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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I think that I will pull some honey from the hives that have an excess. I am concerned that they will run out of room as the bees are still bringing in nectar. Seems...
  2. Re: Bushy Mountain Compact Extractor VS Mann Lake Stainless 6/3 Frame Hand Crank Extr

    I too have the Brushey Mt compact extractor. Its a nice little extractor if you only have a few hives. Its well made and easily extracts shallow, medium, and deep frames. My only complaint is that I...
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    Florida beeks chime in.

    We had a great fall flow here and now my supers are crammed full of honey. I'm running a deep and a medium or two for all my hives. My question is should I pull some honey or leave it for them to...
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    Re: Florida Newbee

    Welcome to beesource!
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I just moved my hives about 2 weeks ago. I sealed up the entrances with some window screen, closed off the sbb, and ratchet strapped the whole thing together. Took the hive off the stand and placed...
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    Re: help please.

    A big thanks to Cleo, for the info on the trap out. I have decided to go ahead and give it a shot. I will keep you posted.
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    Re: help please.

    I had a feeling that that would be the general consensus. I just wish I could help!! survivor bees genetics would be great in my apiary..

    Home owner stated he did not have the $$ to spend to pay...
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    help please.

    Howdy ya all. I received a call from a guy who purchased some of my honey a few days ago. He said I've got some bees at my house and their yours if you want them, so I went over to take a peek. His...
  9. Thread: Hello

    by Joeinthehills
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    Re: Hello

    Hello Mark,
    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Buy in bulk, dont pay for shipping build what you can.
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    Re: What to do

    You can always feed them if you think they are light. 1:1 for comb building 2:1 for winter stores.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    When the flow was on they were going gangbusters. There is no flow here currently, thats why i'm so surprised to get a swarm right now.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Recombining is one thing I have yet to try. do you recomend the news paper combine or do you use a dbl screened bottom board?
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    ugh, another swarm.

    To some this may sound like a good thing, but to me i'm ready for swarm season to be over with. I started out the year with two full sized overwintered colonies. They both swarmed, lost one to the...
  15. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    You can try and locate her, but that is sometimes easier said than done.☺ I would take a peek. If you see her, thats great it will give you piece of mind if not thats okay too some times queens can...
  16. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    I dont have any experience with apigaurd so im not sure about it causing a queen to stop laying. However im sure its possible. If you have curing nectar in what should be brood nest you bees are...
  17. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Sounds like your bees have backfilled the brood nest, an indication of swarm prep. When you removed those queen cells were they capped? Picture 1 in your post looks like a small after swarm.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Well its been 5 days since this swarm left and its still up in the tree. No interested scouts at my swarm traps. I sure wish I had a scissor lift or a bucket truck.:scratch: in reference to post# 2332
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just had a swarm take off this weekend 7-5-14. 33542 10:00 From one of my splits made in february. They settled on a branch in a large oak next door about 30 ft. up in the tree.
  20. Re: Competitive prices, free shipping, speedy delivery?

    Mann lake hands down, free shipping on orders over $100.00 Excellent quality, and great customer service.
    I placed an order for 5 commercial deeps last week and shipment arrived today.
    A side note...
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    Re: Africanized bees

    I agree with Bee-52 a lot of hype and lack of good data... Im slightly north of your locations about an hr. or so from St. Pete an 20 min North of Tampa. I have 6 colonies going right now 2 started...
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    Re: caught a swarm

    I had a similar situation about a month ago, had one of my hives swarm and was lucky enough to be home when they did. Shook them out of the tree and into a nuc, I let them get settled and moved them...
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    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    I have an older Dadant suit that didn't have a veil so I ordered a new veil that came with a zipper attachment.
    I sewed it on and it has worked great, No bees in your veil makes for a happy Beek.
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    The Navel orange tree out back is loaded with blooms, mostly un opened, but noticed some happy bees on the ones that were open. Temps here 50s (L) 70s (H) also lowquat has been blooming for about 2...
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    Re: Extracting question

    I think I may need a little more info about your hive. Does the top deep have mostly all capped honey? You want to leave some for the bees to overwinter with. If the top deep is full of capped honey...
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