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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    Well, that was an easy search....
    The University of Florida website (https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/agriculture/requeening-a-beehive/) states :
    "Beekeepers are advised to replace the current queen with...
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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    Huh. I'll have to look into that.
    The guy that offered me a split told me he only keeps wild caught swarms, using a "No treat method" and has for over 30 years (he does swarm removals). He said...
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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    Awesome!!! So, Maybe the cooler, overcast weather is the reason I hadn't seen them yet! Maybe the next few Days!!! Very Excited!!!
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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    Thanks Guys. Well... I had seen a few bees (both times in pairs), Yesterday and again today that came up to my hive, rapidly flew around it and then landed and quickly ran inside for a minute or so....
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    Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    I was looking at a thread on here for Stingless bees in the USA and saw a few mentions of Fat Man Bees (Guessing that's supposed to be FatBeeMan) and that they are So docile, they might as well be...
  6. Re: Mayan Stingless Beekeeping in Clay Pots by the Nahuas indigenous people

    Been reading lots of sites on Stingless bees
    Found this post - https://www.honeybeesuite.com/are-stingless-bees-moving-north/
    Seems some were found in Palo Alto, CA
    another story about them on...
  7. Re: Swarm News: Swarm of nearly 40000 bees in California send 5 to Hospital with Stin

    LOL

    Thanks :)
  8. Re: Mayan Stingless Beekeeping in Clay Pots by the Nahuas indigenous people

    Any idea why they are not permitted in the USA? Would another Pollinator really be a bad thing? Is there some other reason?
    I had looked into these several years ago because of the "Stingless"...
  9. Swarm News: Swarm of nearly 40000 bees in California send 5 to Hospital with Stings

    Someone sent me this link, knowing that I'm trying to lure a swarm of my own.
    Anyone know more about this? WAs it 40,000 or Much more? They describe it as a block long swarm... sounds like many...
  10. What a shame. That's something I guess I hadn't...

    What a shame. That's something I guess I hadn't thought about yet. But I see marking your hives is a good idea.
    But maybe instead of flogging for these guys, punishment of ten thousand stings
  11. Hive heists: why the next threat to bees is organized crime

    I just read this article and wanted to share it.
    Has anyone here experienced this?
    What a horrible thing to happen!...
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    Re: Is it genetic variance or variety?

    Thanks Steve! That darker one is pretty cool looking! A Whole hive of them would be interesting!
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    Re: Is it genetic variance or variety?

    Oh wow... Really?
    Interesting. I didn't realize the "yellow" was just due to the hair
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    Re: Hello from Lutz, Florida

    Thank you everyone and thank you Russ. I do plan on spending time with him and have been reconsidering that split :-) He said his are very calm and peaceful so, knowing what I'm going to be dealing...
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    Is it genetic variance or variety?

    I had a small container lid with Honey water on it to try to follow bees to a wild hive. I noticed a few with black tails as opposed to stripes but figured its just variance. But then, an all black...
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    Hello from Lutz, Florida

    Hi. Looking to lure my first swarm.
    I'm 52 and am excited to finally start keeping bees. As a kid, there was a group of "hippies" that rented the old farmhouse next to my parents house and they...
  17. Thread: Florida

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    Re: Florida

    Waiting to lure my first swarm, after watching dozens upon dozens of videos and reading Tons of info.
    I see many people referring to swarms they've found and I rarely see anyone refer to finding...
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