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    Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    Nope doesn’t work for Gators or snakes��
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    Re: Bees used to protect trees from Elephants

    It works, I have hives ...never seen an elephant anywheres near them.

    Apparently it works for tigers too.....we don’t see those either.
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    Re: Malicious Advertisements

    This one is getting ridiculous
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    Re: SHB eating bee eggs

    Don’t leave us hanging , what kind of traps do you use? Do you use them only in splits/nucs or do full sized hives get them as well?
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    Re: 1st TB hive build

    i donít know much about top bar hives but youíve got a cool screen name!
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    Re: Eliminating Small Hive Beetles in Package Bees

    I doubt SHB brought in with packages has anything to do at this point with the ability SHB to establish themselves. You either have conditions where they can survive and thrive or you don’t.

    If...
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    Re: Less than 2% had survivable mite loads!

    This TF mantra came to mind.

    https://youtu.be/zMRrNY0pxfM
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    Re: Increasing Pollinator Forage

    You should get together with RudyT his ideas will also require the threat of force.
  9. Re: Florida Panhandle - Pollen coming into hives, bees hitting red maples

    Plenty of drones here!
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    Re: Joining in from Lutz, FL

    Welcome, it’s exciting
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    Re: Shipping queens across state lines

    I’m sure someone pays the difference.

    There is a new lab in the process of being built here maybe they would test yours and provide you with results for a cheaper price? I know that you do send...
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    Re: Increasing Pollinator Forage

    I’m sure you will recommend reducing roadside mowing or mowing on a schedule that allowed greater pollinator benefit.
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    Re: Shipping queens across state lines

    The cost of the test and Queen certificate inspection is $25.00 this is in addition to your regular annual inspection which is $20.00 to $80.00 or so depending on number of colonies. I believe the...
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    Re: Single brood chamber

    Cloquet doesn’t really seem much further south from my perspective!
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    Re: Shipping queens across state lines

    In years past samples were taken from every hive that a beekeeper intended to graft from and analazied with the FABIS system any that didn’t meet a threshold of certainty for EHB then were sent for...
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    Re: Shipping queens across state lines

    Are you concerned with receiving queens from other states or planing to ship some to a different state. Give Carmen (the bee inspector for our area) a call and he can answer specific questions either...
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    Re: Single brood chamber

    This guy explains how he does it pretty well.

    https://youtu.be/386qWGnt_CU
  18. Re: Single deeps in Florida (Tamp/St. Pete). Yes or no?

    Running in one deep just means excluding brood to one deep it doesn’t (or shouldn’t ) mean you don’t leave a box of resources/space above the excluder. A strong single will have very little honey...
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    Re: Queen confinement experiment last season.

    The first minute of this video shows a neat method

    https://youtu.be/uWsWUSCFIxY
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    Re: Best Package Bees

    Good people,good bees!

    https://www.honeybeesonline.com
  21. Thread: Marking Paint

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    Re: Marking Paint

    Sharpie oil based paint marker.
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    Re: Beekeeper

    Welcome, I’m just south of you.
    Did your Father keep bees in the Cedar Key area?
    Plenty of bears up that way depending where exactly you put them.
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    Re: Screens for pail feeders

    I bought a bunch from this seller a couple years ago. Works well.

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  24. Re: I live in the suburbs and want to make some extra money with honey.

    Lots of people suggesting your plan is extremely far fetched, too hard and the barriers are insurmountable. Ignore those people. Find at least a couple yards that will hold 25-50 (there are some) the...
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    Re: Where should a drone frame go?

    The 4th spot from the inside will works but the 7th from the outside seems better!
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