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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    Drain the honey and feed it to the bees
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    Re: 610 Bobcat back to life

    Thanks Whiskers, it was a lot of work, this is one of the last mechanical machines, shortly after this model everything changed to hydro. Many beekeepers today still use the old 610's, they seem to...
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    610 Bobcat back to life

    Several months ago I purchased an old Bobcat 610 with a mast and fifth wheel from a old time beekeeper. It was a real junker, but I knew she could come back to life someday. The newer machines are...
  4. Re: 20 Foot Shipping Container- Honey Super Storage

    I have done this and it works well. Actually got a few roof trusses from a demolishing job and used them as trusses, it worked well.23026
  5. Re: Trying to rear a new queen bee in Florida in January

    Feeding pollen substitute is not necessary, this is Florida and the bees are still storing pollen. This is a strange weather year, if you check those hives closely you will find new nectar as well....
  6. Re: Trying to rear a new queen bee in Florida in January

    You can probably force a queen at his very time period. I made 20 splits two weeks ago and 18 of 20 took. I am just south of you and there are plenty of drones in most all my hives. I am forcing a...
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    Re: Pesticide kill

    The inspector should have pulled samples and sent them to the lab for analysis. The residue then could be determined and if the residue was indeed the culprit there would be a violation of the label...
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    Re: burning off paint from recycled lumber

    If you are that concerned about the paint and removal is a must you can just plane down the wood just enough to remove the paint and build the boxes accordingly. I have planed lots of paint off many...
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    Re: Black Widow Bite

    After a couple of days of post bite evaluation it is now much better and nothing more that a round circle looking red ring on my wrist. Yes, recluse and widows hang all around the bee boxes, and as...
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    Black Widow Bite

    I got a bit careless this weekend and was moving some tops from the bee yard to the storage container, and i had an unfortunate incident. Here in Florida we have many spider varieties, including the...
  11. Re: Why do I have a growing pile of dead bees in front of what looks like a healthy h

    More likely than not it is possibly pesticide poisoning of some kind.
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    You mentioned the application of systemics as targeting only those insects feeding on that plant. The bigger problem is that systemics are being applied by ground blast applications as well. The...
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    Try rubbing a bit of beeswax on the zipper, they glide much better.
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    Re: Stainless Barrel for Extractor

    A couple of thoughts on your project. Yes you can make an extractor out of that barrel and it will require a bit of work and fabrication. I would use the bung to adapt as a drain and I would cut the...
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    Re: Making my own fume board?

    I USE A PIECE OF CARDBOARD AND STAPLES IT TO A RIM. WORKS GREAT ESPECIALLY IF YOU SPRAY YOUR BEE GO INSTEAD OF POURING.
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Why don't you try the cloake board method using a four or five frame double hive body. Works well and not much to it, or you can force hives or splits to make a new queen. You may also start a cell...
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    Re: REPORT YOUR POISONINGS

    Tenbears, with all respect, it seems that you are not cognizant of what is going on here in Florida with citrus spraying and beekeepers. I have been poisoned and have proof from a USDA lab. It was...
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    REPORT YOUR POISONINGS

    I received a call yesterday from a beekeeper here in Florida that was asking questions about a suspect poisoning of his bees while located near orange groves. I encouraged him to contact the state...
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    Re: Florida Pollinator Protection Program

    The issue of recourse is a legal matter that is decided by law. States have specific laws about recovery of damages done by one to property of another, it is a civil issue.
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    Loss Of A Beekeeper

    Some of you out there have known Jerry Crews for a long time. Jerry was a inspector in Florida for many years and also ran bees of his own. Jerry passed March 3rd in Sebastian, Florida. Our thoughts...
  21. Re: Is there any less citrus chemical spraying (greening) in North Florida vs. South

    Hello there my friend, things in Vero have gone from bad to worse. Spraying is taking a toll and I expect more kills in the future, I have bee hit three time is 18 months, but there is light at the...
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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I must agree with Smokepole about the type of sprayer used for boxes. Both Graco and Titan are top of the line high production sprayers and they do the best job possible. The time saved is worth the...
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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    Find yourself a used Titan 440 or 540, they are great machines for doing that kind of spraying. I picked one up off Craigslist and paid a very reasonable amount for the machine complete with lots of...
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    Re: 3/8" x 1 1/2" Resin Coated Staples

    Regardless of the make or coating, over time they pull out. Best results are achieved by adding glue like Titebond 3. Also placing a nail in the lower and upper corners will secure your seam for...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    Oh yes, the camera! I have some great pics taken from my game camera that I had hidden near the few hives closest to my house. I even know the unlucky visitor.
    I think court is the best option.
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