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    Re: VSH Queens

    Now taking orders for our 2020 spring queens, text or email me.
    1-5 27.00
    6-11 - 25.00
    12-17 - 23.00
    Plus shipping
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    Re: VSH Queens

    sold out of queens for the year 2019
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    Fort McCoy area

    Fort McCoy area
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    VSH Queens

    Certified queen breeder of Florida
    I have 4 laying queens all 2019 stock left over from mating nucs after combines.
    2- Italians
    2- Carniola's
    very good pattern and gentle
    Price $25.00ea plus...
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    Hogg Halfcomb

    Just got my superpack for halfcomb after reviewing video looks like put on strong hive and let the bees work. Has anyone used this and if so anything special about it or what else to do?
    Thanks, John
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    Queen season is looking good

    I started seeing drones today, although they are young I will start queen season early this year. Watching for swarms and ready.
  7. Re: Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees

    What trees would you recommend for north central florida z9, sandy soil,
    Thanks
  8. Thread: Florida

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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    does anybody know how good the flow is for goldenrod and Spanish needle in fort McCoy, Florida? just moved my bees up here this summer from Tampa, Florida. thanks 9/22/ 2016 zip 32134
  9. Re: How many first year splits on 1 package?

    Does everyone think that there is money to be made in beekeeping. if you do it right the first year you will lose money and probably the second. its all in know how and being lucky and of course...
  10. Re: Is it me or are the Yellowjackets bad this year

    Well I didn't see a Florida post so ill way in. there bad here too. Much worst than last year. hot dogs work the best with coke.
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    Re: Add brood to a weaker hive...

    You got to shake or the bee's will fight. Anytime your moving brood to another hive shake them.
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    Re: Made a split

    I would wait just to make sure they want her, you have a better chance with two the bee's will figure out with one to keep. Just from My experience.
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    Re: How hot is too hot to open the hive?

    I'm at about 100 to 104 daily but I think the like some air circulation. I just split some hives making 10 nuks, the only problem now is watching for the robbers. I want strong hives going into...
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    Re: Bees removing brood from comb

    Had plenty of food and bees, I thought maybe it was a mite problem but don't see any mites either. The other problem is they don't want to release new queen after 3 days not even touching the candy...
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    Bees removing brood from comb

    I had an extra queen so did a split with two full frames of brood, honey and pollen. The new queen is still in the cage waiting to be released. All of the nurse bees are removing the brood I gave to...
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    Re: new nuc design

    Nice work
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    Looking for 10 queens

    Anyone know where to get them?
  18. Re: Spring is here in florida bees are moving

    Well I got the bees in another box the nuc was to small, wound up putting in 10 frame deep. Found the queen and she wasn't marked maybe a Farrell swarm but they are very gentle. Baited and put the...
  19. Spring is here in florida bees are moving

    The first swarm of 2016 in my back yard. The queen lure I made works well. Lucky these bees came from somewhere else and not from my hives. tried to upload pic and video with no success, anyone no...
  20. Re: Caused a swarm...but now have my first 2016 queen

    I have some property up there, have never seen any bears on my side of the river that separates the forest from me. But I guess it's a good idea just to be safe from bear damage. I'm going to start...
  21. Re: Caused a swarm...but now have my first 2016 queen

    Good luck, I have to start moving some bees up to fort McCoy, fl just ne of Ocala. hopefully they will do good there.
  22. Re: Caused a swarm...but now have my first 2016 queen

    Sounds good, I have had plenty of drones for the last 2 months. did a couple of splits the other day and waiting on the queen cells to hatch.
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    Lots of yellow pollen

    The bees are bringing in lots of yellow pollen everyday for a week now. spring time in the south its all good.
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    Mated Queens

    I need 10 queens when someone has them.
    Will be sent to Tampa 33604
    Tks in advance
  25. Re: This typifies the insanity in my back yard within a 24-hour span

    Great video, I just got a couple of swarms and will post soon. Also the vac plans you sent me works very well. Tks again
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