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  1. Re: Split and captured hive very slow pulling comb--Florida beekeeper

    From what I heard at our bee meeting last month palmetto wasn't doing as well producing nectar due to lack of rain. This could be part of your cause for lack of drawing comb. Mine last month, till...
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    Re: ONE really angry bee

    I keep a small spray bottle of soap water near my back door. If an over ambitious guard bee decides to not let it go after I was just standing in my back yard she gets the spray.
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    Re: Requeen or wait on defensive hive?

    I agree with TWall on this. It all depends on what you will put up with and your situation on your hive placement. Are you near people? Are your neighbors at risk of defensive bees? Your family if...
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    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    The reason Bee Source works. People who have been there and done that are helping people like me who who are getting their and trying that. So thank you for a great how to post.
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    Re: What to do with all these swarms??

    I'm in the same situation as you but with 5 hives in my back yard. What I have done and this has helped me buy an extractor with the sales from my nucs. The swarms that I have caught this year in...
  6. Re: Swiffer pad for SHB , Works Great!! Read about it

    I'm going to have to try this. I usually have about 20 or more of the little bugger up in my top boxes that scatter when I open up. Thanks for sharing this and welcome to the forum.
  7. Re: Urban beekeepers, would you be willing to share your experience?

    The one thing as an urban beekeeper is you need to keep your bees in check. If they get to defensive for you and your neighbors requeening or just getting rid of that hive must be on the table at...
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    Re: Small Hive beetle Screen bottom

    I used his plans also but I use old political signs and DE for my bottom tray. Thank you Rusty for providing those plans and taking the time to show how to build them.
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  9. Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    Thanks Grozzie2 for taking the time and giving me some of your past experiences and something to think about. I just had a gut feeling that hand cranking was not going to work for me and making...
  10. Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    Thanks for the input. Having never used an extractor I was afraid that I would end up using the extractor and crank like crazy and not be able to get all the honey off the frames. This would probably...
  11. Re: How to fill a 2 oz Honey Bear, with a giant squeeze bottle.

    That is what I call a good idea that works. I'll file this one away for the future.
  12. Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    I've been looking at a Maxant 3100H two frame, I'm tired of crush and strain. I have at most 6 hives, in the future maybe more but for now that is all so the big frame count extractor would be...
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    Re: Fl box question... how many?

    Two years ago I used 2 deep boxes for brood. It was easier for swarm control. Just move frames from bottom to top and open the brood nest. But what I found was they started to store honey in the top...
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    Re: new foundation not waxed

    What Dave Burrup said but I use a thrift store crock pot. Use the low setting and it doesn't get the wax to hot. I do believe it helps the bees draw out the frames. Just my opinion
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    Re: No wire on foundation-less deep?

    I personally don't like using wire for foundationless. For me it gets in the way as in if your need to correct it a little one way or the other. Once they attach it to the sides or sometimes the...
  16. Re: New Central Florida Beekeeper (and already up to three hives)

    Welcome to the hobby and Bee Source. I started much the same way now have 5 full hives and 3 nucs. Wait until one of your empty boxes is chosen by a swarm and while your standing there they fill the...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Good catch and easy to get tohttp://www.beesource.com/forums/images/icons/icon16.gif
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/IMG_0002.jpg

    Thin in may be compared to your obese catch but a catch is a catch http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif I would be...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    The box that had bees just hanging out for a couple days now has a swarm setting up shop now. I got home from work around 4:00 o'clock and walked out to the bee yard to check that box. Yep about 8...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I also have this happening. Some even act as guard bees.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I caught two today in my bee yard also known as my back yard. I have three nucs two 5 frame and one 6 frame set up about 3 feet off the ground near my other hives. Last Sunday I sprayed into the...
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    Mine are a little over two years old in Florida weather. One coat of primer paint and one coat of latex. They are holding up but if I don't paint them again, one more year is all I expect before they...
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    Re: DCoates (Coates) Nuc Fasteners

    I used 1 1/4 brads with my nail gun and Titebond II. I'm on two years now with some of them and still holding up. The glue is what really does the work. Staples would probably work better now that I...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Ok, after the swarm moved in on Thursday in one of my nucs (which I had sprayed with Swarm Commander) in my backyard,I put another nuc box down about 15 feet from the first swarm. I also...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    Not saying this is scientifically conclusive but I caught my first swarm in a 5 frame DCoates nuc yesterday using their spray in it. I also have a identical on next to it with just lemon grass. I'm...
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