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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...
  9. 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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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Haven't tried grafting yet Pat, but had a cutout hive swarm on me last September (don't recall exact date), but they made a queen and survived till December. Died from my lack of understanding that...
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    Re: Southern beekeepers

    Yep, hits 80 degrees by 8:30am, with humidity around 85%. Temps climb to upper 90's with humidity hovering around 56%. I can soak thru a ventilated suit before the worker bees are even awake. :(
  18. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    If a third box was not desired, could he pull a frame from each box and donate to another hive, filling in with empty frames?
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    I was trying to be sarcastic. They've done fine without us for quite some time, and I've seen them in places that were horrible in regards to proper ventilation design.
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    Re: finding queens with three mediums

    I usually separate the boxes for a few minutes. The one with the least amount of buzzing usually contains the queen....and usually has the freshest eggs.
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Yea, but they'll all die without human intervention . :rolleyes:
  22. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    She's 97 and ain't afraid of you young whippersnappers ! :lpf:
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    Re: Pollen colors & Newby Ramblings

    Awesome! That's worth more than a year spent on these forums. Not saying the forums are bad, just no substitute for local experience.
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    Re: It's hot and humid today

    Been hot and humid for the past two weeks here.....normal.
    I like Palm Bay. Lived there for three years.
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    Re: FOUND! Bee Tree. Now what?

    Trapout, but DON't put the funnel in. Just let them use the trap box the rest of this year. Come spring, they will consider the trap box part of home and either the old queen or possibly a new queen...
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