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Grandma_DOG
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« on: November 29, 2009, 08:37:58 PM »

I gave a bee lecture to a Mensa Convention in Dallas this weekend. After the lecture I was approached by a couple.

They have 2 'duckboxes' which I presume are some kind of birdhouse that have bees in them in their backyard. they need them gone by late spring when they are having a social function.

One box apparently has been prolific enough to have comb under it as well. 

When should I move these boxes to austin? As soon as the last frost if over in February? When they start building up in April? Or now?

If I move them now, I won't put them in nucs until early spring. I'll let them be till winter's over in a few weeks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 09:15:59 PM »

When the first blooms of spring arrive.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 08:40:09 AM »

When the first blooms of spring arrive.

When you say first do you mean really first - like maple?
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 08:59:53 AM »

I mean when there will be blooms continuously, not when a warm spell in Jan. brings out 1 or 2 dandelions. The day you can look around and say "Spring has sprung".
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