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New Beekeeping Blog
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:55:13 AM »
Just wanted to spread the word about my beekeeping website and blog.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 07:47:16 PM »

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 09:33:07 PM »
Hi foxhound. I've read your blog and overall I like it.
If I may offer some constructive criticism, watch grammar and spelling. If you want people to take your insights and ideas seriously those simple things make a difference. If you have the option to go back and edit I would.
I like the simple layout very much and it renders nicely on my mobile device. Keep up the good work
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 11:28:08 AM »
Thanks for the advice. I do need to take a look at it and check it out again. Thanks for the comments.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 11:52:40 AM »
Making sugar syrup with a guide to making it all seasons.

Also, gives you a guide to know how much 2:1 do you need to feed to get ____ frames of capped "honey" for winter.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/alabamabeekeepingblog1/2015/2/25/sugar-syrup-math-for-beekeepers

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 11:37:44 PM »
Beautiful blog with nice photos. I love the story of how you guys met and about your dog.

Good luck to you both.


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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 12:17:28 AM »
Thank you Annette. I always appreciate a kind word. Thanks for all you do on the forums for beekeepers.  This is a fun time of the year, I hope your bees get a great start.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 09:04:05 PM »
I feel sort of bad I haven't been on the forum in a while. Past few years I have been slowing down in my life and haven't been as active. I still have hives, but only 1 or 2 now. This year I will be mentoring a new beekeeper in my neighborhood which should be fun.

Still get on to read here or there.

Take care

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2015, 09:02:01 PM »
Make 5 gallons and 1 gallon of sugar syrup at a time with pre-marked 5 gallon buckets.

We did the sticky work for you.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/3/21/sugar-syrup-for-bees

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 03:54:22 PM »
I have been really lucky as the bees have always drawn out the comb perfectly straight on the foundationless frames.  As you say, the important things are leveling the hives and giving them a starter strip of some sort.  I was using only wax sheets that I cut down to about 1-1/2" but now I use jumbo popsicles sticks I get from the arts and crafts store.

I always give them one straight drawn out frame placed into the middle of the hive when I give them a new super with just starter strips.
As a guide.

Still loving your blog


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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 10:23:15 PM »
Lot's of beekeepers keep bees without gloves. After all, beekeepers have been around longer than beekeeping gloves have.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/5/9/keeping-bees-without-gloves

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2015, 04:19:29 PM »

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/8/15/when-do-i-add-an-entrance-reducer

Beekeepers are told to put an entrance reducer on each hive before winter starts. Oft citing the need for an entrance reducer is to keep rodents out. It certainly does do that, but that's not why we use them.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 10:05:04 AM »
5 Reasons You Need a Hive Scale

Hive scale data can supply so much information. Learn in 1 year, what normally takes years to learn through traditional observation. From reading how the weight changes week to week, we can learn what is happening in the hive without having to open it.

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http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/9/19/hive-scale-for-bees


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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2015, 10:57:47 PM »
A little blog on the current state of organic honey in the US and how it affects beekeepers

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/7/29/organic-honey

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2015, 09:26:08 AM »
If we feed bees, this is the best way we have found to do it. Low cost, un-intrusive, no drowning and easy to feed larger volumes.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/8/15/the-best-and-cheapest-way-to-feed-bees

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2015, 11:55:07 AM »
A one page visual primer on a beekeeping. Great for beginners to get a quick understand on parts of a hive, tips and what they need to get started

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/11/15/a-primer-on-beekeeping

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2015, 11:57:16 AM »
http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/11/15/what-do-bees-do-in-the-winter


We don't think much about honeybees during the winter. Well they are alive and well, just in a sort of hibernation inside their hive. For the bees it is a race against time and cold weather if they are going to survive the winter.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2015, 11:03:27 AM »
Does Filtering or Straining Honey Remove Pollen From Honey?
Honey bees bounce from flower  to flower, pulling nectar and collecting pollen from each flower. Day in and day out, foraging for these ingredients, bringing loads back to the hive. Either on purpose or accidentally, pollen...

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/12/1/does-filtering-or-straining-honey-remove-pollen-from-honey

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2015, 09:23:56 PM »
Why use Cypress for Beehives ?

Pine, cedar, poplar and cypress are common woods used for bee hives. All woods have positives and negatives, especially when used for beekeeping equipment. In Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, cypress and pine are both popular woods.

Pine is popular because it is inexpensive, grows quickly and is easy to cut. Cypress is popular as it grows slowly in wet areas, creating a denser wood with tight growth rings. The tight rings and naturally present preservative cypressene minimizes decay, allowing cypress bee hives to last longer than any beekeeper does.


http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/12/6/cypress-vs-pine-wood-for-bee-hives

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2016, 08:36:10 PM »
How to Start Beekeeping: Medium or Deep Boxes?

Our blog on making a decision between using medium boxes or not.

http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2016/1/1/how-to-start-beekeeping-medium-or-deep-boxes

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2016, 11:14:01 PM »
Will keep checking back in on your blog. Strong work.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2016, 09:06:14 AM »
Will keep checking back in on your blog. Strong work.

Thanks Snow Blind, very much appreciate it.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 10:24:10 PM »
Nice blog. Lot of questions answered.

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2016, 06:56:37 PM »
Great Blog!  Lots of good information!

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Re: New Beekeeping Blog
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2017, 03:49:43 PM »
How to Start Beekeeping: 10 or 8 Frame Hives

Choosing the right beekeeping equipment for you is important. What works for another beekeeper, may not work for you. Prior to buying bees and equipment, educating yourself on the options you have for equipment is essential to your success.


https://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2016/5/30/how-to-start-beekeeping-10-or-8-frame-hives