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    Re: Warm winter problems

    You are correct because these nasty girls I have are like they are on steroids.
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    Re: Warm winter problems

    I have had exact same problem here in fl.I thought that maybe the Africans had usurped 1 hive so I split it and will try and get a couple new queens,but nobody has any available,if they do they have...
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    Re: Beekeepers Tour to Cuba

    Biggest problem is that Castro's Communist government makes all the money.They still own all hotels and the money goes to a communist government
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    How to know if drones are mateing

    Inspecting one hive that is packed with bee's,packed with brood and lot of capped drone.This is a very crazy year and hive looks like a July hives.Newbies flying every day but I have not seen any...
  5. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    80 degrees in Ocala fl again this afternoon.Went in for inspection and lucky me, this hive is packed with brood.
  6. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    Yesterday in Ocala fl it was 29 in the morning but 80 by 1 O'clock,Newbies were flying yesterday like it was summer.If I master putting pictures on I will post.
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    Re: Foundationless frames. Wire or not.

    2 popsicle sticks top to bottom work great.
  8. Thread: Hive beetles

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    Re: Hive beetles

    I have fought beetles for the last 5 years,mainly in the shade.This year I set up 2 new hives on my 2nd floor porch(my wife was not very excited) that gets 8 hours sun.The difference is like day and...
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    Re: Is terpentine food safe?

    My mother used to put it on my tonsils when I was a kid.
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    Re: Bees go to Light?

    We leave the kitchen light on all night,many times I will have 2 or 3 on the window in the dark.When they settle down I can usually get them to crawl on my finger,I then take them back to the top...
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    Re: To Extract or Not To Extract

    If we leave all the honey for winter,Is there anything else to do to the hives,or do we just leave them like they are?
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    Re: bee photos wanted

    http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4520/p1010687.jpg

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  13. Thread: Giving up

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    Re: Giving up

    Frosted plexiglass tops don't work,I've had them on for 2 months and still have beetles.The good part is I can now see beetles run to the top corners an squish them without removeing top.I also put...
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    Re: bee photos wanted

    http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt42/FOOTLOOSE11-PHOTOS/th_P1010661.jpg
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    Re: bee photos wanted

    http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt42/FOOTLOOSE11-PHOTOS/th_P1020022.jpg
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    Re: Too much light/top entrance

    I have opaque tops on my hives,bees fill top frames and light does not bother them.
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    Re: Bottom board between supers??

    When you offset supers are you not opening another entrance for small hive beetles.When I watch for beetles at dusk it seems like the ones that fly right in the entrance do not get stopped. I have...
  18. Re: Perfectly good birdbath and no bees drinking

    I leave water trickling down the asphalt driveway and usually have 15-20 bees visiting.It has turned into a problem because now I have to leave that water on all the time.It looks to me like there...
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    Re: Hello from west central FL

    Welcome from your Ocala neighbor.
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    Re: New from NE Florida

    welcome from your neighbor in Ocala Fl.
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    Re: The best bee brush I've used so far...

    I use a large single feather and it works great.
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    1st year queen

    Do 1st year queens in a hive have a tendency not to swarm?
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    Re: new in Ocala Fl.

    I will be looking for all the help I can get,where are you at in Citrus county?
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    Re: new in Ocala Fl.

    I thought they might be a problem so I have built a wire cage with a top I can secure to get started.I'm thinking about electrified fence to give them a little jolt.Seems like there was enough to...
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    Re: new in Ocala Fl.

    We lost most of citrus groves with big freeze in 80's but still have residental trees.I hope the coons will leave them alone,I prepared a fenced area but hope I don't have to use it.I can't hurt the...
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