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  Topic: Inspection of foundationless, treatment-free Langstroth
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 322

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:20 am   Subject: Inspection of foundationless, treatment-free Langstroth
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Thought you'd all like to a brief inspection of one of my hives
here in Florida.

https://youtu.be/bnQ_bGe1WHA

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  Topic: An entire succesful trap-out series on big tree
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 380

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm   Subject: An entire succesful trap-out series on big tree
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I just finished this trap-out yesterday in Tampa after setting it up in June.

Honeybee Tree Trap-out - Tampa, FL - 6-12-18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4S3-yPChyM&t=131s

Tampa Tree ...
  Topic: An inside removal that should have been observation hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 270

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm   Subject: An inside removal that should have been observation hive
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8kqZe8QNRk&t=104s

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  Topic: Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 465

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
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Very challenging removal from this huge fallen tree, but very successful!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSPh56oCqUM

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  Topic: No bee vac at first made removal harder - but made save
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 466

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm   Subject: No bee vac at first made removal harder - but made save
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Thought it wouldn't be too big of a deal with no bee vac, lol.

Was a success once I finally got electricity on site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH6hcAOurSE&t=1s


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  Topic: Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 407

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 pm   Subject: Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
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Sometimes things aren't what they appear to be on the surface.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIBGEGFx5oE


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  Topic: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 5
Views: 806

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
And you cannot see what is going on inside a brick wall to know how much stores they have and how long they have been there.....
I think this is the major problem here, trying to trap them out too e ...
  Topic: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 5
Views: 806

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:12 pm   Subject: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
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Here's the update on the trap-out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7RyMEEvVs0


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  Topic: Delayed cutting them out of decades-old hive for a year
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 588

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm   Subject: Delayed cutting them out of decades-old hive for a year
Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the nice video's, these really give my sunday's a good start.
I must say that was a good job you did there. The hive seems to be thriving despite the hivebeetles last year. ...
  Topic: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 5
Views: 806

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:58 pm   Subject: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
And there was me thinking it was going to be a bonny pink bait box with flowers painted on it..... Rolling Eyes

......but time of year is so critical here because the season is short compared to your cli ...
  Topic: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 5
Views: 806

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:06 pm   Subject: Very Feminine looking trap-out on huge tree
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I really don't know how else to describe what is the elephant-in-the-room.

https://youtu.be/K4S3-yPChyM

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  Topic: Delayed cutting them out of decades-old hive for a year
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 588

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Delayed cutting them out of decades-old hive for a year
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I waited an entire year to cut these ladies out in my back yard.

These were bees I picked up from an old abandoned pigeon shed of which the owner said they had been in the hives for years and ...
  Topic: Brief Tour of Friend's Hives
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 609

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm   Subject: Brief Tour of Friend's Hives
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Here's a brief tour of my friend's hives of which I built. Some are old and some are brand new.

We are in central Florida.

https://youtu.be/swCRZ9A2Ifk

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  Topic: Removal from old abandoned house (two queens)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 701

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm   Subject: Removal from old abandoned house (two queens)
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I split the two queens into two different hives on location.

The bigger hive ended up absconding after this video was shot, but they came
back down into another bait hive.

https://www.yout ...
  Topic: Incoming swarm into back yard (video)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 892

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:30 pm   Subject: Incoming swarm into back yard (video)
Wrong video Thomas;

I think you mean this one

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

friendly greetings

Adriaan

You're correct.

Thanks so much for pointing that out, Adriaan!
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  Topic: Incoming swarm into back yard (video)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 892

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:30 am   Subject: Incoming swarm into back yard (video)
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It's happened yet again.

I knew it was about to happen because scouts were all over the hives.

https://youtu.be/w3B5Umpxl2s

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  Topic: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 3
Views: 1142

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:39 pm   Subject: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
Wow that queen was in a hurry to get in.
If you keep the 'queenincluder' on for a few days untill she is laying, there will be near zero chance of the bees absconding.

very nice video

friendly ...
  Topic: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 3
Views: 1142

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:57 am   Subject: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
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Just breathtaking footage of the bees and queen marching into hive.

This is the full-length video of an excerpt I posted the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3B5Umpxl2s

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  Topic: Yet another aquarium top bar hive update 4-15-18
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 930

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: Yet another aquarium top bar hive update 4-15-18
Wow, they are booming Patrick. Can't believe the queen made an appearance twice!
It's looking a bit steamy in there now. Is there any condensation puddling on the floor. I see that they are starting ...
  Topic: Watch the queen march into my hive on patio table (swarm)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 1
Views: 740

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:00 pm   Subject: Watch the queen march into my hive on patio table (swarm)
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This is something you don't get on video often:


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


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  Topic: Yet another aquarium top bar hive update 4-15-18
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 930

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: Yet another aquarium top bar hive update 4-15-18
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I think I may have to split them soon. A good problem to have, aye?

The queen accidentally makes a very brief appearance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0PFwCvGmyg&t=12s

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  Topic: Added super and checkerboarded this gorgeous hive
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 2066

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:06 pm   Subject: Added super and checkerboarded this gorgeous hive
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A treatment-free, foundationless dream, this cedar hive I built last year and worked today for a friend.

https://youtu.be/OW2FDFfmQMw

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  Topic: Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 3
Views: 5918

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:42 am   Subject: Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18
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3-26-18 update:

https://youtu.be/w1rzyXov1yc


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  Topic: Delivered newly-built hive to friend (video)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 5878

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:38 am   Subject: Delivered newly-built hive to friend (video)
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And, of course, treatment-free and foundationless.

https://youtu.be/f1sAo6q9jLE


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  Topic: Delivered a top bar nuc today (video)
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 8559

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm   Subject: Delivered a top bar nuc today (video)
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I also built these two cedar top bar hives two years ago.

And, by the way, these bees are the swarm I caught a week ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh81li1t9Iw&t=13s


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  Topic: Incoming Swarm !!!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 4796

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: Incoming Swarm !!!
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Hello, Barbara.

Thanks so much for watching the video and commenting about the bees. It's always good to hear from you. Smile

Regarding the queen, yes I saw her when I was at eating the video ...
  Topic: Incoming Swarm !!!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 4796

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:46 pm   Subject: Incoming Swarm !!!
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Here's an update on the swarm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj18wt_JeVM


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  Topic: Incoming Swarm !!!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 4796

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Incoming Swarm !!!
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Adriaan, thanks for taking the time to watch my video and commenting in a positive manner.

By the way, do you have any photographs of your skeps? Please post them on this thread if you do. I w ...
  Topic: Incoming Swarm !!!
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 4796

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:05 pm   Subject: Incoming Swarm !!!
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You could feel the electricity!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs2CcWR6BDc


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  Topic: Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 3
Views: 5918

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:44 pm   Subject: Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18
Thanks for the update Patrick. They are looking good. I'm pleased to see that the condensation I was concerned might be a problem, has not materialised. When I've used plastic planters here in the UK ...
 
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