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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
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    Homosassa, Florida, USA
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    Default Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    Good morning everybody. Brand new here, I'm located in Homosassa Florida. I have 2 new hives about 1 mile from the ocean and 5 feet from a fresh water spring. I brought home 2 bodies already drawn out and added supers 1wk ago. any Info for this newbee will be greatly appreciated...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    Welcome, by added supers, I hope you mean one on each hive. In Florida too much of a good thing is death to the hive. If they have more space than they need small hive beetles will kill the hive in a couple weeks. Have you joined a local club to learn from others in your area. You can find the nearest at http://floridabeekeepers.org/ click on Local. If you are ever down in Tampa we have Bee Workshops every month at USF.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Homosassa, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    Yes, 1 super per hive. I was warned about that exact thing, Thank you. I read there was something on April 30th? I'm starving for information.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    We are putting bees in all the soon to be beekeepers hives that were built at the March bee workshop. Please join us at USF Botanical Gardens just North of Fowler and Bruce B Downs. It is an exciting day and I have been doing this since 1969.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Homosassa, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    Hey ABK, thanks for the info. Could you tell me if i should still be giving sugar water? The bees are still taking it. I'm just concerned it could mess up their honey production.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Citrus County Fl.

    When you have to add supers, you do not need to feed. it will make them draw comb faster to feed for a week.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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