As A Filter

    I use old t shirt material for a filter.Works for me.
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    Re: Anyone else know about bee huts?

    You people just don't have any imagination.They are dragging that thing to California next year for almond pollination.
  22. Thread: Thin honey

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    Re: Thin honey

    17 to 20 % moisture is acceptable with the preference being on the low side.Over 20% will ferment.Temperature can also play a temporary role.Honey at 100 degrees in my honey house in July always...
  23. Re: Bear sighted tonight - keep your fingers crossed

    You can also hook a radio to a security light(motion detector).I use this in my bee yard inside the electric fence.
  24. Thread: Oops!

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    Re: Oops!

    Now that's a good idea.
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    Re: inspection technique - move bees!

    If you use a brush flick the bees. Do not brush with long strokes as this rolls bees and makes them angry.
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