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    Re: 8 frame or 10 frame deep hive body?

    Yes, I would put at least a couple frames of foundation and the other frames with starter strips if you want to go foundationless. That way hopefully they will get started in the right direction. A...
  2. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Thanks Colby that worked perfect.
  3. Re: Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    I like to move my cells on day 10 - 11 if you wait until day 12 all bets are off. I'm still learning so I'm sure I get a few larva that maybe a little older than the rest and I have some that will...
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    Re: Does pollen imply nectar?

    We have pollen available almost all year here in North Florida but, we have a long nectar dearth from middle June - early October and again from middle November - late December. The summer dearth is...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I can assure you will not be dissapointed with the Maxant and most of Dadant's stuff is good too but, I don't have any first hand experience with the Dadant. I use two Maxant tanks on a regular basis.
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    Re: Seeing drones in S E Texas

    We had lots of drones flying this afternoon. First day I have noticed a bunch of them out and about. The hives have had drones now for a few weeks.
  7. Thread: Maple flow

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    Re: Maple flow

    I never realized the importance of Maples until after getting bees. The Maple bloom here in North Fl. really gets spread out. I've seen it last 6-8 weeks. Our normal weather pattern is warm periods...
  8. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Ugh!! Now I understand why my pallets don't stack right when I stack them up empty. This is one of those mistakes you make when you don't have a chance to work with a commercial beek before you get...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    I have a friend that was trying to get some queens from HI and was told the same thing as Mr. Roland booked up until summer. I would get on the phone and start making some calls. The reason I heard...
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    Re: Best time period for guys picking up Nucs?

    Here in South if you start making your splits around the end of Feb. you will have full 5 frame nucs ready the first couple weeks of April. You should not have any trouble selling them locally....
  11. Thread: JZ BZ and cages

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    Re: JZ BZ and cages

    You can use the California mini cages to go over the JzBz cups. But, I find it much easier to just use the queen cells v/s trying to hatch out the virgins.
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    Re: Re-hiving overwintered nuc - video link

    Nice, I love overwintered nucs. I moved my nucs up into 10 frame equipment a few weeks ago. Several of them will need a super before too much longer.
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    Re: Re-hiving overwintered nuc - video link

    The link says your video is private.
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    These guys can make you any size net you want. A 50 hive net won't cost that much and these people are very nice and easy to work with. I had my net within a week after ordering....
  15. Thread: SWARMS

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    Re: SWARMS

    I have a friend here in Jacksonville that had a big prime swarm last week. But, typically the first nice week in March is a good time to start looking for regular swarm activity.
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    Re: queen rearing notes

    Print one of these calendars each time you graft and you won't have to make any notes. http://www.thebeeyard.org/cgi-bin/queencalendar.pl?month=1&day=25&year=2015
  17. Thread: OAV?

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    Re: OAV?

    You should not have any problems with your queens.

    This is not the ideal time to treat with OAV I would imagine being in TX. your queens have probably already started brooding up. It's better if...
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I use a bottling bucket like ODfrank but, I'm filling up jars it maybe harder to fill up the frame feeders with the bottling bucket. But, along those same lines you could put a 1 in. or 1 1/4 quarter...
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    Re: Migratory pallet questions?

    I don't think you need the extra 1/2in when using the W clips. I make my pallets 33 in. and use the W clips and everything works out just fine. I use the 3/4in pressure treated furring strips from...
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    I'm not sure I have a lot to add about this particular cutout. I think it is going to be a little riskier this time of year. But, I would go ahead and give it a try you have nothing to loose and...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    RFIA is defiantly a Fire ant inspection certificate. I'm not exactly sure about all the specifics but, it's my understanding you need one to get into Cali. if your coming from Florida. As Jim pointed...
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    Re: Package Bee Installation Question

    peacock give some good advice. If your worried about shaking the bees you can pry off the small pieces of wood and remove the screen this will allow all the bees to fall out in one good shake.
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    Re: package vrs nuc's

    I don't think either one draws comb any faster than the other. Packages draw comb pretty fast but, a good full 5frame nuc can finish off the other 5 frames in a couple weeks and be ready for a super....
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    I was down in Groveland Tuesday, and some of the stressed trees are starting to bloom. We still have some cooler weather at night and next week is predicted to be cool. So hopefully it will hold the...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Congrats! That's gonna be one sweet ride. I'd like to check it out next time I'm down your way.
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