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    Re: When are the packages available in Florida

    There is a company here in jacksonville (North American bee hive company) that is taking orders for packages for the fall. he's getting them from Georgia.

    how ever it is very late in the year to...
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    first welcome! second I'm very sorry for your...

    first welcome!
    second I'm very sorry for your loss.
    third it could be the the flow has shut down in your area accounting for the drone eviction. drones tend to drift to hives other than their own....
  3. Thread: I Need HELP!

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    sounds to me that your hive is pretty much on...

    sounds to me that your hive is pretty much on track. the package bees are now mostly dead from old age. new bees are emerging so you are just getting new nurse bees. all older bees than newly emerged...
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    it could be that your swarm had a virgin queen...

    it could be that your swarm had a virgin queen and she was returning from a mating flight with a bunch of drones following her home. they will most likely hang around hoping that she will fly out...
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    Yes last thing you do during inspection is make...

    Yes last thing you do during inspection is make sure those frames are pushed tightly together! if you forget you will be cutting burr comb out the next time. don't ask how I know or how much burr...
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    The guy in your area that doesn't winter his bees...

    The guy in your area that doesn't winter his bees is "the honey householder" here on the forum. but I belive he starts much earler in the year than you have started. and he uses all drawn out comb...
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    brood production shut down

    I have two hives. both queens have stopped producing brood in the last two weeks.both hives are socking away honey in the supers like mad. but all I see in the brood boxes are capped worker brood. no...
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    I pulled a deep frame from the brood box up into...

    I pulled a deep frame from the brood box up into the new medium leaving the space below open where the deep frame extends down. the bees moved up right away. they pulled drone comb on the bottom of...
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    I used top feeders here also. I put the feeder on...

    I used top feeders here also. I put the feeder on the top box then the inner cover and then the outer cover. things worked out just fine. no bees were drowned. one of the main reasons for this way of...
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    It comes down to what works for you. that said...

    It comes down to what works for you. that said when I put on the excluders all wax building in the supers stopped. but having them on for two weeks made the bees build the honey band at the top of...
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    Thats a great problem to have and I'm with you on...

    Thats a great problem to have and I'm with you on this one. as you know my "nucs" have only been here for two months. they are both pulling wax in their fourth box and the top boxes are 50% capped...
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    I took the extra frames with plastic foundation...

    I took the extra frames with plastic foundation yesterday and sprayed them with sugar syrup to see if it would stick. came back a few hours later and saw that they were good and sticky. so I sprayed...
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    I did not know the plastic foundation had a up or...

    I did not know the plastic foundation had a up or down side to it til yesterday . or that it had triangles that had to be removed on the bottom. so I am going to replace the frames that are in that...
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    comb every where

    Two very strong nucs. I added a box to each, one with plastic foundation the other with wax foundation. have fed both 1to1 for twelve days and they are going though a quart per day. they are drawing...
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    They're here! They're here!

    Went and got my first nucs last night (Thank You Jesuslives31548 you rock). well if you can call what I got nucs. I gave him new ten frame equipment with five frames removed. I got back nine fully...
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    Tecumseh: "now why would you wish to kill your...

    Tecumseh:
    "now why would you wish to kill your VERY good friend the fire ant? once dead, who are you going to rely on to keep the shb and varroa mite in check?"

    how do you keep the fire ants out...
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    SBB= screened bottom board hope it helps

    SBB= screened bottom board

    hope it helps
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    they have both if you just order you get ten if...

    they have both if you just order you get ten if you ask when ordering you can get eight
  19. Thread: Raccoons

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    My yard ends in a creek/river. the bees will be...

    My yard ends in a creek/river. the bees will be about five feet away from the bulk head at the end of the yard. I also have chickens in the same yard. the coons are a major problem with the chickens....
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    I too am putting my new bees in the yard with...

    I too am putting my new bees in the yard with chickens (very large yard). I have seen the chickens walk by a bee or wasp on the ground take a look at it and always keep going. any other insect is...
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    With a swarm that small will you have to give...

    With a swarm that small will you have to give them some capped brood to get them through the three weeks it will take to make new bees?
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    You may want to contact David Barnes the Apairy...

    You may want to contact David Barnes the Apairy inspector for our area to check to see if Ormand Beach has had any africanized swarm activity before going and bringing back a swarm. I have not heard...
  23. Thread: first split

    by beekinjax
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    They would need resources a frame of pollen and...

    They would need resources a frame of pollen and honey
    they need a frame of open brood that conains eggs or just hatched larva not more than three days old
    also they need drones and good flying...
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    Thanks for the clarification I understand now ...

    Thanks for the clarification I understand now
    Is this a standard practice for you now?
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    Thanks for the in site think I will leave them in...

    Thanks for the in site think I will leave them in the single deeps and if they draw out a med this year I'll leave that on for winter. also leave off the slatted boards in the sbb hives and only use...
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