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    Never gotten a honey crop!

    I live on the edge of a swamp...this year I had 8 hives but never had a full super of honey. The hives are healthy. Does this mean there is not enough food in the area for them? We're in the middle...
  2. Re: Please help support AVMAP to help the bees!

    Hi again--here's a synopsis of who's involved...This project will be headed by Dr. Heather Gamper (an active beekeeper and geographer trained at Florida State University, and past president of the...
  3. Please help support AVMAP to help the bees!

    Greetings all!
    Bees have become a passion of mine and the more I know, the more I want to help them--they account for 80% of the food we eat through pollination... and it's priceless what they...
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    Re: New Website with Photos

    Great job! Thanks--I'll enjoy going through this!!
  5. Re: Looking some Honey Super Cell or Permacomb to try

    Are you still looking for HSC? I have 8 frames for sale. Lemme' know! Lisa
  6. Re: Found My Queen Dead This Morning - Help

    How would a worker become swollen? Gorging on honey?
  7. Re: My Hive Died. Can you help with diagnosis?

    Re: picture 1260--what is that debris from? Can you tell? Also, I just had a very weak, small hive die last weekend. Could not find a queen, just a weak hive all summer and the cold weather we had...
  8. Re: 6 weeks ago supers full, now empty, not robbers...has this happened to your hives

    And PS--thanks for the Yellow Jacket solution--I try to follow them back to their nest but no luck. Last weekend we had oysters and that distracted them! Hopefully the colder weather this week will...
  9. Re: 6 weeks ago supers full, now empty, not robbers...has this happened to your hives

    Thanks Riff Raff--just checking in for validation--figured someone else had experienced this--just checking it out. I am making real pollen and honey patties for the girls. I have a small colony we...
  10. 6 weeks ago supers full, now empty, not robbers...has this happened to your hives?

    Hi all--I north Florida--2 of my first year hives had supers full of honey in early Oct. I reduced the entrances due to falling temps and to making it easier for them to fight off any robbing. The...
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    Re: Can you identify these bees?

    I thought it was the cast of The Sopranos! Bada Bing!
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    Re: Treating SHB inside or outside the hive?

    I recently heard that apple cider vinegar attracts the SHB to the traps--so I'm trying that--actually seein more moth larvae than anything--but only 1 or 2 at a time...
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    Re: Treating SHB inside or outside the hive?

    I have the backloading freeman traps--love 'em for several different reasons. Today I inspected oneof my hives and saw a small cluster of beetles in the top corner--I smashed as many as I could. But...
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    Re: What's that piping sound?

    I heard that--I've heard it out of both of my first year hives!
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    Re: west nile virus spraying.

    In the county I live in, you can requst a no spray zone for a certain area around your property. We have west nile down here in FL too! So sorry to hear about your losses...
    Lisa
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    Re: I heard piping today!

    Piping are the sounds made by a mated queen or a virgin queen (an recently emerged, unmated queen). The urgent high-pitched buzzings are like a battle cry to any other queen bees in the hive. The...
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    Re: I heard piping today!

    PipingPiping describes a noise made by virgin and mated queen bees during certain times of the virgin queens' development. Fully developed virgin queens communicate through vibratory signals:...
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    Re: I heard piping today!

    I don't know about mated queens--I'll have to find out--it is VERY cool--I was not expecting it but knew what it was when I heard it--all my reading is paying off!! Things are coming together!
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    I heard piping today!

    I heard piping today on what has been my weaker hive--I've seen queen/swarm cells on the frames, took the queen excluder out and am just letting them settle it amongst themselves. I think I had a...
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    Re: New to beekeeping and perplexed

    OK--I think a "hiney" super is referring to some other group--LOL honey super--I'll have to be more careful with that one!
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    Re: New to beekeeping and perplexed

    I'm a newbie but thanks to this group and others I have something to add--I asked the quesiton this week about 1. bees feeding in the rain...YES they do!
    2. I fed my bees 2:1 for 3 weeks with a 2...
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    Re: Bees in the rain?

    :thumbsup:
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    Bees in the rain?

    We finally got rain and I see little pads of pollens being carried into the hive. Today and for the next few days, we're getting rain all day--what do the bees do when it rains?

    Besides singing in...
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    Re: Feeder problems

    Just got pollen in today's..yay rain! Good luck to you!
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    Re: Can you tell the age of a worker bee?

    thanks!! good point!!
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