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  1. Re: New Central Florida Beekeeper (and already up to three hives)

    Welcome to the hobby and Bee Source. I started much the same way now have 5 full hives and 3 nucs. Wait until one of your empty boxes is chosen by a swarm and while your standing there they fill the...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Good catch and easy to get tohttp://www.beesource.com/forums/images/icons/icon16.gif
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/IMG_0002.jpg

    Thin in may be compared to your obese catch but a catch is a catch http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif I would be...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    The box that had bees just hanging out for a couple days now has a swarm setting up shop now. I got home from work around 4:00 o'clock and walked out to the bee yard to check that box. Yep about 8...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I also have this happening. Some even act as guard bees.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I caught two today in my bee yard also known as my back yard. I have three nucs two 5 frame and one 6 frame set up about 3 feet off the ground near my other hives. Last Sunday I sprayed into the...
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    Mine are a little over two years old in Florida weather. One coat of primer paint and one coat of latex. They are holding up but if I don't paint them again, one more year is all I expect before they...
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    Re: DCoates (Coates) Nuc Fasteners

    I used 1 1/4 brads with my nail gun and Titebond II. I'm on two years now with some of them and still holding up. The glue is what really does the work. Staples would probably work better now that I...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Ok, after the swarm moved in on Thursday in one of my nucs (which I had sprayed with Swarm Commander) in my backyard,I put another nuc box down about 15 feet from the first swarm. I also...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Not saying this is scientifically conclusive but I caught my first swarm in a 5 frame DCoates nuc yesterday using their spray in it. I also have a identical on next to it with just lemon grass. I'm...
  11. Re: Was wondering if anyone would have plans they used

    Here is a site that I keep in my bookmarks for more than just building boxes

    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~reute001/Plans.html
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    Re: Cutting Rite-cell?

    For those that don't have a table saw or miter saw just use a jig saw. You can cut 5 at a time with no problem. Just did 5 a few minutes ago. Just measure, then score a a line to follow, stack them...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    Here is a type of pan that I made using a political sign with diatomaceous earth in it for SHB.
    http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/Troyp39/Beekeeping%202014/th_IMG_1585.jpg...
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    Re: Food grade diatomaceous earth

    Feed stores do usually have this. It's fed to livestock for internal parasites.
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    Re: To Super or Not To Super?

    I haven't bought queens from this company but I intend to this spring. http://sarasotahoney.com/ so I can't say if they are good or not yet. They are located near to you. So far I have only done open...
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    Re: To Super or Not To Super?

    No, no flow to speak of. Their bringing in lots of pollen though. Made the mistake of melting some of my wax in a crock pot on my patio last weekend. By the time it was ready to strain I had a mini...
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    Re: To Super or Not To Super?

    A good time to start vaporizing ( a least this is when I will start ) is around the middle of February. Or there abouts depending of weather. My thinking is due to last years nonstop nectar flow....
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    Re: To Super or Not To Super?

    Their are a two things that you haven't thought of yet or not mentioned. I'm just north of you over the Sky Way bridge in Pinellas . One thing you need to watch out for is back filling the brood...
  19. Thread: Florida Newbee

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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome, I'm just a little north west of you. It wasn't until I started using black plastic foundation that I could finally see eggs. So I would just check next weekend and look again by then the...
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    Re: Foundation Question

    What crofter said it works. No need to put any wax on the starter strip, they do just fine doing it themselves. I brought back a swarm in a bucket and just dumped them into a nuc with only frames...
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Thanks for the reply. Now I have another useful nugget of info about beekeeping in Florida to store away and try to remember.
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Stupid question, but why does the flow shut down after a Florida cold front and that little bit of dry air that we get comes through for a few days. I would think that the rain would help that blew...
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    Re: Mediums over a single deep for brood nest

    Here is a past thread:1-deep hive viable. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?240141-Is-a-1-Deep-hive-viable There might be some information in that thread that might be helpful
  24. Thread: Queen marking

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    Re: Queen marking

    Here is a past thread on queen marking with Michael Palmer talking about how he uses Testors paint. scroll to #5
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    Re: 2 meter boxes: Never done one before

    I've done similar cut outs in irrigation valve boxes. If you don't do this all the time and still need a bee vacuum try building a Rubbermaid BeeVac. I built one and it worked real well in my...
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