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    Re: Vanishing of the bees

    Netflix shows the movies as not available yet. I have searched netfix and each time the same reply. Not sure, how you seen it on netfix, can you help me with it.
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    Question

    Today a Lady called me concerned about no activity around her hives. I went by her house and checked the hives, All four of her hives where dead. Had pleanty of honey stored on each hive, I would...
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    Re: 8 vs 10

    I run everything in 8 frame mediums, easy to have one size of everything. Disadvantage takes more equipment.
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    Re: honey house burnt

    One of our Fire Stations is 1000 feet from my property, not to mention thats what I do fulltime.
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    Re: honey house burnt

    We where insured. But for a set amount, structure, contents. I did not have "business" insurance to cover the loss of bee related equipment. I never knew I needed it. But I found out my normal home...
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    honey house burnt

    Early Monday morning our honey house burnt to the ground. 4 barrels of honey, 20 buckets of honey, maxant 20 frame extractor, clarifier, pump, 80 gallon storage tank full of honey, uncapping table....
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    Re: Letting the Bees Clean Up

    Trust me SHB's will wreck havic on stored supers in the South. I learned that the hard way. I thougt after the bees cleaned up the supers for two days I would be safe. They appeared dry and clean. A...
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    Re: Fall cleanup

    Good pic Jake. I like the stickers on the hives. But Im a big maxant fan. After running our 20 frame extractor nearly 24 7 during this seasons honey flow I was impressed. I will post pics of the bees...
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    Re: formic acid question

    I had a few buckets saved for hard times.
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    Re: formic acid question

    I will if the temp stays the same. We are expecting a small cold front. We normally don't have complete cold day till late January, then most of the time it warms up enough for the bees to fly mid...
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    formic acid question

    I have a few hives that are heavy with mites. I know Mite Away II has to be on the hive recommend for a few weeks. The Weather here for next 8 days will be highs in the mid 70's- Lowes in the high...
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    Re: misleading honey labels

    The good thing about all this is it has made me study other plant blooms. I have spent a good amount of time researching the grape think. I also learned wht my grapes where not doing well. My plan is...
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    Re: misleading honey labels

    I will admit that spelling and grammar are my weakness. You think with all the technology and spell check programs I would get it right. But that’s me. I do agree that getting to know the other...
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    Re: advice

    I figured letting it go would be correct. As mentioned we have a great customer base. I just hate seeing people lead wrong. We go to the extreme on our honey production and sells. We offer our...
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    misleading honey labels

    My wife and I worked a small festival over the weekend. Another beekeper was their aswel. Stated he was local but never seen him around, no big deal. My problem is this. We sell gallberry honey,it's...
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    Re: new extracting shop

    yep, just like my set-up, except I have a 20x12 ans one 20 frame extractor, a single uncapping tank and a clarifier. OTHER THEN THAT its really cose. YEA RIGHT !!! WOW nice set up, a MAN CAN DREAM...
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    Re: Maxant extractor

    When you grow more hives you can't go wrong with the 20 frame. Simple, built tuff. I have had -zero- issues with mine. Just remember to bolt it down, the machine is powerful.
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    Re: cookin'

    even in filtered sun in this area the SHB will cause problems.
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    Re: shb

    Fish_stix I agee with you, I can deal with the mites for the most part. I have been keeping bees for a long time, prior to the SHB comming on the scene. I have had a few but nothing like this year....
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    Re: shb

    Spoke with someone today at University of Georgia Bee Research. They made mention about the SHB taking the perfect opertunity during the robbing confussion to lay a large amount of eggs. They also...
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    shb

    Like most beekeepers in the South I have my share of SHB. But, this year seems diffrent. I run 8 frame equipment, bees are strong but I have noticed SHB Larva on several of the hives in frame 1&8....
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    Re: New Picts of My Urban Apiary

    Hello

    Thank you for allow me to use the photos. When I have everything complete I will send you a copy of the program. I teach a few basic beekeeping classes. 90% live in subdivided areas. All...
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    Re: New Picts of My Urban Apiary

    Nice set up. Would you mind If I use the pictures for a class I'm teaching in a few weeks? Most are urban beeks and your set up is a great picture of hwat can been done. Let me know,

    Travis Boyd...
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    Re: orange blossom

    How close do you set the bees? Are they in the oranges or out skirts? Is their a publication listing growers looking for bees? The chemicals sprayed in the oranges, will closing off the entrance at...
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    Re: orange blossom

    I have spoke with others today about the Oranges. I have not really heard anyone say anything good. Some of the local beeks are saying in some areas their are to many bees. With no experince with the...
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