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  1. Swarm Removal from Pepperidge Farm Roof - - (VIDEO)

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    Here's a swarm removal from the roof of Pepperidge Farm Bakery here in Lakeland, FL.

    I'm the one in the white bee suit.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9EARyZQiU
  2. Re: Removal using top bar hives - rainy conditions made nightmare at end

    Thanks for commenting, Santa Caras.

    Yes, such a beautiful and healthy hive.

    I didn't see the queen because I didn't have a chance to look for her yet - especially because the rain threw me for...
  3. Removal using top bar hives - rainy conditions made nightmare at end

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    So I think I learned my lesson: Do NOT do removals in Florida in the late afternoon any longer during the summer.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XGtXW9oJUA&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Re: Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jypu0jPvYjI&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg

    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/Bee%20keeping/Beestand3_zps47fa48be.jpg
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    Re: Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwDA_wSbHDQ&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Re: Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf4nGQYYXi4&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Re: Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection

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    Here are some other videos and photos related to my barrel top bar hives:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImrDXFeZqU8&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Re: top bar cutouts

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    Here's my Facebook page where I perform numerous cut-outs with top bar hives:

    Patrick - The Honeybee Rescuer

    www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-The-Honeybee-Rescuer/391885850952455

    And...
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    Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection

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    Here's an inspection I did on one of my barrel top bar hives earlier in July.

    I haven't inspected these bees for months because I have been out of town. They were very healthy...and with...
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    Re: Haha, I hate trap-outs

    Thanks!
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    Re: Haha, I hate trap-outs

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    I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but what's the best caulk/sealant to use to prevent the bees from gnawing new entrances? The caulk I used almost serves as a ready-made entrance...
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    Re: Haha, I hate trap-outs

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    Cleo,

    Those are all valid questions.

    I was running out of time because we attempted a cut-out first, but the construction of that old house wouldn't allow access to the bees from where we...
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    Haha, I hate trap-outs

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    Here's a trap-out I have going at the moment in Sanford, FL.

    It was tough getting this one up-and-running for several different reasons. Anyhow, enjoy the video:
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  14. Re: Does anyone have any of these laying around? Would make great top bar hives

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    What's the big deal?

    We have what's known as a 'coffin hive'.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesterms.htm

    A coffin is about deathly as one can get, so I'm not sure why an iron lung would be...
  15. Re: Does anyone have any of these laying around? Would make great top bar hives

    Hey, but this is about making a negative into a positive.

    Surely there must be millions and millions of those things laying around as bad as the polio epidemic was - right?
  16. Does anyone have any of these laying around? Would make great top bar hives

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    You know how we have a recycling and re-purpose craze going on now?

    I would love to round up some of these and re-purpose them into top bar hives.

    Look, they already have viewing windows...
  17. Re: Scheduled first inspection -- inspectors aren't allowed to handle the TBH hive!?

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    They may also try to get you to re-queen if you have any feral queens from cut-outs.

    Don't let them pressure you into doing this. They can't legally make anyone do it unless
    it's a very...
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    Re: 4 days after install and they are GONE!

    Yes, that too.

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    Re: 4 days after install and they are GONE!

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    I'm gonna step on some toes here, but I refuse to ever build a top bar hive with a screened-bottom because of absconding problems I've heard about as a result. I've even built a screened-bottom...
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    Re: Africanized bees

    I've done about twenty removals and have experienced about two
    hot colonies.

    But some seem very nice until the lawnmower or weed eater comes out.

    I recently moved a hive down to a farm because...
  21. Re: Cut-out and hive delivery/setup on same premises, same afternoon

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    I'm sure you all have been losing sleep wondering the fate of this particular cut-out and
    installation into their new hive.

    The customer emailed me yesterday and said his bees are booming....
  22. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    I went ONCE to my local beekeepers club.

    I don't need it, especially since you guys/gals are here.
  23. Re: Just saw these top bar hives using barrel halves on youtube

    Lol, that's great !

    I love individualism like that.
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive size envy

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    sorry, double post
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive size envy

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    I did a cut-out once using my Golden Mean.

    That hive is still BOOMING in Groveland, FL, right at this very moment, on a farm:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NKdeLuMR0
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