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  1. Re: Mimic a Natural Hive for Winter Observations

    All of the cut outs I have done since I came to SW Florida have all been of two types. A vertical configuration like the inside of a tree and a horizontal make up that fits between floor joists....
  2. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    As a suggestion only, you could cover the front with a insect netting similar to that used in nurseries to a height of 7 feet. That forces the bees to fly over the heads of the horses and the...
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    Re: Packing organic honey without certification

    Having tried to find a place in Florida to raise bees and produce honey that could be sold as "Organic" I have found out a few facts.
    I There is no Federal Standard for honey. Plain or Organic.
    2....
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    I took a nest out of a tree on the 2d and started a trap out on Monday the 5th. I have a cut out from under a shed to do tomorrow.
    First bragger doesn't stand a chance.:)
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Eikel
    I am in SW Florida where most of the houses are concrete block. This means that I do 2 to 4 trap-outs a month. I have never had any luck with pounding on a wall to get the bees to move. A...
  6. Thread: Bad Honey

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    Re: Bad Honey

    KA313988
    Check your PM
  7. Thread: Bad Honey

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    Re: Bad Honey

    <www.jaxbees.com> will take you to the Jacksonville Bee Keepers Association's web page. There will be someone there that you can talk to directly.

    Very dark honey has a a very strong taste and a...
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    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    I don't know much about "down under" bees but they probably aren't much different than Florida/African bees and I deal with them every day.
    The advice on colour and smell is good advice. Avoid...
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    Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Burns375
    Florida summers are cooler than the Midwest. Our humidity is what makes it miserable.
    Cold actually hurts these old bones so I'll take miserable over pain any day.

    Bev, that's a...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    Band saw if you have one.
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    Re: Wild Raw Honey. Is It Safe?

    Rhino,
    Depending on how much uncapped honey you collected along with the capped honey will determine how well the honey keeps. If the water content is much over 18% then the honey will be...
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    Re: pheromone removal

    A half cup of dish washing soap in a half gallon sprayer that is 3/4 full of water will kill the scent. It will also knock down the bees if you spray then with it.
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    Re: Don't see this everyday....

    I see this type quite often in SW Florida. I know of one that has been attached to a concrete wall for three years.
    1477614777
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    Re: Africanized Bee Removal

    If you can drill a hole through the outside wall at the bottom of the nest, then you can puff smoke into the nest. If you puff smoke into the nest for 2 +/- hours you will eventually drive all the...
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    Re: Help with first cutout.

    Points to remember.
    JD and Hardwood live in areas that do not have African Hybrids. You do. They do not show their mistakes.

    Smoke lightly, do not rely on smoke to control the bees. It is only...
  16. Re: provide me with some tips on keeping Yellow Jackets away from my honey display at

    Keep the honey in the bottles and the bottles clean. If you give samples, the bees will come.
    Buy a battery operated Dust Buster and neck the intake down with a piece of PVC pipe. Heat the PVC in...
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    Re: Under a fallen tree

    Cleo,
    Remember he is in Texas , not KY. There is a high probability that his bees have some African in them.
    I am in SW Fl and when I put a chain saw to to a tree it is instant bedlam.
    Regards...
  18. Thread: Bee Suit.

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    Re: Bee Suit.

    Got one. Don't know how to delete this post
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    # 3 modify the environment. See if you can get the County to plant flowers along the outer portions of their ROW instead of spraying pesticides and mowing. Dito with the State Highway Dept. Dito...
  20. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    I would put a 100 bees in a box and send it to him.






    Treat me good, I'll treat you better
    Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse
  21. Thread: Bee Suit.

    by jredburn
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    Bee Suit.

    A friend of mine wants to ride along with me and he needs a full suit before he can come.
    He is 5' 8" and needs a X large. Also a veil.
    PM me if you have an extra one.
    Regards
    Joe
  22. Thread: wild pigs

    by jredburn
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    Re: wild pigs

    I have about an acre under electric fence in SW Florida. The bears have wiped me out twice when the fence went down. The second time was my fault,
    The wild hogs have learned to walk around the...
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    Re: Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Go to
    http://www.poorboybees.com/presentation.html
    and you will find a formula for bee quick.
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    Re: roughcut lumber

    [QUOTE=Rader Sidetrack;1177406]I agree, Cleo! I had forgotten some of the wild claims :eek: in that thread. :lpf:

    There are two types of people in this world.
    Those who have something to say....
  25. Thread: Bee Houses

    by jredburn
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    Re: Bee Houses

    [QUOTE=Jacks Mtn Bee keeper;1179815]was wondering if anybody has experience

    with a bee house. are they bear proof.
    If you make them out of concrete. :)
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