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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Checkerboarding up kept my strongest from swarming. You have to keep on top of them though. I was using empty frames since I didn't have extra comb.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Topped out at 20, down to 14. The weather took a couple out due to starvation. The others appear to the from the queens I bought from Fat Bee Man/ Dixie Bees that crashed from varroa. My locals...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Sorry to hear your numbers are so low. Hopefully this spring will be bountiful and we will both be splitting like madmen. :)
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    That is a fast sell. How did you advertise? Did you sell it by the gallon? Sounds like you are in a good place to have a booming spring this coming year. I'm still using my manual two framer. I...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    My other hives from local queens and some hygienics I bought two years ago are doing well. Biggest problem with them is the goldenrod coming in a month late. How many hives are you at atm?
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Went out to check that they aren't building up moisture and to put some sugar trays on and we are down to 14. Nearly every hive we have lost was from a Dixie Bee aka Fat Bee Man queen we bought this...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    I've been way too busy since school started back up. We managed to get up to 20, but have lost a few since then. I broke down and did an oav treatment. The queens that I received from Fat Bee Man...
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    msl, that is great information. Thank you!
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    What mix did you use? Could it have been that the treatment came to late?

    I'm looking to use the mix listed on scientific beekeeping.
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    oa dribble freqency

    I find myself looking to dribble OA. I've ready that the dribble method kills for three days. In my area we barely get a brood free time, if any. What is the best frequency for dribble? Will...
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    Re: burgess insect fogger repair

    zabadoh, that is the electric and doesn't have the plastic cover. thanks for looking though.

    Contacting Fountinhead directly will probably be what I have to do. I just need to wait for open...
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    Re: burgess insect fogger repair

    Only place I can find kit 161436 is Canada and they don't ship. *bangs head*
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    Re: burgess insect fogger repair

    I found the part number on sears, but it isn't in stock. Any way to rig it? I have the ball and spring. The plastic is what is missing.
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    Re: burgess insect fogger repair

    JW, unbelievably busy. Missed talking with you guys. The repair kits I'm seeing don't have the plastic part.

    crofter, it was oa two years ago. I must have forgotten to clean it out. Looks like...
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    burgess insect fogger repair

    The piece that sucks up the liquid disintegrated. Is there a way to repair it?
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    Re: WHAT TO DO, IN NEED OF HELP

    It moths got your hive, it was probably weak from some other issue. Strong hives keep them out. Next time freeze all effected frames.
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Tree cavities is a growing problem in this area too. Many species use them, but people tend to cut the tree down when it gets a cavity. I know two people that did so this year and both trees had...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Mine aren't using the syrup like I'd expect. There seems to be a trickle of nectar coming in. Lots of pollen all summer. I went into winter with 7 last year, one of which I didn't think would make...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Sometimes it is good to be wrong. All but one queen made it back. I have reached my hive number goal and many of them are very strong. Once again we are running short on comb. Temps are still...
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    ditto JW. Also, I don't like to harvest honey off a hive that syrup on them because the bees can and do move the sugar around. When I harvest honey, I want it to be pure honey, not adulterated.
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    One of our local guys suspects the same thing, but he is a small scale hobbyist. I suspect it happens more than we know.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    That is great that the nuc has a queen. Dragon flies are beautiful, but I now feel a sense of disappointment when seeing them and knowing queen rearing is at an end.
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    How many do you think you will go into winter with? Any plans to pull fall honey?
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Wow! That was salt being rubbed into a wound.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    At this point of the year, I suspect the dragonflies are snacking on mating queens down here. I had thought I got many of the splits in early enough, but I no longer think that. Looks like May will...
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