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    Re: February 6th First Swarm

    I am in 8-B
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    February 6th First Swarm

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    First Swarm Today February 6th North Florida in Union County.
    Notice no leaves on grape vine. USDA Zone 8-B
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    February 6th Swarm

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    February 6th got my first swarm today. Notice grape vine in picture, has no leaves on it. North Florida
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    Re: Flying Queen

    That's a first for me, I didn't know they would do that.
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    Flying Queen

    Tell me I didn't see what I think I saw? I think my Queen walked out of the hive and took off. I don't know for how long, I Fainted, woke up just in time to see her land on the ledge and go back in...
  6. Thread: Swarm

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    Swarm

    Just had my first Swarm for the year. But, they are in top of Cedar Tree so can't get to them.
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    Re: How are your Mites doing so far this year?

    I don't know about Adam, but my Mites are doing just fine
    . I got a whole hive full of them. If I could just keep the Honey Bees away from them thay would be in great shape.
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    Re: new member from Arizona

    Welcome you guys what Breed Bees do you have?
  9. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Didn't do anything but put it in the ground. Nobody said anything about doing anything to the seed. Clover was (Georgia Bulldog Red--Crimson Red--New Zealand White--Dutch White) Still have 5 lbs...
  10. Thread: Clover

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    Re: Clover

    Didn't do germination test, doesn't matter seed was already paid for. Planted in 3 fields of grass pasture. Harrows were set at 1 inch broacast by hand, drug with chain link fence. Did not broadcast...
  11. Thread: Clover

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    Clover

    Planted 8 pounds clover in 3 fields October last year. Ran harrows lightly over fields cut shallow grooves. Sowed the seed then drug with chain-link fence. Not one plant came up, any body know why?...
  12. Thread: Swarm

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    Swarm

    Got my first Swarm here in North Florida yesterday.
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    Re: Hive handles?

    Look on (YOUTUBE) search hive handles guys name is Karl Koeschgen who made the video. He made a jig and it is for sale for 40.00. Takes about 2 minutes to make hive handle with drill press. Look it...
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    Re: Electric Fencing Recommendations

    About any Electric Fence Charger will work, but for Bear I would get a charger that is also a weed cutter. One of the better ones is a "Mark 7" charger. Recommended for Livestock and Bear (predator)...
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Crimson Sedum
  16. Thread: MegaBee

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    MegaBee

    What is best way this time of year to feed Mega-Bee. Mixed up sugar water with feed for 3 hives. They absolutely will not touch it.
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    Re: Best plants for around hive?

    Lemmon grass to bees is like catnip to kittys
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    Re: Best NC Summer "bang for the buck" plant

    Any of the Sedums or Stone Crop Plants are great for bees. Fast growing and need very little attention.
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    Re: Best plants for around hive?

    yes it will get the PLANTS from (easy to grow bulbs .com) comes in 5" pots for about 10 bucks
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    Re: Best plants for around hive?

    Lemon Grass, plant Lemon Grass aroung hives, you will be glad you did.
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    Re: Best NC Summer "bang for the buck" plant

    Creeping Red Sedum, spreads very fast and blooms from about May through October here. it is very good bee plant and they love it. You can't kill this stuff wants it starts in your flower beds. It...
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    Re: Bee Hive Entrance Height?

    3/8" to 1/2" works fine for me.
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    Re: beeswax

    You bet it's good, you going to sell it or keep it?
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    screen bottom boards

    Where can you get #6 screen wire for bottom boards?
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    Re: well now, this is interesting

    seems to be working fine
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