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Any beekeepers out there from Taylor County Florida??

PM me or drop a line here if you are. Like the Perry area
or north....

Thanks
 

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The reason I am asking is that I am looking
at some acreage in that area for wintering
and Nuc production. It would be fantastic
to meet a few beeks in the area and possible
sources for brood and Q cells.
 

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Thanks Bodo!! I just applied for membership.

How far is Crawford from Perry?
 

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The only fear I have on the property I am looking
at is the lack of paved roads. I am hoping that
getting the bee truck in and out isn't going to
be and issue...... it's a 2WD flatbed.
 

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I did....... that's why I tossed it in there;).
But it is a reality.

On the bright side Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and
March should be fairly dry months I would
think.
 

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woot!

Winter tends to be pretty wet down here. This year was really bad. The nice thing is that the unpaved roads down here are sand. So, they drain well and smooth out quickly.
 

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Interesting....... My folks lived in New Symrna for
years and I visited there often. Summer was the
"wet" season on the east coast if memory serves.
But the gulf is a much different animal I am sure.

I am viewing the land in the next few weeks and
will finalize the deal. So if it has been very wet
this winter that will be a plus. Low spots and
problem areas should be evident....

Can't wait to put the hammer down on some
hogs as well!! Mmmmmm, tasty.

I understand you don't need a license for hogs
in Fla.... nor are there any seasons on feral
hogs. I hope this is true, I will want to fill
my freezer to take north every spring.
 

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It's open season for Hogs down here. Take as many as you can put on that truck!
 

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How is the hog population just north of Perry??
Or in Taylor county in general?

By a map I've seen that general area should have
one of the higher populations in the state. That
and west of Okeechobee.
 

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By high populations, do you mean more than 50 hogs/acre? FL is overrun with the dang things everywhere you go! You can hunt hogs on private land yearround, no license required as they are considered to be feral and belong to the landowner. Down where I live we just kill them and let the buzzards take care of the dirty work. A large ranch I used to hunt would revoke your hunting lease if you passed by a hog and didn't kill them!
 

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Well it looks like I may be closing a deal on some
acreage down in Taylor county. The bees and me
will be wintering down there staring next year.

And.................

As Ed suggested............

There will be a BeeSource hog roast in the works.:gh:
 

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Oaks will take some water, if you have pines or palmetto they dont like water as much they are a good sign, pig count me in:D, this winter with the el-nino been a wet winter, normally fire danger is very high this time of year
Bob
 

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Be careful with the wild pork, new diease has killed a few hog hunters(or maybe its an old one coming back). Check with the locals before going out.
 

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You are probably thinking of trichinosis?? This is
eliminated by cooking well done. But I will be sure
to ask the locals........ Thanks

 

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They believe that most cases of the trichinosis has been recieved while cleaning the hogs not eating them, they reccomend wearing rubber gloves while cleaning them in case of scratches, open wounds, etc. I'm not really sure at this point how prevalent the problem is but an ounce of precaution...
I started wearing the gloves several years ago after a friend of a friend did contract trichinosis he assumed while cleaning the hog as he did not eat any of it prior to showing symptoms.

Congrats on the new property
 

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yes congrats and I like my meat well done
And it will be........ I really like those little 60# porkers.
Tender........... Mmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmm Little hickory.
little mesquite......

The congrats on the property may be premature.... I haven't
closed yet. But there are several parcels so I am sure we'll
nail one down.

Seems like a nice area.. Not to tourist laden, loads of trees,
and good fishing!!
 
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