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Offline jredburn

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An old mans web site
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:16:19 PM »
I had my first job in a bee yard when I was 14 in 1950.  No suit, no veil, no smoker just gentle bees.

I started keeping bees again after many years without them and have found that the old ways don't work.  
So I Did the Best Management Practices here in SW Florida.  What a disaster.   Wasted money on packages with dead queens, non laying queens and deadouts in 4 months.
Went to ferals  from cutouts and had to change methods and equipment to get them to survive.  I did not always succeed with them either.  Just about all ferals have some African in them and they will abscond at the slightest disturbance.  But they are survivors and they can be gentle.  Since I found out how to control SHB I have been able to keep the bees in the box a lot better.
Some of the things I do different can be found at

http://www.poorboybees.com/presentation.html
edit: repaired link   Buzzbee
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 03:30:44 PM by buzzbee »

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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 09:31:13 PM »
J, you have 2 http// in the address. It doesn't work.

Try this.   http://www.poorboybees.com/presentation.html
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 11:19:38 PM »
thank you for fixing the link


                  BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :)
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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 11:27:17 PM »
No problem. You're welcome.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 09:54:14 AM »
cool
some new info
no pics with descriptions.
i visualises at best
still any info is good enough to evaluate internally (think about)

jay

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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 11:34:41 AM »
I like your "different way of doing things". I would like to see more pictures of the five gallon bucket swarm trap idea. I always wondered why nobody else had done this (or at least put the idea on the internet)? I'm all about frugal and this makes good sense to me. I guess you have made the bucket more "presentable" to the bees by painting it (making it dark inside) and adding sawdust (to give them something to cling to/ crawl on). Any more suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 12:56:24 PM »
Nice info, thanks. I copied your Bee Quick recipe. Got to try it.
Jim
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Re: An old mans web site
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 05:33:04 PM »
pls pictures with projects

 

anything