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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    I certainly lack the experience to answer, but will share what I've read in a couple books.
    First, I would say you can move them as long as your careful and don't shake or drop them.
    Second, make...
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Keep us posted please. I'm going to hold off till the spring as work has kept me away from home too much lately.
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Were there any eggs in those hives? If not, you should try to find a mated queen.
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    Been working around Asheville North Carolina this week and noticed some starting to bloom. Should be starting soon back home in South Louisiana.
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    NO ! NO OIL ! NO !
    If you use pine straw, pack them down after you get a good flame going. When it looks like the fire is smothered, give a few squeezes on the bellows until you see a fair amount...
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    Re: Gulf Coastal Queens from eggs/brood

    Haven't tried grafting yet Pat, but had a cutout hive swarm on me last September (don't recall exact date), but they made a queen and survived till December. Died from my lack of understanding that...
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    Re: Southern beekeepers

    Yep, hits 80 degrees by 8:30am, with humidity around 85%. Temps climb to upper 90's with humidity hovering around 56%. I can soak thru a ventilated suit before the worker bees are even awake. :(
  8. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    If a third box was not desired, could he pull a frame from each box and donate to another hive, filling in with empty frames?
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    I was trying to be sarcastic. They've done fine without us for quite some time, and I've seen them in places that were horrible in regards to proper ventilation design.
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    Re: finding queens with three mediums

    I usually separate the boxes for a few minutes. The one with the least amount of buzzing usually contains the queen....and usually has the freshest eggs.
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Yea, but they'll all die without human intervention . :rolleyes:
  12. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    She's 97 and ain't afraid of you young whippersnappers ! :lpf:
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    Re: Pollen colors & Newby Ramblings

    Awesome! That's worth more than a year spent on these forums. Not saying the forums are bad, just no substitute for local experience.
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    Re: It's hot and humid today

    Been hot and humid for the past two weeks here.....normal.
    I like Palm Bay. Lived there for three years.
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    Re: FOUND! Bee Tree. Now what?

    Trapout, but DON't put the funnel in. Just let them use the trap box the rest of this year. Come spring, they will consider the trap box part of home and either the old queen or possibly a new queen...
  16. Re: Can I use Modern Pressure treated DADO splinters in my smoker?

    You can't kill it. It's like dumping gasoline on a dry grass fire in the midst of a drought. They will run with it until the next post about how to treat varroa. :digging:
  17. Re: Mosquito Spraying with Malathion over my hives

    Mostly Dibrom over here. It's no better. :(
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    Re: Poo Yaah They MAD...

    Dearth. I have two hives that won't even let me pop the inner cover. :no:
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Thanks Daniel. Understand now. Guess I tend to paint with a broad brush sometimes. :)
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Why remove the environment they are supposed to live in? Why, when beekeeping is so regional, that what applies in the North, doesn't necessarily apply in the South (and vice versa)?
    Can you alter...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    I still want to know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop....:scratch:
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    Re: Are we in a dearth here in SE Louisiana?

    I saw the same Casper, bumble bees all over the wisteria in numbers never seen before. I'm next door in Allen Parish and also see yellow and orange pollen coming in in good quantity. A little bit of...
  23. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    Would it be possible to downsize this hive to a 5-frame nuc with two frames of capped brood from the booming hive? Just curious if it can be saved.
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    Re: Are we in a dearth here in SE Louisiana?

    I think our summer dearth is beginning. Only in my second year and looking at my notes from last year, comparing to what I observe. We should get a little flow in October from Goldenrod, but last...
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    Re: Are we in a dearth here in SE Louisiana?

    I think we are on the SW side also. Tried to peak inside yesterday and the girls wouldn't have it. Thought AHB for a second!
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