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    Today, 12:38 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Uncapped honey in General Beekeeping
    should be ok, if 70% capped the rest is probably ready for harvest too. Spin, give bees the frames back for the goldenrod harvest
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    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Installing a queen? in Beekeeping 101
    still a good thread. But where is the one with the wire box you can put a queen on comb in and protect her from the other bees.
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    so what happened?
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    Aug 28th 2016, 09:28 PM
    I think I managed to lose MOST of the laying workers in the first dumpout 6 weeks ago. They started making queen cells, of course only drone brood in...
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    Aug 26th 2016, 09:21 PM
    useful thread. I started with an unmated queen that failed and became laying worker, put a nuc on top with a mated queen and 2 nuc boxes of comb and...
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    Aug 26th 2016, 11:31 AM
    well I could use your device when it gets going maybe... my note keeping is not so good
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    Aug 26th 2016, 09:06 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Honey cost in General Beekeeping
    Very good. I live in an area with industrial and cattle ranching. Flow in spring isn't strong, fall is better when Goldenrod, Snow on the Prairie,...
    6 replies | 106 view(s)
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:03 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Honey cost in General Beekeeping
    some of my beeclub members are charging $12 a half pint I think. I don't get enough to sell mine, so I don't.
    6 replies | 106 view(s)
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:02 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Making queens in General Beekeeping
    well mine are doing ok, but they aren't spraying here
    3 replies | 88 view(s)
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    Aug 25th 2016, 08:00 PM
    That is a really important article, especially for anyone that trucks bees to California. Now they can come home with AFB along with everything else
    1 replies | 48 view(s)
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    Aug 25th 2016, 07:51 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Queen issues in Beekeeping 101
    Location location location. If you are in the south she may be weak for not producing brood. If you are in the north I am not sure. Please put at...
    3 replies | 76 view(s)
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    Aug 22nd 2016, 09:31 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Making queens in General Beekeeping
    Only when the drones are flying and the old queen is laying eggs. How is the mosquito spraying affecting your bees?
    3 replies | 88 view(s)
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    Aug 22nd 2016, 09:31 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    I have no idea then. Bees manage their hives according to their own rules. Hopefully it is not something to be concerned about.
    5 replies | 135 view(s)
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    Aug 20th 2016, 10:08 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread how long to feed in Beekeeping 101
    The shiny bees are old bees. Newly hatched bees are fuzzy, after they have gone foraging and defended the hive they lose a lot of fur. The thin...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 06:43 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    I found a melted square on the bottom of one of my plastic frames from me not correctly placing the OA Vaporizer. no clue at the time. Do you use...
    5 replies | 135 view(s)
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    Aug 19th 2016, 09:00 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What to do with wax in Beekeeping 101
    You will learn when to feed and when not to. In the meantime, on wax, I use a metal cookie can from a thrift store to store it. I use a solar wax...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:57 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What's going on here? in Beekeeping 101
    I used terramycin, melted my wax, ate my honey and fed my girls sugar water. I started with one infected hive and robbing managed to infect all of...
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:53 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Melted Propolis in General Beekeeping
    melted burr comb maybe, or melted propolis. You are where and how hot is it?
    5 replies | 135 view(s)
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:51 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Beetle in Beekeeping 101
    white stringy stuff could be wax moth strings they are pulling off, if they had too much space before
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    Aug 19th 2016, 08:50 AM
    if you have another either do a newspaper combine to that hive, or pull a frame of brood and eggs and maybe one of comb put em in a hive body with a...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:26 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What's going on here? in Beekeeping 101
    Camero got it covered. Send samples to Beltsville. Use the terramycin. And you did good pulling the frames and pinching the queen for a requeen. ...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:23 PM
    Buy boxes. In my 2nd year I had a 10x10 shed built. Never filled with bee eqpt but plenty of room for it, plus my bikes and spare aquariums. It...
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    Aug 4th 2016, 02:21 PM
    harvest your honey and melt your comb, feed sugar water and use the antibiotics. If you have multiple hives you must avoid robbing or that honey...
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About barry42001

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November 24, 1955 (60)
About barry42001
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Was born and raised in North Wales Pa. where had my first hive of bees, at age 17, expanded to 7 hives, sold them 11 years later, when I moved to the Village of Philadelphia, NY about 120 miles north of Syracuse. I got 5 more hives and maintained them for 12 years losing 3 of them in the last year selling the rest, before moving to Jacksonville Fl where I am starting over again, one failed trap-out I am nursing along, and 3 more( packages) in April, a bit late for Florida, but it will be OK lol.
Due to stroke related weakness retired from post office reside in Inglis, Florida
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Ingls, Florida 34449
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Beekeeping, hertepology
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Building Equipment Mechanic ( retired )

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