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  1. Re: Triumph to tragedy -- a tale of broken comb -- when to fix?

    I personally wouldn't wait any longer than you have to. If the combs are touching and the bee-space is compromised, the hive beetles will have a field day! It may not be best to go in a hive two...
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    Re: How to capture a misguided colony?

    A really sharp utility knife and patience. Moving it may not be such a good idea, I see collapsed comb. Good luck!
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    Re: Central florida plant identification

    I'm going with elderberry on photo 2. The last set looks like some kind of Ilex holly.
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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    I too have had "musty honey", without any real proof I attributed it to the crush and strain of brood comb. The worst of which was DARK comb from a survivor colony in a tree, I could barely eat it....
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    Re: What goes in grooved bottom?

    Ditto on the hive beetles! I'd put wax or a little strip of wood.
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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    I believe it is jewel weed. Jason Chrisman has a youtube video of a bee emerging from the flower with the stripe. It looks related to the Impatiens referenced above.
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    Re: clover planting

    Any suggestions for seeding white dutch clover here in NE FL? I've tried transplanting some from nearby w/ no success. Is there a cultivar that's better than another?
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    Re: mosquito fogger killing honey bees

    We have planes and helicopters spray our neighborhood for 'squiters and thankfully haven't noticed any dead bees. They usually spray at sunup. I haven't seen the fog truck in a couple years. ...
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    Re: Queen right hive and laying workers.

    The above was quoted from the article I speak of, Peter types faster than I.
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    Re: Queen right hive and laying workers.

    Good article in Mar 2014 Bee Culture, Worker Policing - The main mechanism that limits successful worker reproduction is a behavior known as worker policing.
  11. Re: Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    I got two for my 5 yr old girls from Blue Sky Bee Supply. Seem pretty good.
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    If this was a "package" of bees, the new generation from the current queen is now in charge accounting for the lack of aggression earlier. Size of colony can cause defensiveness, when it's only a few...
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    Re: Should I combine

    I don't know that I have advice, just something that I consider in this situation. What is the mite count for the weak colony? It would be a shame to add a bunch of varroa to your new swarm.
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    Re: Dying queen outside hive

    Bush knows better than I, but I say supercedure.
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    Re: Join 2 week hives or not...

    I have had luck in situations like this by reducing the hive down to a 5 frame box. Less space to deal with. They seem to gain more traction in smaller equipment, but I'm a long way from Montana. ...
  16. Thread: Red Pollen

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    Re: Red Pollen

    I see that color pollen coming from asparagus fern. Don't know if that grows where you are.
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    Re: I am so conflicted

    For me it was asparagus fern. Fairly invasive, but doesn't sound as bad as the bind weed. Anyway bees like it I hate it.
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    Re: storing nectar from cut-out

    I just put mine in the fridge, but I'm feeding it back right away.
  19. Thread: Deep box

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    Re: Deep box

    Yes, but keep them in the same order.
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    Re: Trap out or cut out?

    Sweet!
  21. Re: Enjoy the swarms, trapouts and cutouts forum

    Craigslist is your friend!
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    Re: Hogan Trap Out question

    Thanks to you all for the help!

    Mr. Hogan, if there's a good chance it will work, I'm gonna give it a go, I really appreciate your in-depth explanations they are very helpful.
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    Hogan Trap Out question

    I have used the Hogan method before. What I want to know is if anyone has ever just set up the whole thing in one go. Put the base, the hive body and bee escape on all at once instead of one piece...
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    Re: Trap out or cut out?

    If you are comfortable using a chainsaw, my vote is for the cut-out. Log cut outs are usually difficult because you can't see where the colony is exactly, but on this one you can already see the...
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    Re: Suburban limits

    My understanding is that suburbia has such a wide aray of plants that the potential is good. I live in an area of urban/suburban sprawl and there are so many non native landscape plants that bees...
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