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  1. Re: Ragweed: Is it or is it not a good resource for bees?

    This is exactly what I see here. The bees work the ragweed for pollen until the other fall flowers begin blooming.
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    In Florida make sure you are a registered apiary. According to my bee inspector this makes all the difference. His words were,"if you are registered no one can make you move them".For registration go...
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    Re: Failed OAV treatments?

    I have good results treating at night when all the bees are home. Use a little smoke to run the beard inside. 4 treatments 4 days apart. As others have said,Savogran .
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Congratulations Nancy. Your posts are always clear and very helpful. I try not to miss any of them.
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    Is there a website with video and more info?
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    Re: Ticks and bees?

    OK Nancy,I have to ask; what is the difference between a sugar shake and a sugar roll. I use alcohol but do not like killing my bees just to count mites.
    edited to add---Phoebe you would do well to...
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    Re: What Happened to these bees

    I also vote for poison. In most cases where mites or diseases cause bee death, many of the bees die away from the colony. These seem to have died all at once.
  8. Re: What does it mean if you accept a "Friend Request"?

    If you accept the request you will see their posts. That can be a good thing or it can be an annoyance.If it is annoying you can click an "unfollow" button and no longer see their posts. They will be...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    7 boxes out with 4 swarms caught so far including the one in the truck. For those that did not see the FB post, I put a trap mon the truck one evening intending to put it in the woods early the next...
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    Re: Withdrawal i guess?

    Been there,done that. You will be back in bees in less than two years. If you successfully keep bees it is impossible to quit.
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    Re: Making due with what I have

    All the above are good suggestions.Here's a link to some of mine.
    http://99-40.com/bees/traphive.html
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    Re: Bottom board material

    snip . Or do we just make cheap ones and cycle them out every 3 or 4 years .

    yes
  13. Re: Screened bottom board: Enough ventilation for moving hives?

    Make sure the sb's aren't sitting flat on the truck bed.I use some 2 x 4 scrap under mine.
  14. Re: Buying Honey From Large Commercial Beekeepers

    You don't seem to realize that bees forage in a five mile radius. That is a lot of acerage. Further,I know a lot of beekeepers and I know of no one that keeps hundreds of colones in one location year...
  15. Thread: Rock Salt

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    Re: Rock Salt

    I use "mixing salt" from the farm store.This is salt that is meant for adding to animal feed. It comes in 50 pound bags and is cheap. I do not have an shb problem and I do believe this helps with...
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    Re: H T Krantz Queens

    I'm betting that Spur9's post is going to bring in a lot of orders.
  17. Re: has anyone seen this apisolis smoker gadget? I got an advertisement on FB for it.

    Yeah,but I'm lazy so my wood shavings are hamster bedding from Walmart. I would add that whatever fuel you use it must be well packed in order to remain lit.
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    Re: Traps full of frames?

    I use 8 frame boxes and fill them with frames that have only a one inch strip of foundation. This leaves plenty of open space and keeps everything straight. I do use a couple of drops of lemon grass...
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    Re: What is " Organic " honey ?

    exactly. Think of a local beekeeper that you really don't like and send her to him/her.
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    Re: Cheapest places to buy plastic bottles???

    It's the glass jars that don't qualify for free shipping.Plastic ships free.
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    Re: How to clean harvest equipment?

    I load my stuff on the pickup and head for the nearest car wash.
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    Re: Find Queen in this picture

    Also,that queen is in process of laying an egg.
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    Re: Neighbors - WWYD?

    Do the work yourself. You should not expect a non-beekeeper to work around your bees.
  24. Re: Hi, I am back! And, I have a question regarding nucs.

    Hey,I miss Ace.He thought outside the box. Way outside.
  25. Thread: Swamp time?

    by gone2seed
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    Re: Swamp time?

    9 AM-2 PM here. Not carved in stone.I have seen earlier and later a few times.
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