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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    you people have no clue whats going on down here, this time last year I was mating queens and starting nucs, queen castles are just feeders atm, we have drones flying almost all year round here,...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    I can fully understand now how screwed up this country is, dropping semi loads next to other beeks is sabotage, the counties are going to ban out of state hives you can already see it coming and when...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    "beekeepers turning to the government to crack down competing beekeepers is not a proper solution" Dominic these are not competing beekeepers, there not here for honey or pollination, they are here...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    I actually think its so bad here in Florida Loggermike because more bees ended up here rather then your state cause of your lack of rain for months. and as for Talon, not sure what your saying but if...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    vance if it were may I would not have a problem there is plenty of food to go around, this time of year they drop hives off by the thousands cause they dont have to worry about winter, they drop in...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    I didnt have any problems at all till all the hives showed up and as for the nucs they were all about 2 deep frames of bees and growing real nice till they were raided and killed.
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    I wish I had taken a pic of it this afternoon, picture dropping a deep of bees ontop of a nuc, I use a 3/8 dia. hole for a nuc entrance, the nucs just cant defend vs that kind of attack for very...
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    getting towns to ban pollinators

    I came home today to find my last 3 nucs robbed out out of 20 started this fall, there is no place on I75 south of Tampa Florida that is safe anymore. no fall honey at all, cant do hive inspections...
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    Re: Africanized Bee Removal

    I have done 43 removals in 3 years and I can say that the smoke trick even with a hive thats been there for a year or more will work. I have done it more then a few times
  10. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    for me in Sarasota Fl the commercial guys dump here in the fall and dont care till early spring when they split and then move them north, I cant even open a hive to inspect anymore, there are over...
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    was there any open brood? and the fact none were flying when you got there is not a good sign, usually means there is no reason for the bees to get food, you might wanna be ready to put a frame of...
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    Re: Swarm catcher boxes

    slow year for me too here in Sarasota, I usually do 3 times as many then I did this season.
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    Re: Advice on my sticky queen situation

    yep if it fails just get a Kona queen I just had 5 dropped off at my house from Hawaii.
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    I tend to put as much of there comb in frames as I can, even pollen and a little honey helps, the bee vac I use puts the bees right into a brood box so i use wet frames when I can, and like Mr,beeman...
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    Re: under the dog house

    actually they are very calm, when I went in for the 1st inspection I forgot my smoker at the house so went in anyways and only had 1 mad bee, few head butts but other then that great hive.
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    Re: under the dog house

    after a few weeks and some feeding I went in and found the queen (didnt see her in that big removal) and brood pattern in very good
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    under the dog house

    Got the call and went over at 1st I could not even see the dog house, took me an hour just to cut away the brush to see it, went back the next morning to start cutting up the building, nice pooch...
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    Old new Guy

    I kept a few hives when I was young, now I did my 1st trapout after 27 years and Im hooked again, south florida beekeeping is alot easier then in the sticks in newyork.:D
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