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    Bee Keepers in your area

    The Tampa Bay Beeleepers Association will be hosting a introduction to bee keeping seminar on May 16th at the Upper Tampa Bay Park in Oldsmar. They are a great group of people and have a wealth of...
  2. In the beginning! Wether you are a creationist...

    In the beginning! Wether you are a creationist or evolutionist, the one common denominator is that ther was a beginning, and you can't make something from nothing. For this reason I belive in...
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    Bee Accounting

    Beekeeping is more than just a hobby, at times during the season it is hard work, but I enjoy it very much. I have about fifty bee hives and I think I am at that point where I would like to start...
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    Smoke

    My nephew and I have done a number of trap out this season and he as always wondered if you could cause a hive to swarm if you introduced enough smoke into a space that was not well established and...
  5. Thanks for all the input, I think that we will...

    Thanks for all the input, I think that we will try and weaken colonies prior to re-queening.

    tecumseh - you are very right about bee keeping in pinellas county. Very little space if any, however...
  6. Re-queening ferral hives suspected of AHB

    Here is one to think about. Last year I caught a feral hive and it tested positive for AHB through the state of Florida apiary inspection program. Per my agrrement with the state and the best...
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    I am participating in the BMP program as...

    I am participating in the BMP program as recomended by the state. I requeened one hive that tested positive for ahb last year.
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    I am using wax coated plasticell foundation.

    I am using wax coated plasticell foundation.
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    Bee Swarms

    Bees are swarming here in Florida and I have captured two ferral swarms this week. I placed both of them in hives, only two have them reject the hives and reswarm within a couple of days. One swarm...
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    Hive removal & reinfestation

    Is there a product that can be used to prevent honey bees from reinfesting after you have removed a hive from soffit, wall or subflooring?

    Thanks for any input

    Jimmy Johnson
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    Queens Outside The Hive

    Hi

    New to the bee forum and bee keeping. Recently found 2 queen bees outside there respective hives about a week apart. One was found dead on the landing, the other was found on the ground alive...
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