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    Re: foundationless question

    Is this still a danger with mid 60's at night and mid 80's during the day?
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    Re: foundationless question

    a frame without brood is better than one with brood? I was thinking of putting up one frame with brood and nurse bees.
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    foundationless question

    I caught a swarm about a month ago and they've built out all ten frames on a medium box, but they only went about 3/4 of the way back. I'm wondering if I should leave them untill they build all the...
  4. Re: odds of a successful South Florida swarm trap outside of months of Feb - Mar?

    I caught one swarm in my backyard, put the trap back and no action so far. I am also wondering when is a good time to take my trap down or do bees swarm all year round in FL?
  5. Thread: Getting bees

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    Re: Getting bees

    I put it about 6' high when I caught the first swarm, but the branch broke so now I'm trying to catch another swarm with the box sitting on a 5 gallon bucket.
  6. Thread: Getting bees

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    Re: Getting bees

    I just started beekeeping in January. I placed a swarm box on a tree in my back yard in the sun. I had no response for two months. Another beek told be to put the trap in the shade. I moved the...
  7. Re: I definately caught my first swarm!! check out the pic

    Ok, the really docile bees that needed no smoke a few days ago, got really defensive when they had some comb to protect. Got about 15 stings yesterday.Didn't think I needed smoke, made this same...
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    Re: which swarm trapping book should i buy ?

    ++++ Cudos to the McCartney Taylor book!! I built my first trap using his book. I didn't listen and hung it on a tree in the middle of the yard in full sun, no action at all. Then I moved the...
  9. Thread: do bee sleep

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    Re: do bee sleep

    I was wondering the same thing, but always forgot to post the question.
  10. Re: I definately caught my first swarm!! check out the pic

    I think I'll give them a week in the trap and then transfer them to a box, the worst case is I have to clean some comb from the bottom. Thanks for everyones comments!
  11. Re: I definately caught my first swarm!! check out the pic

    Julsun - the frames in the trap are regular medium lang frames to go into a 10 frame medium set up. I can also put top bars across the shortside since my tbh is built with 1 x 12s. I thought I'd try...
  12. I definately caught my first swarm!! check out the pic

    Just went out and checked again and now there were alot more bees in the box. I remembered that the frames were sliding around when I put up the trap so, I decided to take it out of the bushes and...
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    oops I didn't read Radar Sidetrack's post.
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    Re: Bees in swarm box. What now?

    Hope I'm not thread jacking but I'm wondering if I have a swarm or not. I had a trap in my back yard nailed to a palm tree in the sun. Another beek told me to put it in the shade, so I put it in a...
  15. Re: what's going on with my hive in South FL?

    I wonder if I should let them do there thing or buy a mated queen to install now?
  16. Re: what's going on with my hive in South FL?

    No, I'm not totally sure but who knows, it was a very small comb with and there wasn't too many bees on it. I also failed to mention that this is my first year and the package was installed at the...
  17. what's going on with my hive in South FL?

    Ok, I last checked my hive about two weeks ago and there was about 8 bar of brood,eggs, and larvae. We had some chilly weather and today I opened the hive and there is only about three bars of...
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    Re: How many combs should I expect ?

    EasyBees- This is my first year also with a TBH and if I keep giving them three bars at a time for brood how do I get them to fill a few frames with honey? I probably have about 12 frames of brood...
  19. Re: research eating bee larvae and pupua for tumor reduction and anti-aging

    I'd like to try the recipe but I'm wondering if you render the larvae from the bees wax or just cook it all together. Ok I'm talking big, not sure if I'll actually get brave enough to try it. If I...
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    Re: Tony from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Welcome, I'm pretty new myself. Started my first hive, a tbh in January and I'll be starting an all medium lang set up later this week. The broward Beekeepers Assoc. meets the second sunday of the...
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    Re: Where to put the opening?

    I usually google search and it brings me to the right beesource thread. The internal seach never works for me either. LOL
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    Re: Where to put the opening?

    Here are two links to threads I was just looking at wondering the same thing.


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?267804-Top-bar-hive-entrance-front-or-side

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  23. research eating bee larvae and pupua for tumor reduction and anti-aging

    It looks like eating larvae or pupua can have a huge effect on tumors and other things. Worker, drone, and queen all seem to have the same effect.
    Nathan

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    Re: sealing up openings

    Wow, a dynamite trailer definately beats my story, LOL I'll probably check on mine today or tomorow and see how their doing. I didn't put the one way cone on because I wanted them to get used to...
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    Re: sealing up openings

    I tried my first trap out today under an old shed that is very difficult to get to. There were thousands of bees and I smoked the area and started to tape up plastic to the shed with a two inch hose...
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