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    Re: Photos of laden vs. unladen bees?

    To Clarify.....The title caught my attention and reminded me of Monty Python. The discussion had gone quiet and no derailment or disrespect was intended. As an edit

    "Africanized or European"
    :)
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    Re: Photos of laden vs. unladen bees?

    What is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen bee?

    African or European?

    :lpf:
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    Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    You could try your luck with a bait hive.
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    Re: mexican sunflower

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    Re: mexican sunflower

    I have some planted and the bees work it.
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    Re: Michael Bush Video

    Listen to the bees.

    I found this advice extremely helpful when transitioning away from gloves. A few stings is a not so gentle reminder to pay attention to what the bees are telling you. I think...
  7. Thread: Open Air Hive

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    Re: Open Air Hive

    Thanks! Catching swarms and cut-outs are fun. Still working on trap-outs.
  8. Thread: Open Air Hive

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    Open Air Hive

    This was a fun surprise today. A hive inspection with the added bonus of new colony of mellow bees. They were 7' up in a young oak. Ditched the veil to keep the branches from snagging it, turns out I...
  9. Thread: Would you dare?

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    Re: Would you dare?

    Having caught a few swarms and extra queens to experiment, I also tried the direct release without removing the existing Queen. Placed her on the landing board followed by a little smoke. A few days...
  10. Thread: Would you dare?

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    Re: Would you dare?

    This topic came up when Michael Palmer spoke at my local bee club meeting in April. :) I was curious so I tried replacing one laying Queen for another. It worked out well. :thumbsup:
  11. Re: Queen comparison, Beeweaver, Carpenter, and my own strain

    A bit late in commenting but this is Good information! I picked up 3 Carpenter's queens last week. The positive feedback in this and previous threads caught my attention. Starting my 2nd year with 11...
  12. Thread: Florida

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    Re: Florida

    2/29/16

    Wellington, FL

    Swarm trap was set on 2/25. 6' up in an oak

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  13. Thread: Florida

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    Re: Florida

    2/21/16 23020
    Boynton Beach, FL 33472 Palm Beach County

    Things were settling down when I checked the trap this afternoon must have just missed them moving in. There was no activity here on 2/18....
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    Re: Florida

    2/9/16
    Boynton Beach, FL 33472 Palm Beach County

    Went to bait a swarm trap before dark. It has been cool out do I didn't think much about taking it down and opening it without knocking on it...
  15. NUC with 2 Queen Cells . Move queen or cells to mating NUC?

    3 weeks ago a nice swarm moved into a cardboard NUC bait hive. They filled it up nicely, so I hived them in a 10 frame deep. The next day there was activity in the cardboard NUC and I opened it to...
  16. Re: How long until new swarm decides to stay put and draw comb?

    It worked as I saw her trying to leave the hive but she couldn't fit. The bait hive did have frames in it but as a new beekeeper with only one NUC I didn't want to miss the opportunity or experience...
  17. Re: How long until new swarm decides to stay put and draw comb?

    The entrance guard is a modified excluder cut to cover the entrance of the hive. The swarm was still scouting other bait hives at this location and seemed intent on leaving so I locked the queen in
  18. How long until new swarm decides to stay put and draw comb?

    Midday on Friday , a swarm settled on the outside of my trap and stayed there all day. Around dusk , I decided to take the box down and shake them into a hive with an entrance guard to prevent them...
  19. Re: Swarm Trap Success but I'm out of town for the next 3 weeks. What can I expect?

    Thanks for the replies and information. I am enjoying the BeeSource forum immensely.

    Doug
  20. Re: Swarm Trap Success but I'm out of town for the next 3 weeks. What can I expect?

    That would be an ideal outcome. Now, I am impatiently waiting to get home as this swarm is my first attempt at beekeeping. Maybe my beginners luck will hold out a little longer as there are 3 empty...
  21. Swarm Trap Success but I'm out of town for the next 3 weeks. What can I expect?

    I'm a new beekeeper and this is my first swarm trap. I have been reading lots of posts here which helped stack the deck in my favor. The trap followed D Coates NUC plan as a double deep it was...
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