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  1. 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.
  8. 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...
  14. Thread: Growl???

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Growl???

    Airflow through the hive causing a vibration on something in the hive??
  15. 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.
  18. Thread: Thin honey

    by gone2seed
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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...
  19. 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.
  20. Thread: Oops!

    by gone2seed
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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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    Re: Selling honey

    My most popular is regular quart Mason jars @ $15.00.
    Second is 1 pound squeeze bottles @ $6.00
    Third is regular pint Mason jars @ $ 8.00
    Least popular is the 12 ounce plastic bear @ $5.00....but...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Re: Is your apiary in here?

    Very nice.Thanks for posting this.
  25. Thread: bees on dirt

    by gone2seed
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    Re: bees on dirt

    They are after minerals.I keep a little mineral salt around my colonies.It helps keep the grass down and gives them a source of minerals.Some old beekeepers put mineral salt in bottle caps inside the...
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