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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Last post by Lesgold on Today at 01:55:06 am »
Hi Phillip.

Haven?t seen a water spout for quite a few years. They do occur from time to time. Yes, it is a beautiful part of the coastline. Haven?t been to this beach in years. Pretty lucky to have this type of country close to home.
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Wow! Do you have water spouts there often Les? Nice picture by the way. Clouds in the background with the water spout, beautiful waves, greenery scenery, and clean Ocean water.... Beautiful spot with the contrasting scenery! This place would make a naturally good set up for professional pictures in my opinion. Except for the snakes! lol

Phillip
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Last post by Lesgold on Today at 01:12:18 am »
Had a interesting morning on the beach. Not much was  found but I was lucky enough to almost step onto a 7 foot diamond python sunning itself on the sand. Wish I had my phone with me to snap a shot. About 20 minutes later I was looking at a storm brewing out to sea. A water spout formed as I was watching. Raced back to the car to grab the phone but it had diminished considerably before I could take the shot.

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It died and reformed about 15 minutes later. What an amazing thing to see.
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 23, 2022, 11:38:03 pm »
I was hoping 1964 or previous. (Silver) But, still a good find!
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WEB VIDEOS / The Hunt For Red October.. The Real Story!
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 23, 2022, 11:26:13 pm »
Documentary. 

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Last post by Lesgold on May 23, 2022, 11:16:48 pm »
1967
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Aggressive bees
« Last post by FloridaGardener on May 23, 2022, 10:07:03 pm »
Stickies cause beesrobbing.

Bees - not from this hive as HP mentioned - are frustrated if they can't get in the hive with the stickies.

Your own bees may feel threatened and defensive becaue robbers are trying to get in.

Since you said it was a "top brood box" then the sticky frames may have drooled on the brood, and the bees needed "all hands on deck" to clean up the mess and it was a setback to them. 
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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: It's the Little Things
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 23, 2022, 09:21:05 pm »
Hi Folks,

Re-post from a friend:

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"I went to Kroger tonight wearing one of my husband's sweatshirts.

I got in line to check out and the man in front of me asked if the sweatshirt was mine. I said 'oh no, it's my husband's.' It caught me pretty off guard, to say the least. He then asked if Austin was with me so he could say thank you and I just said 'thank you, but unfortunately, he's deployed right now.'

The man then, without hesitation started putting my groceries up on the belt with his and told me he was paying for my groceries tonight. I was speechless. The only thing I could get out was, 'oh my gosh, are you sure, thank you so much' almost a dozen times.

He said, 'that place over there almost took me away from my wife and my four kids. Promise you'll stay true and honest to him while he's gone and love him like you've never loved him before when he gets home.'

I'm still in shock over an hour later. There's still so much good in the world and we need to start focusing on that rather than focusing on all the bad."

Credit: Casey Carpenter

Awesome Sal! Thanks!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: swarm being robbed?
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 23, 2022, 09:18:11 pm »
I can only guess without a video. This one sounds like a possible orientation flight.

Phillip
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: swarm being robbed?
« Last post by phill on May 23, 2022, 08:43:57 pm »
It happened again-- at a different hive in the same apiary-- and now I'm really puzzled.

The activity that I've seen-- twice now, in different colonies-- is new to me.

? It's not as rhythmic and organized as orientation flights.
? It's not as frantic as robbing.
? It's not as sustained as a hive getting ready to swarm.

It looks KINDA like robbing, or maybe more like the early stages of a swarm. There are bees zooming around the hive, not going anywhere, but not fighting either. The bees certainly seem excited, but they're not at all aggressive. Then it gradually calms down.

This is something that I haven't seen in 10 years of keeping bees. Does it sound normal to others?
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