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    Re: Africanized bees

    I agree with Bee-52 a lot of hype and lack of good data... Im slightly north of your locations about an hr. or so from St. Pete an 20 min North of Tampa. I have 6 colonies going right now 2 started...
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    Re: caught a swarm

    I had a similar situation about a month ago, had one of my hives swarm and was lucky enough to be home when they did. Shook them out of the tree and into a nuc, I let them get settled and moved them...
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    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    I have an older Dadant suit that didn't have a veil so I ordered a new veil that came with a zipper attachment.
    I sewed it on and it has worked great, No bees in your veil makes for a happy Beek.
  4. Re: 2014 Spring Nucs in Pennsylvania and Florida

    Astro,

    I will need a few Nucs when they are ready, when do you expect to have them available?
    I am just to the South of you in Zephyrhills.
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    The Navel orange tree out back is loaded with blooms, mostly un opened, but noticed some happy bees on the ones that were open. Temps here 50s (L) 70s (H) also lowquat has been blooming for about 2...
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    Re: Extracting question

    I think I may need a little more info about your hive. Does the top deep have mostly all capped honey? You want to leave some for the bees to overwinter with. If the top deep is full of capped honey...
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    Re: Queen cell

    Have the same thing going on here. I was in my hive on Friday and saw a supersedure cell, just a cup. I also located the queen. Go figure. Maybe something happened to your queen, or she wasn't mated...
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    Re: Hot Colony

    Both colonies came from 20 minutes north of me.
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    Re: Hot Colony

    I think I would like to know first before I try to requeen being so late in the season. Does any one know where to send samples too?

    If I'm over reacting someone please tell me, but this hive...
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    Re: Hot Colony

    I have neighbors and kids nearby. To be honest this colony seems kinda nasty and I am looking forward to smoshing their queen I have a feeling that they may have some AHB genetics. Should I send off...
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    Hot Colony

    Im just curious what your opinions are on this hive. I started colony #2 about 40 days ago from a 5 frame nuc. I noticed their temperament was different than hive 1 right from the start, they seem to...
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    Re: what now?

    Ray,
    Do you agree that I should stop feeding?
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    Re: what now?

    Ray and Bees in Miami, A big thanks for your insite!!! it is greatly appreciated..

    Just read through and wanted to let ya know that both Nucs came from the same location about 30min. north of me....
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    Re: what now?

    Bees in Miami, Thank you:rolleyes:
    I started colony 1 on June 14. They came from a five frame Nuc, well more of a 3 frame nuc with two un drawn frames and little stores.
    they had a varroa issue...
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    Re: what now?

    Feeling confused:scratch: This shows how little I know... So I should stop feeding everyone and add a super when they are done filling out all frames in the 2 deeps. can I expect honey from this...
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    Re: what now?

    The smaller hive is in a single deep. It is about 65-70% drawn. it has considerably less bees than the large hive its basically a Nuc with 7 drawn frames. not a huge bee population but very busy with...
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    what now?

    So, I added a second deep about a month ago and the girls have been diligently filling it out. I've been feeding 2:1 + some Pro health for several months now. The top deep is about 80% filled out...
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    Re: A dull roar.

    Guess who just saw their fat healthy looking queenie.... I did. Woo hoo...still had some not so happy girls though AHB ? Or just not happy being disturbed this early. They lit me up.
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    Re: A dull roar.

    this is new equipment. The nuc looked like it had been pretty well established as all frames had lots of bur comb joining them together. I was thinking that maybe the queen was on the sbb but really...
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    Re: A dull roar.

    Okay winter worries out the window :)
    No he didn't say anything about the queen. Pretty much just put the nuc in the back of the truck and that was it. I did a fairly though inspection before...
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    Re: Assembling Hive Bodies

    Using the chunk of beeswax is a great idea TY. I have also used a piece of 220 grit sand paper on the bottom and top edges after they have dried for 24 hrs. this seems to remove some of the tackiness...
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    A dull roar.

    So yesterday I decided to go and pick up another nuc from the guy who got me started with my first. Now before you say it I know its late in the season and these bees might not make it through the...
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    Late season NUC???

    I have the opportunity to pick up a late season nuc from the beekeeper that got me started with my first. I am wondering how difficult it will be to get them through the winter? Should I keep them in...
  24. Re: Drastic times call for drastic measures.

    The 36 hr mite drop was around 375 +/- a few. this is a small colony only covering 5 1\2 frames they are working on drawing out the 6th and have laid a few in the freshly drawn comb on the 6th frame....
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    what is oxytetracycline? I did not know their was a treatment for DWV or PMS?
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