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    Re: Anyone near Homosassa Fl?

    I can't help you with beekeeping stuff. But, are you planning on going to see the manatee's?

    Tom
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    Re: Bee's and Pesticides

    It all depends on what they are spraying. I doubt the wheat is getting an insecticide. And, I doubt the bees will have any interest in the wheat field. The bees could forage for pollen in the corn...
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    Re: Fruit Trees and Bees

    Spray during bloom is often for diseases. Many all-in-one fruit tree sprays have an insecticide. Some insecticides have a short half-life, often broken down quickly by sunlight. Some insecticides...
  4. Thread: Honey B Healthy?

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    Re: Honey B Healthy?

    To go a step farther, I find that hives that don't take feed usually die early in the winter.

    Tom
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    Re: Honey turns dark after heating

    Yes.

    Tom
  6. Re: Recommended coffee brands (fine, tea brands too)

    My wife is the coffee drinker. I try to keep her supplied with good beans. But, it is tough since I don't drink it. She does like the Aldi single source beans.

    I have looked into the home...
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    Re: Lemon Creamed Honey.

    Here is the processor for freeze dried fruit: https://www.vandrunenfarms.com/

    Tom
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    Re: Lemon Creamed Honey.

    I know that some have used freeze-dried fruit powders to flavor creamed honey. There is a supplier in Momence IL, name escapes me at the moment. Their minimum quantities are on the large size, 25...
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    Re: Bee hives in greenhouse?

    Honey bees don't do well in a greenhouse. They fly to the peak, towards the sun. Bumble bee colonies are used to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes and other crops.

    Tom
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    Re: Confused about resources to overwinter a colony

    Another factor would be if this colony made brood late and early they would go through a lot more stores. I have a local friend who has two different scale hives. Hive weights decline very slowly...
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    Re: Nuc overwinter how many bees?

    Baseball size might be too small. With a cluster that small they get trapped in the cold of winter, eat all the surrounding stores and cannot move to more stores. I have lost very small clusters...
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    Re: 2:1 Crystallizing

    Making sugar syrup isn't rocket science. You can make it as difficult as you want. I like simple. Read post #4 in this thread:...
  13. Re: Overwintering differences using sugar blocks

    I usually have a sugar block on hives throughout the winter. They typically are not touched until late winter. It is not unusual for the sugar blocks to not be touched at all. I suspect the sugar...
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    Re: Foam: skim it off or leave it?

    I have a few customers who want any foam left on top.

    Tom
  15. Thread: What to except.

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    Re: What to except.

    I would not assume that. Nucs can increase in size quickly by producing a lot of brood. Mites reproduce in brood.

    Tom
  16. Re: Latest date for a last honey harvest and subsequent mite treatment?

    You have time to pull honey frames. But, since the aster bloom has come on strong I would be prepared to extract those frames within a day or two. Aster honey crystallizes very quickly! I will be...
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    Re: Very dark honey...

    My experience with buckwheat is that it doesn't start off sweet. I have never seen bees on my garlic and it is usually out of the ground by mid-July.

    Tom
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    Re: My Little Self-Serve Honey House

    Great idea! It looks really nice.

    Tom
  19. Thread: Bulk Seed Garlic

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    Re: Bulk Seed Garlic

    I have used this company: https://www.filareefarm.com/
    I have been very happy. Bulbs were great. I only buy small quantities. They have the largest selection I have seen and good info on each...
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    Re: looking for 1/8" screen by the foot

    Small mesh like window screen will get propilized by the bees very quickly. They will also propilize #8 hardware cloth if they don't want the ventilation too.

    Tom
  21. Re: Help in predicting time of flows, harvests, etc. in Ohio

    Clarekate,

    Asters start to bloom towards the end of the goldenrod flow. This is usually late September/early October. This year is a little unusual. The spring started out cool with dandelions...
  22. Re: Help in predicting time of flows, harvests, etc. in Ohio

    Being in a neighboring county I typically get a goldenrod harvest. I try to pull supers before the asters start to bloom. Aster honey typically crystallizes very quickly, often in a week or two. ...
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    Re: Does pollen sub go bad?

    Yes, it can go bad, mold, etc. I usually store surplus patties in the freezer.

    Tom
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    Re: honey that I buy tastes like caramel ?

    It could be that. Or, it could just be that is what the honey tastes like. My favorite honey is goldenrod which I think has a butterscotch flavor.

    Tom
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    Re: options for nuc mite Tx if needed

    Since you are using purchased queens you still have time to do a mite treatment. In the end, I think you will be better off treating for mites before making splits.

    I am a couple of weeks ahead...
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