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    Poll: Heck, back in the late 60's when streaking was...

    Heck, back in the late 60's when streaking was in, I was the first in the St. Petersburg, Florida area to streak a crowded beach on Memorial Day weekend. :D Make it transparent and keep it...
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    smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif ...

    smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif 'Just received my suit. It's bee-utifull! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif
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    Congratulations Shylock3! smile.gif It's good...

    Congratulations Shylock3! smile.gif It's good to see that their is some activity. I hope that they have enough large zippers to get my, and everyone elses, orders out soon.
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    It's been a little over 5 months since I ordered...

    It's been a little over 5 months since I ordered (May 12th.) and I'm still waiting. Has anyone else out there had to wait more than 5 months? My suit size is not that large, I think, that it would...
  5. And what about those that ordered thru their ad...

    And what about those that ordered thru their ad in the magazine? It's human nature to brag about something they like a lot. I'm sure many beekeepers that have bought their suit brag about it at...
  6. 'Just got off the phone with Philip. His first...

    'Just got off the phone with Philip. His first response when I told him who I was and asked about the order I placed 3 months ago was "Did you hear about what the hurricane did to us?" "Yes Philip,...
  7. I talked to the Mrs. last week. She said that...

    I talked to the Mrs. last week. She said that they had a hard time finding a supplier for the "good quality" zippers that they were accustomed to using. She said they finally had located a supplier...
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    Sorry. I didn't intentionally cry wolf. ...

    Sorry. I didn't intentionally cry wolf. :rolleyes: 'Was my first experience with what I thought was a hot hive. And I was curious as to how the queen stored the sperm (in layers, all mixed up,...
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    An update on this particular colony. Today I...

    An update on this particular colony. Today I went thru my six colonies, saving the colony of interest for last (didn't want them hanging tight and getting all the other bees upset). As usual, all...
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    Thanks for your responses. >>Did you...

    Thanks for your responses.

    >>Did you selectively graft and allow one queen cell to requeen these hives? Or did you allow them to requeen themselves.<<

    On this particular hive, I allowed them to...
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    Last week, my brother-in-law and I went thru...

    Last week, my brother-in-law and I went thru inspecting the first five of our six hives. All hives were calm and easy to work with as usual. Upon smoking the last hive and removing the top cover,...
  12. Poll: You can subtract 1 vote from the survey. I...

    You can subtract 1 vote from the survey. I missread the survey and only saw "Who got hot bees". I haven't purchased any queens from Texas, but 'have or had a hot hive.
  13. >Just wondering if the poster has provided proper...

    >Just wondering if the poster has provided proper ventilation. Joe, I have SBBs on all my hives. I use migratory covers with "popcicle sticks" to leave a slight space between the cover and box.
  14. An update to the sacbroud problem. I forgot to...

    An update to the sacbroud problem. I forgot to mention that I had removed the frame that had the sacbroud problem. Last Sunday, I did another inspection of the hive and found no signs of sacbroud. ...
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    >If the worker cells are getting domed caps then...

    >If the worker cells are getting domed caps then she's failing.

    Michael, I noticed this a while back in one of my hives and thought they where regular capped drone cells. Shortly after, the queen...
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    BULLSEYE BILL - Ref washing suit. Thanks. I...

    BULLSEYE BILL - Ref washing suit. Thanks. I feel more comfortable having ordered my suit. 'Was worried after ordering if it would hold up to multiple washings. You've alleviated my concerns.
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    I ordered mine three weeks ago and will patiently...

    I ordered mine three weeks ago and will patiently await it's arrival. :D Does anyone know how this suit stands up to washing?
  18. Thank you all for your response. It seems pretty...

    Thank you all for your response. It seems pretty unanimous that it appears to be sacbrood.

    dcross - Thanks for the link to a free service for analyzing infected brood and bees. This is good to...
  19. Upon inspecting one of my strongest hives today,...

    Upon inspecting one of my strongest hives today, I noticed about 8 to 12 cells on both sides of one frame that had what appeared to be poorly developed pupa. See pictures at: Foulbroud? Last...
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    In my area, west/central coast of Florida, I have...

    In my area, west/central coast of Florida, I have found that Home Depot and Lowes, the larger chain hardware stores do not carry it. Yet most of the smaller "Mom and Pop" hardware stores will carry...
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    <I am one who has waited going on 2 months. I am bummed about the wait, more so with the lack of communication.> I sure didn't want to hear that, Bruce. :eek:

    I ordered mine last week. ...
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    <I get pretty busy and its only when I get bored do I get active on the email lists and forums.>

    Scott, I'm glad I caught you at a time when you were bored. :)I really do appreciate your...
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    Hey Scot. Congratulations on your move. I would...

    Hey Scot. Congratulations on your move. I would assume that it was for personnal reasons, as I would assume, even with my miniscule knowledge, that the Sarasota/Bradenton Florida area should be a...
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    I had one that I didn't realize flew off the...

    I had one that I didn't realize flew off the frame I was holding. A friends 12 year old son that was interested in our bees and observing noticed a cluster of bees on my back. Low and behold, there...
  25. When not working your bees, you spend all your...

    When not working your bees, you spend all your free time on this forum. :D
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