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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Levy County, Florida
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    I meant buying the swarm from a bee keeper. I have zero interest in catching or messing with calls pertaining to wild bees.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, Florida
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    Some of the best bees you will ever have will be from feral swarms that are not dependent on some beekeeper dumping chemicals in their nest constantly. They have learned to survive and make the best stock. Don't believe everything you read on this forum.
    Feral bees have learned to deal with mites, SHB, diseases, etc. If they can survive on their own why kill a good queen? Just because she was so productive and out produced the area she was living in is not reason to kill her. When I catch a swarm I mark the queen and some have lived for 4 or more years. I don't think the ones you buy will last that long. They have become weaker because of the "help" they get from the beekeepers.
    Common sense cannot be taught.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida, United States
    Posts
    260

    Default Re: Hello from North Central Florida

    Hello and welcome!

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