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  1. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    I have bees in urban West Palm Beach. The state has rules on how many hives you can keep in one place based on acreage. Less than 1/4 acre is 1-3 hives with 3 extra during swarm season for 60 days....
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    I rarely see SHB but my beek friends that live 5 miles away have had record numbers. I haven't trapped or treated. Go figure.
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    Re: Hive Marking - Florida

    You can just use a sharpie marker if you want to and it will last if you spray it with outdoor clear coat. A guy in our been club makes aluminum stencils with the FLO number and then spray paint. I...
  4. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    Hi Jay, your story sounds like mine! After getting skunked last year, this year every time I had a trap out I caught a swarm and usually within 12 hours. 6 swarms in a month and they weren't my bees!...
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    Couple of weird things today......

    Inspections on my Spring swarm hives today. All is good with happy girls (2 deeps, all with 1-2 supers, 1 super ready for harvest) but did run across two things I had not seen/heard before. One hive...
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    Re: Wd-40

    My hubby learned they don't like the bits from the weedeater spewed at them when they are partying on the landing board after a long days work. They'd never bothered him before using the weedeater or...
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    Re: Looking for raw TF propolis

    Dominic, you are right. I went and asked at a board meeting for clarification of what the researchers' results were from their Florida findings. They were not Dr. Stashenko's findings, just reported...
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    Re: Looking for raw TF propolis

    Hahahaha! Such a funny boy! If the world was a perfect place.....Sounds like somebody still needs a snack .;)
  9. Re: Help on hanging 5 frame wooden nucs in trees for bait hives

    My tree just happened to have an area where branches crossed near a main branch of the trunk. We wedged the nuc trap in there, making sure it was level, and didn't even tie it in - it was very stable...
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    Re: How long 'til I check?

    I feel silly asking this question, but I don't see it addressed (maybe it's THAT silly). I used print free newspaper I just happen to have. Does it matter if it is printed? Is the ink...
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    Re: Looking for raw TF propolis

    Top frames? Ah, what? TF is treatment free. Somebody needs to take a dose of TF honey...... :)
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    Re: First Swarm... Large

    If you bother them too much, they will leave. You can up your chances of them staying a couple of ways. Put a queen excluder (using it as an includer) between the bottom box and the bottom board for...
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    Re: Looking for raw TF propolis

    Here is Dr. Vetaley Stashenko video of his talk he gave our bee club - they just posted it. He is also a speaker at the Florida State Beekeeper's meeting in October 2014 in West Palm Beach. BTW, I...
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    How long 'til I check?

    I did my first newspaper combine with 2 swarm nucs yesterday afternoon. Both were on very small swarms. One was a swarm that had a non laying queen I've been watching for a long time (she was a...
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    Re: Is the 2 feet/2 mile rule dead?

    In my small experience lately (8 hives during this spring) they seem to figure it out quickly. They are all tucked in by nightfall and few go back the next day. Some hives are faster to firgure it...
  16. Re: Report Says Fewer Bees Perished Over the Winter, but the Reason Is a Mystery

    Or maybe it was so cold it kept people indoors and out of the hives for longer periods of time........:D
  17. Re: Tualang Honey Improves Human Corneal Epithelial Progenitor Cell Migration and Cel

    Now, what about corneal endothelium? Those are the cells that really don't want to regenerate when damaged.....
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    Re: Looking for raw TF propolis

    I firstI heard it at our beek meeting from a couple of members. I really didn't believe it. Then I heard there was a scientific group that had come through the area (don't know names) taking propolis...
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    Looking for raw TF propolis

    After finding out that non temperate region propolis is useless, especially medicinally, I need some raw TF propolis from north of Georgia. A big glob. It can have legs, parts, etc in it. Doesn't...
  20. Re: Yes, finally! beekeeping just got really fun for me!

    Woo hoo! Been right where you are, more than once.... ;)
  21. Re: Help! I've got bullies after my hive. Need opinions.

    Well, my state inspector (a real sweetheart) was here yesterday to check out the situation with this township and our hive. Short story, it's all good. We did move the hive farther into the property...
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    Re: Hi from South Florida!

    Hi Sarah and welcome! I'm in West Palm Beach. not far but not that close. I belong to Palm Beach Beeks. Our meetings are the first Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. You can check us out at...
  23. Re: Help! I've got bullies after my hive. Need opinions.

    Yes, I have ordered signs but they have not arrived yet. Should be here anytime. Hopefully the bees and the signs will keep her gorgeous and yummy bananas being stolen off the tree. They don't take...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    5/25/14 #6 Swarm West Palm Beach, Fl. 33406 trap facing south 8' on top of screened porch
  25. Re: Help! I've got bullies after my hive. Need opinions.

    Well, I think it's all going to work out. I will know for sure Monday. My inspector called me today and the town's code enforcement guy is going to be there when we do the inspection on Monday. We...
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