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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

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    Lol, that WAS a chicken.

    Next time I do a trap-out, I'll try the Cleo method.

    And as far as taking queen cells/hive, etc and replacing it, I live too far away to be doing all these...
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

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    Cleo,

    They went into my trap AND are building queen cells from the frame of eggs/larvae I brought at first !!

    Cleo, I really need to study better all your methods, but check out the new...
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    I just had a whole reply typed up and hit the wrong button and lost it.

    I'm going to bed.
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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

    LOL, DARN !!!

    I guess you have me beat !!!

    Well, we have to compare whose is most successful.

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    Re: Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

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    Here's a more detailed video.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKR1vSe9i2A&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Started trap-out yesterday here in FL

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    I know it's not fair, but can I claim the first trap-out started in the United States for 2015?

    I will have video footage soon.

    I did post a short clip on my Facebook page, though. More...
  7. Thread: Top bar nucs

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    Re: Top bar nucs

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    I just put 'Nuc Hive #1' into commission this past week. Here's a brief clip of them doing orientation flights (Dec 19th, 2014).

    I looked inside today and they already have at least one...
  8. LOL...somebody made top bar hives in video game

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    So my son plays on an online game called Roblox. He was walking around the different scenes and someone had placed top bar hives on their scenery....lol.

    My son goes, "DAD, LOOK...SOMEONE...
  9. Thread: Top bar nucs

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    Re: Top bar nucs

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    I just made these 4.

    I'm teaching my bees to count.

    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/nucs_zps1309f369.jpg
  10. Re: NewBee looking for advice on top bar barrel design

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    I have four barrel hives currently in operation in addition to my normal top bar hives.

    I love them and all, but they can be a bit cumbersome to work - especially closing them up and/or...
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    Re: JP The Beeman videos

    Actually, it's Casey Anthony, lol.

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    Re: JP The Beeman videos

    Thought some of you would enjoy that !!!

    :D
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    JP The Beeman videos

    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/Bee%20keeping/CaseyAnthonyjpthebeeman_zps58aca103.jpg
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    Re: Honey bee rescue needed in Palm Bay, FL

    I guess too late for this one, I would have to assume.
  15. Re: Just setup trap-out when a QUEEN flies back from mating ! (video)

    Wow, thanks so much for the kind words.

    I'll have to show my wife so she won't think
    I'm quite so insane and what I'm doing may
    be somewhat worthwhile.

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    Here's a photo the homeowner texted me today, FWIW.

    Hey, as long as the party is on, in or near the new hive, that's all that matters to me.

    The only thing that makes me nervous about this...
  17. Re: Just setup trap-out when a QUEEN flies back from mating ! (video)

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    Beeman, thanks for the chuckle this morning. Your scenario is probably the most plausible though.

    Yes, I thought about all the other possible scenarios and they are all very possible. I'd love...
  18. Just setup trap-out when a QUEEN flies back from mating ! (video)

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    It was only about 5-10 minutes after I had placed the cone on the wall and setup the hive that the (or a) queen flies in.

    I'm assuming it's a new queen flying back from a mating session, as...
  19. Re: Swarm removal from apartment wall - they just moved in (video)

    I don't have any problems.

    Everything works perfectly.

    It's just my deal.

    It's the same reason Wayne Krantz is playing this beat-up old 70s Stratocaster in the following photo instead of a...
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    Re: Inspection of one of my barrel hives

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    Another one back in January in my back yard:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImrDXFeZqU8&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
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    Re: Inspection of one of my barrel hives

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    Another barrel hive inspection I did back in July:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6wFs4vSmaE&list=UUmF1ihku292_i3ym-PF5nkg
  22. Re: Swarm removal from apartment wall - they just moved in (video)

    I know. And again, I had a vac. But I wasn't in a huge hurry. I know this sounds hippie-ish, but I just didn't feel like traumatizing them that much just to save a bit of time.

    Even if the vac...
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    Inspection of one of my barrel hives

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    Although the barrel hive I inspect in this video seems to go very smoothly, I have another one
    in my backyard that's bigger and badder. I probably won't be filming that one anytime...
  24. Re: Swarm removal from apartment wall - they just moved in (video)

    I had a bee vac on hand.

    I thought it would have been overkill for such a small swarm.

    The Honey B Gone worked perfectly.

    I've found myself using the bee vac a lot less lately for some...
  25. Swarm removal from apartment wall - they just moved in (video)

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    A very familiar location for me to remove bees - on the premises of a certain apartment
    complex which is right next to orange groves in Lake Wales, FL:

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