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    Re: Sweet Clover.

    As a general rule, 30 - 35% clover in grass mixture is great . And recommended by most studies. Will not hurt cows at that rate. Horses, not sure about varieties being unsafe, but the above has never...
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    Re: Newbee to be from NW Bama

    Welcome j Sneed. What part n. Bama you at. Decatur, and Cullman here. Good luck qith your bees.
  3. Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    Jw, tour mentioned method is what im going to use this year. This is hopefully my year for growth. I think its a more practical way of letting the bees do what bees do, and I gain numbers from that...
  4. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    Hi five j !!! You live in 1790s home. Wow, send me some pics, as I'm a general contractor, im into old architecture. I specialize in repairs and custom painting these days, as time has shot thr...
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    Re: Winter in Dixie 2018-2019

    In my limited experience, 2x 5 framers do nice, but 3x5 framers do great. I think it's because they have ample brood , and food storage. Spring hits, and im ready to transfer both sizes to 1 10 frame...
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    Re: Honey vs Sugar for Tooth Decay

    Honestly, its all sugar. Just a different form of sugar. Hiney does have antibacterial properties, but tooth decay is from lack of brusing teeth, or genetic factors. Just a thought...
  7. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    In my experience, nothing beats good old fashioned hard wood. White oak for barn building is best. Look at the old barns, some over a hundred years old and older. Most never painted or maintained...
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    Re: OAV Propane Gaget

    Hi b.b, watched your video again. Thanks for the comment back. Are you still using this, and mite counts currently. I'm doing also now. Thanks, rich
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    Re: Abandoned .. mouse ?

    Not totally sure of this but... last year 10 hives in my 2nd season of keeping. With rain and cold weather in no. Bama, field mice moved into 4 of my hives. I think as cold as it was, bees didn't...
  10. Re: Would you add room this late in the season?

    Don't split the brood. If outbox space, add the second box as you described. I'd feed them 2 to 1 for food storage, and 1-1 for drawing the comb. Others will advise maybe better. You still have time...
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    Re: Queen Bee dead in Winter

    What about combining them. You may find a queen local. I'd not trust shipping one in at the start of winter. Also, feed them well in early spring, and check on what they have now. If brooding, they...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2020 beekeeping quest

    I do open feed. They almost stopped taking it in j.w. 1/2 5 gal. Bucket covered with Tele. Cover over for them. I checked all hives, full as can bee. I do go in in mid Feb. I do notice brood starting...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Thanks j.w. !!!
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Hi j.w. , Heather....
    We all have about same goals. I'd like between 15 and 20 hives, with 5 or more resource hives/nucs. If I make 10 hives and 5 nucs going to winter next year I'll be happy....
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    All hives are looking really well, and in shape for winter. Bees are thick and heavy on frames. Feed stores are very good. Still some brood in all hives. I'll split heavy in early spring. Looking to...
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    Re: New to this forum

    I would really recommend an alcohol wash. You will really see how well your treatments work. Only a sacrifice of 300 +/- bees. Good luck with your Bees!!!
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    I used starter strips in my frame because of lack of drawn frames 2
    I did checkerboard allot and kept all hives from swarming, and only did one split . Worked well for me also. I should have...
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    Re: Radial extractor basket

    Thanks radar, auto correct at work there !!! 😊
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    Re: Radial extractor basket

    It's either made or sold by ardent. I found a new one for sale by them on Google search. So, you should be able to look at their website, or call them
    Good luck, Rich
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    I'm ending with5 very strong hives. I'll split heavy this spring from 2 of them. The3 others are honey production. I may have to split em at some time though. Don't want a swarm !!! Lol
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Honestly I didn't weigh any. Did sell 1 case pts. And 3 qts. I had 8 pts in reserve for us to use. I harvested a little over 5 gal. I could have taken 2-3 more boxes
    I left em on the hives,...
  22. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Swm, they sell moisture barrier bonding primers. Ie: for all those that do not pour concrete correctly. Laying gravel, moisture barrier or heavy plastic, rebar with jacks in between it and plastic,...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Hi Heather, I sold all mine as pts. And qts. I sold over Facebook local marketplace. Also, a few to neighbors, ect
    Sold all of it in about 3 days. Could have made more honey, but several boxes...
  24. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Hi Alex. I used ppg 2 part epoxy tinted to the color I wanted. The lava works better than sand in a wet or slippery environment. On a clean floor, and muratic acid scrub, shouldn't need a bonding...
  25. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Hi kaymon,
    Advice from a professional painter here.
    Clean floor well with muratic acid, and a concrete etching brush.
    Let dry well. 2 days best. Paint 2 coats of epoxy 2 part is best. On...
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