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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Farout dude
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    Re: New Commercial beekeeper

    Thats very nice young man.:applause:
  3. Thread: Elementary

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    Re: Elementary

    Awesome can you sign a copy for me Mike?
  4. Thread: Feeding bees

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    Feeding bees

    Yesterday I put 1 -8 frame honey super and 1 brood box on each one of my hives. In the boxes we put new frames with foundation. Today I started to feed them 1 to 1 sugar and a pollen sub. I want them...
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    When I started 3 years ago. I talked to a lady bee keeper (she was a keeper a long time and she just sold all her stuff to retire. She was in her 70's) anyway she told me to pick up the wood you find...
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    Feeding chocolate chips

    My grandson asked if we melted chocolate chips and put them in the hive would we get chocolate chip honey. I told him I would ask the people who know best, the bee keepers. Has anyone tried this or...
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    Picking up a swarm

    I am getting a swarm in the morning about the size of a softball. I am going to mix the bees with a few frames of brood and nurse bees from a strong hive. I am going to use the newspaper way to mix...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Checked the hive today and found bees coming out running on top of each other. The nurse bees must have quit their job and became foragers and found a pepper tree in bloom. Thank you for all the...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    Yes this is the honey I extracted this year. Its orange and palm mixed. I harvested very little from my hives this year due to a remodel job on a house we are going to move into I hope :) I lost 6...
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    Re: Just started 2 new nucs?

    On September 30, I took 6 frames of brood with nurse bees form 2 hives and put 3 frames each in a 5 frame nucs then I put a frame of pollen and a frame of honey and a fertilized queen into each hive....
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    Just started 2 new nucs?

    We are in the pepper tree bloom now. So my plan is to rob frames from my other hives and put them into the nucs to get them thru winter. I have frames full of pollen and some honey in the nucs now. I...
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    Re: Inspecting hives?

    That tells me I need to at least open up and look in my hives more often. Thanks
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    Inspecting hives?

    When or how long between inspections of a strong hive? Do you check it before the flow or after the flow? I know you check for stores be winter but how about between flows. I talked to a bee keeper...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    32780 centrel Florida. Pepper tree opened up yesterday. Its our last blooom of the year. I use it to keep the bees fed till the orange blossom comes. Realy good honey not real sweet. It makes great...
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    Re: Goldenrod honey

    I find the Palm honey the best. Orange blossom is really sweet to me.Golden rod I have never had.
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    Lost 2 hives today

    Checked hives and found hivebodys with a little brood, no honey and very little pollen.Took them apart and found the large red ants in the box with a lot of dead bees on the screened bb. Are the...
  17. Thread: Queens

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    Re: Queens

    This juster bees in Florida.Tele: 870 243 1596 Try them.
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    Over here on the east coast just east of Orlando is Juester Bees. I have gotten queens from them and there ok. There on the internet I beleive lts 2600 Honeybee Lane Mims, FL 32754 Tele: 870 243...
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    Re: Peppermint soap and bees?

    Thanks for the info. So I will spray in the early morning next time.
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    Re: Peppermint soap and bees?

    I was spraying my Vaggies to keep the pest (tomato worms mealy bugs spider mites ect. ) off the Veggies.
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    Peppermint soap and bees?

    I just sprayed my garden with 2 tablespoons of peppermint soap in a gal. of water. I believe peppermint is good for bees but how about the soap. I sprayed the Vegs not the hives? I hope i will be ok....
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    Re: Help with Swarm queen

    Thanks throrope I looked and read the site you pasted. Very useful.
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    Re: Help with Swarm queen

    The vergin queen was from the hive that I got the bees and eggs from. How long before I will see some eggs or brood?
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    Help with Swarm queen

    I watched a swarm queen hatch today.I grabed her and started a new 5 frame nuk. We are in the middle of a flow now. Do I have to put the vergin queen in a queen cage and let the bees eat there way...
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    Picked up a large swarm need help?

    Swarm was about the size of a basket ball. I had to put them in a card board box. In the morning I am going to put them in a brood box (8 frame) how many frames without wax how many with honey and...
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