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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I took the box they were working on and pulled every other frame up to a new box and filled all the slots with the partial foundation frames. Some of those frames were NOT fully drawn, so they kept...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I'd guess about 20% filled in the middle and still being drawn at the edges. They just kept drawing instead of moving over to the foundation. I think the key is to only insert the partial foundation...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    The problem with mine was that they continued drawing the comb they were working on, making them extra, extra fat. That trapped the frame with foundation so when I pull those, I'll have to flip the...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    I started cutting my foundation into thirds this summer, after reading your post here and on FB. This is my first year of (a small) honey crop so most stayed on the hives to gage how much they...
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    Re: Working on Fall Goldenrods

    Blooming here, but have yet to see the first bee work them. Love bugs (Plecia nearctica) are all over them though. :(
  6. Re: Is it true that bees only bring in Pollen when they have a queen?

    Clear as mud ! :lpf:
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    I haven't had much luck with cutouts past the end of August. Yes, it stays warm here for a while yet, but I have yet to have any build up this late in the year (we don't get much of a fall flow at...
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    Re: Bee hive rescue

    Only time will tell if they make it, however I removed a good sized colony from the bottom of a large oak branch this spring. They made it through last winter, fully exposed. Our winters are not very...
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    Re: Requeening opinion??

    You say queenless for 6 weeks, yet population is impressive? Something doesn't add up.......
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    Re: Learning curve for robber screen

    I'm learning to do this every time I feel like I need to "fix" something for my bees. It works better when I don't! Lol!
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    Re: Bees in a pipe How to remove

    Boy, that's gunna be a huge gate! dsegrest had the best idea....Set up like Cleo's trap (with old comb if you have it),drill a hole behind them and smoke or other repellent to run them out into the...
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    Re: Gulf Coast Drone Brood Levels?

    Yea, I kinda hate to jack with them this late. However, they are good on stores (much better than last year) and with plenty of drones. My luck is we get some freak, early cold front and actually see...
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    Re: Gulf Coast Drone Brood Levels?

    I had considered a couple late splits too, but if the queens don't make....... Maybe combine the ones that don't? Even considered getting a Weaver queen or two.
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    Gulf Coast Drone Brood Levels?

    Went through one of my strong hives today and was surprised by the amount of drone brood. 4ea, 8-frame mediums. 3 frames in second box and 1 frame in third box had 10-20%. 1 other frame in third box...
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    Re: Foraging flight duration

    Yes many variables. Average flight speed is said to be around 15mph. It's also been said that they can forage out to around 2 miles. That would put a round trip flight time at appx. 16 min. Don't...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    JW, would you be so kind as to address my questions?
    Do you also have separate extraction facilities and equipment that never cross boundaries?
    If a person is sharing club-owned extraction...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Do you also have separate extraction facilities and equipment that never cross boundaries? Just curious how far this goes for us lowly hobbiest that don't have that luxery.
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    That's my impression as well. Like many other hobbies, if you don't join a club and pay for the "expertise", your on your own. Too bad my grandfather still isn't around to lend helpful advice.
    Oh...
  19. Re: What defines "aggressive behavior" on average

    I learned this the hard way last fall. Did a cutout and they were not happy. Week or so later, much nicer. A month later, they swarmed and the remaining bees where completely calm. They made a new...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    We've had 6" in the past 18 hours, next door! Want some? LOL
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    I certainly lack the experience to answer, but will share what I've read in a couple books.
    First, I would say you can move them as long as your careful and don't shake or drop them.
    Second, make...
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Keep us posted please. I'm going to hold off till the spring as work has kept me away from home too much lately.
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Were there any eggs in those hives? If not, you should try to find a mated queen.
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    Been working around Asheville North Carolina this week and noticed some starting to bloom. Should be starting soon back home in South Louisiana.
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    NO ! NO OIL ! NO !
    If you use pine straw, pack them down after you get a good flame going. When it looks like the fire is smothered, give a few squeezes on the bellows until you see a fair amount...
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