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    Re: Fire Ant Problems

    Amdro granules...work like a champ! Find the main entrance to the ant nest, and carefully sprinkle the granules down into the hole. Those nasty critters will take it down into the nest in a matter...
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    Re: new queen and ants

    BTW....Welcome to beesource! Come here and ask next time before you proceed. I am surprised the queen is still alive with no attendants. Another question...why would you try starting a new nuc...
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    Re: new queen and ants

    You needed to transfer the nurse bees to tend to the brood, and the queen when you pulled the frames. The brood you contributed is probably dead. The brood has to be tended to by the workers to...
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    Re: too late to requeen?

    As a first year beek, why do you need to requeen 3 colonies? How many colonies do you have, and why do you feel the need to requeen? You can buy mated queens...but again, back to my original...
  5. Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    Just make sure your hive entrances are all facing the same direction. I had the "brilliant" idea to stagger my hive entrances, one facing one way, one facing the 180* opposite...so I could fit more...
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    Re: What species are these?

    Awww...that poor girl has given her ALL! Poor thing!! Looks like a true Carni to me...Never seen a queen look more like a black widow spider as a Carni queen....Never seen such a solid black...
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    Re: Bees seem runny but not aggressive?

    Nuc from July 1 still in a 5 framer with a 1 inch entrance??? Maybe they're just stir crazy or claustrophobic... Do they have room to grow??? If the answer is that they have plenty of room...and you...
  8. Re: where can i purchase a alcohol mite shaker?

    Ummmm....Any clean jar will do....spaghetti sauce, mayonnaise, pickle jar....etc...
  9. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    Radial extraction puts centrifugal force from the inside out...side to side with no support to the comb. Tangentially, the comb is resting against the wire frame of the basket, giving it pretty...
  10. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    I mis-spoke....tangential extraction gives the frames more support...so with that extractor, you can start spinning 3 frames at a time tangentially...slowly...flip...spin again slowly...flip a couple...
  11. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    Start spinning S..L..O..W..L..Y....

    Is your extractor radial or tangential, or either/or? Radial extraction gives the comb more support...flip often...
  12. Re: Can I vacume foragers toninght and dump directly into what I cut out this afterno

    Did you put the cut out comb into a hive box? Did you get the queen? Just leave the hive in close vicinity to the cut out...they will find it. Then go retrieve the hive after dark, assuming you are...
  13. Re: What to do with frames with SHB if hive dies?

    I'm with DL...I double bag them and get them off property ASAP. (Thank you Waste Management... ;) ) I find it hard to believe the "stink" would ever go away. The bees may clean the minor ones up,...
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    Re: is this some kind of scam?

    Yes, a scam....They will ask for your back account info so they can 'wire' you the money.... Delete, and move on.
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    Re: Queen moved up

    You have a kick butt queen! We can't run withOUT excluders down here, or we'd have nothing but boxes of brood. Sounds like you have a "good Momma" and you may have no choice but to use QE if you...
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    Re: When to move nuke to hive

    Sounds like they are more than ready for a 10 frame box. Do not add a feeder. They sound well established, and a bonus if you have partial frames of honey to give them (but don't over-do it!). I...
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Useless of useless...capping scratcher...capping 'roller'...hive staples...and what should be illegal is a bee brush, and leaf blowers! NASTY things...poor bees! I know you are heading into the...
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    Re: Best fume board cloth

    Felt...remember that heating with the sun helps activate the fumes. You may want to go with dark felt...or an aluminum cover like the purchased fume boards...
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    Re: Close up a hive during backyard party?

    Do the bees trouble you on a daily basis where you are having the party? There is nothing that pisses bees off worse than changing their daily routine... I think you are asking for more problems...
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    Re: italian queen in carniolan hive?

    Had to help my Mother re-queen in MA last summer...Carni hive went queenless...bought an Italian queen, and they LOVED her! That hive over-wintered, and is doing beautifully! (Kicking some butt, in...
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    Re: Add a deep or a medium super?

    First off, I would give them a bigger entrance, even just graduate to the 4" opening...

    Second, I am confused...the frames are all at different heights with no bee space in between...are the...
  22. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    They are NOT going to be NICE!!! I am sure they are still on high alert... I would wait a few days at least... Sorry it happened....robbing is heartbreaking to watch.
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    Re: Questions from today's Inspection

    Drones in your own hives are irrelevant, in that the queen won't mate with her own offspring...but the population of drones in your hives should give a pretty good indication of drones in the area. ...
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    Re: Questions from today's Inspection

    Two deeps for brood is not very common in So FL beekeeping (it may change toward the panhandle and such...) Most common is single deep, or two mediums for brood, then QE and supers as needed. (Not...
  25. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    Remove the feeder and the sheet and watch. The clump on the outside is more than likely your foragers that can't return home. Do you know what orientation flights look like? Were the bees fighting...
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