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    Re: Share your experience with Pollen Trap

    Thank you all for responding. I did, however, remove the pollen trap after the 4th day when the size of the bearding was basketball size! It's been off for a number of days now and the girls have...
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    Share your experience with Pollen Trap

    I an interested in hearing about your experience with pollen traps. I put one on the hive entrance this morning. The girls do not seem to be going back into the hive. It's been in place for a full 12...
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    Honeybees with GPS?

    This is interesting: Came upon an article in Electronic Products about putting GPS tracking of bees. Scientists in Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)...
  4. Interesting Article on EarthJustice, re: pesticides

    I happened upon the EarthJustice.org website - they posted this article regarding a lawsuit that they (Earthjustice) are representing the Pollinator Stewardship Council, American Honey Producers...
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    Re: The best and the worst of 2013

    the Best looks great (wish I had that much space for the girls!), and the worst - is that leaking from the barrel or did the barrel top open and then the honey leaked?
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    Re: I had to destroy a hive today...

    Hey Benthic neighbor in Pensacola. I'm a two hive, 4 year beek, with only so much experience, but here's my story if it helps: Last October, I started noticing very spotty laying pattern on my 2nd...
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    Re: Just wondering

    I would personally stay away from anything chemical related. I use those stepping stone type, square 18 x 18 pavers (cement) under the hive.
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    Re: Wax Moth in honey supers

    Luc - if you have WM in your honey supers, then yes, the honey most certainly is "bad" (i.e. contaminated with WM debris (read feces), and should not be considered for human consumption. That being...
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    The Laying Worker hive - so, I could see the number of worker bees declining and the LW was only making drones. With no queen & fewer and fewer worker bees, this created the perfect environment for...
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    So, here's the update on my attempts to save a laying worker hive. This issue started in early December. I lost my queen and discovered I had a Laying Worker. I was trying to decide if I should try...
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    Re: smoker fuel bonanza

    I, too, had heard about using cotton for smoker fuel, but my real interest was in the plant itself. I read that it had nice flowers (start out pink, change to white), and bees would be attracted to...
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    Thank you all. Lots of things to take into consideration. So, from all of the above comments and further reading on the forum and Michael Bush's site (thank you!), I see now that my LW hive is not...
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    Re: Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    Actually, there seems to be a lot of drones around (the laying worker is producing only drones, of course). But I thought I heard somewhere that a virgin queen will not mate with drones from her same...
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    Is it too late??? Need advise, please.

    So, the question: is it too late in the year for a hive that is not queen-right to raise their own new queen, breed, etc? I don't want to lose this hive and let it die out over the winter. Here's the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    10/02/2011 Pinellas County, Florida, USA - cantaloupe-sized swarm up in pine tree
  16. Article: Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida

    This article was posted by CBS Tampa.com: http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/09/30/millions-of-bees-mysteriously-die-in-florida/
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    Re: I didn't know they "talked"!

    . I found some excellent examples on YouTube! I've been doing this for only a year and this was news to me. Thank you Batman.
  18. Thread: Ants

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    Re: Ants

    I wouldn't bring Boric Acid anywhere near my girls! Natural only - cinnamon worked well for me. Buy generic - lots cheaper and keep it on hand.
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    Re: Toothpaste to ease a sting?

    Yeah, that probably wasn't too much fun. What's worse, I just lifted the top to take a peek - got it right on the upper eyelid. Now THAT's a mighty doozie of a hurt!!
  20. Thread: ants

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    Re: ants

    Cinnamon worked well for me - sprinkled a narrow line all around the perimeter of the top of the inner cover.
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    Re: are my bees getting too hot?

    I was hoping to see the pictures, but they're not opening correctly. I'm in Florida and it hasn't been that hot here, so I was hoping to see what was going on up in Georgia. I see my girls foraging...
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    Re: Is this robbing?

    Nice video, NasalS, and love the music, too! beeutiful.
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    Re: Dead bees after rain

    Hey Fl_Beek,
    I'm also in Palm Harbor, FL and yes, we had severe rain, but I had no evidence at all of any dead bees. In fact, when the sun finally came out over the weekend, my girls decided to...
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    Re: Saw my first......

    I found a big dead bumble bee directly in front of my hive today! My azaleas are in full bloom and just swarming with BBs. My girls seem to prefer citrus blooms which are just now starting to open.
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    Re: How to Make a Split

    1st Question: What if taking the new split to another beeyard is not an option? 2: What does "lose your field-force to the parent colony" mean? and 3: how far apart to the two hives need to be in...
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