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    Re: Hi From Central Florida

    Hello and welcome! Ocala area can be tricky for flow since there's lots of horse farms and herbicide usage on pasture. Mid-summer dearth can be brutal.
  2. Re: Hello from Palm Beach County FL, USA #Zone- 0

    Hello and welcome.
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    Re: Hello from Melbourne Florida

    Hello and welcome.
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    Re: Hi from South Florida!

    Hello and welcome.

    Enjoy your bees!
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    Re: Hello from central florida

    Hello and welcome.
  6. Re: Am I the only one who loves one piece plastic frames?

    I use Mann Lake's PF100 and foundation-less wood frames. Haven't had a problem with bees drawing comb at all. Slipping a foundation-less wood frame between two drawn plastic frames works like a...
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Hello and welcome.
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    Re: Letting friends in your yard!

    It's always the drone's fault. Easy marks since those dudes get around, LOL!
  9. Re: what is the reasons for bees to abscond

    From the situation you described, most likely you were undone by scout bees with a better location. Once a swarm settles, scout bees are sent out on hive location missions. They report back to the...
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    Re: Letting friends in your yard!

    If the dude wants some queens, so be it, but why would he be working your hives? AFB is the equivalent to the Scarlet Letter in your neck of the woods?

    Lastly, YOUR BEES & YARD = YOUR RULES.
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    Re: Other Keepers

    Critter,

    Look up johng here on Beesource. He's a sideliner out of Jacksonville.

    Good luck and enjoy yer b's.
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    No such thing as FREE BEES!!!

    I have an exterminator that calls me when he runs into a beehive. After getting a couple Mission Impossible jobs I told him to not even call me unless it's a cream...
  13. Re: Well I did everything right and they still swarmed...

    The best is when you split the hive and think that you've cut 'em off at the pass and they swarm about 20 minutes later while you're working the next group of hives, LOL. You're only doing "best...
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    Re: 5 Foot Queen Castle

    Maybe some symbols or designs around the individual holes such as stripes, circles, etc... Something to break up the repeating colors a bit more. I once saw in a bee journal a mating hive with...
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    Re: sun exposure

    +1 Full Sun.

    BTW, they're pulling in saw palmetto and blackberry right now.
  16. Re: Hello from a Califorina New"Bee" and. P.S. What type of Bee's do I have?

    Hello and welcome.

    Enjoy yer b's!
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    Re: Hello from N. Alabama

    Hello and welcome.

    Enjoy yer b's!
  18. Re: Your favorite DEEP foundation- lets hear

    Deep frames from Mann Lake (PF105) in black. Why, because they ship them to me for free and never had a problem (yet) with bees drawing them out.

    Other deep frame I like is an empty deep frame,...
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Hello and welcome.

    Used to live in Arky land, but moved....never kept bees there either.

    Good Luck and enjoy yer b's.
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    Re: Hi from east of Baton Rouge

    Howdy back at ya!

    Keeping bees will certainly get you outside and back "in tune" with nature and the seasons. If you're really into it, taking walks and seeing honey bees working the different...
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    Re: flatrockboy

    Hello and welcome.

    Enjoy yer b's.
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    Re: Hello fellow beekeepers! Beginner from Springfield IL

    Hello and welcome. Good luck.
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    Re: Arkansas beekeeper

    Good luck and welcome. Used to live in Arkansas...but never kept bees there.


    Enjoy yer b's.
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    Re: Starting my first year over

    Everyone is good for at least one do-over. Good luck and welcome.

    Enjoy yer b's.
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    Re: Considering very seriously...

    Hello and welcome.
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