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    Re: Blue Berry pollination, Florida.

    Thanks @sadler91.
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    Blue Berry pollination, Florida.

    I received a call at lunch today from a local Blue Berry farmer. He is requesting a few colonies for pollination. Just wanted to see what the consensus was on a fair price per hive. Travel distance...
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    Re: Discouraged in Florida.

    Thank you for the responses. to answer your questions, No I do not do a mite count. I know that they are there and do powdered sugar "treatment" for all hives bi-weekly. I am considering using OAV...
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    Discouraged in Florida.

    Well all most 6 months into 2015 and I've lost 2/3 of my apiary. I started out this year with 15 production colonies and a hand full of splits. I am now down to five colonies and four splits. Its...
  5. Re: Anyone else in Central Florida not seeing a nectar flow yet?

    I will agree with you Radford. Orange bloom was sporadic, only a light flow going on here. Some colonies are putting up honey others are just getting by. Not the greatest spring for me here in West...
  6. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    1783717836 here ya go :) My apiary.
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    Re: Bt works!

    Just curious will BT work on SHB larva also??
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    ugh wax moths!

    Had a few dead outs this spring and wax moth larva have been a problem. Where can I find some BT. I need to get this under control ASAP.
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    Re: It begins.

    Thanks Bill, you will.
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    Re: It begins.

    The swarm was still in the tree after work today, after two attempts and a sting to the chin their in the box.:banana: It was all most dark when I hived them so im not sure if Ive got the queen....
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    It begins.

    Swarm today! Went home for lunch, just in time to catch my first swarm of the season taking off. They settled in a tree about 20' away from the hives. Going to try and capture them after work.
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I think that I will pull some honey from the hives that have an excess. I am concerned that they will run out of room as the bees are still bringing in nectar. Seems...
  13. Re: Bushy Mountain Compact Extractor VS Mann Lake Stainless 6/3 Frame Hand Crank Extr

    I too have the Brushey Mt compact extractor. Its a nice little extractor if you only have a few hives. Its well made and easily extracts shallow, medium, and deep frames. My only complaint is that I...
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    Florida beeks chime in.

    We had a great fall flow here and now my supers are crammed full of honey. I'm running a deep and a medium or two for all my hives. My question is should I pull some honey or leave it for them to...
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome to beesource!
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I just moved my hives about 2 weeks ago. I sealed up the entrances with some window screen, closed off the sbb, and ratchet strapped the whole thing together. Took the hive off the stand and placed...
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    Re: help please.

    A big thanks to Cleo, for the info on the trap out. I have decided to go ahead and give it a shot. I will keep you posted.
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    Re: help please.

    I had a feeling that that would be the general consensus. I just wish I could help!! survivor bees genetics would be great in my apiary..

    Home owner stated he did not have the $$ to spend to pay...
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    help please.

    Howdy ya all. I received a call from a guy who purchased some of my honey a few days ago. He said I've got some bees at my house and their yours if you want them, so I went over to take a peek. His...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Hello Mark,
    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Buy in bulk, dont pay for shipping build what you can.
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    Re: What to do

    You can always feed them if you think they are light. 1:1 for comb building 2:1 for winter stores.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    When the flow was on they were going gangbusters. There is no flow here currently, thats why i'm so surprised to get a swarm right now.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Recombining is one thing I have yet to try. do you recomend the news paper combine or do you use a dbl screened bottom board?
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    ugh, another swarm.

    To some this may sound like a good thing, but to me i'm ready for swarm season to be over with. I started out the year with two full sized overwintered colonies. They both swarmed, lost one to the...
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