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    Re: Bees are definitely africanized!

    Same traits are becoming more popular here.
    Years ago I would be a show off, with no smoke or veil/suit,
    but I can't do that now. One little one second break in elastic, waistband, and 10...
  2. Care to chime in about your 2015 Florida citrus yield, losses etc?

    Not sure if flow is over, but am curious about the citrus,
    since I dodged moving hives into citrus, this year, based on spray losses last year.
  3. Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    yea, Mann Lake is pronto
  4. Re: what size swarm trap have you had success with

    yea, bigger is better, but not too convenient.
    they will land on anything, but prefer at least a deep, if not a little more.
  5. walkaway split more successful during a nectar flow?

    all else being "equal".
  6. Re: vibration/movement of small wind turbine, 20 feet from hive yard, bad for bees?

    I have solar, want to supplement for night time
  7. vibration/movement of small wind turbine, 20 feet from hive yard, bad for bees?

    have RV next to yard, and want to put a small wind generator,
    anyone have experience? It's about 20 to 40 feet from hives.
    I know mower etc, can really aggravate, the constant ground...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Great resource,
    I find myself scanning a thread to see if there are any replies from him.
    Happy Day
  9. Re: Is there any less citrus chemical spraying (greening) in North Florida vs. South

    Thanks, broodhead. I kind of miss the spring adventure,
    my trailers have weeds engulfing them.
    Yes, it rough, we got spoiled by that premium varietal.
    Looks like the state might have to take...
  10. Is there any less citrus chemical spraying (greening) in North Florida vs. South Fl?

    Had two great years in Vero area, and then two bad years in Vero.
    Mostly dead hives, hardly any honey, because of spraying.
    I know I'm not the only one, lots have given up, on citrus.
    But a...
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    Re: Raccoons vs. Bees

    Don't leave any honey or comb out.
    Once they develop a taste for it, they will be lifting lids, no joke, they are strong and intelligent.
    They have a sweet tooth, people use coke for trapping.
  12. Re: 38MM FLIP TOP LIDS FOR PLASTIC W/PRESSURE SENSITIVE SEALS yellow case 1700 free

    snl was first to reply with address, they are gone now.
  13. 38MM FLIP TOP LIDS FOR PLASTIC W/PRESSURE SENSITIVE SEALS yellow case 1700 free

    http://www.blueskybeesupply.com/38mm-flip-top-lids-for-plastic-w-pressure-sensitive-seals/

    I bought these by mistake, wanted the 2" with diaphragm

    I can fedex no problem,
  14. Re: Greenbeehive.com anyone buy from them in past.

    I bought from greenbeehives, many time before. They have been very fair, even with a mixed up order, delivery is not super fast about 2 weeks.
    Overall, very pleased. I think they use plasticell...
  15. hundreds of bees trapped, in rear car lenses, installed a screen

    2007 bmw, rear lenses have vents for heat, so when I hauled a couple hives, or moved supers,
    I had a mess with trapped bees. Just saying, not much of a thread, might have been covered before.
    ...
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    Re: Comb Too Old?

    I have same issue, lower broodcombs are empty and abandoned, and a otherwise strong hive moves up with brood, and honey.
    My area has more pesticides and they stop using them, or.....?
  17. retail price suggestions for a medium frame of honey, wood frame and all

    I've seen about $20 to $35 retail price, set by market owner.
    I also give them a heavy gauge clear bag I got from uline, about 10x 30, so the buyer can transport home....
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    I've shown this before, but one frame and one quart extraction rig, for plastic foundation, I made, not rocket science.
    Helps with varietal separation, frame by frame.

    ...
  19. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    Thanks Michael,
    You are a great resource here, use concise outline format, and really take the time to inform us green horns.
  20. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    yes, but OK to reuse wood?
  21. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    varroa, light insecticide buildup, nosemia, or other non desirables.
  22. I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    I snap out the old plastic brood foundation and put new plastic in, but can't help but think,
    I am inoculation some nasty chemical, or biological elements, besides the obvious like foulbrood,
    when...
  23. tricks for determining a colony to be queenless, without finding the queen?

    like holding a caged queen on topbars, to see reaction.
    any other tips?
  24. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    decent size raccoon number one is trapped, no poison, but was in cage 3 days, died of exposure, so to speak.

    9961
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    Notice I carefully used the qualifier, "in my experience"
    I can't explain why, the results were less. They are different approaches, to attraction.
    I can remember a couple times that both were...
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