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    Re: When to "split" hives on Gulf Coast

    We are located in George County and in Jackson County. We have began queen rearing as our drone hives have started to hatch. We are expecting mated queens in a couple days if the weather permits then...
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    Re: spring queening - earliest possible ?

    We have drones already down in south mississippi. We will be grafting in the next couple weeks and seeing how well these queens get mated.
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    Re: Exporting Honey to China

    Just an update. I was curious about this aswell. Contacted my AG dept. Here's the reply..

    "Good Morning Mr. Bexley,

    Hope you are doing well. I have collected information regarding exporting...
  4. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    I believe it's the blue scott shop towels that everyone refers too. Google it.
  5. Thread: Soy beans

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    Re: Soy beans

    Yup its possible to get some good growth on bees, but try getting a grower to work with you. Mississippi known for its hospitality but farmers are a different story haha. Most won't call you when...
  6. Re: Honey flow needed - new target source needed

    Check also MSU website. Kinda far for you, but Louisiana has similar crops. Where we keep hives, we have 2 main flows all within the same time frame. Chinese Tallow and Summer TiTi. Sometimes we get...
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    WTB Maxant Model 3100.

    I'm looking to buy a Maxant Model 3100 Hand or Powered. Obviously in used, but working condition. I prefer to buy it locally as shipping via Fedex ground costs around $70.

    I'm located in Southern...
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    Re: paraffin wax dipping hives

    I'm currently looking for a wax supplier near Jacksonville, Florida.
    Was wondering if anyone knew someone that sold bulk Paraffin and micro crystalline wax near.
    I've been looking I can't find...
  9. Thread: 3x Longhive

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    Re: 3x Longhive

    Some good info here: http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php
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    Re: Drone cells in the Fl Panhandle

    We have freezing nights still, but I continue to feed my bees my version of a candy board and the bees have started to raise drone/worker brood in the feeding shims. Seems I'm going to be able to...
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    Re: Elm tree is buzzing today

    Same down here in the Gulf of Mississippi. Maples popped open. Glad I put some protein bricks on my hives a month ago. Going to have to split my hives in early March this year.
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    Re: 'Sugar block bread' or 'Beez MRE'Z'?

    Well I added some boards and they actually drew out wax and had something stored inside the freshly drawn wax. I don't have access to my hives right for a couple weeks, Out of town, but I'll see if I...
  13. Re: feeding sugar blocks - too much at one time?

    I also dealt with a lot of starving this winter, poor goldenrod from no rain. I switched from sugar bricks to homemade protein candy boards/bricks (10-12% protein). I have zero issues from small hive...
  14. Commerical operations around Jacksonville, FL?

    I'll be in Jacksonville, FL for 2 weeks on a business trip. I was wondering if there are any commercial operations around the area that wouldn't mind me and maybe some colleagues to come out for a...
  15. Thread: Beecome 2016

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    Re: Beecome 2016

    First inaugural
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    Re: Question for beeks in the Deep South

    Anything above 50 is good for me. As a new beek you'll get multiple answers from all over the country here on beesource. Join a local club to get answers that are better adjusted for your...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/cabela-s-deluxe-10-tray-dehydrator/1920898.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26N...
  18. Thread: Open feeding?

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    Re: Open feeding?

    I have to open feed this time of year. If I feed in the hives they all go robbing crazy. The only way I've seem to quell the impending disaster is to open feed and robber screens.

    This is how I...
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    Re: Are SHB a Problem in Your Area?

    Southern Mississippi 20 miles from the gulf.
    You already know what I'm going to say so I'll leave it at that.
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    Re: Honeybee dreams

    After working my hives on a busy spring day, when I get done all I can hear for hours is the humming of bees trying to get into my veil. Sometimes I can hear the chirp chirp chirp of virgins in...
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    Re: Anybody else do this?

    When your lying on your back for 4 hours under a mobile home removing a 4ft X 8ft hive, 102F outside, honey dripping into your veil and on your suit. Its pretty easy for thousands of mad bees to...
  22. Re: Fabricting Boxes using a Locking Miter joint

    Wish my woodworking skills had that capacity...
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    Re: Anybody else do this?

    Worst place has got to be the nose. Watering eyes and running nose. Can't do anything for 10 minutes until the watering stops.
    Then you go back to finish... bam! Stung on the nose again.
  24. Thread: Enough Space?

    by ChrisBex
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    Re: Enough Space?

    I love MS paint artwork. World class!
  25. Re: Smoke and bees gorging on honey. Fact or fiction?

    They used smoke on bees way back in the Egypt days, isn't it inscribed on a wall somewhere?
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