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Still doing removals in sunny Florida

 
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Patrick Thomas
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Joined: 29 May 2012
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:55 am    Post subject: Still doing removals in sunny Florida Reply with quote

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Here's the video of my latest:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxhCNs9BM2M



Here's a photo from this removal:






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BridgetB
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Joined: 12 Jul 2010
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Location: UK Cornwall, Falmouth

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely to see! How many hives have you got in your garden!? Many of them look like small TopBars. You mentioned Langstroth nucs, do you have full size langstroths to or are the nucs set up with top bars?
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Patrick Thomas
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BridgetB wrote:
Lovely to see! How many hives have you got in your garden!? Many of them look like small TopBars. You mentioned Langstroth nucs, do you have full size langstroths to or are the nucs set up with top bars?


Hi, Bridget.

I've only very recently started experimenting with Langstroth nucs. I've used them on the last couple of removals. The reason I'm using them now in addition to top bars is because I've had numerous requests for Lang nucs from customers. Of course I'm refusing to use foundation of any sort and I don't feed my bees anything or treat them.

But yes, most of those hives you saw in my yard are top bar nucs. I have about 7 larger top bar hives here also.

Just pray that small hive beetles never reach Europe. I've heard some have reached Italy, but hopefully they won't go beyond there.

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