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    Re: Drifting or ???

    Thanks for the note on the other threads. I was looking through them as well, saw one on passive robbing, in that case they saw definite signs in our case it's just like certain bees go one place,...
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    Re: Drifting or ???

    Yea it's certainly interesting to watch. It's like they are both community centers that have kids going back and forth. The queens for the new 4 splits were all bought, and these two nucs next to...
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    Drifting or ???

    We're new to beekeeping this year. We have a total of 6 hives now. 2 strong colonies and 4 splits (2 from each strong colony). We have odd behavior between two of the nuc's. For the most part the...
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    Split Question / Suggestions

    Did our first split. We grabbed two full brood frames with bees and a frame that was mostly honey, and also pretty full of bees, and put it in a 5 frame nuc with two frames of foundation. We had...
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    Well this seller has multiple types of suits which one did you buy? The ones I see are 40+ then you pay shipping of 13.00 from UK, the price of the jacket I got was 20 bucks that included shipping...
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    Re: New memeber to bee source

    Welcome from Florida ! We are on our first year here as well.
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    Re: To Hot..Or What?

    Mine do this at night as well as during the day sometime. It's been a hot week here in Florida. It's a little after 10:00 PM here. They do this most of the night I've noticed until around 3:00 am...
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    Re: Built my first hives today!

    They look great ! How rewarding it's going to be to see your new bees thrive and fill those hives knowing you built them yourself !
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    I have to kind of position the veil / cap thingy as one poster said he noticed the guy at the bee meeting doing. It doesn't fit like the expensive suit but it wasn't expensive either. I know what...
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    Yea the cheapie off of ebay I got is definitely quite thin, so whether or not it actually would do anything over having nothing at all is anyone's guess. If I had guests I would put them in the...
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    I bought this one off of ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Large-Beekeeping-Bee-Keeping-Suit-Jacket-Pull-Over-Smock-with-Veil-/191082744065?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7d6b4901

    When I...
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    The guys at UF should appreciate this photo !

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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Hi !

    Yes they were registered and inspected. We just picked up our 2nd yesterday. Our first hive has just exploded with growth what a treat !! We had to add another deep the 2nd week they were...
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    What a great informative thread this has turned into, and such wonderful photos for us to see.

    Well the sugar water was consumed I looked into the super today and they are drawing comb with a...
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    I got my 2nd hive from Dadant and installed it today. It was also a 10 frame deep established hive about 60% full and will need a 2nd deep in a week or two if it grows like the first one did. When...
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    Yes, it's dadant frame foundation only, not drawn. New Super, etc. I did read the article that was good reading, thanks for pointing it out. We also added our 2nd brood about a month ago just like...
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    Re: queen excluder or not?

    We also added a super to a strong dual deep brood hive a few days ago. We did use an excluder. Is one week long enough to go back in and peek the super and if we are not seeing signs of drawn comb...
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    Re: Question about adding honey super

    We're very lucky where we are lots of flow, many springs close by and the Santa Fe River. No farms, no fertilizers nor pesticides. I wish I had done this years ago !!
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    Re: Question about adding honey super

    Alright. I think we'll put on the first super this weekend with no excluder and see how it goes. Thanks !
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    Re: Question about adding honey super

    Thanks for the reply. The hive is growing so quickly, we thought it would be nice to see if we could harvest some honey this year form them. From the looks of the cam tonight that's on the apiary...
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    Question about adding honey super

    I'm sure this has been gone over ad nauseum. I did try searching the forums to try to find my answer. We are new to beekeeping, we have one strong hive. It has two deeps and the 2nd deep is at...
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Thank you !
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Thanks! Jerry is who we got our hive from and will be getting our 2nd one from. He won't turn them over to you until they are at a certain strength point, which is fine by me being a newbie here!...
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    Thanks! It's definitely nice to walk in and get anything you need with no ordering or shipping fuss for sure.
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    Re: Hello From High Springs, FL

    I believe they meet at Hitchcocks in Alachua, is that the one you are referring to? Would welcome the info, and thanks !
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