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  Topic: Set up my 2nd aquarium observation hive - top bar style
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 37

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:50 am   Subject: Set up my 2nd aquarium observation hive - top bar style
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I may sound a little down in this video because the queen hasn't made an appearance with this group I just removed and transferred to yet another aquarium observation hive.

But, even during th ...
  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
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I've had to open up a top bar on the far end for better ventilation on this hive. The hive had moisture issues inside the tank. The removal of the bar seems to have made a huge improvement. Other ...
  Topic: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 467

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am   Subject: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
I've found out that the aquarium hive with the cover has been a magnificent shield against hive beetles.

Hi Patrick,

Can you explain?

friendly greetings

Adriaan

Yes, Adriaan, thanks f ...
  Topic: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 467

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:39 am   Subject: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
Hi Patrick

Thanks for that. Lovely to see your girls so active. Surprisingly we have been extremely lucky to have mild weather right through the autumn so far and so I am still able to enjoy watchi ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 698

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:51 pm   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
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I don't THINK I posted this yet above, but here's part II of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-IsjPOsz4&t=1s


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  Topic: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 467

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm   Subject: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
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Since most of you are probably shut down for the winter, I figured you'd all enjoy this orientation flight I filmed in my back yard today in Florida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5BE8rQpR9 ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 698

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:32 pm   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch

Are we too far for you to travel?

I'll only go as far as Swindon. Laughing

But thanks for the story and for the kind comments.
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 698

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:52 pm   Subject: Re: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
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I know some of you are going to jump all over me for how messy this got, but it was one of those situations where things were bound to get a bit messy.

Those two edjuts who gave your earlier v ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 698

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:42 pm   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the video, impressive work, not too messy considering everything.

I do envy you for living in such a bee-active place. I never got the chance to do a cut out myself.

a ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 698

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:15 am   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
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I know some of you are going to jump all over me for how messy this got, but it was one of those situations where things were bound to get a bit messy.

HOWEVER, this removal will still be a su ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:44 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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Final update on this successful trap-out - 10-19-17

Today I went to take off the trap-out mechanism from a large oak tree. I also took down the shelving that held my hive for this very success ...
  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
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I just did another inspection yesterday. It went very well.

I straightened comb and staggered some bars to keep them on the right track of building straight comb.

I also added two emptie ...
  Topic: Brought home bees in a trash can
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 0
Views: 230

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm   Subject: Brought home bees in a trash can
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I didn't have the heart to cut them out.

Plus, the can is very decorative. Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67SLBb7bZJY&t=14s


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  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:30 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
I have thought about doing this kind of thing, so I'm glad to see someone actually do it!

I think you are going to run into condensation problems, but you may be fine just with a top entrance.

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  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:07 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
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Barbara, thanks so much the input, albeit very sobering, lol.

I think the top entrance holes have been the saving-grace as far as moisture being able to escape. We'll see how this plays out ...
  Topic: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:49 pm   Subject: Aquarium Top Bar Hive Inspection
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Some of you may be interested in viewing this rather short video of an inspection I did today (9-29-17) of my aquarium observation top bar hive,

Enjoy. Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0 ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:42 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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Short update video for 8-29-17:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK9N-ZtW_CM&t=31s
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:20 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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Here's a short update video for 8-11-17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wLey7CpcPM


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  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:19 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick, we really appreciate you taking the time to document and post your exploits. We can all learn so much from them.
It is inspiring to watch your videos though and pick up little tips from them ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:36 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
..... agreed, excellent clips and a fine example of traditional trapout, well explained.

Pat, I caught the work elsewhere and sent you a PM on TO topics. If you haven't missed the message that's ok ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:33 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Great clips Patrick. I have watched lots of your trap outs and cut outs and you always seem to have everything under control and make it look so easy. I think your forward planning is the secret but t ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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I added another super because I think there are still a lot more bees that will emerge over the next several weeks. I would never try this if there were honey stores to speak of. I will be taking ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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Here's an update video from a few days later - 8-4-17


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8pSywfV8VU


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  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 1481

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:03 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
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Here's video footage of an amazingly large oak tree of which I set up a trap-out of honeybees that the customer says have been there several years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnStvpXAEt ...
  Topic: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 928

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:10 pm   Subject: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
well done and thanks for sharing

friendly greetings

Adriaan



Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.

By the way, my favorite beer for several years is the Belgian beer called Hoegaarden.
  Topic: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 4
Views: 928

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
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This was one of the most enjoyable removals I've ever done. I first thought I'd be able to lift that pipe and bring it home. My body told me otherwise. Also, I noticed that I say "alright& ...
  Topic: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 1
Views: 612

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:51 pm   Subject: Removal from pipe fitting - Mulberry, FL 5-19-17
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http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/resize1_zpsafocepgr.jpg

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/resize2_zpsflhcycz7.jpg

http://i565.photobuck ...
  Topic: Several short recent cut-out and swarm videos
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 817

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Several short recent cut-out and swarm videos
Keep 'em coming Pat.. always interested in your videos.

Ollie



Thanks again for the kind words. So many options to spend time otherwise. I'm flattered anyone would take the time to watch th ...
  Topic: Several short recent cut-out and swarm videos
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 817

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:37 am   Subject: Several short recent cut-out and swarm videos
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Florida is coming alive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0BYPKaBwc


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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUSKHtQGyU


https://www.youtube. ...
  Topic: Queen cells in trap-out
Patrick Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 2574

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:53 am   Subject: Queen cells in trap-out
Noob question: If the queen stayed behind in the wall, who laid the eggs? Did you give them a bar with eggs to play with? I guess I just answered my own question.

Great pics, thanks for posting ...
 
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