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  Topic: Gorgeous swarm footage evening Florida sun
Patrick Thomas

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Views: 936

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:39 am   Subject: Gorgeous swarm footage evening Florida sun
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26IeyCTZjpA&t=2s

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  Topic: They ran....they ran so far away.....couldn't get away....
Patrick Thomas

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Views: 810

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:01 pm   Subject: They ran....they ran so far away.....couldn't get away....
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_aQ_woLACg

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  Topic: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 2804

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:30 am   Subject: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
Like the video ! keep em coming

I really appreciate you taking the time to watch. There are so many options now with what people can watch.

By the way, it was pointed out on a different forum th ...
  Topic: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 2804

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 am   Subject: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
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I also added a super.

Please understand that my rant is me being sarcastic.

I'm 100% treatment-free.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx2dxJlMl8A&t=8s


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  Topic: Early spring here in central Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 934

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:00 pm   Subject: Early spring here in central Florida
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It's come almost a month early:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_tgAoJkEW4&t=8s

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  Topic: Dramatic queen retrieval during removal
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1227

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:52 pm   Subject: Dramatic queen retrieval during removal
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I'm very thankful we can do removals during this time of year in Florida:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pwqWsZwdWg

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  Topic: New aquarium hive update
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 1
Views: 2091

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm   Subject: New aquarium hive update
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They are settling in tremendously:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjZ6iS5EKBc

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  Topic: Moving external comb from bait hive to aquarium hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1546

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 am   Subject: Moving external comb from bait hive to aquarium hive
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The hive I moved these bees to is an aquarium top bar hive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWXOOPyP9CY&t=12s


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  Topic: Bait hive pickup and cut-out - same premises
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1458

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:51 am   Subject: Bait hive pickup and cut-out - same premises
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Another tight spot for a cut-out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIklPvps-3A


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  Topic: Good footage of colony under mobile home
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1588

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:57 am   Subject: Good footage of colony under mobile home
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These girls are now safe in my back yard.

This is just brief preliminary footage before I removed them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK4uEOLOLCY&t=13s

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  Topic: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 2340

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:56 am   Subject: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
Huh, that's a good one!

Thank you, yes!!!
  Topic: Two queens at Carl's 2nd-Hand Shop
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1695

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:24 pm   Subject: Two queens at Carl's 2nd-Hand Shop
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Not often I find two queens during a removal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBZ6apT58VQ&t=7s

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  Topic: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 2340

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0d89ssAgf0

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  Topic: Mobile homes are perfect bee hives
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1968

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 pm   Subject: Mobile homes are perfect bee hives
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They LOVE living under these trailers !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhZ81QO4e2M


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  Topic: Bees several feet back under mobile home
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1965

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:33 pm   Subject: Bees several feet back under mobile home
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I overcame several obstacles in order to make this removal work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSwPqGR8onk

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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees - Treatment-free and foundationless
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1993

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:47 pm   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees - Treatment-free and foundationless
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They are doing a great job expanding down into a 5-frame nuc:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0BMgkJB7RU

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  Topic: MY CHIHUAHUA AMONGST KILLER BEES!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2075

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:17 am   Subject: MY CHIHUAHUA AMONGST KILLER BEES!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW3bIzoqaFc

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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees Expansion and Chihuahuas
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 1891

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:13 am   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees Expansion and Chihuahuas
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSCykYUIszw

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  Topic: Rather short clip of removal
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2220

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Rather short clip of removal
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Was "Reunited" a hit in Europe, also?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAEwNSCKigc&t=10s


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  Topic: Gorgeous new comb under mobile home
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2473

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:21 pm   Subject: Gorgeous new comb under mobile home
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A removal from under a mobile home here in Florida:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmn-TxxCrBU&t=284s

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  Topic: Removal from shed floor
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2368

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am   Subject: Removal from shed floor
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All was very relaxing on this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtUwIcyEwWA

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  Topic: JUST DELIVERED THESE HYBRID HIVES !!!!!!!!!
Patrick Thomas

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Views: 2640

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:23 pm   Subject: JUST DELIVERED THESE HYBRID HIVES !!!!!!!!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYa1l0SDl30&t=7s

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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3416

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:01 am   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees
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Here they are doing an orientation flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QguN4syawVg

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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3416

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 am   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees
That's fascinating - are you going to keep them in there?

Much to my inspector's dismay, yes, I plan on it...lol

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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3416

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees
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Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lstl_NVurUo


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  Topic: Traffic Cone Bees
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3416

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:05 pm   Subject: Traffic Cone Bees
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Enjoy:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QEq18O983A


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  Topic: A sweet and relaxing mobile home removal
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2304

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: A sweet and relaxing mobile home removal
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOmHOTByhaE&t=7s

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  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2423

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:10 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive
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A brand new update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MH3WUMjzUE&t=88s

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  Topic: Large swarm capture in Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3339

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 am   Subject: Large swarm capture in Florida
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I think the only reason they slow down during the summer months here is due to the dearth. I haven't attributed it to being post-swarm or anything like that. But every 5-miles in beekeeping seems ...
  Topic: Large swarm capture in Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 3339

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:17 pm   Subject: Large swarm capture in Florida
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Barbara,

Thanks for the great question.

I would say mid-Feb through about April is our prime spring swarm season, then about mid-September through mid-November for the fall swarm season.
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

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