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  1. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    for me in Sarasota Fl the commercial guys dump here in the fall and dont care till early spring when they split and then move them north, I cant even open a hive to inspect anymore, there are over...
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    was there any open brood? and the fact none were flying when you got there is not a good sign, usually means there is no reason for the bees to get food, you might wanna be ready to put a frame of...
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    Re: Swarm catcher boxes

    slow year for me too here in Sarasota, I usually do 3 times as many then I did this season.
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    Re: Advice on my sticky queen situation

    yep if it fails just get a Kona queen I just had 5 dropped off at my house from Hawaii.
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    I tend to put as much of there comb in frames as I can, even pollen and a little honey helps, the bee vac I use puts the bees right into a brood box so i use wet frames when I can, and like Mr,beeman...
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    Re: under the dog house

    actually they are very calm, when I went in for the 1st inspection I forgot my smoker at the house so went in anyways and only had 1 mad bee, few head butts but other then that great hive.
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    Re: under the dog house

    after a few weeks and some feeding I went in and found the queen (didnt see her in that big removal) and brood pattern in very good
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    under the dog house

    Got the call and went over at 1st I could not even see the dog house, took me an hour just to cut away the brush to see it, went back the next morning to start cutting up the building, nice pooch...
  9. Thread: Old new Guy

    by Zookeep
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    Old new Guy

    I kept a few hives when I was young, now I did my 1st trapout after 27 years and Im hooked again, south florida beekeeping is alot easier then in the sticks in newyork.:D
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