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    Re: Ripe Queen cell hasn't hatched

    Yeah, I had a failed QC when I miscalculated the days and moved the frame right in the middle of the sensitive time. It was my bad. Took the bees a long time to figure out she wasn't going to hatch....
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Awe!!! That's says it all.
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    Re: what to do with slum gum

    I put a glob inside a empty toilet paper roll and use it as a fire starter when we go camping. Works really well.
  4. Re: Note to self: When doing a hive body reversal...

    OMG! The same thing happened the other day when we were reversing boxes! The new beek that was there in his pristine ultrabreeze jacket got 4 stings on his "little man." All he said after the initial...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    Hahaha! I can see why you would ask! No, I am quite content with my 9 hives. My goal for my own hives is big, healthy honey producing hives, not to add more. In fact I quit catching swarms because I...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    An update on our grafting. Let's say, I am doing the happy dance! The second grafting session yielded a 100% take, 30 out of 30! I am ecstatic. We did splits yesterday for the 1st grafting session...
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    Re: 1st Grafting Experience

    Thanks all. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
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    1st Grafting Experience

    Last week I learned to graft from my friend. We made a starter and put the frame with the jzbz cups in for about 5 hours, the came back to make 30 grafts and 20 out of the 30 took. Is this the...
  9. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    I agree. If I have to order online, MannLake is my favorite. I received an item not to spec and they replaced it immediately and have always been very helpful/friendly. Very happy with their customer...
  10. Re: Please, could you help me "read" my one month old hive for the first time?

    Nothing more to add except your gloves appear to be really big. Just bee careful placing your finger tips as you may smash someone important.....
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    Re: Does this look normal?

    Feed these girls. That way they can work all night, too, to get a start. I don't like to feed either but new colonies need it to get going. Increases comb and population much faster giving them a...
  12. Re: Beekeeping in South FL (Broward County)

    I live in Palm Beach County which is the next county north of Broward. Our bees raise brood year round, but do slow down end of Nov to beginning of Feb. Most the beeks around here use 2 deeps for...
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    Re: When to throw in the towel?

    Thanks so much for all the advice and encouragement. You all confirmed what I already knew but was hesitant to do: shake those girls out! And I won't feel too guilty for giving up on them, er I...
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    Re: Hello from South Florida

    Hi John and your wife,
    Welcome to our shared addiction. I live in West Palm Beach. I am good friends with Al and Sierra. I'm also a member of FBBA. In fact, I got my second hive from Al several...
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    When to throw in the towel?

    I have a queenless nuc I have been nursing for months. I have given them (repeatedly) eggs, young brood, and nurse bees over the last nearly 6 months. I have stayed out of the nuc while they take...
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    Re: snap crackle pop rice crispys.

    Agree with the other replies. What is so surprising is that it is loud!
  17. Re: Do you think she's heard the latest gossip at the water cooler?

    All lovely girls. lamarcarama, to spot a queen, look for the round bare black thorax between the wings. Then you will notice the long abdomen and short looking wings in comparison to the abdomen. The...
  18. Re: Do you think she's heard the latest gossip at the water cooler?

    She is beautiful. All my queens are boring tan, no stripes.
  19. Re: Kinda flipping out a bit.. still a newb at all this..

    They are being bees. Probably a little warm. Looks good.
  20. Re: Not a disease - but an issue / night flying, do I have zombees?

    Had this issue with new hives in my backyard. We changed the regular flood light to a yellow bug light and no more confused bees.
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    Re: Does a big hive smell kinda bad?

    There was a terrible smell in my beeyard. Turned out not to be the bees but a dead toad. Are you sure there isn't something else around, hidden that is stinky?
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    Re: Found a Small Swarm in my Yard

    All my hives are 2 deep brood boxes and all have at least one super right now. They are too busy to bother us. Like most bees, they may get a little testy is at the end of the summer when there is a...
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    Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Honey is sold by weight not fluid ounces. No one is being jipped when you put the weight on the jar. Honey is denser than water, of course. True honey jars are made to reflect 8 oz is weight not...
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    Re: Found a Small Swarm in my Yard

    After listening to Bill Kearns on AHB with over 90+% testing positive for AHB in the county to the south of us, I'd say I am reasonably sure my bees, or at least some, are AHB. Now, that doesn't mean...
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    Re: Found a Small Swarm in my Yard

    This year, has been a weird swarm year for me. Last year I caught 7 big swarms without trying. Even quit putting out swarm boxes because I was over run with bees. All swarms survived the winter...
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