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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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. Re: Kinda flipping out a bit.. still a newb at all this..

    They are being bees. Probably a little warm. Looks good.
  8. 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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    Re: Friendly Artistic Passer By

    Ditto.
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    Re: my bees are making out!

    And they are holding "hands."
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    Re: can we crowd sourced swarm map ?

    We are doing something similiar in Palm Beach County. Our club keeps track of member placed swarm traps and how often swarms move in utilizing google maps. I believe it's about to start its 3rd year....
  17. Re: Is there a "normal" amount of dead bees at the bottum board?

    I don't have dead bees on my bottom boards but my bees are active all year.
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    Re: Bees at play

    Beautiful hives! Love the colors. Mine are all boring white. Our girls all fly at around 3 pm. I go out to watch them most days, sitting under our big mango tree, sipping a cool drink. Thanks for...
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    Re: New resident at my bee yard

    Love owls. We have small owls in our suburban backyard almost every night, just hanging out, not nesting--maybe we should make a nesting box. At our airport, we have burrowing owls. Love to watch...
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    Re: After the Split

    I check on day 3.
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    Re: Sources for treatment free bees

    Sierra's Bees in South Florida (Boca Raton)
    (949) 784-9714

    Also Anarchy Apiairies up north and in Florida.
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    Link didn't work for me, even after I signed in. "not found"
  23. Re: Suggestion for Ultra-breeze suit owners or buyers

    Me, too! I can sew..... :) Did you have to use a heavy duty sewing machine or just a regular one?
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    Re: Double deeps for the southerners?

    Ditto!
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    Curious ID question

    I had a swarm of bees land under some of my backyard hives. It was a tiny swarm of teeny tiny bees. I've been recovering from a reverse shoulder replacement and didn't think I wanted to mess with...
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