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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    We are down in delray beach area. East side of Florida.

    It is a stucco covered "long box" up near the roof line. No access to the attic, no access into the house. The bees chewed through the...
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    We will see if we can find a Florida bee keep to take them. I do not think they could survive the move to Maryland, it is in the 20's (night) 40's day there. Low here is 73
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Maybe Florida bees don't need to be fat and sassy!
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    This was a just dead bee, my hubby swatted at it. Our pup is highly allergic to bee stings, we have the ones coming into the room contained in the room with a closed door. But this one was out near...
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Here is the size difference.

    Florida bee under two cells in size (dead one laid there for size)
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    Maryland bee three cells in size.

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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    I thought the same but it is so small, maybe 1/2 or less the size of our MD bees. We were thinking of trying to do a cut out and haul them north but I do not think they would survive our winter.
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    Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    We have a house down here in Florida, just came down to it. This is what we found. They moved into a decorative out cropping and chewed through the dry wall.
    What kind of bee? It is tiny,...
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    Re: goldenrod smell

    Mine get a great butterscotch smell. The stinky smell does not last long
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    Re: What to ask at allergy Dr

    I had been stung a lot as a kid, but not as a adult. We got a epipen just in case until we knew how we would react. Still have never used it, now hardly react to stings.
    I was not worried but...
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    Re: Cost of package in 1959

    Around 10 at the time, bees were everywhere, always got stung walking in the clover. Didn't buy a package until 2015 $93.00
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    Re: Disappointing Fall Inspection

    We have been using hive top feeders. I been making 2:1 then add about 1/2 cup or so of vinegar with the mothers, to around 2 gallons of sugar water. I had a few hives that piddle around with the...
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    Re: Weighing Hives

    We usually open the hive, go into the top box see if it is all capped check the mid box (we have either 3 mediums or one deep and two mediums) see how many are capped. Then decide whom needs food. ...
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    Re: Weighing Hives

    We have scales on three of our hives. The weight varies. One hive is 110, one 125, one 158. We need to weigh the rest of them to figure out which ones needs food. Here heavy feeding can make...
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    Re: Strange Comb Honey Wax Color

    If a bit smelly it might be fermenting honey in the open cells.
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    Re: Wax moth prevention in storing

    I freeze all of our frames, 3 days, figure around 500 super frames now, the chest freezer holds around 60 at a time, some cycles and all are done. We do store ours in our basement. After freezing...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    I have never thought of putting pollen out in the fall. I do see a lot of pollen being brought into the hives, yellow (goldenrod) and a white pollen. What we are lacking this fall is nectar. ...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    Good idea I will break up the blocks I add this winter. They don't seem to have a issue eating though the solid blocks, but might as well make it easier for them.
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    We put a 1/2-3/4 inch piece of insulating board and then under that a piece of the covered bubble wrap, under the lid. Like what you wrap a water heater with.
    Works great, here, we have never had...
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    NJBeevet............ we started feeding our 7 hives that are 1/2 mile from here mid Sep. Hive top feeder, around 2 gallons with each feeding. They were very light, almost zero honey/nectar in the...
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    For mine it does not matter. The warmth of the hive and moisture from the hive makes it real easy for the bees to eat. When I pull any non eaten sugar off in the spring it is usually soft and...
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    I put 8 lbs of sugar bricks on each hive in Nov, usually by the end of Jan the blocks are gone. We cycle between cold and warm all winter. The bees fly a lot looking for food

    I make mine with 10...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Last year we only fed them once. Just to fluff them, but it rained a lot all summer and it was not in the 90's most of the month of September. This year we went dry, decent rain in July then a...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    27, of the 27 around 10 have a decent amount of stores. The rest are really light, that is even with feeding off and on since July. We were pulling the apivar strips, totally shocked as to how...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Well I am going to order 400 lbs, see how much of a pain all those boxes are..................a little more than I need for one feeding. I have a feeling I would rather pay the bit more for one bag...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Here you are lucky to find 25lb bags, walmart does not stock enough of them, constantly out. I just go to costco and pay the extra, easier.
    Buy 50 lb bags. Right now using 300 lbs with every...
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