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Offline bobapfel

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Hi from florida
« on: July 16, 2010, 07:22:30 PM »
Built my first brood box today, should be getting some bees this weekend. Should probably get a smoker too...

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 08:17:17 PM »
Welcome :-D

Yes indeed to the smoker. Of course then ya gotta learn how to keep it going - sometimes that is hit or miss and usually out when ya need it!
-Paul VanSlyke - Cheers from Deposit,NY

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 09:37:10 AM »
Welcome! Where in FL are you? (you may want to fill in your location on your profile)Some problems are area specific and what works for me here might not work as well for someone in say Tampa.

It's great to have another FL beek here!

Scott
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 10:11:18 AM »
Welcome!  I use smoker to, with burlap found at dollar store!  Light the burlap when it is in strips then drop it into the smoker and leave the top open.  Puff the bellow until I see fire a foot tall and then I close it, it stays burning until out of burlap for me.  I gotta remember to clean it twice a year though. :oops:  Have a great day with the forum! :)

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 04:26:59 PM »
They have burlap at the dollar store? Which one?

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 10:07:59 PM »
Up here in NY we have a dollar store "everything's a dollar" next to the chinese restaurant and they sell used apple, coffee burlap bags that have the tops cut open.  They are half as big as me and would work good for picking apples and stuff, but I cut them into strips for my smoker.  The top and bottoms are sewn and someone cuts the tops with a knife or something instead of untieing so they sell them at the dollar store.  Amazing! :-D

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 08:21:16 AM »
I'll have to check the dollar stores around here. I use pine straw which works well but I'd like to see what kind of smoke burlap gives...

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 06:10:04 PM »
Hello there,

Will be in florida in a few weeks. Hopefully I can see some bee activity there.


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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 07:56:47 PM »
Propacific, where will you be in FL? (sorry if I'm off topic) pm me if you wish.

Scott
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010, 11:36:59 PM »
 I have a trick smoker, it smokes up a storm untill it senses bees then goes out  :-D
You don't need a parachute to sky dive.... you do how ever need one to sky dive twice.
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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 07:23:22 AM »
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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 12:43:43 PM »
Welcome to Florida beekeeping. St Augustine here
, the oldest city in the nation and the newest beekeeper as well.


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Offline dennis2021

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2010, 08:47:06 AM »
Hey there! Im in Fl too. 2 hives so far.
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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 06:23:07 PM »
welcome!!  I am in Lake County. this is my first year keeping.   Have two TBH. 

Andrew

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2010, 01:55:44 PM »
Welcome to the site.

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Re: Hi from florida
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2010, 02:07:01 PM »
Welcome! TBH not yet for me, just a bunch of standard hives, someday though!  Can't wait! :)