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  1. General Beekeeping
    I'm not sure if we are having first or 2nd mesquite bloom, but pretty sure I am going to have to add supers again soon. After mesquite we will have ragweed and goldenrod. What is in bloom for you?
  2. General Beekeeping
    Hi here we are at the end of the honey flow and - as in every year- there are a considerable amount of frames that have very nice capped honey on it, but also uncapped honey cells. I am always in doubt on how to use those and if there is a way to make the bees cap them. I am also not sure...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I am new to beekeeping this year. I bought a nuc in May and things have been going great! A week ago I did an inspection to the hive and found that both the bottom and top deeps are almost entirely full. The new frames that I added about a month ago to the top deep are full of capped honey...
  4. Products of the Hive
    Now it may not be a big deal to anyone else, but except for the year of EFB when I had to harvest all honey to save my bees, I have never had a significant honey harvest. I started keeping bees in 2011, when Texas had 70 days over 100 and no rain, so drought brings dearth and I bought a lot of...
  5. General Beekeeping
    I have heard experienced beekeeps say that pollen is most important to bees during winter while others just as experienced say honey is more important. Is there one resource to bees that is more important in winter or are they just blowing smoke? Together they provide all the nutritional values...
  6. General Beekeeping
    sorry i know that is not in topic , but i was surprised when i seem a bear in motorcycle , and because he is an enemy of honey bees(honey) so i am affraid that they will be more intelligent against the border that we made to control bees from bear , anyway that bear wanted because he is very...
  7. General Beekeeping
    Winter is here in central Texas. Last weekend I did a survey of my hive. I've got 2 deeps, 1.5 of which are full of honey. I've got a super 1/3 full of honey. I also left a frame feeder in the top deep - which is now completely drawn out. I plan on removing the super. Do you think I could take...
  8. Upcoming Meetings
    5th Annual A Taste of Honey USF Botanical Gardens Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Join us and taste over 100 exotic and unusual honeys from around the globe including honey produced at the USF Botanical Gardens...
  9. Bee News
    FDA about to catch up to Florida and other states defining honey Draft Guidance for Industry: Proper Labeling of Honey and Honey Products Contains Nonbinding Recommendations Draft–Not for Implementation Also available in PDF (63KB)1. Additional copies are available from: Food Labeling and...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    So my bees kicked the bucket. Looks like they just froze to death, maybe due to moisture. But I have a couple frames still full of honey. Its gonna be another 2 months before my packages arrive. What should I do with these frames? I'd like to put them in the new hives if that's ok. But I'm also...
  11. Bee News
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If you walk the streets of downtown Tampa and spot a few bees buzzing around the flowers and crepe myrtles, there's a good chance those bees belong to Paul Maney, and those bees live in a hive sitting on the roof of Maney's downtown law firm office. The full-time family-law...
  12. Bee News
    Bee Products Prevent Agrichemical-Induced Oxidative Damage in Fish In southern South America and other parts of the world, aquaculture is an activity that complements agriculture. Small amounts of agrichemicals can reach aquaculture ponds, which results in numerous problems caused by oxidative...
  13. Bee News
    A New Look on Protein-Polyphenol Complexation during Honey Storage: Is This a Random or Organized Event with the Help of Dirigent-Like Proteins? Honey storage initiates melanoidin formation that involves a cascade of seemingly unguided redox reactions between amino acids/proteins, reducing...
  14. Upcoming Meetings
    You're invited to Taste of Honey 2013 at USF Botanical Gardens, Tampa, FL September 28, 2013 Join us and sample exotic and unusual honeys from around the world including our very own honey produced at the USF Botanical Gardens. A Taste of Honey Sept. 28, 2013, 1 - 3 p.m. USF Botanical Gardens...
  15. Bee News
    Gelam Honey Attenuates Carrageenan-Induced Rat Paw Inflammation via NF-κB Pathway The activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of a number of inflammatory diseases. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory mechanism of Gelam honey in...
  16. Bee News
    Bees Buzzing in North Central Florida for National Honeybee DayPublished August 17th, 2013 WCJB-TV ABC20 High Springs - August 17th is National Honeybee Day and bee supporters from all over the country gathered in North Central Florida to celebrate the importance of these pollinators. Bees are...
  17. Trading Post
    I am offering another "Give Away" on my blog. This time, I'm giving away a copy of the brand new book: The Honey Connoisseur by Kim Flottum and Marina Marchese. I recently reviewed this book on my site and the publisher has graciously offered a copy for me to give away. Please visit...
  18. General Beekeeping
    In almost every hive I have inspected from Marion County north to the Georgia border there are signs of swarm preparation. Don't be afraid to check when the weather is even close to good. You may be surprised how much pollen and honey they are bringing in or have brought in recently also. The...
  19. Bee News
    Synergistic effects of Honey bees and non-apis for pollination services
  20. Bee News
    Pollen Analysis of Natural Honeys from the Central Region of Shanxi, North China Adulteration and the false labeling of honey are common problems in many countries [1]. In this context, melissopalynology plays an important role in ascertaining the botanical and geographical origins of honey by...
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